Joule Heating Simulations with COMSOL

This webinar explores Joule heating, also called ohmic or resistive heating. Joule heating occurs when electrical currents heat a structure. This often affects material properties such as the electrical conductivity, resulting in a highly nonlinear, coupled multiphysics problem. Conductors in electronics, fuses, electric heaters, and power lines are familiar examples of where it occurs. We will explain how to set up and solve a simulation of Joule heating in COMSOL Multiphysics. The webinar includes a demonstration and concludes with a Q&A session.

Simulation of Joule heating in a fuse
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Date May 27, 2014
Time 2:00pm EDT (Boston)
6:00pm GMT
8:00pm CEST (Paris)
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Linus Andersson

Linus Andersson received his M.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He joined COMSOL in 2003, after completing his diploma thesis at CERN, Switzerland. Linus is the assistant manager of global technical customer support and an applications engineer specializing in electromagnetics and acoustics.