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This issue of COMSOL News showcases how a number of leading scientific, engineering, and medical organizations from a broad range of industries are reaping the benefits of multiphysics simulation in their research and development processes. Download the digital version (PDF) at right to learn about COMSOL News outlined in the table of contents below.

Table of Contents

MULTIPHYSICS
4 Numerical Simulation-Based Topology Optimization Leads to Better Cooling of Electronic Components in Toyota Hybrid Vehicles
8 Simulation-Based Design of New Implantable Hearing Device
12 Modeling Optimizes a Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Used in Car Tires
15 Optimizing Ultrasound Piezo-Disk Transducers
18 Better, Faster Sonar Development with Multiphysics  Simulation

ELECTRICAL
21 Numerical Modeling of Electrostatic Precipitators
24 Current Transformer Design That Combines Finite Element Analysis and Electric Circuit Simulation
27 Modeling Scar Effects on Electrical Spinal Cord Simulation
32 Simulation of Magnetic Flux Leakage Inspection
34 Surface Plasmon Resonance

HEAT TRANSFER
35 Conjugate Heat Transfer
38 The Thermal Management of Li-ion Battery Packs
40 Cluster Simulation of Refrigeration Systems
42 Optimized Heating Process Uniform Coating
44 Simulation-Based Engineering Forster Innovation and Invention

MECHANICAL
48 Shape Changing Lubricants
50 Analysis of Subsea Umbilicals and Cables
52 Multiphysics Analysis of Pressurized CO2 Foil Thrust Bearing Characteristics
55 Pumping and Injection from a single Borehole

FLUID FLOW
58 The Science of Water Screening
61 A Smooth Optical Surface n Minutes

CHEMICALS
64 Modeling of Laminar Flow Static Mixers
67 Submarines: Corrosion Protection or Enemy Detection?
70 Multiphysics Simulations Enable Development of Fast, Cheap MEMS-Based Bacteria Detector

GUEST EDITORIAL
72 Mathematical Modeling: An Industrial Perspective