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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The Metal Patch Effect on the Microwave Heating Uniformity

Huacheng Zhu [1], Qian Meng [2], Quansheng Wang [2], Youqi Deng [2],
[1] Institute of Applied Electromagnetics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
[2] College of Physical Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Microwave heating is known for its efficiency and instantaneity. However, the non-uniformity of the microwave heating has limited the development of its application in industry. In order to solve this problem, a metal patch sticking to the turntable was proposed. During the heating ... Read More

Knowledge and Skills Acquisition via a “Parallel” Problem Solving Approach

J. R. Sanders [1], S. N. Jorgensen [1],
[1] Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, USA

To be competitive in today’s workforce, students in STEM undergraduate programs are expected to develop problem-solving skills. Often, this occurs through guidance and practice in the form of assignments, labs, experiential learning opportunities, teamwork, and other means. The concept ... Read More

RF Hot-Zone Location within Rectangular Confined Spaces

R. Rodriguez[1]
[1]University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

RF propagation modelling in (30 – 1000 MHz) SAR region for predicting the location and intensities of constructive interference patterns within rectangular confined spaces using waveguide theory and ray tracing techniques. Read More

Heat Generation from H₂/D₂ Pressurization of Nanoparticles: Simulation of the Experiments on COMSOL Multiphysics®

A. Osouf[1], G. Miley[2], B. Stunkard[3], T. Patel[3], E. Ziehm[2], K. Kyu-Jung[3], A. Krishnamurthy[1]
[1]Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
[2]Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
[3]University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

A COMSOL Multiphysics® model of our apparatus has been created in order to simulate the pressurizations of our nanoparticles by Deuterium. Using reference measurements during a cooling process, we calibrated the model so that its thermal aspects reflect the ones of our experimental set ... Read More

Strong Localization and Rapid Time Scales of Superheating in Solid-State Nanopores new

E. Levine[1], G. Nagashima[1], D. Hoogerheide[1], M. Burns[2], J. Golovchenko[1]
[1]Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
[2]Rowland Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Extreme localized superheating and homogeneous vapor bubble nucleation have recently been demonstrated in a single nanopore in thin, solid state membranes [1]. Aqueous electrolytic solution present within the pore is superheated to well above its boiling point by Joule heating from ionic ... Read More

An Approach to Modeling Vacuum Desorption new

C. F. Gomez[1], R. Schunk[1], R. F. Coker[1], J. Knox[1]
[1]NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

The objective of this simulation effort is to develop a mathematical model of vacuum desorption on a POC (Proof of Concept) canister loaded with Zeolite 13X/5A . This canister contains a pelletized adsorption bed which is used to adsorb H2O and CO2. Once this bed is fully saturated with ... Read More

Multiphysical Simulation of Moved Data Cable

M. Raum [1]
[1] Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen, BY, Germany

In general this thesis is about the effects of mechanical stress on data cables in moved applications. If a data cable is loaded with different kind of forces and used within high frequency applications it is possible, that the geometrical changes may have an impact on the electrical ... Read More

Process Intensification Efforts towards Efficient, Modular, Solar-Thermochemical Production of Liquid Fuels

L. Freiberg [1], M. Coblyn [1], G. Jovanovic [1], N. AuYeung [1],
[1] Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Concerning the reduction of fossil-energy use from industrial processes, power generation and transportation, concentrated solar power from dish reflectors is well suited for driving highly endothermic reactions that valorize CO2 and/or light hydrocarbons. In this study, a directly ... Read More

A 3D Simulation of the Diffusion Profile of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in the Inner Ear Using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software

S. Bharadwaj [1], A. Oleksijew [1], J. Fernandez [2], C. Miller [1], K. Coots [1], K. Nella [1], H. T. Chang [1], C. P. Richter [1, 3], J. Kessler [1], A. Matsuoka [1]
[1] Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
[2] Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
[3] Resonance Medical, LLC., Chicago, IL, USA

Sensorineural hearing loss, which is the most common type of hearing impairment, originates from damaged inner ear nerves. However, this can be treated in many cases by regenerating the synaptic connections between the extant Spiral Ganglion Neurons (SGNs) and transplanted human stem ... Read More

Thermal analysis of a spent fuel transportation cask

P. Goyal[1], V. Verma[1], R. K. Singh[1], and A. K. Ghosh[1]
[1]Reactor Safety Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India

Spent fuel transportation casks are required to meet among others (test conditions), the regulatory thermal test conditions in order to demonstrate their ability to withstand specified accidental fire conditions during transport. This paper describes the transient thermal analysis ... Read More