Welcome to our monthly roundup of the best links on the internet about engineering, physics, and computer modeling! This month’s edition is full of interesting videos, articles, and resources to keep you up to date with the world of computer-assisted engineering and discrete elements methods.
Simulating the Real World
- This cool website tracks all the asteroids in the solar system and ranks them based on potential economic value if mined
- Speaking of asteroids, NASA’s research and modeling of simulated space dirt is helping companies plan for eventual mining and water harvesting in deep space
- Agriculture is one of the biggest industries where modeling and discrete element method have a role to play – this study looks at the uses of modeling in reducing losses while harvesting corn
- Consulting firm McKinsey’s analysis indicates that modernizing pharmaceutical manufacturing is the biggest opportunity for the industry – modeling the process can help test out new ideas without having to build prototypes in real life
- Read up on the principles of electrostatics, the study of charges and attraction of objects at rest
News from Coupi
- Did you know: COUPI began as an acronym for Controlled Objects Unbounded Particles Interactions referring to the model’s particle dynamics simulation capabilities through our discrete element method model. As the capabilities of our software increased and our plans for simulation capabilities expanded to include fluid dynamics and deformable particles we decided to change COUPI to Coupi, pronounced Coop-i. Learn more about our history on our website.