Phil Kinnane | November 27, 2012

Many of the engineers and scientists that we collaborate with have been in the game for years. All of them are great experts in the applications that they want to model, and many of them are also proficient at computer science — it was not unusual that the first model or simulation of their application was a few lines of code they wrote themselves. Moreover, in a number of situations I’ve come across their application has been so specific that […]

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Andrew Griesmer | November 26, 2012

While alternative energy is the energy of the future, fossil fuels are the energy of right now. Coal, especially, is still heavily relied on for energy production and is a primary source of electricity generation in many countries including the US and China. In fact, world coal consumption is actually increasing year-to-year. Scientists need to be concentrating on how to make alternative energies more widespread, but they also need to make coal a better, more efficient fuel source. Designing systems […]

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Andrew Griesmer | November 22, 2012

With the latest COMSOL release, Version 4.3a, comes new CAD interoperability. We are delighted to introduce LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® seamless associativity between Siemens’ CAD experience and COMSOL’s multiphysics simulation software. A LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® video tutorial demonstrates this integration, and gives you a leg up in your design modeling. In this video, the three main features to help you design, optimize, and troubleshoot your geometries are demonstrated.

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Andrew Griesmer | November 21, 2012

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a treatment for chronic back pain that has been around for over 40 years. It involves implanting electrodes that apply electric potentials directly to the spine, interfering with the human pain signaling circuitry. The body attempts to send pain signals to the brain, but the electrodes act as a barrier preventing the signals from reaching the brain. Although an overall successful method for treating back pain, researchers have been improving on the design since the […]

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Fanny Littmarck | November 20, 2012

Reducing the amount of plastic used in the production of bottled water would both help companies save on packaging costs and be more sustainable. That seems easy enough, until you consider the fact that during storage and transportation, the bottles are stacked on top of one another. With a lot of bottles comes a lot of mechanical load. How can companies reduce the amount of plastic without compromising the structure of the bottles?

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Phil Kinnane | November 19, 2012

It was a pleasure meeting one of COMSOL’s Certified Consultants at the Milan Conference last month. Similarly to a number of consultants, and as evident from their name, BE CAE & Test offers both the ability to simulate processes and designs as well as test them. From the island of Sicily, Giuseppe Petrone and Marco Scionti have been working with COMSOL for almost three years now, and have performed a number of projects for customers based on COMSOL Multiphysics. From […]

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Nandita Roche | November 16, 2012

On November 2-3 the COMSOL conference made its stop in Bangalore, India. This two-day event hosted eminent keynote speakers, user presentations, minicourses, poster sessions, and finally closed with an awards ceremony. Here’s a re-cap of the highlights of the COMSOL Conference Bangalore 2012:

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Fanny Littmarck | November 15, 2012

Last month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). In many parts of the world walks were coordinated to fundraise for breast cancer research, and here in the U.S. it also meant NFL football players donned pink gear throughout the month. It was only fitting then, that a poster was presented on the topic at our conference in Boston. The research presented there explores a new method for detecting breast tumors.

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Fanny Littmarck | November 14, 2012

I know many of you have been wondering when the user presentations from this year’s COMSOL Conference would be published. Today we get to tell you that the presentation slides, papers, and posters are now available online. And as you will see, it is quite the collection too. The COMSOL Conference User Presentations are here.

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Andrew Griesmer | November 13, 2012

Since 2010, COMSOL and PTC® have joined forces to create integration between simulation and CAD design processes. Culminating in LiveLink™ for Pro/ENGINEER®, COMSOL provides seamless associativity between PTC’s 24 years of CAD experience and COMSOL’s unparalleled multiphysics simulation software. A new LiveLink™ for Pro/ENGINEER® video tutorial exemplifies this integration, and gives you a head-start in your design modeling. The video demonstrates the three main features to help you design, optimize, and troubleshoot.

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Fanny Littmarck | November 12, 2012

December of 1903 marked the commencement of the Age of Powered Flight, and the Wright brothers went down in history. This was a time before personal computers and simulation software existed. Determining the optimal design of their airplane had to be done using physical prototypes and real-life experiments. What had the design looked like if the Wright brothers had been able to use computers and modeling software? Three researchers from Pennsylvania State University sought to find out how the design […]

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