Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

Thermal Analysis of Intermediate Heat Exchanger in a Pool Type Fast Breeder Reactor

S. Agarwal[1], C. A. Babu[1], P. Kalyanasundaram[1], and G. Vaidyanathan[1]


[1]Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam

 Intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) in a pool-type liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactor is an important heat exchanging component as it transfer heat from the radioactive primary sodium in the pool to the non-radioactive secondary sodium. The secondary sodium ultimately heats up water in a steam Generator (SG) to produce the steam for power generation. Intermediate heat exchanger is a ...

Mass Transfer From a Rotating Cylinder in a Confined Gas Flow

N. Jand[1], A. Scarpetta[2], and M. Stefano[2]
[1]Chemical Engineering Department, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
[2]Faculty of Engineering, University of L'Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy

The modeling of sublimation form a rotating cylinder of solid naphthalene in a confined vessel has been performed by coupling the model of incompressible Newtonian fluid flow with the model of the dilute solutions. Preliminary a 2D axisymmetric system with swirl flow function for laminar and turbulent regimes has been considered. In the turbulent regime the RANS model with default parameter is ...

Pressure Drop CFD Modeling in Spacer-Filled Channels for TFF Ultrafiltration

Y. Zou[1]
[1]EMD Millipore Corporation, Bedford, MA USA

Membrane-based tangential flow filtration (TFF) cassettes are used for the clarification, concentration and purification of fluid streams containing macromolecules of proteins. In TFF, the protein fluid is pumped tangentially along the surface of the membrane. The feed flow along the length of channel between two membranes causes a pressure drop from the feed to the retentate end of the channel. ...

CFD-based Optimal Design of Electrolytic Microreactors using Response Surface Method

O. Tonomura, M. Tsujimoto, M. Kano, and S. Hasebe
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Accelerating mass transfer is the key for obtaining higher product yield in an electrolytic microreactor (EMR). Through CFD simulation, the effectiveness of EMR having grooved electrode (EMR-GE) is shown in this work. In addition, a systematic design method is developed. Response surface method (RSM) is introduced into the CFD-based optimal design of EMR-GE. It is shown that the combination of ...

Finite Element Modelling For Optimizing A Hyphenated Rheometer/Calorimeter

C. Block[1], B. Van Mele[1], and V. Janssens[2], P. Van Puyvelde[2], and G. Van Assche[1]
[1]Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science, Brussels, Belgium
[2]Catholic University of Leuven, Lab of Applied Rheology and Polymer Technology, Heverlee, Belgium

COMSOL is used for optimization of the design of a novel analytical technique, RheoDSC, which combines a rheological and a calorimetric measurement on one sample. A rheological experiment is performed on a sample positioned on a DSC sensor in a DSC instrument. DSC is used to study transition enthalpies and heat capacity in isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. The working principle of a ...

Fluid Memory for Particles in 2D Brownian Motion

S. Wolf, and J. Czerwinska
ARTORG Center
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Thermal fluctuations of microparticles are an important way of transport in biological cells. While the fluid properties, such as viscosity, cannot always be directly measured, the random path of a microparticle can be observed under microscope. The relation between the diffusion and the fluid viscosity is analytically well described for spherical particles. Therefore, we have simulated and ...

Multiscale Hemodynamic Modeling of the Intrarenal Circulation

K. M'rabet Bensalah[1], J. Czerwinska[2], D. Uehlinger[3], R. Kalicki[3]
[1]University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine, Bern, Switzerland
[2]ARTORG Center for Biomedical Egineering Research, Artificial Kidney Research, Bern, Switzerland
[3]University Hospital of Bern, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Bern, Switzerland

In silico research is gaining interest in the medical field. Simulating the renal circulation is a very challenging and exciting task due to the high morphological and functional complexity of this system. In numerous renal diseases the underlying pathomechanism as well as the primary and secondary damages, concern the vascular system. A better understanding of the local hemodynamics will ...

Modeling and 2-D FE-simulation of Vortex Ripples Using a Three-phase Mixture Approach

T. Reisner[1], H. Steeb[1], and J. Renner[2]
[1]Institute of Mechanics - Continuum Mechanics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
[2]Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

A new continuum-mechanical model for the study of sediment erosion, transport and deposition was developed using a three-phase mixture approach. It differs from existing two-phase models in that the sediment is modeled as two different phases, rigid sediment bed and mobile particles, instead of one phase. The model is currently implemented into Comsol Multiphysics using the Mixture Model and ...

Multiphysics Modeling of Magnetorheological Dampers

D. Case, B. Taheri, and E. Richer
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

A magnetorheological fluid consists of a suspension of microscopic magnetizable particles in a non-magnetic carrier medium. When a magnetic field is produced in the same space, the microscopic particles suspended in the fluid become oriented and form chains along the magnetic flux lines, changing the fluid’s rheology. This project uses COMSOL Multiphysics to examine the magnetic flux lines ...

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