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Multiphysics Analysis Helps Preserve the Past

Jos van Schijndel, CompuToolAble and Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Jos van Schijndel is the founder of Netherlands-based consulting firm CompuToolAble and assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, where he specializes in the numerical modeling of the physics that affect building performance. He uses simulation apps with his ... Read More

Addressing Oil Spill Cleanup Using Hydrophobic Meshes

Jorge Molinero, Amphos 21, Spain

Engineers at Amphos 21 tested a new solution for different oil spill scenarios, hydrophobic meshes, with numerical simulation. The meshes are made of steel or copper and a hydrophobic polymer coating that filters the oil from the water. Using COMSOL Multiphysics® software, they modeled ... Read More

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Finn Løvholt, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway

The Norwegian Technical Institute (NGI) is an international center for research and consulting that investigates the generation of building vibration due to infrasound. They aim to recommend countermeasures to mitigate low-frequency sound waves at levels of sensitivity, intrusion, and ... Read More

Improving Gas Pipeline Squeeze-Off Standards with Numerical Simulation

Oren Lever, Energy Delivery & Utilization, Gas Technology Institute, USA

Gas Technology Institute (GTI), a leader in natural gas research, development, and training, investigated industry standards for squeeze-off length in gas pipelines to make pipes more accessible. Squeeze-off is a procedure that involves compressing a pipe to completely stop the flow of ... Read More

Multiphysics Software Models Mean Flow-Augmented Acoustics in Rocket Systems

Sean R. Fischbach, Marshall Space Flight Center/Jacobs ESSSA Group, MSFC, USA

Historically, difficulties in modeling and predicting combustion instability have led engineers to costly physical testing, or even to scrap the system entirely. Sean Fischbach and the research team at NASA used the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to model chamber gas dynamics and the ... Read More

Graphene Paves the Way for Next-Generation Plasmonics

Alexander V. Kildishev, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, USA

Alexander V. Kildishev, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is leading computational nanophotonics efforts at Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, and combining graphene with plasmonics to bring the material closer to practical optoelectronics ... Read More

Simulating Printhead Unimorph Actuators at FUJIFILM Dimatix

Chris Menzel, FUJIFILM Dimatix, USA

FUJIFILM Dimatix, a top producer of commercial inkjet printheads, uses multiphysics simulation to develop MEMS actuators, which their newest ink deposition projects are based on. Chris Menzel, a principal scientist on the research team at FUJIFILM Dimatix, studies printhead actuation to ... Read More

Increasing Productivity and Revenue with Computational Applications

Jeff Crompton, AltaSim Technologies, OH, USA

HeatSinkSim is a simulation app created by the specialists at AltaSim Technologies that can help optimize heat sink designs for power electronics. This app was developed with the Application Builder in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and deployed by installing COMSOL Server™ on a ... Read More

Giving Furniture Testing a Leg Up

Mark Yeoman, Continuum Blue, UK

Chairs must meet quality standards, which requires lengthy and costly testing. To reduce the burden on manufacturers, a test house enlisted Continuum Blue to create a tool for clients to virtually test chair designs. Continuum Blue used COMSOL Multiphysics® to create a model to predict ... Read More

Industrial Applications of Carbon and Graphite for Thermal Management

Richard Beyerle, Nathanael May, Ryan Paul, GrafTech International, OH, USA

At GrafTech International, engineers develop carbon and graphite products for applications from consumer electronics to industrial induction furnaces. Mathematical modeling is used to better understand and optimize the electrical, structural, and thermal performance of carbon and ... Read More