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Optimizing the Interference Fit Between 2 Pipes with Structural Analyses

February 15, 2018

The interference fit between 2 pipes can’t be too tight or too loose. Like the porridge in the “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story, it has to be just right.

How to Model Roller Bearings in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 14, 2018

Roller bearings are one of the most commonly used industrial components, found in gearboxes, conveyors, motors, and rolling mills, among other devices. Learn how to model this part in COMSOL®.

Analyzing the Deformation of a Biomedical Stent with Simulation

February 13, 2018

By studying deformation in an arterial stent, biomedical engineers can account for unwanted effects like dogboning and foreshortening long before the device is ever implanted.

Modeling the Flow of Ice in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 8, 2018

The dynamics of glaciers are a complex (and “cool”) subject to study. One method is by using fluid flow simulation to analyze the flow of ice, from accumulation to ablation.

Simulating Natural Convection in Air with COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 7, 2018

From small electronic components to large buildings, natural convection is a transport phenomena found in engineering disciplines of all sizes. Here’s an example of natural convection in air.

Happy Birthday, Robert Maillart

February 6, 2018

Balancing structural engineering and artistic capabilities, civil engineer Robert Maillart designed some of the world’s most impressive bridges, including the Salginatobel and Schwandbach.

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.