4 Methods to Account for Radiation in Participating Media

Nancy Bannach May 22, 2019

The discrete ordinates method, P1 approximation, Rosseland approximation, or the Beer–Lambert law: Which should you use to analyze heat transfer in participating media?

Speeding Up DNA Separation in a Microchannel via Simulation

Thomas Forrister May 9, 2019

DNA separation takes a long time using traditional methods. Now, researchers from the Missouri University of Science and Technology have found a faster way to get the job done.

Heat Transfer in Participating Media and the Discrete Ordinates Method

Zlatko Solomenko May 8, 2019

Here’s your complete guide to the discrete ordinates method, quadrature sets, and how to model the interaction between radiation and a participating or absorbing medium.

Comparing Optimization Methods for a Heat Sink Design for 3D Printing

Brianne Christopher April 18, 2019

When designing a heat sink, is it better to use parametric or topology optimization? When manufacturing said design, does 3D printing produce the best result, or a conventional method?

Calculating the Heat Transfer Coefficient for Flat and Corrugated Plates

Yogashree Bharath April 10, 2019

What is the heat transfer coefficient, and how do you calculate it? This blog post includes a theoretical background and demonstration of 2 examples in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Modeling Heat Transfer in Thin Layers via Layered Material Technology

Claire Bost April 1, 2019

We answer some questions you may have about the Layered Material functionality in the COMSOL® software: What does it do? How do you update existing models? How do simulations benefit from it?

Modeling Fluid-Structure Interaction in Multibody Mechanisms

Soumya SS March 20, 2019

To model advanced FSI scenarios, such as swimming mechanisms or airflow around a wind turbine blade, you can use the Fluid-Structure Interaction, Pair multiphysics coupling.

Veryst Combines Material Testing and Simulation for Reliable Results

Fanny Griesmer March 11, 2019

Simulation helps companies develop the best designs. Understanding material behavior plays a key role in generating accurate simulations. Here’s how Veryst combines testing and FSI simulation.

Efficiently Analyze Charge Exchange Cell Designs Using Applications

Bridget Paulus March 5, 2019

Due to their neutral ion beam, charge exchange cells are used in processes ranging from ion implantation and semiconductor fabrication to synchrotron devices and medical research.

Hydrodynamic Thermal Transport in the Kinetic-Collective Model

GuestF. Xavier Alvarez February 28, 2019

F. Xavier Alvarez from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) discusses using COMSOL Multiphysics® to model heat transfer at the nanoscale and better understand transport processes.

Simulation Applications Enable Digitalization at ABB Traction Motors

Daniel Ericsson February 26, 2019

Here’s a real-world example of optimizing R&D processes with COMSOL Server™: At ABB Traction Motors, engineers use simulation applications to analyze CFD and heat in electric motor designs.