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Heat Transfer & Phase Change Blog Posts

Introducing the Metal Processing Module

December 9, 2019

The Metal Processing Module includes 2 interfaces for analyzing diffusive and displacive metallurgical phase transformations: Metal Phase Transformation and Austenite Decomposition.

Heat Transfer in Biological Tissue with Thermal Damage Analysis

November 21, 2019

Hepatic tumor ablation using radiofrequency heating, microwave coagulation therapy, and other cancer treatments can be studied by modeling the electromagnetic heating of biological tissues.

Finding the Best Way to Make Crêpes with Fluid Dynamics Research

November 6, 2019

The recipe for the perfect crêpe calls for flour, eggs, milk, sugar, butter, and…simulation? Fluid dynamicists used simulation to solve the optimal coverage problem for crêpe making.

The Importance of Thermal Radiation in Your Models

August 23, 2019

Conduction and convection tend to get more attention from simulation engineers, but radiation plays an important role as well. Learn how (and why) to account for thermal radiation in your models.

4 Methods to Account for Radiation in Participating Media

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?

Heat Transfer with Radiation in Participating Media and the Discrete Ordinates Method

May 8, 2019

Here’s your complete guide to the discrete ordinates method, quadrature sets, and how to model the interaction between radiation and a participating or absorbing medium.

Comparing Optimization Methods for a Heat Sink Design for 3D Printing

April 18, 2019

When designing a heat sink, is it better to use parametric or topology optimization? When manufacturing said design, does 3D printing produce the best result, or a conventional method?

Calculating the Heat Transfer Coefficient for Flat and Corrugated Plates

April 10, 2019

What is the heat transfer coefficient, and how do you calculate it? This blog post includes a theoretical background and demonstration of 2 examples in COMSOL Multiphysics®.


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