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.

Advanced 3D Imaging Coupled to Modeling of Fuel Cell and Battery Electrodes

F. Tariq[1], V. Yufit[1], M. Marinescu[1], G. Cui[1], M. Kishimoto[1], N. Brandon[1]
[1]Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and Li-ion batteries (LIB) are electrochemical devices where performance is dependent on reactions inside porous electrode microstructures. Here we use tomographic techniques to probe 3D electrode structures (anodes and cathodes) at micro-nanometer length scales. Subsequently, micro/nano structural changes in electrodes are characterized and quantified. Utilizing ...

Simulation of a Single-Sided Magnetic Particle Imaging Device with COMSOL Multiphysics®

K. Gräfe[1], J. Mrongowius[1], T.M. Buzug[1]
[1]Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Luebeck, Germany

For the MPI imaging process, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are used as tracer material. The particles are excited by a sinusoidally varying magnetic field. A field-free point (FFP) is generated by the superposition of two magnetic fields. The FFP is important for the imaging process, since only the SPIONs in the FFP and its direct neighbourhood are essential for the received ...

Design Optimisation of an Field Free Point Magnetic Particle Imaging scanner

G. Bringout[1], T.M. Buzug[1]
[1]Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a new imaging technology based on the non-linear magnetisation of magnetic nanoparticles which can be used as a tracer material. In a high speed 1D MPI Device, a sinusoidal signal containing a single frequency generate a time-varying magnetic field via the drive coil. We propose to use a COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation to be able to calculate otherwise ...

Optimizing Transducer Configuration of Capacitive Sensors for Agricultural Applications

N. Stroia[1], D. Moga[1], G. Mocanu[1], Z. Barabas[1], R. Moga [2]
[1]Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

This work aims to determine optimized configuration using COMSOL Multiphysics® for a class of transducers. Two types of capacitive sensors needed for monitoring and control in agriculture are investigated: a rain sensor and a soil humidity sensor. COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to test various configurations for both transducers, like the number of teeth in the comb, the depth of the teeth, the ...

Integrated Solar Thermal Collector with Heat Storage

A.R. Sánchez-Guitard[1], E. Ruiz-Reina[1]
[1]University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

In this work, we study the design of a new integrated system for Solar Water Heating that combines the solar thermal energy collection (primary circuit) with the heat storage (secondary circuit) into the same device. We have performed different finite element method simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics®, for solving the equations of heat transfer (conduction and convection) and those of fluid ...

Simulated Rheometry of a Nonlinear Viscoelastic Fluid

A. Czirják[1], Z. Kőkuti[1], G. Tóth-Molnár[1], P. Ailer[2], L. Palkovics[2], G. Szabó[1]
[1]University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
[2]Kecskemét College, Kecskemét, Hungary

In certain cases, the accuracy of measurements with a rotational rheometer can be influenced by inefficient thermal management, by the heat generated in the sample, or by rod-climbing due to the Weissenberg effect. We investigate the effect of these phenomena with simulations in COMSOL Multiphysics®. Our model is based on the axial symmetric (2D) formulation of the two-phase flow with the ...

Understanding of How Megathrust Earthquakes Affect Volcanoes

Youichiro TAKADA[1]
[1]Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Several volcanic regions in the northeastern Honshu locally subsided in response to the crustal deformation associated with the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku earthquake. High temperature rocks are distributed at shallow depths under these volcanic regions, and we interpret that the localized deformation of such hot regions due to the earthquake fault rupture caused the subsidence. We applied COMSOL ...

Drying Model of Two-Particle System Solution Considering Capillary Pressure

Kanji INOKO[1]

[1]Toyota Technical Development Corporation, Toyota, Aichi, Japan

The performance of Li-ion battery is known to be dependent on the thickness direction distribution of binder volume fraction. The distribution is determined by drying process of electrode ink, which contains large active material and small binder. With the aim of predicting binder segregation, we studied new drying model of two-particle system solution by considering capillary pressure.

Numerical Simulation for Landfill Stabilization Process considering Degradation of Organic Chemical Compounds in Waste

Hiroyuki ISHIMORI[1]
[1]Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

This presentation describes the numerical simulation model where gas/liquid two-phase porous media flow equations are coupled to multicomponent gas-phase transport and water-phase transport equations in COMSOL Multiphysics. This is done in order to predict the landfill stabilization process considering degradation of organic chemical compounds in waste.

Development of New Blade Profile for Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Shuya YOSHIOKA[1]

[1]Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Vertical axis wind turbine has low rotation performance compared with that of horizontal axis wind turbine. This study proposes a new blade shape for vertical axis wind turbine effective for wide range of wind speed. Results obtained from a numerical COMSOL simulation and wind tunnel experiments show the proposed new blade profile has higher performance as compared with conventional blade ...

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