Lauren Sansone | October 23, 2014
The 10th annual COMSOL Conference Boston recently wrapped — and it was a huge success. The event brought together 300 engineers, researchers, and scientists from around the globe to hear the latest advancements in multiphysics simulation, including the much anticipated upcoming release of COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0.
Annette Meiners | October 22, 2014
When modeling plasmas, various options exist for choosing an ion temperature. Your choice, however, may strongly influence your model’s results. Let’s discuss the theoretical reason behind this phenomenon and study an example involving an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) to illustrate the influence the different ion temperature options have on your model’s results.
Bridget Cunningham | October 20, 2014
While the earth’s magnetic field typically remains stable, studies have shown that irregular intervals known as geomagnetic reversals have occurred throughout history. Here, we investigate the background behind these flips and how a new study has provided surprising details into the most recent reversal.
Fabio Bocchi | October 16, 2014
In order to ensure safe geotechnical building methods, specific applications require certain foundations and structure reinforcements. Tests are quite expensive to carry out, so simulation can be really useful and even essential. Many numerical models have been developed to give a deep insight into soil behavior. Here, we introduce the most widespread models for soils available in COMSOL Multiphysics and analyze a tunnel excavation example.
Bridget Cunningham | October 10, 2014
Since 1901, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has recognized significant contributions to the field of physics with a Nobel Prize award. This year’s Nobel Prize in physics was presented to a team of scientists from Japan and the U.S., recognizing their work in developing blue light emitting diodes (LEDs). Let’s take a closer look at the innovative research behind this lighting technology.
Bridget Cunningham | October 21, 2014
Alexandra Foley | October 17, 2014
The communication network wasn’t designed to carry the amount of traffic that is currently transmitted around the world on a daily basis. With the rapid expansion in data traffic and the exponential growth in high-speed communications, the current network is coming under increasing strain. At Bell Labs, researchers are looking into ways to improve energy efficiency through the use of optimized electronics cooling and energy harvesting technology. Two new energy-savings approaches developed by the group promise significant savings.