An Application Built with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Software for Managing Computational Sequences in Thermal Fluid Applications

G. Petrone [1], C. Barbagallo [1],
[1] BE CAE & Test, Catania, Italy

An app built with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software allows both expert and beginner users to carry out parametric simulations thanks to flexible and user-friendly customized interfaces. Many people, with or without expertise in numerical analysis, can now access, exploit and share simulation tools, representing a new frontier in virtual prototyping. The investigated topic concerns an industrial cooling process for materials treatment. This type of study can be carried out in three steps: fluid dynamic solution of the permanent velocity field, stationary thermal simulation of temperature distribution at cooling process beginning, and transient thermal analysis during the cooling process. We built a COMSOL® app enabling the automatic management of the mentioned steps.