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.

Microwave Heating at the Grain Level

S. Lefeuvre[1], and O. Gomonova[2]
[1]Eurl Creawave, Toulouse, France
[2]Siberian State Aerospace University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

The microwave heating and processing of heterogeneous material is usually simulated using a set of coupled PDE equations in an homogeneous medium. Nowadays it is possible to describe more accurately the process with a suitable description of the heterogeneities that is at the grain level. Many authors work with spheres (circles) to represent the grains but it is difficult to achieve an ...

Modelling and Experimental Validation Possibilities of Heat Transfer Room Model

M. Zalesak, and V. Gerlich
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic

The study presents first authors experience with COMSOL Multiphysics environment used as a possible modeling tool of thermal building behavior. The idea of the project was to gain thermal response to changed boundary conditions with the application of COMSOL environment as a modeling tool for 3D buildings or 3D building segments. The room as building segment was implemented in the COMSOL ...

Shear Induced Detachment Of Microorganisms Attached To A Plane Wall

B. Boulbène, J. Morchain, and P. Schmitz
Université de Toulouse, NSA, UPS, INP, LISBP, Toulouse, France

We present numerical results involving microorganisms adhering to a plane surface submitted to a shear flow. The purpose is to have a better understanding of the removal mechanisms occurring during the cleaning in place of food processing equipments. The biological cell, i.e. the microorganism, is modelled as a rigid obstacle embedded in the bottom wall of the fluid domain. Shear induced ...

Numerical Implementation Of A Multivariable Thermomechanical Model For Unsaturated Bentonite

V-M. Pulkkanen, and M. Olin
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland

A compacted bentonite clay buffer is planned to be used as a part of the engineered barrier system in the KBS-3 concept for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Simulations together with experimental studies are needed to ensure that bentonite fulfills its safety functions in the concept. In this paper, one type of bentonite model, namely a thermomechanical model developed by Jussila, is presented ...

Multiphysics System Simulation for MEMS Inertial Sensors

R. Sattler
University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg, Germany

This paper gives an overview of modelling microsensors on geometry and system level. The focus will be on the generation of the multiphysics reduced order system model and the coupling with package and ASIC models. The method is based on modal superposition. This means all the details of the sensor can be considered in a finite element model. The mechanical mode shapes of this model form the ...

Modeling System Dynamics in a MEMS-Based Stirling Cooler

D. Guo, A. McGaughey, G. Fedder, M. Lee, and S. Yao
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Micro-scale devices based on the Stirling cycle are an attractive choice for chip- and board-level electronics. A new Stirling cycle micro-refrigeration system composed of arrays of silicon MEMS cooling elements has been designed. COMSOL is used to evaluate the thermal performance of the system. Simulation of compressible flow and heat transfer with a large deformed mesh has been successfully ...

FSI for Coolant Flow in Research-type Nuclear Reactors

F. Curtis[1], K. Ekici[1], and J. Freels[2]
[1]University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
[2]Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN

The High Flux Isotope Reactor, located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is scheduled to undergo a conversion of the fuel used and this proposed change requires an extensive analysis of the flow through the reactor core. The core consists of approximately 500 very thin and long fuel plates through which the coolant (water) flows at a very high rate. Therefore, the design and the flow ...

Accurate Parameters Extraction of Multiconductor Transmission Lines in Multilayer Dielectric Media

S. Musa[1], M. Sadiku[1], and O. Momoh[2]
[1]Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
[2]Indiana University-Purdue University

Development of very high speed integrated circuits is currently of great interest for today\'s technologies. This paper presents the quasi-TEM approach for the accurate parameters extraction of multiconductor transmission lines interconnect in single, two, and three-layered dielectric regions using the finite element method (FEM). We illustrate that FEM is accurate and effective for modeling ...

Optimized Design of Shielded Microstrip Lines using Adaptive Finite Element Method

P. Kakria[1], A. Marwaha[1], and M. S. Manna[2]
[1]Electronics & Communication department, SLIET Longowal, Distt. Sangrur, Punjab, India.
[2]Electrical & Instrumentation department, SLIET Longowal, Distt. Sangrur, Punjab, India.

In this paper, the attempt has been made to design and analyze single strip shielded Microstrip line with capacitive coupling. The main objective is to compute the capacitance per unit length of shielded Microstrip line using Finite Element technique. The computational and simulation work has been carried out with the help of FEM based COMSOL Multiphysics software. The shielded Microstrip ...

Optimization of Thermoelectric Energy Harvester using COMSOL Multiphysics

A. Takezawa, and M. Kitamura
Division of Mechanical System and Applied Mechanics
Faculty of Engineering
Hiroshima University

This paper discusses a geometrical optimization method for thermoelectric generators. Our method provides the optimized geometry in accord with various arbitrary conditions such as types of materials, volume of materials, temperatures of installation position, and shape of installation position. It has the potential to contribute to improving thermoelectric devices in supporting design ...

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