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.

Oil Discharge and Transport in a Natural River

Tomas Ekström1,Klara Linden2
1Carl Bro AB Energy, 2Lunds University

A discharge of hydraulic oil is assumed from an hydroelectric power station. The oil is let out through the outlet from the turbines and is spread into the river. The flow of water, or more correctly, the solution of water and oil, is calculated by Navier-Stoke equation for incompressible fluids. The concentration of oil is calculated by a mass-balance equation. It is assumed that oil is absorbed ...

Simulation of Incompressible Flow through Rhombohedric Pores

R. Viola[1][3], F. Zama[2], M.Tuller[3], and E. Mesini[1]

[1]DICMA, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
[2]Dep. of Mathematics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
[3]Dep. of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA

Advances in visualization and discretization of pore structures by means of Computed Tomography, and rapidly increasing computational capabilities, allow numerical modeling of pore-scale fluid flow based on the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations rather than using a macroscopic approach based on Darcy’s law. To test the capabilities of the COMSOL Multiphysics modeling platform, we ...

Contactless Excitation of MEMS Resonant Sensors by Electromagnetic Driving

M. Baù[1], V. Ferrari[1], and D. Marioli[1]
[1]Department of Electronics for Automation, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

A contactless electromagnetic principle for the excitation of mechanical vibrations in resonant structures has been investigated. The principle relies on no specific magnetic property of the resonator except electrical conductivity and can be adopted for employing the structures as resonant sensors for measurements either in environments not compliant with the requirements of active electronics ...

Computational Micro Fluid Dynamics: Part 2: Case Study: Flow Patterning by Phase-shifted Electroosmotic Flows

F. Schönfeld
Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz, Fluidik und Simulation, Mainz

In the second part of the presentation, we focus on the simulation of electroosmotic flows (EOF). Here we present a new method of generating complex flow patterns relying on the use of EOF in combination with specially designed delay loops. The plug retardation in the delay loop is described in terms of a basic network model and a detailed FEM model (COMSOL Multiphysics). Simulation ...

Designing B-field Coils from the Inside-Out

C.B. Crawford[1], Y. Shin[1], and G. Porter[1]
[1]Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Traditionally the design cycle for magnetic fields involves guessing at a reasonable conductor / magnetic material configuration, using FEA software to calculate the resulting field, modifying the configuration, and iterating to produce the desired field. Our method involved solving the classical Laplace equation on regions with imposed boundary conditions, which was implemented straightforwardly ...

Multiphysics Modelling of an Electromagnetic Horn Dedicated to a Neutrino Superbeam Facility

F. Osswald, and G. Gaudiot
IPHC, Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg

This paper presents thermo-mechanical and electromagnetic computational results in the time-harmonic and transient domains. This includes the stress analysis induced by the magnetic field and resulting pressure, the Joule heating with skin effects and the corresponding deformation.

Modeling the Coupled Mass Transfer Phenomena During Osmotic Dehydration of Fresh and Frozen Mango Tissues

J. Floury[1], Q.T. Pham[2], and A. Le Bail[3]
[1] UMR STLO–INRA–Agrocampus
[2] School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, UNSW
Sydney, Australia.
[3] UMR CNRS GEPEA–ENITIAA, Nantes

In this paper, we present a mathematical model for simulating the mass transfer, during the osmotic dehydration of mango cubes. The mass balance equation for the transport of each constituent is established separately for intracellular and extracellular volumes but accounts for the mass exchange across the cell membrane and the shrinkage of whole tissue.

Thermal Dissipation of DIMM Modules in a Tower-BTX Configuration

G. Sorge, G. Cammarata, and G. Petrone
University of Catania

In this paper we study the natural convection for Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) systems. Numerical models are developed using COMSOL Multiphysics. The results, obtained for imposed ambient temperature and operative conditions (power supplied to the CPUs) were produced and complex fluid motion field could be detected.

Simulation and in-situ Investigation of the Water Transport in the Porous Layers of Hydrogen Operated PEM Fuel Cells

C. Ziegler, T. Heilmann, and J. Hermann
Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme, Freiburg

Water management is one of the most important issues of current research in the field of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). Understanding the transport of liquid water in the fuel cell is necessary for the optimization of the design and the control of PEMFCs. This paper presents a mathematical model that describes the dynamic two-phase transport and the experimentally observed ...

Computer Simulation of Drug Release Kinetics of Mauran-Chitosan Nanoparticle in COMSOL

S. Raveendran[1], S. Sukuvihar[2], S. Kumar[1], and T. Maekawa[1]
[1]Tokyo University
[2]Senshin Technologies

• Bionanotechnology is a stream of modern science that deals with the study of biotechnology & nanotechnology applications. • Drug delivery applications as a key area of research attains more critical approaches where the role of nanoparticles are inevitable. • Biocompatible, non-cytotoxic hybrid mauran- chitosan nanoparticles has been synthesized and the drug release kinetics were ...

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