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Heat Transfer & Phase Change Blog Posts

Hydrodynamic Thermal Transport in the Kinetic-Collective Model

February 28, 2019

F. Xavier Alvarez from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) discusses using COMSOL Multiphysics® to model heat transfer at the nanoscale and better understand transport processes.

Simulation Applications Enable Digitalization at ABB Traction Motors

February 26, 2019

Here’s a real-world example of optimizing R&D processes with COMSOL Server™: At ABB Traction Motors, engineers use simulation applications to analyze CFD and heat in electric motor designs.

Designing Heating Circuits with Multiphysics Simulation

February 12, 2019

The electronic message boards you see on the highway contain heating circuits. Their design is a truly multiphysics problem involving heat transfer, structural mechanics, and electromagnetics.

Improving Fire Protection for Structures via Building Physics Simulation

January 29, 2019

“I didn’t know there was a fire drill scheduled for today,” you say to a colleague. “There isn’t,” they respond. Then you smell smoke. Continue the story in this blog post on building physics.

Keynote Video: Optimizing Cable Systems via Simulation

January 28, 2019

The length of cable for a mode of transportation depends on the amount of passengers, so a car uses ~5 km of cable and a cruise ship uses ~5000 km. Learn more about cable system design here.

Keynote Video: EPFL Uses Simulation to Design a Hyperloop Pod

January 22, 2019

The EPFLoop team used multiphysics simulation to design the aeroshell, pressure vessel, and braking system of their hyperloop pod for the SpaceX 2018 competition. Get an inside look here.

Maintaining Cold Temperatures in an Isothermal Box with Simulation

December 31, 2018

Heat transfer modeling is more accurate when you can input historical climate data from ASHRAE, such as in this example of an isothermal box designed to transport perishable items and medicine.

Evaluating a Fire-Resistant Overpack for Nuclear Waste

December 26, 2018

Confinement system overpacks are used to safely store radioactive waste. Sogin uses heat transfer modeling to design safe and reliable overpacks that are resistant to fire.


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