Modeling Surface Reactions in Porous Media and Reactive Pellet Beds

Edmund Dickinson October 10, 2017

Reactive pellet beds have complex local geometries and undergo microscopic diffusion, but there is a way to simply and accurately simulate these devices in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

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Caty Fairclough October 6, 2017

If you’ve ever ridden on a train or used electricity, than you have American inventor George Westinghouse to thank. Learn about how he changed the way we think about and use alternating current.

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Caty Fairclough October 4, 2017

Kelvin probes, a type of MEMS technology, provide a nondestructive and contact-free way to measure the work function differences of various material combinations.

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Guest Linus Fagerberg October 3, 2017

Guest blogger Linus Fagerberg from Lightness by Design follows up a previous post with a discussion of one design consideration for the radiated sound in a muffler design: shell thickness.

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Caty Fairclough September 29, 2017

A common joke is that fusion energy is 30 years away, and always will be. Researchers are using simulation to tackle the challenges involved with of inertial fusion energy target production.

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Andrew Young September 27, 2017

Porous materials have complex geometries and may therefore be difficult to model. Setting up a microscale submodel is a useful approach to find the porosity and permeability of the medium.

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Caty Fairclough September 21, 2017

The AC/DC Module can be used to simulate electrodynamic devices, such as magnetic power switch circuit breakers. Follow along with this discussion to study the working principles of the device.

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Hanna Gothäll September 20, 2017

Say you want to model an irregular shape, like a human head. How do you set up the geometry? Here, we go over how to do just that by importing curve data and lofting a solid.

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Uttam Pal September 19, 2017

John Tyndall tried to control the most visible form of energy, light, using 2 buckets and some water. Today, there is a more advanced device for this purpose: a silicon waveguide.

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Bridget Paulus September 18, 2017

Certain building materials, like plaster, are enhanced with phase change materials (PCMs) to assist in keeping buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But how effective are they?

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Aditi Karandikar September 15, 2017

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was a civil engineer who used his talents to make many significant contributions to India’s infrastructure. His birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India.

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