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Fanny Littmarck | February 15, 2013

If you’re in the business of designing transducers, resonators, actuators, or sensors, odds are you deal with piezoelectric materials — a key component in these devices. As we’ve said before, multiphysics simulation should play a central role in the product design-stages to ensure top quality without wasting time or money. For those of you who design piezoelectric devices, we have an upcoming piezoelectric simulations webinar on February 28th.

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Fanny Littmarck | January 31, 2013

Transformers are used to increase the voltage of an alternating current (AC) before moving it along the power grid via power lines. Since power lines lose energy through heating cased by electric currents, you can achieve more economical power transmission by transforming to a high voltage and low current. As a matter of fact, high voltage (HV) power transmission lines transmit portions of its power in the air surrounding it. Furthermore, as the current travels long distances through many transformer […]

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Fanny Littmarck | January 30, 2013

Students at Ohio State University can take a course on numerical simulations in biomedical engineering with Richard T. Hart. In the course, they will learn how to use computer modeling to solve biomedical engineering problems. Hart is now providing anyone who is interested in this application area with three video tutorials from the course via the Ohio State University iTunes U page.

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Valerio Marra | January 28, 2013

When I first heard about Carnot’s theorem, I was impressed with its simplicity. Yet, no matter the amount of hard thinking we put into the design of everyday heat engines, we will never reach the efficiency of a Carnot engine. Still, modern-day heat engines are still effective as they get us from point A to point B by car or truck.

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Phil Kinnane | January 25, 2013

SolidWorks always puts on a great show. I just got back from SolidWorks World where I was able to go to a number of technical sessions, and understand how CAD design can better complement finite-element analysis. We had a booth there, and it was great to meet a few COMSOL users, who like to use SolidWorks® and COMSOL Multiphysics together via LiveLink™ for SolidWorks®. I also got to meet potential customers-to-be. In typical SolidWorks World fashion, I and the other […]

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Fanny Littmarck | January 23, 2013

The overarching reason why you should attend one of our multiphysics workshops is of course that you get to see COMSOL Multiphysics in action. Thinking that sounded great, albeit a bit lofty, I asked my colleague Lauren Sansone who oversees our corporate events, to spell it out more concretely. Her three reasons why you should attend are as follows: You will receive a 2-week trial of COMSOL Multiphysics software You get to set up and build your own model You […]

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Fanny Littmarck | January 11, 2013

Last week, we gave you one opportunity to meet your New Year’s resolutions for becoming more productive. While in-person Training Courses are ideal for a rich learning experience, we do realize that some of you may not be able to justify the travel and expenses associated with it just yet. If you want to get to know what modeling multiphysics with COMSOL is all about without leaving your desk, we have another option for you: live webinars. We already have […]

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Fanny Littmarck | January 9, 2013

Engineers and scientists are known to step up to the challenges posed by nature. After developing an understanding of how the current object or process works, the next step often includes figuring out how to manipulate the situation to improve said object or process. One such example is cloaking; controlling light and sound waves to render something invisible. Phys.org recently ran a story on progressive research on controlling magnetic fields via cloaking to harvest and transfer energy using a magnetic […]

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Kristen O'Connor | January 4, 2013

Advancing skills and learning to get the most out of modeling work is on the mind of many of our users. With technology moving at an aggressive rate, it’s important to keep up and not fall behind. This is why many long-standing and new COMSOL users are choosing to attend multiphysics training courses. If your New Year’s resolution is to become more productive on the job, you should consider registering for our multiphysics Training Courses.

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Fanny Littmarck | December 24, 2012

We at COMSOL would like to wish all of our blog readers a very happy holiday!

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Bernt Nilsson | December 20, 2012

The 2013-2014 Dahlquist Research Fellowship is now open for applications. The winner of this award is granted full-time research for two years at the Department of Numerical Analysis at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden.

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