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.

Numerical Methods used in Biomedical Technology

Klaus Liefeith
Institut für Bioprozess- und Analysemesstechnik e.V.

Breakthroughs in biomedicine and IT have provided a wealth (mountain) of data where the key post-genomic challenge is to transform this data into information that can be used to determine biomaterial function. Biomaterial functions arise from complex nonlinear interactions between biological processes occurring over multiple spatial and temporal scales Gaining an understanding of these ...

Numerical simulation of separation flows with FEMLAB 3.1

Carlo Gualtieri
University of Napoli Federico II
Naples, Italy

Flow separation is a common and interesting phenomenon in fluid mechanics with significant effects in practical applications. Thus, it has been the focus of intensive study for many years. The objective of this presentation is to investigate laminar separation flows over a backward-facing step and over a rectangular trench using COMSOL. --------------------------------- Carlo Gualtieri ...

From PDE Toolbox to COMSOL Multiphysics 3.2: Past, Present and Future of Teaching and Research in Thermo-fluids

Enrico Nobile
Università di Trieste
Trieste, Italy

This presentation introduces the history of thermo-fluidics research and teaching and of COMSOL Multiphysics; from its beginnings as the PDE Toolbox until now. --------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography: Enrico Nobile is Full Professor of thermodynamics and heat transfer at DINMA, University of Trieste. Prof. Nobile is author or co-author of more than 70 publications in ...

NASA's Life Support Developments

Jim Knox
Technical Manager
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL

This presentation deals with the investigation of new methods for the adsorption of carbon dioxide and water vapor from manned spacecraft atmospheres. The presentation touches not only the modeling of such methods, but also the important applications. Apart from modeling results on water adsorption and determination of heat transfer coefficients, an historical overview of spacecraft atmosphere ...

The Unroutinary Loads on the LBT Adaptive Secondary Mirror

C. Del Vecchio
INAF-OAA, Firenze, Italy

The thin shell of the LBT Adaptive Secondary Mirror has been manufactured, optically polished, and delivered. The operations and tests required before finally mounting it on the telescope have to be run very carefully, as they imply loads completely different from the ones of the adaptive operational modes - studied in the past with very encouraging results. Deformations and stresses that occur ...

Numerical Model of a Very Light Jet Cavity

F. Teuma Tsafack, T. Kletschkowski, and D. Sachau
Helmut-Schmidt-University / University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany

To prepare for the installation of a combined audio-ANC-system for a very light jet (VLJ), a finite element model of the investigated cavity was developed.Both an eigenvalue analysis and a time harmonic analysis were performed. The latter was needed to determine the transfer functions between error sensors and actuators.The simulations were performed using COMSOL Multiphysics. The results of the ...

Numerical Simulation of a Dezincification Process Controlled by Electromagnetic Fields

S. Letout1, J. C. Tissier2 , G. Cognet1, Y. Fautrelle1, and Y. Du Terrail Couvat1
1SIMAP Laboratory (INPG-CNRS), Saint Martin d’Hères, France
2Ecole Centrale de Lille, Villeneuve D'Ascq, France

A parametric simulator for a dezincification process industrial device analysis has been developed. The device is built upon a COMSOL Multiphysics magneto-thermo-hydraulic coupled model in a cylindrical coordinate system.We study effects of electromagnetic forces on a cast iron load and consequently on Zn gas bubbles trajectories included in the metal.Trajectories are obtained according to mass ...

Development of an Optically-Controlled Biochip

S. Maruo
Yokohama National University, Japan

In this presentation, we present our work on optically controlled microfluidic systems. This includes both numerical simulations and experiments.

Dynamic Response Characteristics of a Novel Electrolyte Transistor

M. C. Hollenbeck1,2, H. Zohdy2,3, R. Brower2, R. Ewing2, and K. Stevens1
1University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
2AFRL/IFTA, Wright Patterson, OH, USA
3Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA

The research presented here shows a multiphysics model for a polymerelectrolyte transistor (PET) simulated in COMSOL Multiphysics.Dynamic transient response and current-voltage characteristics are determined from multiple simulations of an alkaline-acid-alkaline PET in a common collector configuration, showing transistor activity in the ionic currents of the device. This shows that increasing ...

Effects of Plasma Rotation and Magnetic Fields on Convection Flows in the Horizontal Burning High Intensity Discharge Lamps

Y.-M. Li

In this presentation, the effect of a uniform applied magnetic field and a non-uniform field due to a line current (from the lead wire that powered the lamp) are studied and the magnetic fields required to center the arc plasmas are determined. The effects of plasma rotation induced by arc-tube rotation on plasma flows and temperatures are also studied. Critical slip velocities to change the flow ...

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