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Simulating MEMS Accelerometers and Gyroscopes Used in Inertial Measurement Units

March 24, 2022

Many autonomous vehicles rely on IMUs for navigation. Here, we show how the MEMS Module can help you model the gyroscopes and accelerometers used in IMUs.

Computing and Visualizing Satellite Orbits in COMSOL®

March 9, 2022

Here, we introduce a new, out-of-this-world tutorial model of a spacecraft in orbit.

Modeling Piezoelectricity Using the Discontinuous Galerkin Method

February 9, 2022

COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.0 introduced a feature for modeling piezoelectric devices that is more convenient than alternative methods. Here’s how to use it in your models.

Axisymmetric Solid Mechanics with a Twist

February 8, 2022

As of version 6.0, you can easily include circumferential displacements in 2D axisymmetric models using the Solid Mechanics interface. Check out one example here.

Validating an Acoustic Ray Tracing Simulation of a Chamber Music Hall

January 11, 2022

The well-known Konzerthaus Berlin theater boasts 3 separate halls: The Grand Hall, the Small Hall, and the modern Werner Otto Hall. Here, we explore the acoustics of the Small Hall with simulation.

The Science Behind Lie Detector Tests

December 23, 2021

Polygraph machines accurately monitor cardiovascular, respiratory, and electrodermal activity. But can they really determine whether a subject is being deceptive?

The North Pole Uses Simulation to Help Santa Take Flight

December 21, 2021

Happy holidays! Guest blogger Winter Frost returns to discuss how simulation is being used at the North Pole to help Santa take flight.

Characterizing Piezoelectric Sensors for Nondestructive Testing

December 16, 2021

Piezoelectric sensors must be carefully designed and calibrated. Simulation can help make this process more efficient…