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Electromagnetic Heating Blog Posts

Keynote Video: Simulating the Drying of Cellular Foods

December 25, 2018

How about them (dried) apples? Empa uses multiscale modeling to analyze the dehydration of soft cellular food products, such as dried fruit, and scale their processes for mass production.

Keynote Video: Designing Improved Heart Pumps with Simulation

December 5, 2018

Abbott Laboratories designed “the most complex machine ever implanted into a human being” — an LVAD for heart failure patients — using multiphysics modeling. The result? Saved lives.

3 Approaches to Modeling Moving Loads and Constraints in COMSOL®

October 22, 2018

Learn 3 ways to model moving loads and constraints in COMSOL Multiphysics®: using variables, interpolation functions, and paths imported from CAD geometries.

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.