We use the multiphysics package COMSOL for teaching heat and moisture transport modeling in the research area of building physics. It includes a description of how COMSOL works and six exercises with 2D, 3D, steady state and trransient models. It is concluded that COMSOL is a very useful tool for this kind of engineering education. Especially, the abstraction level of working with partial differential equations (PDEs) has the advantage that the theory (also based on PDEs) can be relatively easily implemented in the models.
|Journal||International Journal of Engineering Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|