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 ...

Compressional Waves Generation in Droplets of Water Deposited on a Quartz Crystal

G. Couturier, R. Boisgard, C. Jai, and J.P. Aimé
Université Bordeaux

In this paper, we investigate the compressional wave generation in droplets and use different techniques to correlate the compressional wave generation to the shape of the droplets. Results show a good correlation between eigenmodes predicted by the theory and those experimentally observed.

Thermal Modelling of Metal Surface Texturing by Pulsed Laser

J.M. Jouvard[1], A. Soveja[1,2], and N. Pierron[1]
[1] Laboratoire Laser et Traitements des matériaux, Université de Bourgogne, Le Creusot
[2] Faculté de Génie Mécanique, Université Politehnica Timisoara, Romania

Our work is to improve the surface texturing process by laser irradiation. In this study, thermal modelling of the laser-matter interaction for a single laser impact case is presented. A 1D modelling was carried out. The purpose was to determine the dimension of the liquid layer and the ablated matter volume. The model accounts for the evolution of material thermodynamic properties, the ...

Radiative Heat Transfer in an Infrared Oven

I. Bombard, P. Laurent, and J. Lieto
Laboratoire d’Automatique et de Génie des Procédés (LAGEP), UCB, Lyon

In this paper we use the COMSOL Heat Transfer Module to simulate the radiative and conductive heat transfer in an experimental oven fitted with electrical infrared emitters. In particular, we study paint curing temperature and compare our results to experimental data.

From Numerical to Experimental Study of Microsystems for Dielectrophoresis on Bioparticles

P. Pham, I. Texier, and F. Perraut
CEA-LETI, Direction de la Recherche Technologique, Grenoble

This paper summarizes the numerical contribution to a project for the detection of bioparticles present in a small volume of a liquid sample. Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is used to enhance their transport toward the surface of a detector. The mathematical model is composed of the electrokinetics equation for the DEP force-field calculation, and the advection-diffusion equation for the particle ...

Modelling of High Pressure Discharge Lamps

J-B. Rouffet, S. Bhosle, G. Zissis, and R. Ruscassié
Université Paul Sabatie, Toulouse

This paper presents the modeling of high pressure discharge lamps, which are complex molecular systems, using COMSOL Multiphysics. The model accounts for the momentum, mass and energy conservation equations.

Boundary Conditions Identification for Thermostatic Cauchy Problem by Minimizing an Energy-like Function

T.N. Baranger
LDMS, UMR CNRS-INSA 5006, ISTIL - Université Claude Bernard, Lyon

An energy-like error function is introduced in the context of the ill-posed problem of boundary data recovering, which is commopnly known as a Cauchy problem. Here the problem is converted into an optimization problem. Numerical simulations highlight the efficiency and robustness of the proposed method.

Modeling Heat Barrier Efficiency of Flame Retarded Materials

S. Bourbigot, M. Jimenez, and S. Duquesne
Laboratoire Procédés d’Elaboration des Revêtements Fonctionnels, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, Lille

In this paper, different approaches for modeling heat transfer in materials are examined: Heat anisotropy in styreneacrylonitrile copolymer provided by the nanodispersion and the orientation of single wall carbon nanotubes Heat protection of aluminum plate using nonwoven material made with high performance fibers Fire protection using intumescent paint on steel plate. It is shown that ...

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.

3D Inductive Phenomena Modelling

R. Ernst[1], D. Perrier[2], J. Feigenblum[2], and R. Hemous[2]
[1] EPM - CNRS
[2] Roctool

This paper deals with the Cage System, developed by Roctool, which heats and transforms composite materials. The simulation shows the importance of the inductor design and position relative to the mold.

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