Performing a Multiphysics Analysis of a Thermal Microactuator

Bridget Paulus March 8, 2019

To design an optimized thermal microactuator for use in a specific device, you need to account for tightly coupled electrical, thermal, and structural phenomena in your analysis.

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Lipeng Liu March 7, 2019

For a submarine to avoid detection and remain “under the radar”, engineers need to investigate the magnetic signature of the vessel’s design. Electromagnetics simulation is up to the task.

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Thomas Forrister March 6, 2019

What moves must eventually stop. Unlike mechanical brakes, eddy current braking systems prevent damage when braking at high speeds. Hop on and learn more about eddy currents in this blog post.

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Bridget Paulus March 5, 2019

Due to their neutral ion beam, charge exchange cells are used in processes ranging from ion implantation and semiconductor fabrication to synchrotron devices and medical research.

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Guest F. Xavier Alvarez February 28, 2019

F. Xavier Alvarez from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) discusses using COMSOL Multiphysics® to model heat transfer at the nanoscale and better understand transport processes.

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Christopher Boucher February 27, 2019

A Fresnel rhomb is a simple optical system for studying light polarization. Follow along as we simulate linearly, elliptically, and circularly polarized incident light in a Fresnel rhomb.

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Bridget Paulus February 12, 2019

The electronic message boards you see on the highway contain heating circuits. Their design is a truly multiphysics problem involving heat transfer, structural mechanics, and electromagnetics.

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Bridget Paulus January 28, 2019

The length of cable for a mode of transportation depends on the amount of passengers, so a car uses ~5 km of cable and a cruise ship uses ~5000 km. Learn more about cable system design here.

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Bridget Paulus January 11, 2019

Planar coils are found in the PCBs of blood pressure sensors, RFID tags, induction cooktops, and more. Use layered shell technology to design optimized planar PCB coils, no matter the use case.

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Chien Liu December 27, 2018

Learn how to simulate carrier dynamics in semiconductor devices with 2 examples: reverse recovery and forward recovery PIN rectifier models.

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Emily Ediger December 25, 2018

How about them (dried) apples? Empa uses multiscale modeling to analyze the dehydration of soft cellular food products, such as dried fruit, and scale their processes for mass production.

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