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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Caty Fairclough January 29, 2018

Micromirrors are efficient and inexpensive. Here, we go over 2 types of analyses for a MEMS micromirror design, frequency-domain and transient, using the COMSOL® software.

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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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Henrik Sönnerlind January 22, 2018

Saint-Venant’s principle is found in most structural engineering textbooks, but what is its exact meaning? We go over its history, definition, and relevance to mechanical analyses.

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Bridget Paulus January 19, 2018

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.

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Edmund Dickinson January 17, 2018

The combined efforts of Leonhard Euler and Joseph-Louis Lagrange inspired the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method, which we can use to model deforming objects.

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Guest Björn Fallqvist January 11, 2018

Finite element modeling can be used to analyze the mechanical behavior of biological cells. Guest blogger Björn Fallqvist of Lightness by Design sheds light on this bioengineering topic.

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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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Ajit Bhuddi November 8, 2017

Modeling a fluid-filled pipe is both a time-consuming and computationally expensive process, but there’s a way to streamline the process: a guided wave propagation approach via dispersion curves.

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