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.

Transient Electromagnetic-Thermal FE-Model of a SPICE-Coupled Transformer Including Eddy Currents with COMSOL Multiphysics 4.2

H. Neubert[1], R. Disselnkötter[2], and T. Bödrich[1]
[1]Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Electromechanical and Electronic Design, Dresden, Germany
[2]ABB AG, Forschungszentrum Deutschland, Ladenburg, Germany

Current transformers are used to measure currents in power grid systems. They are characterized by strong interactions between external electrical sources and loads respectively and the magnetic subsystem. Self-heating due to losses has to be considered because of the temperature-dependent material behaviour. The paper presents a transient 3D FEA transformer model which includes a H(|B|) ...

Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling for an Optimized Design of a Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting MEMS Generator

I. Kuehne[1], A. van der Linden[2], J. Seidel[1], M. Schreiter[1], L. Fromme[2], and A. Frey[1]
[1]Siemens AG, Corporate Research & Technologies, Munich, Germany
[2]Comsol Multiphysics GmbH, Göttingen, Germany

This paper reports the design of a piezoelectric energy harvesting micro generator for an energy autonomous tire pressure monitoring wireless sensor node. For our design we use a piezoelectric MEMS generator approach without additional mass. The intrinsic mass of the cantilever is in the microgram region and the resulting acceleration forces are very small. The generator has a triangular ...

Design of Electrochemical Machining Processes by Multiphysics Simulation

M. Hackert-Oschätzchen, S. F. Jahn, and A. Schubert
Chemnitz University of Technology
Chemnitz, Germany

The principle of electrochemical machining (ECM) is the anodic dissolution of a metallic workpiece at the interface to a liquid ionic conductor under the influence of electric charge transport. This erosion principle works independently from the mechanical hardness of the workpiece and is free of mechanical forces. The design of electrochemical machining processes is still performed ...

Modelling of a Differential Sensor in Eddy Current Non-destructive Evaluation

A. Rosell[1], and G. Persson[2]
[1]Volvo Aero Corporation, Trollhättan, Sweden
[2]Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Interaction between the probe and a defect in eddy current non-destructive evaluation is studied. Evaluation of sensor signal response is the basis for the calculation. In this work a differential sensor is considered and the problem regarded here is problem 8 from the testing of electromagnetic analysis methods (TEAM) workshops. The truncation, referring to the position of the outer ...

Thermal Performance of the New Bioclimatic Hall of the Historical Hospital in Florence

C. Balocco, and E. Marmonti
Dipartimento di Energetica “Sergio Stecco”
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Firenze, Italy

The main aim of the present work is the study of the thermal and energy performances of the new hall of the Old St.Maria Nuova Hospital in the center of Florence (Italy). Transient simulations were carried out of the 3D model of the hall to analyse the air flow patterns, distribution and velocity, provided by an existing typical fan-coils air system. The present study highlights the importance ...

Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of an Innovative System of Wind Power Generation

S. Carcangiu, A. Fanni, and A. Montisci
Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering
University of Cagliari
Cagliari, Italy

In this work an innovative wind power generation in urban areas is proposed. The generation system substitutes the roof of the building and it consists of a static part, the stator, and a moving part, called impeller, which is a centripetal turbine with vertical axis of rotation. Since the objective is to conveying the air flow in the stator, the logarithmic spiral has been chosen as the shape ...

Near-fields in Arrays of Triangular Particles: Coupling Effects and Field Enhancements

M. Goncalves[1], T. Makaryan[2], G. Papageorgiou[3], U. Herr[3], and O. Marti[1]
[1]Ulm University - Inst. of Experimental Physics, Ulm, Germany
[2]Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia
[3]Ulm University - Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials, Ulm, Germany

Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) investigations of silver and gold triangular nanoparticles reveal strong field enhancements at the corners of the particles. Though the measurements were done at wavelengths far from the surface-plasmon resonance of the particles, large field enhancements can be generated by near-field coupling between the triangular particles and smaller metal ...

Verification and Validation of Flow and Transport Processes in Fractured Porous Media

J. Perko, S. C. Seetharam, and D. Mallants
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
SCK-CEN, Belgium

Knowledge of the effect of fractures on fluid flow and transport is of great interest in many fields. In radioactive waste disposal the interest in fractures within concrete structure is because they are mostly more permeable than the matrix, there is less or no sorption and because long-term chemical concrete degradation could progress faster. Assessment of long-term transport processes is ...

Design and Characterization of a Novel High-g Accelerometer

S. Heß, R. Külls, and S. Nau
Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institut
Efringen-Kirchen, Germany

The Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institute (EMI) developed a novel, high-g accelerometer, which is an undamped MEMS device, containing self-supporting piezoresistive elements. The main requirements for such a sensor are high sensitivity, high resonant frequency and a solid mechanical design. Due to the fact, that pure analytic analyses cannot cover all multi-physical aspects of such a complex device the ...

Thermal Modelling of a Solar Water Collector Highly Building Integrated

F. Motte, and C. Cristofari
University of Corsica
Laboratory of Vignola
Ajaccio
Corsica, France

A new concept of solar water collector, highly building integrated has been developed and patented. This collector is hidden into a drainpipe and is totally invisible from the ground level. The drainpipe keeps its water evacuation function. Each installation is composed of several modules serial connected. An experimental wall has been build to test the thermal performances of the instalation ...

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