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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Reflecting on the 13th Annual BEAR Conference 2024

The following blog post has been written by Dr. Josephine Bates, who shares her thoughts on the BEAR Conference 2024. From the 23 to 24 April, 2024, the 13th annual BEAR (Birmingham Environment for Academic Research) Conference took place in the Chemical Engineering building at the University of Birmingham. The conference revolved around High-Performance Computing … Continue reading “Reflecting on the 13th Annual BEAR Conference 2024”

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How BlueBEAR is helping us understand price-setting behaviour

In this case study we hear from Zhuangchen Wu, a PhD student in Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into understanding price-setting behaviour. My research focuses on understanding price-setting behaviour using data from online sellers. Properties of price-setting have important implications for macroeconomic modelling, especially for monetary policy design. Unlike official inflation … Continue reading “How BlueBEAR is helping us understand price-setting behaviour”

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Bringing to BEAR – Creating a Challenge for the BEAR Challenge

This year June came around again and it’s BEAR Challenge time! This is an event we hold every year to try and introduce University of Birmingham undergraduates and masters’ students to the world of High-Performance Computing (HPC). This year we attracted ten groups of students from across the university from computer science, physics, maths, and … Continue reading “Bringing to BEAR – Creating a Challenge for the BEAR Challenge”

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Bear on Tour (Dr Hannah Nieto)

Our next researcher in the #BearonTour series is Hannah Nieto, Academic Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR). Hannah works in the field of thyroid molecular genomics, and has an interest in thyroid cancer and bioinformatics. You can find links to Hannah’s research publications via the Research portal. Q1 – Tell … Continue reading “Bear on Tour (Dr Hannah Nieto)”

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The design and synthesis of new fluorescent probes

In this case study, we hear from Jake Barker a Ph.D. student in Chemistry, who has been making use of BlueBEAR and the BEAR Research Data Store to enable his research into the design and synthesis of new fluorescent probes. My name is Jake, and I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the O’Reilly group in … Continue reading “The design and synthesis of new fluorescent probes”

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Beating the Burden of Bayesian Statistics with BEAR!

In this case study, we hear from Jordan Deakin a Ph.D. student in Psychology, who has been making use of BlueBEAR and the BEAR Research Data Store to enable her research into visual selective attention. My PhD project explores how visual selective attention enables us to focus on task relevant information while filtering out interference. Typical investigations … Continue reading “Beating the Burden of Bayesian Statistics with BEAR!”

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SNOW much fun: BEAR helps generate Open Access snow data

In this case study, we hear from Adrià Fontrodona-Bach (4th year Ph.D. student Geography), who has been making use of BlueBEAR and the BEAR Portal to enable him to create large Open Access datasets. “We need data” is a common statement in academic research. However, environmental data is usually scarce, unreliable, or inaccessible. As part of my … Continue reading “SNOW much fun: BEAR helps generate Open Access snow data”

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