Comparing Optimization Methods for a Heat Sink Design for 3D Printing

Brianne Christopher April 18, 2019

When designing a heat sink, is it better to use parametric or topology optimization? When manufacturing said design, does 3D printing produce the best result, or a conventional method?

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Thomas Forrister March 27, 2019

It’s not just science fiction: Objects really can levitate. 1 way this is possible is by using sound waves to lift and suspend particles midair. Simulation can broaden the use of this technology.

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Guest Eric Linvill March 26, 2019

In a follow-up to a previous blog post on paper mechanics modeling, Eric Linvill of Lightness by Design compares 3 methods of analysis for multi-ply materials such as paperboard.

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Fanny Griesmer March 11, 2019

Simulation helps companies develop the best designs. Understanding material behavior plays a key role in generating accurate simulations. Here’s how Veryst combines testing and FSI simulation.

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Guest F. Xavier Alvarez February 28, 2019

F. Xavier Alvarez from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) discusses using COMSOL Multiphysics® to model heat transfer at the nanoscale and better understand transport processes.

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Daniel Ericsson February 26, 2019

Here’s a real-world example of optimizing R&D processes with COMSOL Server™: At ABB Traction Motors, engineers use simulation applications to analyze CFD and heat in electric motor designs.

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Guest Eric Linvill January 31, 2019

Get a quick introduction to paper mechanics before guest blogger Eric Linvill discusses modeling a L&W bending resistance test piece for cost-benefit analyses in paperboard production.

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Bridget Paulus January 28, 2019

The length of cable for a mode of transportation depends on the amount of passengers, so a car uses ~5 km of cable and a cruise ship uses ~5000 km. Learn more about cable system design here.

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Brianne Christopher January 22, 2019

The EPFLoop team used multiphysics simulation to design the aeroshell, pressure vessel, and braking system of their hyperloop pod for the SpaceX 2018 competition. Get an inside look here.

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Bridget Paulus January 14, 2019

Ivana Milanovic uses simulation to teach undergraduate students in her science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, as she explains in her COMSOL Conference 2018 presentation.

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Thomas Forrister December 26, 2018

Confinement system overpacks are used to safely store radioactive waste. Sogin uses heat transfer modeling to design safe and reliable overpacks that are resistant to fire.

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