Keynote Video: Designing Improved Heart Pumps with Simulation

Thomas Forrister December 5, 2018

Abbott Laboratories designed “the most complex machine ever implanted into a human being” — an LVAD for heart failure patients — using multiphysics modeling. The result? Saved lives.

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Ed Fontes November 29, 2018

Finite element methods, finite volume methods, or a hybrid approach: Which is the best choice for CFD? It depends on the fluid flow problem you’re trying to solve.

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Walter Frei November 21, 2018

You can use different discontinuous meshes in neighboring domains in COMSOL Multiphysics®. This capability comes in handy, particularly when modeling conjugate heat transfer problems.

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Yosuke Mizuyama November 1, 2018

Imagine how efficient an incandescent lamp with an infrared suppressing black body filament would be. Alas, classical gray body radiation theory tell us this “dream lamp” is an impossibility…

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Caty Fairclough October 4, 2018

Building physics simulation can help engineers develop more energy-efficient architectural designs. We talked to Built Environments, Inc. to get a few examples of how.

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Thomas Forrister September 20, 2018

We go over 2 key concepts in themoelectricity, the Seebeck and Peltier effects, and how to account for them when simulating heating and cooling in thermoelectric devices.

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Siva Sashank Tholeti August 22, 2018

Sparging, the process of bubbling a gas into a liquid, is seen most notably in carbonation, such as for soda and seltzer water. This mass transfer process can be modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

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Mats Nigam August 20, 2018

When setting up fluid flow simulations, at what distance can we apply boundary conditions without interfering with the process? Here, we discuss how to place inlet and outlet boundary conditions.

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Bridget Paulus August 6, 2018

Friction stir welding (FSW) is an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendly process that can be optimized by studying the heat transfer involved via modeling.

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Brianne Christopher July 31, 2018

The Oldroyd-B model is used to define viscoelastic behavior in fluids such as clay, toothpaste, and oil. We present a benchmark model for a fluid with viscoelastic behavior under strain.

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Bridget Paulus July 30, 2018

You can analyze the fluid flow in a transonic diffuser using CFD simulation. Get details in this blog post featuring a benchmark model based on research by M. Sajben et al.

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