Where Will Lightning Strike?

Phil Kinnane March 22, 2012

When it rains, it pours. Someone reading the previous blog posts I have been writing about wind turbines, sent me the following link to an article written in the Journal of Windpower Engineering & Development. This is a great piece that discusses the topic of lightning strikes and how their decommissioning of turbine blades affects whole wind farms. The author, Melanie Scott, presents a software that analyzes the prevalence of probable lightning strikes to wind farms based on both historical […]

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Phil Kinnane March 15, 2011

The latest issue of Building Simulation, Volume 4, Number 1 / March 2011 , reports on how multiphysics modeling and simulation is being applied to develop and design buildings. Titled “Special issue: Multiphysics Modeling and Its Application in Buildings” this journal features seven papers spanning a variety of application areas. In each paper COMSOL Multiphysics is being used to model the complex processes encountered in building simulation. The Journal is available online and is published by Tsinghua University Press, co-published […]

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Bernt Nilsson October 22, 2010

Competition sponsored by PTC® (www.ptc.com), COMSOL (www.comsol.com), and Tech Briefs Media (www.techbriefsmedia.com) attracts nearly 1,000 innovative product ideas from engineers and students in 51 countries. New York, NY – A new invention could help millions of manual wheelchair users increase their mobility while decreasing upper body, repetitive stress injuries. Many who suffer from muscle pain, torn rotator cuffs, joint degeneration, and carpal tunnel syndrome due to muscle overuse will benefit from the Rowheel Wheelchair Propulsion System. This innovative design uses […]

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Bernt Nilsson March 1, 2010

Save Lives, Create Jobs, Keep the Earth Green and Win a Grand Prize of $20,000 New York, NY – The eighth “Create the Future” Design Contest (www.createthefuture2010.com) sponsored by PTC, COMSOL and Tech Briefs Media Group opens today and entries will be accepted through June 30, 2010. The contest is an opportunity to receive global recognition and a cash prize of $20,000 for a breakthrough product idea.

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Bernt Nilsson November 16, 2009

Users with floating network licenses can now run high-level simulations on any number of cluster nodes without additional fees. PORTLAND, OR (November 16, 2009) — Today at the SC09, the premier international conference on High Performance Computing (HPC), COMSOL Inc., the leader in multiphysics simulation software, announced that with the upcoming release of COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.0 for Windows® HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) current users of a COMSOL Multiphysics® floating network license will have free and unlimited access to cluster […]

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