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Evaluating the Performance of a Steam Reformer with COMSOL®

January 5, 2018

To design a steam reformer for hydrogen production, you need to couple mass, energy, and flow equations. The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module can account for this true multiphysics problem.

Modeling a Sphere Falling on a Water Surface

January 4, 2018

Get the theory behind a quintessential CFD problem, the oscillating motion of a buoyant sphere, as well as step-by-step instructions for modeling it in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

A Simulation Color Table for Engineers with Color Vision Deficiency

December 27, 2017

Simulation results often use color to present data and emphasize certain takeaways, but what about engineers with color vision deficiency? Cividis is a color table designed specially for this.

Calculating Thermodynamic Properties for Liquids and Gases

December 26, 2017

The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module includes a built-in database of over a dozen thermodynamic properties, making it easier to set up your transport and reaction models. Details here.

Happy Birthday, Ernst Ruska

December 25, 2017

Ernst Ruska is an optical engineer from Germany who is known for developing the first electron microscope, earning him a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986.

Advancing Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries with Modeling

December 21, 2017

The chemical energy in vanadium redox flow batteries is contained in liquid electrolytes and stored in external tanks. They can be used to improve grid energy storage and renewable energy.

3 Examples of Equation-Based Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®

December 20, 2017

What are the benefits of using equation-based modeling in your simulations? Here are 3 examples that demonstrate the use of this functionality.

How to Build Geometries from Elevation Data to Model Irregular Shapes

December 19, 2017

Say you want to build an irregular geometry of a mountain. You can do so by creating a surface of an irregular shape based on elevation data stored formats such as text, image, or DEM files.