Studying phase-field fracture mechanics using the high-performance cluster BlueBEAR

In this case study, we hear from Vincenzo Brachetta (School of Metallurgy and Materials), who has been working on fracture mechanics in materials science using the high-performance cluster BlueBEAR and the Research Data Storage, both housed at the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR) Champions … Continue reading “Studying phase-field fracture mechanics using the high-performance cluster BlueBEAR”

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Predicting residual stresses in additive manufacturing using the high-performance cluster BlueBEAR

In this case study, we hear from Vincenzo Brachetta (School of Metallurgy and Materials), who has been working on prediction of residual stresses in materials science using the high-performance cluster BlueBEAR and the Research Data Storage, both housed at the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research … Continue reading “Predicting residual stresses in additive manufacturing using the high-performance cluster BlueBEAR”

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Using BlueBEAR to predict the wind characteristics around high-rise buildings

In this case study we hear from Jose Romero, a PhD student in Civil Engineering, who has been using BlueBEAR to predict wind characteristics around high-rise buildings. You probably don’t realise it, but wind is probably influencing your actions on a daily basis! It may be that you choose to grab a coat before leaving … Continue reading “Using BlueBEAR to predict the wind characteristics around high-rise buildings”

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Using computational and laboratory research to unravel genome plasticity in plants

In this case study we hear from Katie Jeynes-Cupper, a PhD student in Biosciences, who has been using BlueBEAR to unravel genome plasticity in plants. She was the winner of the best presentation at our recent BEAR Conference 2024. From food security to biofuel production, the demand for plant-derived products is growing exponentially, in parallel … Continue reading “Using computational and laboratory research to unravel genome plasticity in plants”

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Using BEAR to characterise novel materials for renewable energy applications

In this case study we hear from Philippa Cox, a PhD student in Chemistry, who has been using BlueBEAR to characterise novel materials for renewable energy applications. I am a first year PhD student in the Scanlon Materials Theory Group based at the University of Birmingham. My research centres around using computational methods to analyse … Continue reading “Using BEAR to characterise novel materials for renewable energy applications”

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Simulating the solution: How BlueBEAR transforms powder dissolution challenges into opportunities

In this case study we hear from Khizra Abdul Wadood, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, who has been harnessing BlueBEAR to investigate advanced powder dissolution dynamics. From pharmaceuticals and chemical processing to fast moving goods, oral care and personal hygiene, powders are the building blocks of everything from fairly basic suspensions to the more … Continue reading “Simulating the solution: How BlueBEAR transforms powder dissolution challenges into opportunities”

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Using BlueBEAR to simulate fuzzy protein complexes

In this case study we hear from Thomas Tarenzi, a research fellow in Chemistry, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into developing and applying integrative structural biology techniques to biomolecular complexes. I am a Scientific Officer at HWB-NMR and a member of the team of Professor Teresa Carlomagno. In the … Continue reading “Using BlueBEAR to simulate fuzzy protein complexes”

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Harnessing the power of BlueBEAR: The impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices

In this case study we hear from Zhenyi Zhai, a PhD student in Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable her research into the impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices. My research explores how the establishment of free schools in England affects the neighbouring house prices. My analysis is based … Continue reading “Harnessing the power of BlueBEAR: The impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices”

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Too many networks, not enough time

In this case study we hear from Daniel Galvis, a researcher in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into the role that network structure and node-intrinsic heterogeneities play in coordinating complex behaviours. My name is Daniel Galvis and I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre … Continue reading “Too many networks, not enough time”

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How BlueBEAR is helping us understand the relationship between outdoor temperature and decision-making

In this case study we hear from Haonan Tian, a PhD student in Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable her research into understanding the relationship between temperature and decision making. My research focuses on understanding how outdoor temperatures influence critical decision-making in the rating process of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). In the UK, EPCs … Continue reading “How BlueBEAR is helping us understand the relationship between outdoor temperature and decision-making”

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