Human body 3D data

I am currently writing a textbook for CRC Press, Applied X-Ray Science Calculations: Monte Carlo Methods. In consequence, articles will appear here only infrequently until June 2016. I will post items of interest that I discover while researching the book.

Detailed dose calculations for radiation safety require a three-dimensional model of the human body organized by tissue […]

Manually creating a new file type in Windows

File types in Windows are designated by extensions (e.g., .txt, .html, .jpg, …). You can associate a file type with a specific program. Then, if you double-click on a file in FP File Organizer or Windows Explorer, the file opens in the associated program. For example, my computer is set up to open files of type […]

Using MeshLab with Geometer and MetaMesh

Several years ago, we faced a decision on how to import information from CAD programs into MetaMesh, our 3D mesh generator. There was a sense of urgency for two reasons: 1) we had a consulting project with shaped electrodes that were beyond the capabilities of the native solid models of MetaMesh and 2) users increasingly expected […]

Resources for finite-element electric/magnetic field solutions

This is the concluding article of the online course, Electric and magnetic field calculations with finite-element methods. In the course, we’ve had a chance to get familiar with the operation sequences and data organization of 2D and 3D programs and discovered many useful analysis techniques. Hopefully, the material will help you get started on your own […]

3D magnetic fields: iron and permanent magnets

This article is part of the continuing online course, Electric and magnetic field calculations with finite-element methods. For the final calculation of the course, we’ll characterize forces in a latching solenoid. The example exercises the full finite-element capabilities of Magnum and provides an opportunity to use the force-calculation capabilities of MagView. In preparation, copy the files […]