User Perspectives | Posted on
January 17th, 2013 by
It’s that time of year again for all the foodies out there; on January 29th the 2013 Bocuse d’Or will be in full swing with 24 chefs each representing their country, vying for the Gold Medal in the Olympic Games of the culinary world. In this biennial event, the chefs will have to combine classical and innovative cooking techniques to come out on top. At the last Bocuse d’Or in 2011, Gunnar Hvarnes propelled past the competition with the aid of COMSOL Multiphysics. He successfully combined the art of cooking with the innovative science of cooking, earning him the Bronze medal.
Read more on: The Science of Cooking, Multiphysics meets Food
Mechanical | Posted on
January 16th, 2013 by
On January 10th, hundreds of people tuned in to hear COMSOL and Continuum Blue discuss Structural Mechanics simulations in certain industry applications. As promised in my previous blog post on multiphysics modeling webinars happening in 2013, here is a round-up of the event — including a video excerpt detailing three structural analysis examples presented by Continuum Blue.
Read more on: Industry: Continuum Blue Simulates Structural Mechanics
Mechanical | Posted on
January 15th, 2013 by
How do you avoid product failure down the line? By ensuring you manufacture accurate parts and assemble them correctly, of course. Manufacturing success stems from good design ideas. “Good ideas” are not conjured up at random; good ideas are those that are based on real-world physical principles. This video will show you how your company can infuse sound concepts into the early product development stages by modeling mechanical applications in COMSOL Multiphysics.
Read more on: Video: Modeling Mechanical Applications
Postprocessing | Posted on
January 14th, 2013 by
We have written several blog posts on postprocessing already, but none detailing postprocessing for CFD. Postprocessing has always been an important part of my teachings, as you learn how to use COMSOL Multiphysics while also gaining insight into the physics at hand. I would like to share with you part of the classwork I proposed when teaching a CFD training course not long ago.
Read more on: CFD Postprocessing
Events | Posted on
January 11th, 2013 by
Last week, we gave you one opportunity to meet your New Year’s resolutions for becoming more productive. While in-person Training Courses are ideal for a rich learning experience, we do realize that some of you may not be able to justify the travel and expenses associated with it just yet. If you want to get to know what modeling multiphysics with COMSOL is all about without leaving your desk, we have another option for you: live webinars. We already have many topics planned for 2013, covering several different languages and time zones — and plenty more in store.
Read more on: Upcoming Multiphysics Modeling Webinars in 2013
Heat Transfer | Posted on
January 10th, 2013 by
Nanorods are synthetic nanoscale objects used in the area of nanotechnology. They can be synthesized from semiconducting materials or metals, such as gold. The applications of nanorods are many, ranging from display technologies and energy harvesting to cancer therapy.
Read more on: Gold Nanorods for Medical Treatment
Electrical | Posted on
January 9th, 2013 by
Engineers and scientists are known to step up to the challenges posed by nature. After developing an understanding of how the current object or process works, the next step often includes figuring out how to manipulate the situation to improve said object or process. One such example is cloaking; controlling light and sound waves to render something invisible. Phys.org recently ran a story on progressive research on controlling magnetic fields via cloaking to harvest and transfer energy using a magnetic shell design with a hollow center. What they didn’t mention, was that the researchers used COMSOL Multiphysics in the process.
Read more on: Magnetic Shells Designed to Improve Energy Transfer
Interfacing | Posted on
January 8th, 2013 by
There are traditional acoustic guitars made of wood, and now there are also those made entirely out of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). Do these plastic guitars sound like their wooden forbearers? Guess what, you can use computer modeling to find out.
Read more on: Researching Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Acoustic Guitars
Fluid | Posted on
January 7th, 2013 by
If I asked you to envision a wind turbine, odds are you’d picture a wind farm in some remote location. With good reason; that’s commonly where they are found. If you’re a student or faculty of Case Western Reserve University, on the other hand, you might think of the wind turbine you have on campus. Does it make sense to set up wind turbines in urban settings? These two researchers suggest that it does.
Read more on: Wind Turbines in Urban Settings a Reasonable Idea
Events | Posted on
January 4th, 2013 by
Advancing skills and learning to get the most out of modeling work is on the mind of many of our users. With technology moving at an aggressive rate, it’s important to keep up and not fall behind. This is why many long-standing and new COMSOL users are choosing to attend multiphysics training courses. If your New Year’s resolution is to become more productive on the job, you should consider registering for our multiphysics Training Courses.
Read more on: Here’s to a Productive New Year: Multiphysics Training Courses