As technology evolves, the demand for devices with greater features and functionality emerges. Of course, this means that the designs themselves become more intricate and complex. Simulation offers an efficient route to analyzing and optimizing such devices, prompting further industrial innovation along the way. Today, we’ll take a look at how a team from University of Buffalo designed multiphysics models and simulation apps to spread modeling expertise to a broader range of industries.
Fueling Industrial Innovation with Simulation
In any industry, the quest for innovation is an ongoing theme. Take consumer electronics, for instance, where the emphasis has been on making systems smaller and lighter, or the automotive industry, where fuel efficiency has been a primary focus in vehicle design. In each case, meeting the demands of consumers requires not only ensuring the reliability of such technology, but also delivering it to the market quickly.
Delivering Modeling Expertise to Various Industries Through Models and Apps
The models created by the student group at UB have assisted in the development of various products and processes across multiple industries. In the field of membrane technology, for instance, thin-film composite membranes with a high selectivity are recognized as a viable resource in further extending the applications of membrane systems. To foster such energy-efficient designs, the team created models to analyze the impact of layer thickness, porosity, and selectivity on the membrane’s performance.