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Equation-Based Modeling Blog Posts

Methods for Enforcing Inequality Constraints

September 17, 2018

Learn 2 methods for enforcing inequality constraints in your variational problems, the Lagrange Multiplier method and Augmented Lagrangian method, as well as the theory behind them.

Methods for Dealing with Numerical Issues in Constraint Enforcement

September 11, 2018

This post is helpful if you use equation-based modeling: Learn a variety of different methods for dealing with numerical issues when enforcing constraints in variational problems.

Specifying Boundary Conditions and Constraints in Variational Problems

September 7, 2018

In part 2 of a blog series on solving variational problems in COMSOL Multiphysics®, we discuss how to specify general boundary conditions and constraints.

Introduction to Modeling Soap Films and Other Variational Problems

September 4, 2018

In this introduction to a 5-part series, learn how to solve variational problems using equation-based modeling, which is useful for modeling soap films, catenary cables, light beams, and more.

Chasing Waves: The Story of John Scott Russell and the KdV Equation

May 9, 2018

It all started with a horse: Learn about the history and use cases for solitons, as well as the life and work of the naval architect behind the KdV equation: John Scott Russell.

Acoustic Topology Optimization with Thermoviscous Losses

February 28, 2018

A guest blogger from GN Hearing discusses including thermoviscous losses in the topology optimization of microacoustic devices, such as hearing aids, mobile phones, and metamaterial geometries.

3 Examples of Equation-Based Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®

December 20, 2017

What are the benefits of using equation-based modeling in your simulations? Here are 3 examples that demonstrate the use of this functionality.

How to Generate Randomized Inhomogeneous Material Data

June 20, 2017

Did you know there is a way to take randomized material data with specified statistical properties determined by a spectral density distribution and use it to generate and visualize results?