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Optimizing Thermophotovoltaic Designs with Heat Transfer Simulation

January 31, 2018

Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems, known for their flexible fuel choice options, immovable parts, and potential for efficient power generation, can be optimized with heat transfer modeling.

Analyzing the Viscous and Thermal Damping of a MEMS Micromirror

January 29, 2018

Micromirrors are efficient and inexpensive. Here, we go over 2 types of analyses for a MEMS micromirror design, frequency-domain and transient, using the COMSOL® software.

Modeling Adsorption at Surfaces in COMSOL Multiphysics®

January 26, 2018

What is adsorption? Learn the theory behind this chemical engineering phenomenon as well as how to model the process at surfaces in the COMSOL® software.

How to Model Moisture Flow in COMSOL Multiphysics®

January 24, 2018

Learn how to model moisture flow in COMSOL Multiphysics®, which you can apply to industrial examples such as building envelopes and food packaging.

Modeling Ferromagnetic Materials in COMSOL Multiphysics®

January 23, 2018

Get a comprehensive guide to modeling ferromagnetic materials in COMSOL Multiphysics®, including an introduction to the theory and a series of useful animations.

Applying and Interpreting Saint-Venant’s Principle

January 22, 2018

Saint-Venant’s principle is found in most structural engineering textbooks, but what is its exact meaning? We go over its history, definition, and relevance to mechanical analyses.

Analyzing a MEMS-Based Strain Gauge Design with Simulation

January 19, 2018

MEMS-based strain gauges are helpful in both civil engineering and biomedicine. Read about a team of researchers who used the MEMS Module to analyze strain gauge designs.

Predicting Solute Transport in Groundwater Using Simulation

January 18, 2018

In order for groundwater to be useful for irrigation and drinking, we need to understand how its various solutes move through the water. The Subsurface Flow Module includes features for this.