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Bjorn Sjodin | June 7, 2013

As computer hardware becomes more powerful and affordable, simulations are becoming commonplace in new disciplines of science and engineering. Food science engineering is one such area, and there is no shortfall of publications using COMSOL Multiphysics for food-related simulations. Such kinds of analyses pretty much always require several types of physics to be practically relevant.

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Lauren Sansone | June 5, 2013

Multiphysics simulation is all around us, although everyone may not realize it. Simulation may be the last thing people consider when cooking breakfast on the stove, driving with their sun-roof open, or crossing a bridge, but behind these routine activities lies a team of engineers and researchers working to make it all possible — perhaps a team you’re part of. I hear bits and pieces of the cool things COMSOL users are doing with the software from my colleagues around […]

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Nandita Roche | May 14, 2013

Are you an engineer under the age of 35, located somewhere in the Asia-Pacific region? If the answer is yes, you are eligible to enter the All IEEE-R10 Young Engineers’ Humanitarian Challenge 2013. The contest aims to engage young engineers to solve humanitarian problems using technology and entrepreneurial leadership. Many innovative project ideas have been submitted to this engineering contest in the past, and the winners have received funding to implement them. This year it could be your project that […]

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Daniel Smith | May 8, 2013

In a paper titled “Choosing a Gate Dielectric for Graphene Based Transistors“, the applications of a semiconducting form of graphene are examined. As we have seen before, single-layer graphene is not a semiconductor, it is a zero bandgap conductor (a semimetal). Efforts are well underway to introduce bandgaps to graphene, which would make it semiconducting with a room temperature mobility an order of magnitude higher than silicon. The race is already underway to find applications for such a material once […]

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Fanny Littmarck | May 3, 2013

We’ve been dropping hints for the past few weeks here on the blog, and the time has finally come when we can officially unveil the release of COMSOL Multiphysics 4.3b. Five new products extend our product suite, and there are plenty of new features to enhance your simulation experience. The latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics is here, and you do not want to miss out on the news.

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Daniel Smith | May 2, 2013

Graphene can be created by way of thermal decomposition at high vacuum. In order to design and optimize these high vacuum systems engineers might look to simulation, but there are currently not many modeling tools that are up to the task. Let’s have a look at how vacuum systems are relevant to graphene production, why you should simulate them, and how.

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Bernt Nilsson | April 29, 2013

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is doing some really cool things for its members. Chances are that you have attended their top rated conferences, downloaded papers from IEEE Xplore, or participated in one of many local chapter events. For electrical engineers like me, IEEE certainly is a rock to lean on for continued education and to connect with colleagues from around the world. Even if you are not a member you can tap into IEEE resources such […]

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Alexandra Foley | April 26, 2013

Do you have an invention or idea that you think could change the future? NASA Tech Briefs’ Create the Future design contest is a great way to share your idea, receive recognition from your peers around the globe, and win some pretty cool prizes. NASA Tech briefs and we at COMSOL would like to invite you to submit your revolutionary design idea to the Create the Future design contest 2013. The contest spans eight different categories. Winners of the First […]

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Fanny Littmarck | April 25, 2013

Each year in May we host a multiphysics simulation workshop specifically for U.S. government employees. This year’s agenda will provide attendees with an overview of COMSOL Multiphysics, tutorials, a user presentation, and more — all in a setting that allows classified work to be shared among federal employees and contractors only.

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Fanny Littmarck | March 29, 2013

Smart materials are able to convert one form of energy to another. These materials can be either solid or fluid, and are typically located within what’s called a smart structure. What makes these materials and structures so “smart”? Let’s find out.

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Daniel Smith | March 27, 2013

In a previous blog entry I discussed some of the exotic properties of graphene. The fact that graphene consists of a single layer of atoms means the aspect ratio of any graphene-based structure may be very high. High aspect geometries present their own array of modeling challenges.

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