Phil Kinnane | February 22, 2012

Gecko lizards use dry adhesion forces to climb vertical and even backward-slanting walls. Yet, despite the strength they provide for holding their body to such walls, you can easily pluck them from their surface, and no residue is left behind. Imagine doing that with a TV.

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Jinlan Huang | February 21, 2012

I can share in the enthusiasm Valerio expressed in his blog about chairing the COMSOL Conference Program Committee. The difference for me is that I am chairing the Boston Conference for the very first year!

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Phil Kinnane | February 17, 2012

The blog post I wrote about Intel’s Concurrency Test produced some traffic, so I thought I would follow it up with some resources we have to support our users interested in modeling with clusters. First, I noticed a hugely popular thread in our Discussion Forum, with almost 11,000 views on the subject.

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Phil Kinnane | February 16, 2012

One of the things I do at COMSOL is to make some of the images we use in our marketing material. I was working on a picture of a piezoelectric microtweezer for an ad that would be used for our MEMS Module, as the one you can see below. That’s when I started wondering what these microtweezers actually do.

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Phil Kinnane | February 15, 2012

COMSOL and Simpleware have been collaborating for some years now. Together we offer a solution for our users to easily and efficiently include their images as geometries or meshes in COMSOL Multiphysics, for them to then be modeled. We asked our colleague at Simpleware, Ingrid Weber, to tell us about what’s new in this version that is going to be presented at their upcoming webinar.

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Phil Kinnane | February 15, 2012

Join our free webinar tomorrow, February 16, on Joule Heating. Hosted together with IEEE Spectrum, COMSOL Support Engineer, Linus Andersson will ask the question: “Will it Blow?”

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Phil Kinnane | February 14, 2012

As a Premier Elite Partner with Intel, COMSOL is able to test its ability utilizing multi-core systems using Intel’s Concurrency Checker. This was run on COMSOL Multiphysics Version 4.2a and I’ve just uploaded the report on Intel’s website.

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Phil Kinnane | February 13, 2012

One of the things I have noticed from the FEM vs FVM debate is that when you want to couple other physics to fluid flow, then FEM is the best method to do this with. It’s fitting then that my colleague in our Palo Alto office, John Dunec, ran a webinar this week on Multiphysics Flow Simulations with COMSOL.

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Valerio Marra | February 10, 2012

I was reading Fanny’s blog post about the call for papers and it reminded me of my duties as program chair of the COMSOL Conference 2012 that will be held in Milan, Italy. I had gotten distracted. At the time I was working on a two-phase non-isothermal flow simulation and I was lost in my train of thought… “How to correctly represent volume forces? Is it ok to use the Boussinesq approximation? Is this mesh fine enough? Am I using […]

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Phil Kinnane | February 9, 2012

I have just been working with getting an ad together for Medical Design Briefs. I wanted to show the readers of this magazine how a new feature in V. 4.2a works. It’s called “Image to Material”, and I wanted to also share it here.

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Bernt Nilsson | February 8, 2012

I bet you share that great feeling most COMSOL users get – the excitement when presenting your latest simulation results to your colleagues! Or is it envy? In either case multiphysics modeling work tends to inspire.

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