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Optimizing a GIS for High-Voltage Distribution with Multiphysics Simulation

Bo Zhang, Pinggao Group, China

To speed up the development process for a gas-insulated, metal-enclosed switchgear (GIS), while significantly reducing costs, Pinggao Group used COMSOL Multiphysics®. They also built a simulation application that enabled collaboration on the design throughout the organization. Read More

The Unseen Wonders of Radiant Heating, Cooling, and Snowmelting

Brett Austin, Viega, Colorado

Viega designs residential and commercial radiant heating and cooling systems. By building simulation applications and distributing them to customers, they are able to share the results of their analyses with customers and offer them valuable engineering support. Read More

Illuminating the Physics Behind Electromagnetics Concepts with Applications

Nathaniel Kinsey, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA

Electrical engineering students find it hard to visualize the electromagnetics concepts they are learning. To remedy this issue, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University built specialized simulation applications, distributing them to students as part of the lesson plan. Read More

Lighting the Way for Improved Synchrotron Vacuum Chambers at RadiaSoft

Nicholas Goldring, RadiaSoft LLC, Colorado, USA

One of the goals of the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is to increase the brightness of synchrotron beams for the Advanced Photon Source particle accelerator. To do so, engineers from RadiaSoft LLC created simulation applications to design optimized synchrotron vacuum chambers. Read More

ITW Uses Multiphysics Simulation to Cook Up Smart Microwave Oven Designs

Christopher Hopper, ITW, Illinois, USA

To design a "smart oven" with solid-state, convection heating, engineers at Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Food Equipment Group turned to multiphysics simulation and specialized applications. The finished product is able to cook food faster and more efficiently than conventional appliances. Read More

Understanding Brillouin Optomechanical Interaction with Multiphysics Modeling

Thiago Alegre, Paulo Dainese, and Gustavo Wiederhecker, University of Campinas and Corning, Brazil

Researchers from the University of Campinas and Corning wanted to see how photoelastics and moving boundary effects work together to enhance (or suppress) Brillouin scattering in waveguides, optical fibers, and other nanophotonic structures. To do so, they turned to numerical modeling. Read More



常规的变电站中包含了大量的电气设备,GIS 是一种新型的高压配电装置。平高集团使用 COMSOL 多物理场仿真软件提高了 GIS 设备的研发效率,大幅减少了产品的研发成本,并通过仿真 App 为企业内跨部门的合作提供了极大的便利。 Read More

Helicon Antenna Supports Nuclear Fusion

Humberto Torreblanca, General Atomics, USA

Built by engineers at General Atomics, the DIII-D tokamak needs to achieve temperatures that are 10 times hotter than the core of the Sun to achieve nuclear fusion. To accomplish this, a novel heating system using a helicon antenna that can inject 1 megawatt of RF power is being designed ... Read More

National Grid Models Underground Cable Routes

David Scott, UK National Grid, United Kingdom

U.K. National Grid bears responsibility for maintaining the high-voltage transmission network in the U.K. Determining accurate cable ratings (maximum load capacity while staying within temperature ranges) is a significant effort, since they have to maintain reliability, safety, and ... Read More

The Brains of Banknote Processing Systems

Jan Domke, Klaus Thierauf, Giesecke & Devrient Currency Technology, Germany

Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology develops sensors for modular, high-performance banknote processing systems that are used by professional cash centers to sort millions of banknotes every day. Banknotes are fed through a conveyor belt system and transported through arrays of sensors ... Read More