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Why Do Tennis Rackets Tumble? The Dzhanibekov Effect Explained…

September 1, 2020

If you toss a cellphone, tennis racket, wingnut, cereal box, or any object with 3 axes of rotation in the air, it will demonstrate this interesting and unusual effect…

A Simulation App for Helical Spring Design and Analysis

August 21, 2020

Helical springs are found everywhere from medical devices to consumer and industrial products. Despite being commonplace for centuries, the design of a helical spring can be complex.

Teaching Transport Phenomena to Engineering Students with Apps

August 18, 2020

Dr. Amol Deshpande from BITS Pilani, Goa Campus is moving beyond traditional classroom lectures by building simulation apps that students use to visualize heat transfer and fluid flow concepts.

Optimizing an NIV Mask Design with Multiphysics Simulation

August 13, 2020

NIV masks offer a form of noninvasive monitoring and ventilation for COVID-19 patients, which lessens the need for ventilators and other mechanical respirators.

Computing the HRTF of a Scanned Geometry of a Human Head

July 14, 2020

Designing cochlear implants, hearing aids, headphones, and other audio devices requires precise measurements of the head-related transfer function (HRTF). Simulation and geometry import can help.

How to Use the Sketch Tools in COMSOL® to Draw 2D Geometry

June 18, 2020

Did you know that you can interactively draw and edit geometry right within the Graphics window in COMSOL Multiphysics®? Learn how to use Sketch mode with step-by-step video demonstrations.

Exploiting Hardware Parallelism with COMSOL® Batch Sweeps

June 2, 2020

What is a batch sweep? How do I set up a batch sweep for my model? How much batch parallelism can COMSOL Multiphysics® exploit? We answer these questions and more…

Gaining Understanding of Complex Phenomena with Virtual Laboratories

May 27, 2020

Virtual laboratories make complex scientific phenomena accessible for students. See examples from the University of Hartford, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Dayton.