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Protecting Aircraft Composites from Lightning Strike Damage

June 11, 2015

Some aircraft have a protective coating to mitigate damage from lightning strikes. Boeing used multiphysics simulation to evaluate thermal stress and displacement in this layer.

A Strategy for Designing Corrosion-Resistant Materials

September 3, 2014

Engineers at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., turned to multiphysics simulation to better understand the fundamental mechanisms behind corrosion damage. Get the full story >>

Powering Particle Physics Research at Fermilab

June 19, 2014

Researchers at Fermilab had an important question: Would upgrading the booster RF cavities in their particle accelerator cause them to overheat? To find answers, they turned to simulation…

Differentially Pumped Vacuum Systems for Spectroscopic Imaging

January 9, 2014

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is an imaging technique used extensively in R&D to characterize the chemical and electronic properties at the surface of a material. Learn about this technique.

Porous Media Flow Simulations for the Mining Industry with AMPHOS 21

October 17, 2013

The mining industry pre-dates sophisticated simulation software and the computers it runs on by thousands of years. As an essential modern industry, however, the technical and analytical capabilities offered by AMPHOS 21, a COMSOL Certified Consultant, are critical for both understanding and optimizing mine operations. Recently, we sponsored a webinar together with NASA Tech Briefs on “Mining and Hydrogeology: Porous Media Flow Simulations with COMSOL”, featuring environmental consultants Jorge Molinero and Elena Abarca from AMPHOS 21. Here are some of […]

Hybrid Linac-MR for Real-Time Image-Guided Radiotherapy

September 23, 2013

A team of medical physicists at the Cross Cancer Institute in Alberta, Canada has come up with an innovative approach to treat cancer. In affiliation with The Linac-MR Project, the team led by Gino Fallone aims to improve the accuracy of cancer treatment by reducing damage to healthy tissue surrounding a tumor site, while ensuring the tumor receives the intended radiation dose. They are accomplishing this through the development of a hybrid linear particle accelerator (Linac) integrated with magnetic resonance […]

Flying Under the Radar with Altran Group’s Stealth Antenna Design

September 17, 2013

The unique properties of radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation enabled countless innovations in recent decades, including the development of radar systems. Depending on the frequency, RF radiation can travel through solid insulating structures, typical atmospheric conditions, clouds, and rain with only minimal losses allowing for its use over long ranges and in varied weather conditions. The aerospace and defense industries have expanded and progressed rapidly as a result of using radar systems for detection and classification tasks to determine if […]

Equation-Based Modeling, a Custom Model of a Beating Heart

May 20, 2013

Equation-based modeling is one of the great strengths of COMSOL Multiphysics. The ability for you to easily access the equations describing the physics you are working with, and adding or manipulating them as you see fit, dramatically opens up the realm of possibilities that you can achieve through modeling and simulation. This is exemplified by the following custom model of a beating heart.

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