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How to Use the Beam Envelopes Method for Wave Optics Simulations

January 8, 2018

In order to simulate optically large optical systems, you need to solve for Maxwell’s equations, which requires a fine mesh and a lot of computational energy. Enter the beam envelope method.

Evaluating the Performance of a Steam Reformer with COMSOL®

January 5, 2018

To design a steam reformer for hydrogen production, you need to couple mass, energy, and flow equations. The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module can account for this true multiphysics problem.

Modeling a Sphere Falling on a Water Surface

January 4, 2018

Get the theory behind a quintessential CFD problem, the oscillating motion of a buoyant sphere, as well as step-by-step instructions for modeling it in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Modeling Cables in COMSOL Multiphysics®: 6-Part Tutorial Series

December 29, 2017

Your roadmap to modeling cables with the AC/DC Module and COMSOL Multiphysics®: A 6-part tutorial series that starts with the basics and gradually adds complexity and multiple physics.

A Simulation Color Table for Engineers with Color Vision Deficiency

December 27, 2017

Simulation results often use color to present data and emphasize certain takeaways, but what about engineers with color vision deficiency? Cividis is a color table designed specially for this.

Calculating Thermodynamic Properties for Liquids and Gases

December 26, 2017

The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module includes a built-in database of over a dozen thermodynamic properties, making it easier to set up your transport and reaction models. Details here.

Happy Birthday, Ernst Ruska

December 25, 2017

Ernst Ruska is an optical engineer from Germany who is known for developing the first electron microscope, earning him a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986.

Advancing Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries with Modeling

December 21, 2017

The chemical energy in vanadium redox flow batteries is contained in liquid electrolytes and stored in external tanks. They can be used to improve grid energy storage and renewable energy.

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