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The Beauty of Vortex Streets

May 5, 2021

Vortex streets occur quite frequently in nature and are relevant in a variety of technical applications. This fluid mechanics phenomenon can also be quite beautiful to watch!

A Tour of the Famous Scientists Laid to Rest in Göttingen City Cemetery

July 29, 2020

Take a tour through the history of science at the historic Stadtfriedhof city cemetery in Göttingen, Germany, to learn about some of the greatest scientific heroes of the twentieth century.

The Importance of Thermal Radiation in Your Models

August 23, 2019

Conduction and convection tend to get more attention from simulation engineers, but radiation plays an important role as well. Learn how (and why) to account for thermal radiation in your models.

How to Model Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Water Balloon

December 15, 2017

They’re not just for playing games in the backyard: Water balloons are also an example of fluid-structure interaction in a nonlinear elastic material. Learn how to model this effect…

How to Save Computational Time with a One-Way Coupling Approach

September 6, 2017

Simulating heat transfer in fluids with forced convection can be very computationally expensive. Did you know that you can save a lot of time and resources with a one-way coupling approach?

Best Papers and Posters from the COMSOL Conference 2016 Munich

November 15, 2016

At the COMSOL Conference 2016 Munich, simulation engineers and researchers from around Europe came together to share their work and achievements. Although there were many innovative and inspiring presentations on using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software in a variety of application areas, six of the conference papers and posters stood out among the rest. Learn more about the best papers and posters from the COMSOL Conference 2016 Munich below.

Photos from the COMSOL Conference 2016 Munich

October 20, 2016

Last week, the COMSOL Conference 2016 Munich brought together academic and industry simulation experts from all over Europe. Now, we would like to share some photographs of the event with you. If you joined us at the conference, try to find yourself in the photo slideshow!

How Can I Build an Efficient Stirling Heat Pump?

April 9, 2015

Stirling engines, or heat pumps, are systems that are able to work on incredibly low temperature differences. In fact, some types of Stirling engines only need human body heat in order to operate. Here, we explore the dynamics of this interesting machine that you can build at home and demonstrate how to model it using COMSOL Multiphysics.

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