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CONTENTS                                                                                                             CONTENTS

Create, Communicate, and                                                                                                      POWER TECHNOLOGY
Collaborate with Custom
Simulation Apps: Bringing                                                                                             4 From Spreadsheets to Multiphysics
Multiphysics to Everyone
                                                                                                                             Applications, ABB Continues to
Real innovation is about making technologies available for everyone                                                          Power Up the Transformer Industry
to use, and this year's edition of COMSOL News reports on what is
keeping simulation specialists busy on that front.                                                                            ROCKET PROPULSION

The insights offered by numerical simulation often need to be clearly                                                 8 Multiphysics Software Models
communicated across several teams, as fostering collaboration within
organizations is critical to their success. Users of the COMSOL®                                                             Mean Flow-Augmented Acoustics
software share how, by adopting the powerful computational tools                                                             in Rocket Systems
offered in COMSOL Multiphysics® software, they create detailed
physics-based models and present them in intuitive user interfaces, or                                                        PRODUCT SAFETY & QUALITY
custom simulation apps. They also discuss how the COMSOL Server™
product enables the distribution of these applications for their                                                     12 Giving Furniture Testing a Leg Up
colleagues and customers to use. Although numerical simulation
was once the realm of only modeling experts, simulation apps are                                                              ELECTRONICS COOLING
bringing the power of multiphysics to everyone.
                                                                                                                     14 Increasing Productivity and
From rocket propulsion at NASA to power transformers at ABB
and technology entrepreneurship at the University at Buffalo, you                                                            Revenue with Computational
will nd a variety of product development and research projects                                                               Applications
featuring cutting edge modeling, simulation, and application design.
                                                                                                                              ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
I'd like to thank all of the COMSOL users who contributed their
stories for sharing their expertise and striving for excellence in                                                   18 Improving Gas Pipeline
their work.
                                                                                                                             Squeeze-Off Standards with
Enjoy your reading.                                                                                                          Numerical Simulation

                        Valerio Marra                                                                                                            ON THE COVER

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