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I’m not sure how many academics read EngineerBlogs, but I’m curious how many have run into the problem of false results.  I personally spent a lot of time trying during my MS trying to reproduce data from various papers only to find there were problems with the results or the set up.  I can remember one paper, in particular, that showed an antenna design published by a fairly prestigious group.  I used exactly the same software and tried to replicate their design only to find that the results were considerably different than what was shown in the paper.  I finally broke down and emailed one of the authors.  Their response was that the dimensions given on the design were not correct.  The problems are multiplied, of course, if you’re dealing with different software as you may not be able to even get your simulation results to match up.  How do…

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