Electrochemical | Posted on
April 18th, 2013 by
It’s always been hard to place the field of electrochemistry into a more traditional engineering field. Departments and institutions that focus on electrochemical applications can be found within the faculties of Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Physical Chemistry, and even Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. I believe this is because electrochemistry is heavily involved in applications that are quite varied — and in some ways quite new. Electrochemical applications need to be studied before they can be understood and optimized, but doing this experimentally doesn’t give all the answers.
Read more on: Why Model Electrochemical Applications?
Events | Posted on
March 25th, 2013 by
Dr. Raj Thiagarajan is a prolific producer of interesting research articles ranging from waste-water treatment to acoustics metamaterials, and lots in between. As the Managing Director at ATOA (“Atom TO Application”) Scientific Technologies, a COMSOL Certified Consultant, Raj has had to simulate all types of applications. Now he will show you how to use multiphysics simulations in multimaterial and composite product design.
Read more on: How to Model Multiphysics in Multimaterial?
Certified Consultants | Posted on
March 14th, 2013 by
About 13% of the world’s power is nuclear. During the 1990′s, this figure was almost 18%. This trend may continue to decline or undergo a renaissance, but in the meantime nuclear waste disposal remains a hot topic among engineers and governmental agencies. Safe procedures for the disposal of nuclear waste have been in place for decades, and continued improvement of these techniques remain in discussion today.
Read more on: How to Make Nuclear Waste Disposal Safe
Electrical | Posted on
February 22nd, 2013 by
“The Bumblebee Flies Anyway” was a book by Robert Cormier that I read as a young teenager. In it, Cormier describes how bumblebees are natural anomalies as they seemingly do not have the aerodynamic capability to actually fly. Their wing span and flapping speed should not provide enough lift to allow flying, and this is a fact that I have always associated with bumblebees since. Yet, this has been proven not to be true, as a closer investigation of the rotation of and vortices around a bumblebee’s wings, along with a proper aerodynamic calculation, indicate that bumblebees are perfectly able to fly.
Read more on: Electrical: The Bumblebee Electrifies Anyway
Heat Transfer | Posted on
February 21st, 2013 by
Having used COMSOL Multiphysics for over six years now, we are pleased to have Dr. Jon Ebert, Director at SC Solutions, join us in the next Mechanical Engineering Magazine Webinar Series titled “Heat Transfer in Solid and Fluids”. On March 7th, he will co-host an instructional webinar together with COMSOL’s John Dunec. Dr. Ebert will discuss SC Solution’s simulation activities within a wide span of heat transfer-related applications, particularly with respect to semiconductor manufacturing. As a long-time user of COMSOL Multiphysics, this promises to be an interesting relation of his experiences using COMSOL for heat transfer applications.
Read more on: Long-time Multiphysics User on COMSOL for Heat Transfer
Interfacing | Posted on
February 19th, 2013 by
In April last year, we entered into a partnership with Siemens PLM Software and started developing the functionality that would connect COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations to Solid Edge® CAD modeling. Siemens gave us access to their tool, and we were quick in developing LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® as part of the version 4.3a release. This project led to boosting our cooperation with Simens PLM Software, as we had already implemented Parasolid® to be an integral part of the CAD Import Module and LiveLink™ for CAD products.
Read more on: Boosting COMSOL’s Cooperation with Siemens PLM Software
Electrical | Posted on
February 6th, 2013 by
In its natural state, air is a good insulator. However, if it’s adequately ionized, it can ultimately lead to “corona discharge”. What does that mean and why is it important? Let’s find out.
Read more on: Corona Discharge
Events | Posted on
January 25th, 2013 by
SolidWorks always puts on a great show. I just got back from SolidWorks World where I was able to go to a number of technical sessions, and understand how CAD design can better complement finite-element analysis. We had a booth there, and it was great to meet a few COMSOL users, who like to use SolidWorks® and COMSOL Multiphysics together via LiveLink™ for SolidWorks®. I also got to meet potential customers-to-be. In typical SolidWorks World fashion, I and the other 4,500 attendees were treated to a great keynote presentation.
Read more on: SolidWorks World: Human Space Flight and Autonomous Flying Robots
Conference | Posted on
November 28th, 2012 by
One of the differences between this year’s COMSOL Conference, and previous years’, is that this year we filmed a lot of it. During the next few weeks we will be publishing some of these videos for those that were there, to enjoy it once again, and for those that weren’t to get a taste of what went on. To kick these all off, I’m proud to present the first keynote video, which takes us to Babel.
Read more on: First Keynote Video Takes Us to Babel
Mechanical | Posted on
November 27th, 2012 by
Many of the engineers and scientists that we collaborate with have been in the game for years. All of them are great experts in the applications that they want to model, and many of them are also proficient at computer science — it was not unusual that the first model or simulation of their application was a few lines of code they wrote themselves. Moreover, in a number of situations I’ve come across their application has been so specific that they’ve been forced to write code, as none of the commercial simulation packages available at the time have been able to handle the uniqueness of their application. But as commercial software has become more sophisticated and flexible, such as COMSOL Multiphysics’ ability for you to enter your own equations, this need is diminishing. So which is better? Proprietary code or off-the-shelf? And should you migrate your old proprietary code to a commercial package?
Read more on: Proprietary Code or Off-the-Shelf?