All posts by Phil Kinnane

Phil Kinnane | February 2, 2012

I’ve just been working with Roger Pryor, as he gathers material for his new book. Roger wrote a book called “Multiphysics Modeling using COMSOL” a couple of years ago that turned into a good seller. Now he has released “Multiphysics Modeling using COMSOL Multiphysics v.4”. This is the first book I am aware of that showcases Version 4.

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Phil Kinnane | January 31, 2012

An interesting discussion has been going on in the COMSOL Discussion Forum. What is the difference between the Finite Element Method (FEM) and the Finite Volume Method (FVM)?

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Phil Kinnane | January 30, 2012

I’m currently working with images for some marketing material for our Conference. Soon we’ll be sending out the Call for Papers for the 2012 COMSOL Conferences, which will have an image of a solar thermal collector incorporated into it.

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Phil Kinnane | January 27, 2012

I was just reading a news report from the Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. There, Dr. Huber is running a program where seniors perform experiments on cantilever beams and their responses to acoustic waves, both in the air and under water.

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Phil Kinnane | January 19, 2012

Reading Fanny’s blog post from a couple of days back, I’m also getting excited about the COMSOL Conference. The big news for me is the introduction of Panel Discussions. We’ve noticed that although the User Presentations are interesting, there’s very little time to ask the presenters questions before the next one has to get up there to present. On the other hand, we have all appreciated the Keynote presentations, which are often more general in their content, but also don’t […]

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Phil Kinnane | January 18, 2012

The Particle Tracing Module webinar was a huge success. Over 1,250 people signed up for it and saw our lead developer, Dan Smith, demonstrate the product and explain the science behind it. He received a lot of questions during the webinar, and our support engineers are currently helping him answer them.

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Phil Kinnane | January 13, 2012

I have just read a cool article about the University of Michigan’s solar car. Back when I was a young and hopeful engineering student in Australia , the World Solar Challenge really sparked my imagination. This is the race from the top of Australia (Darwin) to the bottom (Adelaide) across the desert where the cars are powered by solar energy, which is basically captured by solar cells on the car roofs.

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Phil Kinnane | January 10, 2012

The release of Version 4.2a was an exciting event for us at COMSOL. I had the opportunity to see a preview of new products and the big one for me was the Particle Tracing Module. Many of our customers and colleagues in the simulation industry had been requesting this for quite some time. I must admit that I thought it was just because they wanted a different type of postprocessing feature; another way of looking at streamlines.

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Phil Kinnane | November 16, 2011

Vineet Dravid, Managing Director of COMSOL India reports…. “The 3rd COMSOL Conference in Bangalore was an exciting event. It was kicked off by a keynote address by the VP of Product Management, Bjorn Sjodin, who introduced the Particle Tracing Module, the Physics Interface Builder and other new features of COMSOL version 4.2a. This was followed by Pranay Goel, IISER, who talked about the basis of insulin secretion in the pancreas, and then by R Venkatraghavan, Unilever R&D, who gave a […]

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Phil Kinnane | November 14, 2011

Mona Richter from the Agricultural Centre at BASF, Limburgerhof, was a worthy winner of one of the Best Paper Winners at the Stuttgart COMSOL Conference. Treating soil as a bioreactor, she, together with Sylvia Moenickes, Otto Richter, and Tom Schröder, looked at reaction-diffusion processes and biofilms.

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Phil Kinnane | November 8, 2011

Using COMSOL Multiphysics for educational purposes is well described by the second winner of the Best Poster Award. This went to William Clark, from the Chemical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytech, MA.

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