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Finding Answers to the Tuning Fork Mystery with Simulation

April 13, 2018

If you strike a tuning fork and hold it against a tabletop, the peak frequency of the emitted sound doubles. Is there a physical explanation for this “tuning fork mystery”?

Multiphysics Modeling of Stress Corrosion in Underground Pipelines

April 11, 2018

Stress corrosion is a phenomenon that causes degradation in underground pipelines. Learn how to use multiphysics modeling to understand and predict its occurrence.

Simulating an SMA Connector on a Grounded Coplanar Waveguide

April 10, 2018

SMA connectors are used in cellphone antennas and PCB testing. To optimize their performance for a specific use, electrical engineers can evaluate their designs with simulation.

Redesigning Faraday’s Wheel: Creating Efficient Homopolar Generators

April 9, 2018

Acyclic generator, unipolar generator, disc dynamo, Faraday wheel, homopolar generator: Whatever you call it, this device has an interesting history and a variety of applications.

How to Model Linear and Nonlinear Optics in the COMSOL® Software

April 6, 2018

See how to model the Kerr effect, and other linear and nonlinear optical phenomena, using the Wave Optics Module and COMSOL Multiphysics®.

High-Fidelity Modeling of a Tunable Filter via Multiphysics Simulation

April 3, 2018

Tunable cavity filters can enhance the development of high-speed, wireless communication networks. To optimize these devices for such a purpose, we can turn to high-fidelity modeling.

How to Perform Multimaterial Optimization in COMSOL Multiphysics®

March 30, 2018

Does a tuning fork sound better when made out of aluminum instead of copper or steel? In COMSOL Multiphysics®, you can perform an optimization study for multiple materials to find out.

How to Use the Parameter Estimation Study Step for Inverse Modeling

March 29, 2018

This blog post includes a tutorial video. Watch it to learn the steps for performing a parameter estimation study for inverse modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®.