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Electromagnetic Heating Blog Posts

Common Pitfalls in Electrothermal Analysis

April 17, 2018

In the real world, electromagnetic heating often involves a nonlinear temperature. Learn some common pitfalls that occur during this type of electrothermal analysis and how to overcome them.

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.

Modeling Cables in COMSOL Multiphysics®: 6-Part Tutorial Series

December 29, 2017

Your roadmap to modeling cables with the AC/DC Module and COMSOL Multiphysics®: A 6-part tutorial series that starts with the basics and gradually adds complexity and multiple physics.

Should I Fillet the Geometry in My Electromagnetic Heating Analysis?

November 30, 2017

You want to analyze electromagnetic heating around sharp corners in your simulation. Do you round off the corners by adding a fillet? We go over cases where you should and shouldn’t do so.

Analyze the Electrodynamics of a Magnetic Power Switch via Simulation

September 21, 2017

The AC/DC Module can be used to simulate electrodynamic devices, such as magnetic power switch circuit breakers. Follow along with this discussion to study the working principles of the device.

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.

Optimizing Microwave Furnaces for Solar-Grade Silicon Production

June 8, 2017

For silicon to be considered “solar grade”, it has to be 99.9999% pure. Therefore, microwave furnaces used to produce solar-grade silicon need to be optimized for quality and efficient output.

Simulating the Electrothermal Transients in Superconducting Magnets

March 9, 2017

In order to design superconducting magnets for a particle accelerator, such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, researchers need to simulate and optimize their electrothermal transients.