Simulating Natural Convection in Air with COMSOL Multiphysics®

Bridget Paulus February 7, 2018

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.

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Caty Fairclough January 31, 2018

Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems, known for their flexible fuel choice options, immovable parts, and potential for efficient power generation, can be optimized with heat transfer modeling.

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Claire Bost January 24, 2018

Learn how to model moisture flow in COMSOL Multiphysics®, which you can apply to industrial examples such as building envelopes and food packaging.

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Caty Fairclough January 18, 2018

In order for groundwater to be useful for irrigation and drinking, we need to understand how its various solutes move through the water. The Subsurface Flow Module includes features for this.

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Chandan Kumar January 4, 2018

Get the theory behind a quintessential CFD problem, the oscillating motion of a buoyant sphere, as well as step-by-step instructions for modeling it in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

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Phillip Oberdorfer December 15, 2017

They’re not just for playing games in the backyard: Water balloons are also an example of fluid-structure interaction in a nonlinear elastic material. Learn how to model this effect…

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Brianne Christopher November 24, 2017

Biomedical researchers used multiphysics modeling in order to understand how blood vessel movement influences the sensitivity of their flow meter designs. Get the full story here.

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Brianne Christopher November 22, 2017

Optogenetics is a field of study that could shed light on neurology and memory. To design an optimized microlens for optogenetics uses, these researchers turned to multiphysics simulation.

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Caty Fairclough November 10, 2017

Researchers from the University of Florida used CFD simulation to analyze concrete flow in drilled shaft designs in order to optimize these deep foundation elements.

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Bridget Paulus November 6, 2017

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.

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Fanny Griesmer October 26, 2017

Do you use a vacuum flask to keep your coffee or tea warm? Try simulating the natural convection cooling in one of these containers to see exactly how long your beverage will stay warm.

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