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How to Model Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Water Balloon

December 15, 2017

They’re not just for playing games in the backyard: Water balloons are also an example of fluid-structure interaction in a nonlinear elastic material. Learn how to model this effect…

Introducing COMSOL® Software Version 5.3a

December 14, 2017

COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™ version 5.3a include updates to both the core functionality and add-on modules, including the Cividis color table and extended copy-paste capabilities.

The Internet of Space Takes Off with Advanced Antenna Designs

December 12, 2017

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things, but what about the Internet of Space, which change how we share information and communicate worldwide. A key aspect of this concept: antenna designs.

Analyzing an Electrodynamic Ion Funnel with COMSOL Multiphysics®

December 8, 2017

Quadrupole mass filters and ion mobility spectrometers are used to detect explosives, study complex biological molecules, and more. Ion funnels are an important component of these devices.

What Happens If I Use 2 Different Unit Systems in 1 Simulation?

December 6, 2017

Using 2 different unit systems for 1 project has led to historical disasters. Fortunately, you can use different unit systems in your simulation without issues by using the COMSOL® software.

How to Model Optical Anisotropic Media with COMSOL Multiphysics®

December 4, 2017

Erasmus Bartholinus first observed the optical effect of birefringence in 1669. Today, you can observe this effect with a specialized modeling approach for optical anisotropic media.

Should I Fillet the Geometry in My Electromagnetic Heating Analysis?

November 30, 2017

You want to analyze electromagnetic heating around sharp corners in your simulation. Do you round off the corners by adding a fillet? We go over cases where you should and shouldn’t do so.

Happy Birthday, Christian Doppler

November 29, 2017

The Doppler effect is observed both on Earth (such as the change in pitch when a siren passes you) and in space (such as the red shift of a planet). Learn about this phenomenon’s namesake.