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Computing Losses in a Three-Phase Power Transformer

February 4, 2021

Around the world, power transformers are used in power grids for efficient electric power transmission. EM simulation can be used to compute losses in these devices and optimize their designs.

How to Simulate a Piezoelectric Micropump

February 2, 2021

Learn how to combine piezoelectric materials with fluid-structure interaction effects, use a velocity-dependent formula, and set up disconnected mesh between the solid and fluid domains.

How to Convert Point Cloud Data to Surfaces and Solids

January 28, 2021

Sometimes, the only data you have before starting an analysis project is a set of points (also known as a point cloud). Did you know that a point cloud can be converted into a model geometry?

Simulating a Silicon Quantum Dot in a Uniform Magnetic Field

January 26, 2021

Solar cells, LEDs, displays, photodetectors, and quantum computing are all potential applications of quantum dots, an essential aspect in the field of nanotechnology.

Happy Birthday, Friedrich Paschen

January 22, 2021

Friedrich Paschen dedicated his life to experimentation. Today, we use Paschen’s law to understand how electric current flows through gas.

Using Global Equations to Introduce Fully Coupled Goal Seeking

January 20, 2021

Learn how to introduce a goal-seeking equation, combined with a fully coupled approach, to solve a nonlinear model. (Follow-up to an earlier blog post on goal seeking with a segregated solver.)

Introducing Goal Seeking into the Segregated Solver

January 19, 2021

Did you know that you can adjust a model input to achieve a desired output in your nonlinear problems? The process involves implementing a global equation into the segregated solver.

Modeling Acoustical Properties of Porous Media in COMSOL®

January 14, 2021

A guest blogger from the University of Sheffield introduces the Johnson–Champoux–Allard–Lafarge (JCAL) model for analyzing acoustical properties of porous media.