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Modeling an Ear Canal’s Acoustics to Optimize In-Ear Audio Products

July 7, 2020

Ever notice an echo-like sound when wearing headphones or earbuds? Called the occlusion effect, this phenomenon can be studied using acoustics modeling to design better in-ear audio products.

Studying the Van Allen Belts with Particle Tracing Simulation

May 30, 2018

Get a closer view of the Van Allen belts, 2 doughnut-shaped belts of radiation that surround Earth, with the help of particle tracing software.

Happy Birthday, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

September 15, 2017

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was a civil engineer who used his talents to make many significant contributions to India’s infrastructure. His birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India.

Evaluating Microphones and Transducers with Simulation

August 2, 2016

Acoustic measurements aren’t always accurate due to imperfections in the measurement tools. To limit incorrect results, devices, such as microphones and vibration transducers, have standards that define their allowable margin of error. Meeting these standards is required, but good measurement tools go a step further and keep their error range consistent over time. To create quality devices, research teams at Brüel & Kjær use multiphysics simulation to model their microphone and transducer designs.

Studying Laser-Material Interaction with Multiphysics Modeling

May 11, 2016

Lasers, focused beams of photons of a single wavelength, find use in a wide variety of applications today — from noninvasive surgeries and fiber optic communication to material processing and even DVD players. Let’s see how a research team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) used the power of multiphysics simulation to investigate laser-material interaction to avoid the damage of optics internal to high-power laser systems.

TNO Advances Virtual Material Design in 3D Printing

December 23, 2015

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has been a popular topic of discussion on the COMSOL Blog and throughout the scientific community. New initiatives have furthered the capabilities of this technology, while extending its reach in various fields of research, manufacturing, and design. With the help of COMSOL Multiphysics, researchers at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) are investigating the promise of 3D printing in the realm of material design.

Nestlé Sweetens the Candy Production Process with Simulation

September 16, 2015

Do you drool at the very mention of chocolate? If so, you’re a “chocoholic” like me, and Nestlé’s Kit Kat® bar is one of my favorites. For 80 years, people around the globe have devoured this four-piece delight. To ensure every bar of chocolate produced has the same consistency, texture, and taste, the engineers at Nestlé’s Product Technology Centre in York, UK (PTC York) are using simulation to optimize the Kit Kat® bar manufacturing process.

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