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Fluid & Heat Blog Posts

Computing View Factors with the Heat Transfer Module

January 2, 2015

Interested in computing geometrical view factors in COMSOL®? There are operators for postprocessing that correspond to the operators used to generate surface-to-surface equations. Learn more.

Modeling Beam Neutralization with a Charge Exchange Cell

December 16, 2014

A charge exchange cell refers to an area of high-density gas that is placed in the path of an ion beam. You can model a charge exchange cell to analyze its neutralization efficiency.

Creating an App for Modeling Flow Control in a Pipe Network

December 2, 2014

Simulation apps can be used as dedicated tools for modeling the flow and pressure distribution inside a network of connected pipes. This would be useful in, for example, semiconductor processing.

How to Easily Connect 1D Pipes to 3D Flow Domains

November 27, 2014

You can easily connect 1D pipes to 3D flow domains for your pipe flow simulations using a feature in the Pipe Flow Module available as of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.0.

Rosetta and Philae: A Historic Landing on a Comet

November 12, 2014

In 2014, the spacecraft Philae, aboard the Rosetta, landed on a comet for the first time ever. We talk to 2 of the scientists involved in this project about what this means >>

Hydrocooling Analysis for Fresh Produce Safety

November 10, 2014

During the hydrocooling process for tomatoes, bacteria can seep through and contaminate the food, making it unsafe to ingest. Researchers from Cornell University used simulation to investigate.

Designing Electric Vehicles with Magnetic Cooling Technology

October 21, 2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Applied Science designed a magnetocaloric HVAC system for an electric vehicle using multiphysics simulation. Get the full story >>

Green Energy Management for Communication Systems

October 17, 2014

Look inside a team at Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent committed to designing technologies for significantly improving energy management for next-generation telecom products.