Introduction to Modeling Soap Films and Other Variational Problems

Temesgen Kindo 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.

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Thomas Forrister August 31, 2018

Hermann von Helmholtz made major contributions to the fields of physiology, optics, electromagnetism, and more. He also notably challenged common perceptions in science using philosophy.

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Brianne Christopher August 30, 2018

The field of photoacoustics started with Alexander Graham Bell and some sunlight. Now, photoacoustic imaging is used for nearly anything involving generating images of opaque material samples.

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Henrik Ekström August 29, 2018

Get an introduction to the theory behind the Nernst-Planck-Poisson equations, Donnan potentials, and how to model ion-exchange membranes in batteries and fuel cells.

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Siva Sashank Tholeti August 22, 2018

Sparging, the process of bubbling a gas into a liquid, is seen most notably in carbonation, such as for soda and seltzer water. This mass transfer process can be modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

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Bridget Paulus August 21, 2018

Engineers working to reduce the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) in transportation methods can analyze their systems and designs using a lumped model of the human body.

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Mats Nigam August 20, 2018

When setting up fluid flow simulations, at what distance can we apply boundary conditions without interfering with the process? Here, we discuss how to place inlet and outlet boundary conditions.

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Brianne Christopher August 14, 2018

The effect of a “whispering gallery” can be observed (a similar way) in another field of science entirely: light waves traveling in an optical ring resonator.

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Caty Fairclough August 13, 2018

Read about the life, work, and research of the physicist behind the famous fluid dynamics equation: Sir George Gabriel Stokes.

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Caty Fairclough August 9, 2018

Using the Semiconductor Module, you can study the program and erase cycles of an electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) device.

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