Simulating Natural Convection in Air with COMSOL Multiphysics®

Bridget Paulus 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.

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Caty Fairclough 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.

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Claire Bost 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.

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Bridget Paulus November 6, 2017

A laboratory engineer discusses using multiphysics simulation to understand the complex and challenging behavior of nuclear fuel. Watch his presentation and get a quick summary here.

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Fanny Griesmer October 26, 2017

Do you use a vacuum flask to keep your coffee or tea warm? Try simulating the natural convection cooling in one of these containers to see exactly how long your beverage will stay warm.

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Bridget Paulus September 18, 2017

Certain building materials, like plaster, are enhanced with phase change materials (PCMs) to assist in keeping buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But how effective are they?

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Guest Thomas Clavet August 31, 2017

Guest blogger Thomas Clavet of EMC3 Consulting discusses the simulation of ultrasound focusing via phased array and geometrically focused probe designs for clinical uses.

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Magnus Ringh August 17, 2017

When enjoying nice meals outside, some people use wine coolers to keep their beverages cold. But can a wine cooler actually keep a bottle of wine chilled, and if so, for how long?

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Caty Fairclough August 2, 2017

We go over 2 modeling approaches for electronic chip cooling problems. 1 way models the solid parts and a Convective Cooling boundary condition, while the other option includes an air domain.

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Bridget Cunningham July 17, 2017

Microsatellites are replacing traditional large satellites in aerospace missions for gathering scientific data. Using simulation, we can optimize an important component of these devices.

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Bridget Cunningham July 4, 2017

Selective laser melting is a common and important process in many types of manufacturing. You can model the interaction between the laser beam and matter for a closer look at this process.

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