How to Use Lumped Elements to Model a Mechanical System

Ajit Bhuddi May 29, 2019

Modeling a large, complex system? You may want to simplify configurations in the model setup to better understand it, but how? Enter the Lumped Mechanical System interface in COMSOL Multiphysics.

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Emily Ediger May 28, 2019

Dams that are poorly designed or constructed are likely to fail. However, geotechnical engineers can account for the stability and reliability of a dam long before the structure is even built.

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Brianne Christopher May 27, 2019

There are a lot of sand dunes on the red planet. Studying how sand and sediment moves on Mars may help scientists better plan exploratory missions.

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Thomas Forrister May 24, 2019

Signals generated via photoacoustic spectroscopy are often weak and difficult to detect. Acoustic cells can be used to amplify the signal, but they need to be designed with sensitivity in mind.

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Emily Ediger May 23, 2019

Esther M. Conwell’s list of accolades is almost as long as her list of accomplishments in semiconductor research. Just as impressive, this physicist inspired a new generation of STEM learners.

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Nancy Bannach May 22, 2019

The discrete ordinates method, P1 approximation, Rosseland approximation, or the Beer–Lambert law: Which should you use to analyze heat transfer in participating media?

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Bridget Paulus May 17, 2019

Ever had a pinched nerve? Nerve guides repair this type of damaged nerve cell tissue. To design safe and reliable nerve guides, we can use simulation to understand their drug reaction kinetics.

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Henrik Ekström May 16, 2019

Electrode balancing is an important consideration for battery cell engineers. Get an overview and mathematical framework of this phenomenon and learn how to analyze it in a lithium-ion battery.

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Bridget Paulus May 14, 2019

Bearings are found in devices ranging from MEMS and turbines to electric motors and even ships. How we account for a bearing’s misalignment (and the resulting rotor vibration) depends on its use.

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Aline Tomasian May 10, 2019

Degeneracy in circular ports leads to uncertainty in the mode field orientation. Not so with the Circular Port Reference Axis feature, which lets you define field orientations on port boundaries.

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Thomas Forrister May 9, 2019

DNA separation takes a long time using traditional methods. Now, researchers from the Missouri University of Science and Technology have found a faster way to get the job done.

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