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Use of COMSOL Multiphysics® Software for Physics Laboratory Exercises

H. van Halewijn [1],
[1] Fontys Hogeschool, Applied Physics, Eindhoven, Netherlands

COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to simulate thermal flow experiments at out University for Applied Physics. Students have to measure thermal flow problems and verify the measurements with detailed simulations. The desired accuracy is 5% or less. The presentation will cover 3 laboratory experiments: cooling of an Aluminum rod by natural convection, time dependent heat flow into a container with sand ...

Control of Systems Modeled by COMSOL Multiphysics® as Distributed Parameter Systems

G. Hulkó[1], C. Belavý[1], P. Bucek[1], K. Ondrejkovic[1], and P. Zajícek[1]

[1]Institute of Automation, Measurement and Applied Informatics of Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

In systems and control theory dynamical systems described by partial differential equations are known as distributed parameter systems. So for modeling and dynamical analysis of distributed parameter systems wide possibilities are offered by COMSOL Multiphysics® based on numerical solution of sets of partial differential equations by finite element method. Paper presents actual possibilities ...

Using The Time Parameter As The Third Geometrical Dimension

J. Krah
AkerSolutions, Fornebu, Norway

The paper demonstrates that for some models a 2D geometry in Cartesian coordinates can be used to obtain a 3D solution with changes in z-direction. A heat exchanger serves as an example of a practical application. The required flow rate in a straight cooling pipe penetrating perpendicularly into a warm wall is calculated to keep the wall temperature below a given limit. Cold water pumped into ...

Is Experimentation More Intuitive?

R. Venkataraghavan
Unilever R&D
Bangalore, India

Venkataraghavan is the Discover Category Leader, Water, working at the interface of Science, Technology and Business, for developing solutions and products for water purification at Unilever R&D, Bangalore. He joined Unilever in 2002 and earlier worked in interfacial science, materials science and electrodynamics for the Laundry Category. Venkataraghavan also had a stint with Unilever Technology ...

Web Based Laboratories for Teaching Electromagnetics for TEMPUS eLab Project

Y. El-Qattan [1], H. Ghali[1]
[1]Electrical Engineering Department, The British University in Egypt (BUE), El Sherouk City, Egypt

This paper presents a successful step towards the development of a “web-based laboratory” for teaching basic, and even advanced, electromagnetic concepts. The main idea is to develop a reusable model for the student to be used exactly as a hardware experiment in a physical laboratory, where he/she can change some of the experiment\'s physical parameters and get corresponding results. The two ...

Nonstandard High Voltage Electric Insulation Models

T. Christen[1]
[1]ABB, Corporate Research, Zürich, Switzerland

The design of modern electric insulation devices for medium and high voltage (HV) applications requires computational work that goes beyond solving just a Laplace equation for the electric potential, and limiting the electric field below critical values. Both field calculation and determination of breakdown limits are often challenges for the development of HV insulation systems. Two examples ...

A Simulation App for Determining How Best to Cool a Beer Bottle

J. Richter[1], T. Hilbig[1], C. Schröder[1]
[1]University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany

The scope of this project was the creation of a short and comprehensive tutorial for the use of COMSOL® Application Builder for students at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld. The tutorial is based on the everyday life “problem” how to cool a beer bottle most efficiently. It shows how to use the most important features and tools (e.g. creating buttons, input fields, methods, generating ...

Building Energy Simulation Using the Finite Element Method

J. van Schijndel[1]
[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

In order to predict, improve and meet a certain set of performance requirements related to the indoor climate of buildings and the associated energy demand, building energy simulation (BES) tools are indispensable. Due to the rapid development of FEM software and the Multiphysics approaches, it should possible to build and simulate full 3D models of buildings regarding the energy demand. The ...

Extending Engineering Simulations to Scientists: Food Safety and Quality Prediction Using COMSOL Multiphysics® and LiveLink™ for Excel®

A. Warning[1], A. K. Datta[1]
[1]Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

The objective of this study was to develop an easy to use interface in Excel® that connects to not only the solvers in COMSOL Multiphysics®, but also existing databases of food properties, foodborne pathogenic microorganisms kinetics, and chemical kinetics, creating a comprehensive simulation software to predict food safety and quality. The user interface allows the user to select the food, ...

Modeling of Nonuniform Magnetisation of a Ferrite Loaded Waveguide

H. V. Dixit [1], A. R. Jadhav [2], Y. M. Jain [3], A. N. Cheeran [1], V. Gupta [2], P. K. Sharma [3],
[1] Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
[2] Vidyavardhini's College of Engineering and Technology, Vasai, Maharashtra, India
[3] Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

The modelling of a ferrite material is conventionally carried out using the Polder permeability tensor which assumes that the ferrite is saturated by a uniform magnetic field. This assumption is often inaccurate due to the constraints imposed by boundary conditions which renders the magnetic field non-uniform. This work proposes to overcome this by determining the magnetic field through a ...