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Journal Showcases Multiphysics Use Worldwide and on the Moon


COMSOL News 2010 Magazine Cover

COMSOL News 2010 features in-depth reports from multiphysics-using scientists, engineers, and new technology researchers from across industry and academia available now. On the cover: A corona discharge is used to study fundamental ignition processes high efficiency lamps. Photo courtesy of Dr. Helmar Adler, OSRAM SYLVANIA Research and Development.

BURLINGTON, MA (JUNE 2, 2010) — COMSOL Inc., developers of COMSOL Multiphysics®, the leading software environment for modeling and simulating physics-based systems, today announced the availability of COMSOL News 2010, the newest edition of its annual technical journal. Articles in COMSOL News 2010 were selected from a record-breaking 350 user presentations delivered at the COMSOL User Conference series held throughout the world last fall.

“The COMSOL Conference is a premier user event in the increasingly important world of multiphysics-based new product design and multiphysics-based R&D into next-generation technologies that will change all of our lives,” said Anthony J. Lockwood, an analysis software industry spectator.

This 60-page edition of COMSOL News presents a broad overview of how scientists, engineers and researchers worldwide use COMSOL Multiphysics to develop new products and optimize designs. Articles range from cooling super magnets in the CERN Large Hadron Collider to how NASA microwaved moondust in search of water on the moon. Participating authors hail from such institutions as Baker Hughes, the French Atomic Energy Commission, GM Global R&D India Science Lab, Kobelco Research Institute, Osram Sylvania, Procter & Gamble, the Royal Military College of Canada, and the US Army Engineer Research & Development Center.

In a special commentary, Microsoft's Dr. Henrik Steepler offers his perspective on high-end analysis applications such as COMSOL Multiphysics and the raw power of high-performance computing. Injection molding for medical device implants, perfecting sound waves with line array loudspeakers, modeling nuclear fuel behavior for enhanced reactor performance and safety, and simulating thermal runaway for safer lithium ion batteries are among the 20 articles also offered in COMSOL News 2010.

“COMSOL News is an excellent technical resource for anyone interested in discovering just how versatile a powerful tool such as COMSOL Multiphysics can be in the hands of engineers,” adds Lockwood.

COMSOL News 2010 is available immediately as a PDF download free of charge. To register for a free download or to request a hard copy, go to the COMSOL website

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