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Simulating the Pharmaceutical Tableting Process

August 12, 2022

Powder compaction is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry due to its high flexibility and control over quality. Here, we explore this process with the Capped Drucker-Prager model.

How to Evaluate Stresses in COMSOL Multiphysics®

May 5, 2022

Get a comprehensive introduction to evaluating various stress quantities in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

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.

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.

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.

Forming New Ideas with Generative Design in COMSOL®

November 2, 2021

Pencils were invented in the 16th century and erasers in the 18th century. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that erasers were attached to pencils in the typical design we know today.

Why Do Road and Mountain Bikes Have Different Spoke Patterns?

October 15, 2021

Why do some bicycle rims come with warnings? Why do some bicyclists prefer rim brakes? To find answers, we model the forces in a bicycle rim for different brake types and spoke lacing patterns.

Modeling Piezoelectricity: Which Module to Use?

October 7, 2021

Acoustics Module, MEMS Module, Structural Mechanics Module: Which one should you use for your piezoelectric device modeling? Get a comprehensive overview of your options here.


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