See How Multiphysics Simulation Is Used in Research and Development

Engineers, researchers, and scientists across industries use multiphysics simulation to research and develop innovative product designs and processes. Find inspiration in technical papers and presentations they have presented at the COMSOL Conference. Browse the selection below or use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area.
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Heat Transfer and Phase Changex

Modeling of Pound Cake Baking Behavior in Continuous Flow

M. Khodeir [1], O. Rouaud [2], V. Jury [2], P. Le-Bail [3],
[1] ONIRIS, GEPEA, France
[2] GEPEA - UMR 6144 CNRS - ONIRIS, Nantes, France
[3] INRA, UR 1268, Biopolymères Interactions Assemblages, Nantes, France.

Cake batters are complex fat-in-water emulsions with four bulk phases (aqueous, fat, gas, and solid starch granules). The process of cake baking is very complex since a change in thermo-physical properties of batter take place during this process. The aim of this project is to develop an ... Read More

Transient Modeling of a Fluorine Electrolysis Cell Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

E. Oosthuizen [1], P. L. Crouse [1],
[1] University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

The design of the commercial fluorine electrolysis cells in operation in South Africa is based on technology dating essentially from the era before the proliferation of computer simulation software. The model reported here was initiated to generate a more fundamental understanding of ... Read More

Thermoelectric Generators with Air/Water Cooling and Novel Metamaterial Components

D. Buna [1], D. Tafone [1], L. Hohxa [1],
[1] Ramapo College of NJ, US

Extensive research efforts have been dedicated recently to developing and characterizing metamaterials that improve the performance of common thermoelectric materials and the electric contacts within a thermoelectric generator (TEG). With increasing demand for clean energy and climate ... Read More

Thermal Design of Power Electronic Devices and Modules

N. Delmonte[1], M. Bernardoni[1], P. Cova[1], and R. Menozzi[1]
[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

This work describes a way to apply 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to the thermal design of power electronic modules using simplified geometry models of the system components. The method here presented can overcome the problem of solving equation systems with a very high number of ... Read More

Inverse Analysis for Heat Transfer Coefficient Identification

F. Tondini[1], P. Bosetti[1], and S. Bruschi[1]

[1]DIMS, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

The hot stamping of boron steels for producing complex structural components of the car body-in-white is more and more widespread. Optimization of sheet forming technologies at elevated temperatures is still troublesome, since the thermal, mechanical and metallurgical phenomena ... Read More

Laser Welding of a Titanium Feed Through

H. Viatge
SORIN Group, France

In all implantable medical devices, one main challenge is to assure no water penetrates in the electronic part of the system. To be able to transmit the electronic information from the inside of the device to the lead without any water infiltration, we used a complex part called feed ... Read More

Thermal Analysis of Vacuum Distillation Chamber in Pyroprocessing Facility

D. Sujish, S. Agarwal, B. Muralidharan, B.K. Sharma, V. Suresh Kumar, B. Prabhakara Reddy, G. Ravisankar, K. Nagarajan, C.A. Babu, and P. Kalyanasundaram
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

Non aqueous metal fuel reprocessing involves electrochemical deposition of spent metallic fuel on the cathode of an electrolytic cell. Apart from metal fuel, the cathode deposit would also contain occluded molten salts and liquid cathode. Subsequent purification and consolidation of ... Read More

Computational Building Physics using Comsol: Research, Education and Practice

J. van Schijndel
Eindhoven University of Technology,
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Jos van Schijndel completed his MSc in 1998 at the Department of Applied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe). In 2007 he obtained a PhD degree at the TUe on integrated heat, air and moisture modeling. Currently, he is assistant professor focusing on Computational ... Read More

Thermal Simulation of an Evaporation Reactor

H. Rouch, and S. Desbois
Villard de Lans, France

In this article we present Simulations results of an evaporation reactor for optical layer applications. The thermal simulation concern the source of the evaporated material. An experimental problem is ralated to the shape of the material powder surface: due to the evaporation rate, the ... Read More

Using COMSOL to Estimate the Heat Losses of Composite Panels Undergoing Repairs Using Bayesian Inference

A. Emery[1]
[1]University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Composite repairs involve applying a prescribed heat flux which must be adjusted to account for heat losses. These losses must be estimated. Parameter estimation requires a knowledge of sensitivities. This is often done using finite differences. As shown in the figure, substantial errors ... Read More