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Multiphysics Software Models Mean Flow-Augmented Acoustics in Rocket Systems

Sean R. Fischbach, Marshall Space Flight Center/Jacobs ESSSA Group, MSFC, USA

Historically, difficulties in modeling and predicting combustion instability have led engineers to costly physical testing, or even to scrap the system entirely. Sean Fischbach and the research team at NASA used the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to model chamber gas dynamics and the internal acoustics of rocket systems.

Graphene Paves the Way for Next-Generation Plasmonics

Alexander V. Kildishev, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, USA

Alexander V. Kildishev, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is leading computational nanophotonics efforts at Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, and combining graphene with plasmonics to bring the material closer to practical optoelectronics applications. Kildishev and his team use simulation tools to design and optimize devices made from graphene. With ...

Simulating Printhead Unimorph Actuators at FUJIFILM Dimatix

Chris Menzel, FUJIFILM Dimatix, USA

FUJIFILM Dimatix, a top producer of commercial inkjet printheads, uses multiphysics simulation to develop MEMS actuators, which their newest ink deposition projects are based on. Chris Menzel, a principal scientist on the research team at FUJIFILM Dimatix, studies printhead actuation to further the design of FUJIFILM's newest unimorph diaphragm actuators. The team used COMSOL Multiphysics® to ...

Increasing Productivity and Revenue with Computational Applications

Jeff Crompton, AltaSim Technologies, OH, USA

HeatSinkSim is a simulation app created by the specialists at AltaSim Technologies that can help optimize heat sink designs for power electronics. This app was developed with the Application Builder in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and deployed by installing COMSOL Server™ on a cluster. The primary objective of HeatSinkSim is to speed up the delivery of customized heat sink designs while ...

Giving Furniture Testing a Leg Up

Mark Yeoman, Continuum Blue, UK

Chairs must meet quality standards, which requires lengthy and costly testing. To reduce the burden on manufacturers, a test house enlisted Continuum Blue to create a tool for clients to virtually test chair designs. Continuum Blue used COMSOL Multiphysics® to create a model to predict a chair's response to a standard loading test. They used the Application Builder to convert the model into a ...

Industrial Applications of Carbon and Graphite for Thermal Management

Richard Beyerle, Nathanael May, Ryan Paul, GrafTech International, OH, USA

At GrafTech International, engineers develop carbon and graphite products for applications from consumer electronics to industrial induction furnaces. Mathematical modeling is used to better understand and optimize the electrical, structural, and thermal performance of carbon and graphite in a particular application. At GrafTech, simulation apps extend the power of numerical simulation to sales ...

Enhancing Performance and Safety of Medical Implantable Devices with Multiphysics Simulation

Freddy Hansen, St. Jude Medical (Now Abbott), CA, USA

At St. Jude Medical (now Abbott), Freddy Hansen uses multiphysics simulation to model left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) to improve the outlook and quality of life for patients with heart failure. Numerical simulations spanning fluid dynamics, power supply, and thermal management allow him to characterize this complex device before experimental studies. Development efforts at St. Jude ...

Virtually Tuning an Automotive Audio System

Michal Bogdanski, Francois Malbos, Michael Strauss;
HARMAN, France

HARMAN is a market leader in connected car setups and equips 80% of the world's luxury cars with premium audio systems. Each type of vehicle requires a unique setup, as factors such as placement and orientation of speakers, speaker packaging, and driver enclosure geometry greatly influence the sound experience. To quickly and accurately provide customers with a design, the team at HARMAN uses ...

Promoting Industrial Innovation with Custom Simulation Apps

Edward Furlani, University at Buffalo, NY, USA

Simulation apps enable organizations without a simulation expert to leverage the power of numerical simulation. Edward Furlani, a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University at Buffalo (UB) SUNY is training the next set of engineering entrepreneurs by connecting them with industry partners to analyze and design materials and devices for commercial purposes. Furlani ...

HPC-Enabled Simulation Aids in the Design of Customized High-Power Electrical Devices

M. Siatkowski, BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik, Germany

Engineers at Block Transformatoren-Elektronik design custom coiled products, including transformers, power supplies, EMC filters, and reactors. Their products meet exact specifications regarding working frequency, product size, weight, electrical power losses, electrical insulation, and environmental conditions. To save on development costs, the researchers at Block use the COMSOL Multiphysics® ...