Does It Matter Which Ball the FIFA World Cup™ Teams Practiced With?

Ed Fontes June 6, 2018

In an attempt to determine what type of soccer ball is best to prepare for the FIFA World Cup™, we set up a backyard experiment involving a leaf blower, level, and a few soccer balls.

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Thomas Forrister June 5, 2018

To optimize the design of an electrostatic filter, researchers from Switzerland used multiphysics modeling, validating their results by comparing them to experimental data.

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Ed Fontes June 1, 2018

Is it possible to predict the winners of the FIFA World Cup™? We forgo consulting a psychic and instead analyze the terminal velocity and drag coefficients of different balls with CFD simulation.

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Ed Fontes May 31, 2018

You can model free liquid surfaces that do not undergo topology changes using moving mesh functionality in the COMSOL® software. Here’s a thorough guide on how to do so.

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Thomas Forrister May 23, 2018

This blog post features a benchmark model of an airlift loop reactor that validates the use of CFD simulation for analyzing multiphase flow.

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Ed Fontes May 15, 2018

We take you through 2 methods for modeling free surfaces in the COMSOL® software: the level set and phase field methods. Learn how to use each method and their benefits.

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Angela Straccia May 8, 2018

We demonstrate how to solve a classic benchmark problem in the field of computational fluid dynamics, the lid-driven cavity problem, using the COMSOL® software.

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Caty Fairclough April 25, 2018

The average human heart beats 100,000 times per day, but what if the person has cardiac issues? Modeling fluid-structure interaction in a heart valve can help researchers develop new treatments.

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Thomas Forrister April 24, 2018

1 potential way to ensure sustainable water access is by developing safe and efficient wastewater clarifiers. Engineers can use fluid flow simulation to develop optimized clarifier systems.

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Caty Fairclough April 16, 2018

From food refrigeration in a local market to debris removal in the outer corners of space, ejectors have a wide range of uses. You can use the CFD Module to analyze a supersonic ejector design.

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Ed Fontes March 26, 2018

There’s an ideal method for solving large CFD simulations that involve complex geometries. It’s called the algebraic multigrid (AMG) method, and you can learn all about it here.

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