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Heat Transfer Blog Posts

Modeling the Pulsed Laser Heating of Semitransparent Materials

January 3, 2023

Laser light is often used to rapidly heat materials within the semiconductor processing industry. Here, we explore this method with heat transfer simulation.

Intro to Modeling Transient Heating of Solids in COMSOL Multiphysics®

December 12, 2022

Transient heat transfer models are easy to set up and solve, but the interpretation of their results can lead to confusion. Here, we explore this scenario with a simple heat transfer model.

Computing Orbital Heat Loads with COMSOL Multiphysics®

November 23, 2022

As of version 6.1, the Heat Transfer Module includes a new interface for defining satellite orbit and orientation, orbital maneuvers, and varying planetary properties.

Analyzing Thermal Distribution in a Li-Ion Battery Pack

May 11, 2022

Deviating from optimal operating temperatures in a Li-ion battery pack can cause performance losses or even failure. Learn how to optimize the power design to control the temperature distribution.

Model Balanced Heat Transfer, Bake a Better Apple Pie

March 14, 2022

Happy Pi Day! Here, we go over the best ingredient to use when preparing an apple pie, as well as how to model the heat transfer process that occurs in a pie as it is being baked in an oven.

Introduction to Modeling Evaporative Cooling

February 22, 2022

From meteorology to food processing, evaporation has many industrial and scientific applications. Here, we give an introduction to modeling evaporation with the Heat Transfer Module.

Introduction to Computing Radiative Heat Exchange

February 10, 2022

Follow along as we continue our discussion on the foundations of radiative heat transfer modeling. (Part 3 of 3)

Modeling Incident Radiation in Radiative Heat Transfer

February 3, 2022

Get an introduction to modeling incident radiation on a surface with the Surface-to-Surface Radiation interface in the Heat Transfer Module. (Part 2 of 3)

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