All posts by Bridget Paulus
Redesigning Faraday’s Wheel: Creating Efficient Homopolar Generators
Acyclic generator, unipolar generator, disc dynamo, Faraday wheel, homopolar generator: Whatever you call it, this device has an interesting history and a variety of applications.
Comparing Static and Dynamic Wall Heat Exchangers with Simulation
We compare the performance and efficiency of static and dynamic compact wall heat exchanger designs using fluid-structure interaction.
Optimizing the Interference Fit Between 2 Pipes with Structural Analyses
The interference fit between 2 pipes can’t be too tight or too loose. Like the porridge in the “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story, it has to be just right.
Simulating Natural Convection in Air with COMSOL Multiphysics®
From small electronic components to large buildings, natural convection is a transport phenomena found in engineering disciplines of all sizes. Here’s an example of natural convection in air.
Analyzing a MEMS-Based Strain Gauge Design with Simulation
MEMS-based strain gauges are helpful in both civil engineering and biomedicine. Read about a team of researchers who used the MEMS Module to analyze strain gauge designs.
Keynote Video: Modeling the Multiphysics Behavior of Nuclear Fuel
A laboratory engineer discusses using multiphysics simulation to understand the complex and challenging behavior of nuclear fuel. Watch his presentation and get a quick summary here.
Simulating Extraordinary Optical Transmission at Terahertz Frequencies
One potential approach to improving medical imaging, quality assurance, and other terahertz applications is extraordinary optical transmission, a process that can be studied with RF simulation.
Studying the Thermal Performance of Phase Change Materials
Certain building materials, like plaster, are enhanced with phase change materials (PCMs) to assist in keeping buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But how effective are they?
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