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Heat Transfer & Phase Change Blog Posts

Can a Wine Cooler Actually Keep Your Beverage Cold?

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?

Comparing 2 Approaches for Modeling Electronic Chip Cooling

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.

Optimizing the Design of Thermal Actuators for Use in Microsatellites

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.

Analyzing Laser Beam-Matter Interaction in Selective Laser Melting

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.

How to Model Heat and Moisture Transport in Porous Media with COMSOL®

June 14, 2017

Modeling the transport of heat and moisture in porous media, like building envelopes and other construction materials, is a simple process with a predefined Heat and Moisture Transport interface.

How to Model Heat and Moisture Transport in Air with COMSOL®

June 9, 2017

First, we discuss how to model heat transport in moist air. Then, we add complexity by demonstrating how to couple heat and moisture transport in air in your simulation.

Studying the Artificial Ground Freezing Method with Simulation

May 18, 2017

Artificial ground freezing (AGF) is a valuable process in the construction industry. Researchers from China modeled groundwater flow to optimize an artificial ground freezing (AGF) process.

Modeling Natural and Forced Convection in COMSOL Multiphysics®

April 28, 2017

Get an overview of several approaches for modeling natural and forced convection in COMSOL Multiphysics®, starting with the simplest method and adding complexity from there.