Phil Kinnane | March 23, 2012

There is a site that is dedicated to “The Physics of Lightning Flash and Its Effects” whose goals are to “increase the knowledge of the physics of the lightning discharge and of its effects on natural and man-made systems”. It was here that I was pleasantly surprised to find a presentation by a group from EPFL, in Lausanne, Switzerland, and The University of Bologna in Italy.

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Phil Kinnane | March 22, 2012

When it rains, it pours. Someone reading the previous blog posts I have been writing about wind turbines, sent me the following link to an article written in the Journal of Windpower Engineering & Development. This is a great piece that discusses the topic of lightning strikes and how their decommissioning of turbine blades affects whole wind farms. The author, Melanie Scott, presents a software that analyzes the prevalence of probable lightning strikes to wind farms based on both historical […]

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Fanny Littmarck | March 21, 2012

On April 3rd at 11am MEZ (5am EDT) we are holding a live webinar on “Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) Simulations”. The webinar will be conducted in German by Thorsten Koch with COMSOL Multiphysics GmbH.

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Phil Kinnane | March 20, 2012

A great resource has just been produced for those interested in Lithium-ion battery technology. A white paper that describes how these can be modeled is available to download here.

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Phil Kinnane | March 19, 2012

While you may think that the prevalence of lightning strikes, would be a reason for not wanting wind turbines in your backyard, noise is apparently another reason. While this has become less of a problem in recent years, the noise is still there, and is always there whenever the wind blows.

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Phil Kinnane | March 16, 2012

Following up on my previous blog post about protecting wind turbines from lightning strikes, I got to thinking about other modeling aspects of wind turbines. Structural mechanics is of course important, and we have a couple of models that center on this.

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Phil Kinnane | March 15, 2012

Getting the most out of your multiphysics simulation sometimes calls for the interfacing of other tools. In those cases there are the LiveLinks™. With these add-on packages, you can connect COMSOL Multiphysics with one of several different interface products for the ultimate multiphysics modeling experience.

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Phil Kinnane | March 14, 2012

These last couple of months I’ve been working together with some of our users to get the next COMSOL News together. I’ve just finished working with a great application and I thought I’d give you a sneak preview of it.

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Fanny Littmarck | March 13, 2012

A vast number of multiphysics problems deal with heat transfer; nearly every manufacturing process and product design needs to consider thermal effects.

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Fanny Littmarck | March 12, 2012

Whether you have little or no previous experience with COMSOL Multiphysics or are using the software but looking to gain expertise in a specific application area, one of our multiphysics training courses can be of great help.

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Phil Kinnane | March 9, 2012

I’ve been blogging quite a bit about RF models the last few weeks. This is because, lately, we have been producing quite a number of them. A press release that was published yesterday summarizes this work: “Tutorial Package Has 20 New Models for Antenna Design, Plasmonics, and Benchmarking Electromagnetics Simulations”.

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