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Fluid & Heat Blog Posts

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.

Creating Schlieren-Type Visualizations in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 17, 2022

Did you know that Schlieren imaging might predate written history? Here, we explore this ancient imaging technique with CFD modeling.

Pasta alla Simulazione: Modeling an Extruder in COMSOL®

February 14, 2022

On an industrial scale, extruders mix and knead raw pasta dough. Avoid issues with looks, taste, and safety by modeling the extrusion process.

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)

Modeling Emissivity in Radiative Heat Transfer

January 27, 2022

In Part 1 of a blog series on modeling radiative heat transfer, we discuss the concept of surface emissivity.

How to Compute the Projected Area of a CAD File in COMSOL®

January 20, 2022

Learn about three approaches to computing the projected area of a CAD file and when to use each one.