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Fluid & Heat Blog Posts

Computing Orbital Heat Loads with COMSOL Multiphysics®

November 23, 2022

As of version 6.1, the Heat Transfer Module includes a new interface for defining satellite orbit and orientation, orbital maneuvers, and varying planetary properties.

The Use of COMSOL Multiphysics® in the Food Industry

October 13, 2022

Food for thought: Explore how failed products and the use multiphysics simulation inspire innovation in the food industry.

Analyzing Thermal Distribution in a Li-Ion Battery Pack

May 11, 2022

Deviating from optimal operating temperatures in a Li-ion battery pack can cause performance losses or even failure. Learn how to optimize the power design to control the temperature distribution.

The Science Behind Plant-Based Foods

May 10, 2022

You have probably heard of almond milk, coconut milk, and oat milk. But are you familiar with potato milk? This milk substitute hit grocery shelves in Europe in early 2022.

Investigating Glacier Motion with Viscoelastic Ice Simulations

April 27, 2022

Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) use viscoelastic ice simulations to study the occurrence of crevasses in glaciers and iceberg calving. Learn how here.

FDA Benchmark: CFD Modeling of a Centrifugal Blood Pump

April 22, 2022

CFD modeling is increasingly being used in medical device development to analyze device safety and effectiveness, accelerate the development cycle, and reduce costs. See 1 example here.

Model Balanced Heat Transfer, Bake a Better Apple Pie

March 14, 2022

Happy Pi Day! Here, we go over the best ingredient to use when preparing an apple pie, as well as how to model the heat transfer process that occurs in a pie as it is being baked in an oven.

Introduction to Modeling Evaporative Cooling

February 22, 2022

From meteorology to food processing, evaporation has many industrial and scientific applications. Here, we give an introduction to modeling evaporation with the Heat Transfer Module.

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