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AC/DC & Electromagnetics Blog Posts

How Does This Lip Gloss Appear to Defy Gravity?

September 10, 2020

We attempt to explain a mysterious, gravity-defying phenomenon involving a viral video, dielectric materials, electrostatics, and lip gloss.

Computational Electromagnetics Modeling: Which Module to Use?

July 28, 2020

If you work with a particular electromagnetic device or application area, you might be wondering which module in the COMSOL product suite is right for you. Keep reading for a comprehensive intro.

Video Lecture Series: Modeling Electromagnetic Coils in COMSOL®

July 16, 2020

Get an overview of our video lecture series on modeling coils using COMSOL Multiphysics and the AC/DC Module, from setting up a coil model to analyzing electromagnetic heating and more.

Using 3D Models to Investigate Inductive Effects in a Submarine Cable

July 9, 2020

It takes a modern desktop computer ~30 minutes to compute a 3D cable model with twisted magnetic armor. Consequently, 3D cable models are replacing empirical models in the power cable industry.

Modeling Cables in COMSOL Multiphysics®: 8-Part Tutorial Series

July 8, 2020

Your roadmap to modeling cables with the AC/DC Module and COMSOL Multiphysics®: An 8-part tutorial series that starts with the basics and gradually adds complexity and multiple physics.

Who Discovered the Integrated Circuit?

May 7, 2020

Like many of the world’s greatest innovations, credit for developing the integrated circuit is shared by many names, including Geoffrey Dummer, Jack Kilby, and Robert Noyce.

6 Ways Engineers Are Using Simulation to Help the Environment

April 22, 2020

Energy-efficient buildings and appliances. Safe nuclear waste storage. Well-preserved freshwater lakes. These are just a few examples of how simulation is being used to help the environment.

How Do I Use Gauge Fixing in COMSOL Multiphysics®?

April 2, 2020

Here’s your guide to using gauge fixing in your electromagnetics simulations in COMSOL Multiphysics®, from determining if it is necessary to imposing current conservation.

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