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Modeling Thermomechanical Fatigue in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 18, 2021

You can analyze thermomechanical fatigue in COMSOL Multiphysics® using experimental data from fatigue testing and material parameters from literature. A guest blogger demonstrates…

Analyzing Electric Motor and Generator Designs with COMSOL®

February 16, 2021

Using electromagnetics simulation, you can investigate and optimize the magnetic field distribution, mechanical torque, and iron usage and losses in a permanent magnet motor or generator.

Happy Birthday, Claude-Louis Navier

February 10, 2021

When you hear the name Navier, you probably think of fluid flow or the Navier–Stokes equations. But did you know that Claude-Louis Navier worked as a bridge designer and civil engineer?

Designing District Heating Networks Using Topology Optimization

February 8, 2021

District heating networks help power plants reach high efficiencies by utilizing cogeneration, which is especially helpful in the winter. How does topology optimization fit in? Keep reading…

Computing Losses in a Three-Phase Power Transformer

February 4, 2021

Around the world, power transformers are used in power grids for efficient electric power transmission. EM simulation can be used to compute losses in these devices and optimize their designs.

How to Simulate a Piezoelectric Micropump

February 2, 2021

Learn how to combine piezoelectric materials with fluid-structure interaction effects, use a velocity-dependent formula, and set up disconnected mesh between the solid and fluid domains.

How to Convert Point Cloud Data to Surfaces and Solids

January 28, 2021

Sometimes, the only data you have before starting an analysis project is a set of points (also known as a point cloud). Did you know that a point cloud can be converted into a model geometry?

Simulating a Silicon Quantum Dot in a Uniform Magnetic Field

January 26, 2021

Solar cells, LEDs, displays, photodetectors, and quantum computing are all potential applications of quantum dots, an essential aspect in the field of nanotechnology.