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  • Modelling Lithium Ion Batteries

    Modelling Lithium Ion Batteries Batteries are extremely complex systems, and because of that there’s always room for improvement. Indeed, that’s why lithium-ion battery research and development is a massive ...

  • Overcome your Manufacturing and Prototyping Supply Chain Issues with Simulation

    Reduce risks related to supply chain shortages using simulation. Model your original design, analyse performance & make more informed business decisions. What Types of projects can be affected by ...

  • Introduction to Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

    Improving cost-benefit ratio and reducing risk are key aims for a technology developer when working to get a product to market. This is as true of the early stage ...

  • Virtual prototyping at a time of social distancing 

    At Xi, we have a lot of experience working remotely on design and engineering projects. Many companies are having to adapt to new work practices after the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

  • Machine Learning for Real-Time Acoustic Monitoring

    Noise Characterization for Science and Engineering Noise Characterization for Science and Engineering Understanding the causes and properties of noise sources is important in a wide variety of fields, ...

  • Microfluidic Droplet Generation – Finite Element Modelling

    There is a growing interest, both in industry and academia, in using microfluidic techniques (e.g., cross-flow, flow focussing, and co-flow) to generate droplets in a controlled manner. Such processes ...

  • Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing | Finite Element Modelling

    Where is ultrasonic non-destructive testing used? From offshore wind turbines, desalination plants, bridges and rail lines, to boats, aircraft motors, pipelines and our own bodies, maintenance is a (hopefully) ...

  • What are Nematic Liquid Crystals? A Brief History and Applications

    Most people have, at some stage, been taught that matter exists in one of three states: solids, liquids, and gases. This rather simplified system of classification of matter has been ...

  • Engineering on Christmas films: Xi’s top 5 picks!

    We hope everyone is staying safe and getting into the Christmas spirit. We hope in the festive period you will manage to reflect, recharge and get ready for a healthy and prosperous 2022. Following on from our debate about Xi’s top engineering films, the team has debated (again) our top 5 Christmas films, but, this time we dig even deeper into the engineering aspect of them.