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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From Coding ‘Hello World!’ Program to Developing Your Own Solver in OpenFOAM

OpenFOAM SIG Meeting – July 2024 Event Details Date: 3rd July 2024 – 2-4 pm. Venue: GC13, C Block Ground Floor, Met & Mat Building (G6), University of Birmingham. Organiser: Dr. Chandan Bose, Chair of BEAR Fluid Dynamics and OpenFOAM SIGs. Description In this SIG Meeting, participants will embark on a comprehensive learning experience transitioning from basic programming … Continue reading “From Coding ‘Hello World!’ Program to Developing Your Own Solver in OpenFOAM”

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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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BEAR Challenge 2023: A whirlwind of GPUs, AI, pizza and future prospects

The BEAR Challenge 2023 was an exciting three day event that allowed students to access a national Tier 2 supercomputer – the Baskerville High-Performance Computing (HPC) system, as well as hearing about careers in the area from leading industry specialists. Students tackled real-world problems in Artificial Intelligence (AI) using Baskerville’s GPUs. Pros.pro BEAR Challenge team … Continue reading “BEAR Challenge 2023: A whirlwind of GPUs, AI, pizza and future prospects”

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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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BEAR Conference 2024 Agenda

If you want to attend the BEAR Conference 2024, then please register via the BEAR Conference web page. Day 1 – Tuesday 23rd April Time Speaker Title 09:30 Coffees, Networking and Posters (Atrium) 10:00 Day 1 Welcome (G35) 10:10 Carol Sandys Head of ARC BEAR State of the Union 10:30 Keynote: Neil Ashton How HPC, … Continue reading “BEAR Conference 2024 Agenda”

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