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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Air Damping Simulation of MEMS Torsional Paddle

N. Mahmoodi[1], C. J. Anthony[1]
[1]University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Viscous damping has a significant effect on dynamic performance of the resonators operating within fluid. This work is aimed to find the viscous damping for MEMS torsional paddle operating in air. Interaction of moving structure with the fluid requires a complicated and challenging ... Read More

Formation of Particle Clusters from Rotating Particle Chains

D. Kappe[1], A. Hütten[1]
[1]Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Wittbracht et al. proposed a technique to assemble monolayers of magnetic beads utilizing rotating magnetic fields. The magnetic beads align their magnetization with any applied magnetic field. As long as this field is homogeneous, the particles will only interact with each other. As ... Read More

Simulation of Helmholtz Resonators for Optical Gas Sensing: Comparison Between Pressure Acoustics and Thermoacoustics

B. Parvitte[1], C. Risser[1], R. Vallon[1], V. Zéninari[1]
[1]Université de Reims, Reims, France

Among optical gas sensing methods, photoacoustic (PA) spectroscopy combined with a laser source has proven to be a very robust and sensitive method for trace gas detection. COMSOL Multiphysics® software was used to calculate the frequency response of differential Helmholtz resonator ... Read More

Cloud Computations for Acoustics with Coupled Physics

A. Daneryd[1], D. Ericsson[2]
[1]ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden
[2]COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden

For certain classes of scientific and technical computations the cloud may offer easily accessible, scalable, and affordable gigantic computing power. A power that for these classes may lead to a step change in model and analysis complexity compared to what is feasible with dedicated ... Read More

Determination of the Mechanical Properties in the Avian Middle Ear by Inverse Analysis

P. Muyshondt[1], J. Soons[1], D. de Greef[1], J. Peacock[1], J. Dirckx[1]
[1]University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

The middle ear of birds is a fascinating mechanical system, as it contains only one bony ossicle, compared to three in mammals, yet its auditory performance is not substantially worse. Its design resembles some currently used middle ear prostheses, so the understanding of its working ... Read More

Powder Densification Modeling of the Spark-Plasma-Sintering Process

C. Maniere[1], C. Estournes[2], L. Durand[3], G. Chevallier[1], K. Afanga[1]
[1]Institute Carnot CIRIMAT, Toulouse, France
[2]University Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse, France
[3]CEMES, Toulouse, Toulouse, France

The Spark Plasma Sintering is a breakthrough way of elaboration of more or less complex shape materials from powder. This process allows the sintering of materials in few minutes compare to hours by conventional sintering. One of the main goals of the SPS modeling is to be able to ... Read More

Numerical Analysis of Mass Transfer Rate in Droplet Flow at Microscopic Scales

S. Cito[1], T. Sikanen[1]
[1]Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Droplet flow at microscopic scale is often used to enhance many pharmaceuticals and industrial processes (i.e. liquid–liquid micro-extraction, nanoparticle synthesis, slow reactions in microfluidic devices, etc.). In all these processes, the mass transfer rate, at the interface between ... Read More

Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoir Simulations - A Gas/Liquid Fluid Flow Model for Gas Hydrate Containing Sediments

S. Schlüter[1], T. Hennig[1], G. Janicki[1], G. Deerberg[1]
[1]Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, Germany

In the medium term, gas hydrate reservoirs in the subsea sediment are intended as deposits for carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel consumption. This idea is supported by the fact, that CO2 hydrates are more stable than methane hydrates at certain conditions. The potential of producing ... Read More

Optimization of the Slot Dimensions of a Large Air-gap Linear Synchronous Motor

F. Giacometti[1], C. R. Lines[1], R. J. Cruise[1]
[1]Texchange Limited, London, UK

A COMSOL Multiphysics® model is used to optimise the slot geometry of a large air-gap linear synchronous motor. Fixed dimensions are used for the pole pitch, stator depth, stator width and air-gap, since the amount of available space is usually limited. A parametric sweep of the slot ... Read More

Inclusive Routine of the Soil Surface Energy Balance in COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. Bortoloni[1], M. Bottarelli[2], Y. Su[3]
[1]Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Este, Italy
[2]Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara, Este, Italy
[3]Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

In ground-coupled heat pumps (GCHPs) the coupling between heat pumps and ground occurs by means of ground heat exchangers, that can be installed vertically inside boreholes (BHEs) or horizontally (HGHEs). In the horizontal installation, the heat exchangers are placed in shallow trenches ... Read More