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Modeling a Transient Contact Problem with Stick-Slip Friction Transition

May 3, 2017

Stick-slip friction transition is a phenomenon relevant to many transient mechanical contact problems. You can use structural analysis to evaluate these effects.

How to Use the New Ray Termination Feature for Geometrical Optics

May 2, 2017

You can simplify your optical simulations performed with the Ray Optics Module — including model setup and results analysis — with the Ray Termination feature. Read about how to use it here.

Faraday Cages Say ‘Do Not Pass’ to Electromagnetic Waves

May 1, 2017

Faraday cages are found in microwave ovens, protection suits worn by electrical line workers, and even novel “boxes” that are meant to eliminate distractions from cellphones and other devices.

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.

Analyzing a Silicon Solar Cell Design with the Semiconductor Module

April 27, 2017

You can model a solar (or photovoltaic) cell consisting of a 1D Si p-n junction using the Semiconductor Module add-on. We feature a tutorial model to provide more details.

Analyzing Heat and Mass Transfer During Cake Baking with Simulation

April 26, 2017

As you bake a cake, there are many complex heat and mass transport processes taking place behind the oven door. Take a closer look at the art and science involved in the cake baking process…

Speed Up Your Modeling with COMSOL® Software Version 5.3

April 25, 2017

COMSOL released version 5.3 of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and COMSOL Server™ in early 2017. This release focused heavily on performance improvements to both the core and add-on products.

A Multilevel Approach to Modeling Planar Discharge in CO2 Lasers

April 24, 2017

Check out the multilevel approach to plasma modeling used by a researcher in the laser industry, who used the flexibility and functionality of COMSOL Multiphysics® to optimize a gas laser design.