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.

Optimization of Mechanical Properties of Superconducting Cavities for Project X LINAC

I. Gonin[1], M. Awida[1], T. Khabiboulline[1], V. Yakovlev[1]
[1]Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA

Project X is a proposed proton accelerator complex at Fermilab. The CW LINAC is based on five types of resonators operating at three frequencies: half-wave, spoke, and elliptical. The low beam current for the CW operation of Project X requires cavities to operate at a high loaded Q and, thus, narrow bandwidth. Therefore, it requires optimal mechanical design of the cavities to minimize the ...

Modelling of a Single Cardiomyocyte Interaction with a Microcantilever Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

I. Banerjee[1]
[1]Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

: One of the most commonly used techniques for quantification of beating forces exerted by cardiomyocytes is culturing them on a bed of vertical microcantilevers or microposts. The position of the microcantilevers is observed through advanced imaging techniques and the displacements are observed over a period of time. The stiffness of the microcantilevers is known and thus the force can be ...

Relevance of Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes Involved in the Construction and Operation of Copper Heap Leach Pads

M. Tincopa[1], A. Nardi[2], G. Roman-Ross[2] , J. Molinero[2]
[1]Technic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
[2]Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain

Heap leaching in the mining industry had become a sophisticated practice at least 500 years ago. It is a mineral processing technology whereby piles of crushed Run-of–Mine rock are leached with chemical solutions to extract minerals. The goal of this work is to contribute to the understanding of the behavior of a heap leach pad by using coupled Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical simulations. COMSOL ...

Molecular Gas Flow in a Fish Trap Nozzle – Challenge to the Second Law of Thermodynamics

R. Eisenschmid[1]
[1]OPTIMA pharma GmbH, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

During examination of molecular gas flow in freeze dryers in near-vacuum properties, an idea came up to model a molecular fish trap nozzle. An appropriate shape of this fish trap nozzle allows to separate free flowing molecules into 2 chambers, and obtain a pressure gain in a isothermal environment (molecular flow “diode”). While particles don't change their magnitude of momentum after ...

Modeling Melting Profiles in Chocolate Pieces for Optimizing their Sensory Properties

B. Watzke[1], F. Lenfant[1], N. Martin[1]
[1]Nestlé research Centre, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Switzerland

Chocolate is a pleasurable product largely consumed over the world. It is known that ingredients, process and particle size distribution largely impact the chocolate sensory perceptions. It was hypothesized that a suitable choice of chocolate size and geometry modifies in-mouth melting and aroma release and modulates flavour and oral texture perception. Since in-vivo experiments on chocolate ...

Modelling of Non-Equilibrium Effects in Solvent-Enhanced Spontaneous Imbibition in Fractured Reservoirs

M. Chahardowli[1], R. Farajzadeh[1] , H. Bruining[1]
[1]TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

In fractured reservoirs, much of the oil is stored in low permeable matrix blocks that are surrounded by a high permeability fracture network. Therefore, production from fractured reservoir depends on the transfer between fracture and matrix, which is critically dependent on their interaction. COMSOL Multiphysics® was implemented to model the process of penetration of the aqueous phase into an ...

Modelling of a 5 Cell Intermediate Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (IT-PEFC) Stack: Analysis of Flow Configuration and Heat Transfer

A.S. Chandan[1], A. Mossadegh Pour[2], R. Steinberger-Wilckens[2]
[1]Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
[2]University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs) are a key technology in the advancement of society towards a low carbon future, in particular for use within the automotive sector. PEFCs are advantageous due to their low operating temperature (60-80 deg.C), quick start up times and responsiveness to load change. However, the requirement for expensive platinum, difficulty of water management and heat ...

Optimizing Electrode Surface Area by COMSOL Multiphysics®

B K SRIHARI[1], Dr K Nagarajan[1], Dr B Prabhakar Reddy[1], P VENKATESH[1]
[1]Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

In the design of electrorefiner, Working electrode and Counter electrode surface areas are very important. The main aim of this study is to understand the effect of the ratio of Anode to cathode Surface areas in an electrorefining cell. Application of this model to design electrorefiner for metallic spent nuclear fuel is discussed with respect to Uranium recovery. Shaping of real anode surface ...

Transport of Cadmium through Molten Salt to Argon Cover Gas in Electrorefiner

K.Revathy[1], S. Agarwal[1], B. Muralidharan[1], G. Padmakumar[1], K. K. Rajan[1]
[1]Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India

Electro refining is one of the important step in the Pyro processing nuclear spent fuel with molten salt. The electro refiner is a process vessel consists of anode ,cathodes and stirrers and ultra –high pure argon gas is provided at the top for inert atmosphere and at the bottom a cadmium layer is provided. The vapor pressure of the cadmium is high at the operating temperature, the cadmium ...

Finite-Element Analysis of High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Masanori HASHIGUCHI et al.[1]

[1]Keisoku Engineering System Co., Ltd., Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan

Using COMSOL Multiphysics, numerical solution of electromagnetic field of microstrip open stub is obtained in frequency domain of 0.1GHz - 60GHz by using the COMSOL RF Module and the computed S11 is compared to experiment. It was found that the S11 predicted here is in good agreement with the experimental result reported in Ref.1.

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