Smoothing the Path to Simulation-Led Device Design

B. Pryor, and R. Pryor
Pryor Knowledge Systems
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Published in 2011

Using modeling software such as COMSOL Multiphysics during the design phase, an approach called “simulation-led design”, allows ideas to be both inspired and validated by the use of simulations. Then, using simulations after the product is designed can shorten the prototype-testing portion of the development process and reduce its cost.

This paper provides specifics on the nature of the design innovation process, showing a sample model of a metallic pipeline gasket using the Basic and Fluid Flow interfaces, options for flexibility, and plots that were useful for communicating the design performance data.

Using the modeling tools and graphics options provided by COMSOL Multiphysics, it was shown to be effective for the development of design ideas and for communicating these designs.