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.

Numerical Simulations of Thixotropic Fluids

P. Dantan[1], and M. Faye[2]
[1] Université Paris7 Denis Diderot
[2] Université Paris11

In this paper, we introduce a kinetic equation coupled with the Navier-Stokes equations in COMSOL Multiphysics in order to simulate internal structural changes of a flowing complex fluid. Two physical applications are considered, the starting of blood flow in a stenosis and a simulation of a laboratory rheometric set-up. Results show good agreement with the experiments' well known ...

Modeling of Drops Spreading on Patterned Surfaces

J. Frassy[1], C. Lécot[2], C. Delattre[3], and A. Soucemarianadin[1]
[1] LEGI UMR 5519, Grenoble
[2] LAMA UMR 5127, Le Bourget-du-Lac
[3] LETI, CEA Grenoble

We present simulations of drops spreading on heterogeneous surfaces. The droplet height is the solution of a time-dependent non-linear fourth order partial differential equation, which is solved using COMSOL Multiphysics. In the fully wetting case, we compare our results with experimental data and with previous results reported in the literature. The simulation results reveal how ...

MOCVD Research Reactor Simulation

H. Rouch
INOPRO, Villard de Lans

In this paper, we describe the methodology of modeling Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition. As a special case study we investigate the Ag deposit.

Modelling of Tissue Morphogenesis as the Resultant of Constitutive Cells Activities

L. Forest
Laboratoire Techniques de l'Imagerie, de la Modélisation et de la Cognition, Faculté de Médecine, Domaine de la Merci

The aim of this work is to study tissue morphogenesis as a consequence of the constitutive cells dynamics. Tissue morphogenesis is modelled as a cellular system coupled with a global chemical control. p> Two concrete examples are presented, the secondary growth of conifer trees and the epithelial invagination.

Using COMSOL for Studying the Occurrence of a Constant-shaped Concentration Front in the Retention of Gaseous Pollutants by Adsorption Columns

A. Joly[1], V. Volpert[1], and A. Perrard[2]
[1] Université de Lyon
[2] Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, Lyon

Various models, based on mass transfer and different isothermal adsorption equilibrium laws, are developed using COMSOL Multiphysics. These isotherms are representative of the adsorption of various pollutant-adsorbent systems frequently found in decontamination processes. Consequences on breakthrough curves are examined and possible applications to decontamination processes are discussed.

Implementation of a Multi-Axial Pseudoelastic Model to Predict the Dynamic Behavior of Shape Memory Alloys

F. Thiebaud, M. Collet, E. Foltête, and C. Lexcellent
Institut FEMTO-ST, Besancon

Shape Memory Alloys are good candidates for being used as passive dampers, strain sensors, stiffness or shape drivers. In order to develop the use of these alloys in structural vibration control, we present in this paper how to implement a phenomenological model based on the Rl model in COMSOL Multiphysics. We use this implementation to simulate internal loops in order to characterize the ...

Finite Element Approach for Micromagnetic Systems

H. Szambolics[1], L. Buda-Prejbeanu[2], J.C. Toussaint[1,2], and O. Fruchart[1]
[1] Laboratoire Louis Néel, Grenoble
[2] Laboratoire SPINTEC, Grenoble

In this paper we propose a finite element model (FEM), to solve the micro-magnetic equations. Two bi-dimensional test problems are treated to estimate the validity and the accuracy of this approach.

Transport in Highly Heterogeneous Porous Media

G. Debenest, and M. Quintard
Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse

Flows in highly heterogeneous media are found in many practical fields, such as hydrology, petroleum engineering, and chemical engineering. The case of two-region heterogeneous media (fractured media, catalytic beds, etc.) plays a fundamental role. The different questions associated to this specific case are illustrated in this paper for two different kinds of transport: (i) flow of a slightly ...

Crystallization Kinetics of Semi-Crystalline Polymers During Cooling

N. Brahmia[1], P. Bourgin[1], M. Boutaous[1], and D. Garcia[2]
[1] Laboratoire de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire en Plasturgie
[2] Pôle Européen de Plasturgie Belignat

Thermoplastic polymers are frequently used in several industries, and represent the most important group of polymeric materials. During the injection moulding process, the cooling phase including solidification is often the most significant part of the manufacturing cycle. In this paper we study the coupling phenomena between the crystallization and the thermal kinetics in the polymer ...

A Tool for Studying the Ecology of Hydrosystems

D. Peyrard[1], Ph. Vervier[1], S. Sauvage[1], J.M. Sánchez-Pérez[1], and M. Quintard[2]
[1] Laboratoire d’Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes, Toulouse
[2] Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse

The hyporheic zone is defined as an area where water and matter exchange through the sand, gravel, sediments and other permeable soils under and beside streams. Its impact on the hydro-system function is determined by the proportion of subsurface biogeochemical reactions and the fluxes of water exchanging with the hyporheic zone and flowing through the porous sediments. The objective of our ...

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