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Landslides, Martian Wheels, & More…

by Bennett Garner
Feb 18, 2019
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Welcome to our monthly roundup of the best links on the internet about engineering, physics, and computer modeling! This time, the post is full of interesting videos, articles, and resources. We’ll keep you up to date with the world of computer assisted engineering and discrete element methods.

 

Simulating the Real World

 

Practical Applications

  • Our models simulate particle interactions that would be difficult or expensive to model in the real world. However, small-scale real world models can be really cool! Check out this one of a cylindrical slip landslide.
  • Both gravity and environmental conditions here on Earth are different from Mars. Therefore, designing wheels for a Mars rover is a tough engineering task. Try your hand at designing your own Martian wheels and see what you come up with.

 

Physics Lesson!

  • Time to brush up on your understanding of cohesion – the attraction between two particles of the same type.

 

News from Coupi

  • Speaking of Martian wheels, did you know Coupi helped NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory optimize the wheels for the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity? Learn how we helped reduce wheel slippage based on the properties of Martian soil and gravity.

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