User Presentations &
Poster Sessions

Over one hundred user presentations of multiphysics applications will be given at the conference. By attending these sessions, you can connect with your colleagues and learn from their experience using COMSOL Multiphysics. The program includes
moderated user presentation sessions and a grand poster session.
View the growing list of abstract submissions below. This list will be updated periodically.

Presentation sessions

Thursday, October 13

Multiphysics I
Electrochemical Processes
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Magnetic & Electric Fields
Heat Transfer
Bioengineering I
Structural Mechanics I
MEMS
Optics, Photonics and Semiconductors
Poster Session

Friday, October 14

Transport Phenomena
EM Heating
Optimization, Inverse Methods & Numerics
Bioengineering II
Electromagnetics
Heat Transfer & Phase Change
MEMS & Microfluidics
Structural Mechanics II
Poster Session

Thursday, October 4

Multiphysics II
Poster Session

User Talks

Thursday, October 13

Multiphysics I

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Salon F
Moderator: Michael Ekholm, Johnson Screens
Simulation of an Atmospheric Pressure Direct Current Microplasma Discharge in He/N2

L. Tong
Keisoku Engineering System Co. Ltd.
Tokyo
Japan
Modeling the Performance of Energy Recovery Ventilators

N. Lemcoff1, R. Pastor2, and E. Miravete1
1Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, CT
2General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT
Analysis of Thermoelectric Phenomena

J. Crompton, S. Yushanov, L. Gritter, and K. Koppenhoefer
AltaSim Technologies, LLC.
Columbus, OH
Laminar Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Studies of an Electrical Conducting Fluid Subject to Combined Electric and Magnetic Fields

E. Gutierrez-Miravete1, T. DePuy2, and X. Xie2
1Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT
2Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT
A High-Efficiency Micro-Channel Regenerative Heat Exchanger for Fluid Processing

O. Yildirim, and Z. Guo
Intellectual Ventures Laboratories
Bellevue, WA
An Analysis of Spin-Diffusion Dominated Ferrofluid Spin-Up Flows in Uniform Rotating Magnetic Fields

S. Khushrushahi1, A. Guerrero2, C. Rinaldi3, and M. Zahn1
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2Univeridad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia
3University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR
Poromechanics Investigation at Pore-scale Using Digital Rock Physics Laboratory

S. Zhang1, N. Saxena2, P. Barthelemy1, and M. Marsh1
1Visualization Sciences Group, Burlington, MA, USA
2Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
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Electrochemical Processes

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Salon G
Moderator: Jason Lee, Naval Research Laboratory
A 2D Axisymmetric Electrodeposition Model

R. Pryor
Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Modeling of Galvanic Interactions between AA5083 and Steel under Atmospheric Condition

D. Mizuno, Y. Shi, and R. Kelly
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
A Three-Dimensional Multiphysics Modeling of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

S. Ulusoy1, C. Evrensel1, A. Fuchs2, F. Gordaninejad1, and J. Sutrisno2
1Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Nevada, Reno, NE, USA
2Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept., University of Nevada, Reno, NE, USA
Advanced Multiphysics Actuation Model of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites

D. Pugal1, K. Kim1, and A. Aabloo2
1ME Department, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
2University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Simulating Performance and Species Crossover in a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery using COMSOL Multiphysics

E. Agar, K. Knehr, C. Dennison, and E. Kumbur
Electrochemical Energy Systems Lab.
Dept. of Mechanical Eng. and Mechanics
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Simulation Studies on Stress Generation and Volume Expansion due to Electrochemical Lithium Insertion in a Silicon Nanowire

G. Sikha, and J. Gordon
Applied Materials, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
Sequential Simulation in COMSOL using Differential Equations to Perform Digital Switching

L. Lam, and R. Darling
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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Computational Fluid Dynamics

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom II
Moderator: Travis Schauer, Boston Scientific
Microwave Drying of Cellular Ceramic Substrates: A Conjugate Modeling Approach to Understand Surface Moisture Migration

A. Halder, and J. George
Corning, Inc.
Painted Post, NY
Assessment of Spatial Variably Saturated Flow by Irrigation Moisture Sensors in 2-Dimensions using the COMSOL Multiphysics 4.1

A. Boluwade, and C. A. Madramootoo
Bioresources Engineering, McGill University
Ste. Anne De Bellevue, QC
Canada
Wall Effect on A Spherical Particle Settling along The Axis of Cylindrical Tubes Filled with Carreau Model Fluids

D. Song1, R. Gupta1, and R. Chhabra2
1Dept. of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Modeling of Grease Trap Performance using COMSOL

G. Selembo, H. Hilger, and P. Selembo
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Design of Cooling System for Electronic Devices Using Impinging Jets

P. Lin1, C. Chang2, H. Huang3, and B. Zheng4
1Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
2FTR Systems (Shanghai) Inc., Shanghai, China
3PolarOnyx, Inc., San Jose, CA
4School of Mechatronics Eng., University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China
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Magnetic & Electric Fields

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom III
Moderator: Stephen Thompson, The Pennsylvania State University/Applied Research Laboratory
Time Domain Analysis of Eddy Currents in Saturating Magnetic Materials

S. Thompson
Applied Research Laboratory
Penn State University
State College, PA
Study on the Holding Characterestics of a Magnetic Gripper

R. Wadhwa1, G. Monkman2, and T. Lien1
1NTNU Valgrinda, Inst. for produksjons- og kvalitetstek., Trondheim, Norway
2FH Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Using the Superposition Principle and Edge Current Model to Compute Impedance of the Coil in a Logging Tool

T. Zhao, G. Minerbo, J. Hunka, and G. Hazen
Schlumberger
Sugar Land, TX
Modeling and Simulation of Artificial Core-Shell Based Nanodielectrics for Electrostatic Capacitors Applications

D. Musuwathi Ekanath1, N. Badi1, and A. Bensaoula2
1Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2Dept. of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Designing Magnetic Coils from the Inside Out

C. Crawford, and D. Wagner
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Modelling Aircraft Fuel Gauging Unit using COMSOL Multiphysics Software

T. Ekwevugbe1, and G. Bevan2
1Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
2School of Engineering and Computing, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland
Hybrid FEM-BEM Approach for Two- and Three-Dimensional Open Boundary Magnetostatic Problems

A.Weddemann1, D. Kappe2, and A. Hütten2
1Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
2Department of Physics, Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
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Heat Transfer

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Charles River West
Moderator: Heather Chen-Mayer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Numerical Analysis of Heating and Ablating Non-Pyrolitic Materials

A. Davidy
IMI
Ramat-Hasharon
Israel
Deriving Correction Factors for a Primary Standard for Radiation Dosimetry

R. Tosh, and H. Chen-Mayer
NIST
Gaithersburg, MD
Power Transistor Heat Sink Design Trade-offs

T. Eppes, I. Milanovic, and G. Quarshie
University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
Transient Pseudo-3D Model of Multi-Beam Laser Thermal Treatment System

J. Brcka
Technology Development Center
TEL US Holdings, Inc.
Albany, NY
Simulation of PTFE Billet Sintering using COMSOL

A. Roday, and P. Nicosia
Garlock Sealing Technologies
Palmyra, NY
Efficiency of Evacuated Tubular Solar Thermal Collector

J. Ma and X. Wei
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA
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Bioengineering I

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom I
Moderator: David Umulis, Purdue University
Dynamic Simulation of Bone Morphogenetic Protein Patterning in a 3D Finite-Element Model of the Danio Rerio Embryo

D. Umulis, and S. Lee
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Analyzing Drug Delivery and Osteoblast Growth on a Porous Scaffold in a Perfusion Bioreactor

A. Sun, and S. Murray
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Reconstruction for Interstitial Diffuse Optical Tomography (iDOT) for Human Prostate

X. Liang, K. Kang-Hsin Wang, and T. Zhu
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Measuring Cell Size Variability using the Coulter Principle

D. Durán, and J. Pedraza
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Kinetics of Zebrafish Dorsoventral Patterning

B. Jordan, and P. Müller
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
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Structural Mechanics I

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Charles River East
Moderator: Edward Chan, Qualcomm
Simulating Frequency Nonlinearities in Quartz Resonators at High Temperature and Pressure

A. Beerwinkle1, R. Singh1, and G. Kirikera2
1Mechanics of Advanced Materials Laboratory, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK
2Geophysical Research Company, LLC, (GRC) Tulsa, OK
Optimization of Design Parameters of a Novel MEMS Strain Sensor used for Structural Health Monitoring of Highway Bridges

H. Saboonchi, and D. Ozevin
Civil Engineering Department
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of a Peristaltic Pump

N. Elabbasi, J. Bergstrom, and S. Brown
Veryst Engineering, LLC.
Needham, MA
Modeling Linear Viscoelasticity in Glassy Polymers using Standard Rheological Models

M. Haghighi-Yazdi, and P. Lee-Sullivan
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
Canada
The Multiphysical Life of Turbomachinery

K. Juethner
J2Methods, Acton, MA, USA
FSI for Coolant Flow in Research-type Nuclear Reactors

F. Curtis1, K. Ekici1, and J. Freels2
1University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN
Simulations of MEMS Based Piezoresistive Accelerometer Designs in COMSOL

N. Bhalla1, S. Li2, and D. Chung1
1Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, (R.O.C)
2National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, (R.O.C)
MEMS Based Gryoscope for Medical Applications

Yeswanth Rao1 Brian Kenyon2
1COMSOL Inc., Burlington, MA, USA
2COMSOL Inc, Burlington, MA, USA
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MEMS

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Salon H
Moderator: Gary Fedder, Carnegie Mellon University
Ferromagnetic Materials for MEMS- and NEMS-Devices

A. Weddemann, J. Jadidian, S. Khushrushahi, Y. Kim, and M. Zahn
Research Laboratory of Electronics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA
A Flow Induced Vertical Thermoelectric Generator and its Simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics

E. Topal
Micro and Nanotechnology Program
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey
Design of a MEMS Capacitive Comb-drive Accelerometer

T. Kaya1, B. Shiari2, K. Petsch1, and D. Yates2
1Central Michigan University, School of Engineering and Technology, Mount Pleasant, MI
2University of Michigan, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ann Arbor, MI
Modeling System Dynamics in a MEMS-Based Stirling Cooler

D. Guo, A. McGaughey, G. Fedder, M. Lee, and S. Yao
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Carbon MEMS Accelerometer

J. Strong, and C. Washburn
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM
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Optics, Photonics and Semiconductors

Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom IV
Moderator: Vladimir Leonov, Marsh Creek LLC
Multiphysics Modeling of Electro-Optic Devices

J. Toney
Srico, Inc.
Columbus, OH
Finite Element Analysis of Integrated Circuit Interconnect Lines on Lossy Silicon Substrate

S. Musa1, M. Sadiku1, and A. Emam2
1Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
2Information Systems Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Designing a Smart Skin with Fractal Geometry

S. Ni, C. Yang Koh, S. Kooi, and E. Thomas
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Dept. of Materials Science and Eng.
MIT
Cambridge, MA
Solving the Paraxial Wave Equation using COMSOL

P. Mikulski, K. Mcilhany, and R. Malek-Madani
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Calculating and Observing Opto-Mechanically Induced Surface Acoustic Waves in a Silica Whispering Gallery Microresonator

J. Zehnpfennig
Photonics Research Center
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
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Friday, October 14

Transport Phenomena

Friday, October 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom II
Moderator: Rick Nopper, DuPont Company
Optimization of the Lithium Insertion Cell with Silicon Negative Electrode for Automotive Applications

R. Chandrasekaran, and A. Drews
Research and Advanced Engineering
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, MI
Surface Aeration System Modeling using COMSOL

G. Selembo, P. Selembo, J. Stanton, and G. Paulsen
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Modeling of the Heat Transfer Between a CO2 Sequestration Well and the Surrounding Geological Formation

B. Sponagle1, M. Amadu2, D. Groulx1, and M. Pegg2
1Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
2Process Engineering and Applied Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Oxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM) in a Microchemical Reactor

S. Liu, and G. Veser
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
COMSOL-Based Nuclear Reactor Kinetics Studies at the HFIR

D. Chandler1, J. Freels2, R. Primm III3, and G. Maldonado1
1Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2Research Reactors Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
3Primm Consulting, LLC., Knoxville, TN
Optimization of the Gas Flow in a GEM Tracker with COMSOL and TENDIGEM Development

F. Noto1,2, V. Bellini1,2, E. Cisbani3,4, V. De Smet1,5, F. Librizzi6, F. Mammoliti1,2, and C. Sutera6
1Dipart. di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
2INFN – Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
3IINFN – Sezione di Roma - Sanità Group, Roma, Italy
4Italian National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy
5Haute Ecole Paul-Henri Spaak, ISIB, Bruxelles, Belgium
6NFN - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Boston trial

Bernt Nilsson1 Brian Kenyon1 Yeswanth Rao1
1COMSOL Inc, Burlington, MA, USA
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EM Heating

Friday, October 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom IV
Moderator: Andrew Sparks, Sand 9
Analysis of Microwave Radiation for Heating

J. Crompton, S. Yushanov, L. Gritter, and K. Koppenhoefer
AltaSim Technologies, LLC.
Columbus, OH
Modeling of Microwave Heating of a Rotating Object in a Domestic Oven in COMSOL Multiphysics

J. Raj1, S. Birla2, K. Pitchai3, J. Subbiah2, and D. Jones2
1Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
2Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
3Dept. of Food-Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Simulation of Quench Propagation in a Double-Helix Superconducting Magnet with COMSOL Multiphysics

P. Masson
Advanced Magnet Lab
Palm Bay, FL
Modeling of Susceptor Assisted Microwave Heating in Domestic Ovens

K. Pitchai1, S. Birla2, J. Diamond Raj3, J. Subbiah2, and D. Jones2
1Dept. of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
2Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
3Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
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Optimization, Inverse Methods & Numerics

Friday, October 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Salon G
Moderator: Andrzej Baranski, Apple
Boundary Element Technique in Petroleum Reservoir Simulation

M. Liu, and G. Zhao
University of Regina
Regina, SK
Canada
Finite Element Convergence for Time-Dependent PDEs with a Point Source in COMSOL 4

M. Gobbert, and D. Trott
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
Coupling COMSOL with Sparse Grids for Bayesian Inference of Inverse Problems

A. Emery, and K. Johnson
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Topology optimization in COMSOL

X. Qian1, C. Andreasen2, and O. Sigmund2
1Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA
2Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Solution of Inverse Thermal Problem for Assessment of Thermal Parameters of Engineered H2 Storage Materials

I. Fedchenia, and B. van Hassel
United Technologies Research Center
East Hartford, CT
Making Cartograms and Using them for Data Acquisition

P. Mercure1, and R. Haley2
1The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
2ATM Research, Midland, MI
Multifunctional Fluid Power Components using Engineered Lattice Structures

S. Newbauer, D. Cook, and D. Pettis
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI
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Bioengineering II

Friday, October 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom I
Moderator: Greg Martin, Hologic
Electrophoresis and Electroosmosis in the Intracellular Transport of Macromolecules

V. Andreev
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Modeling of Tumor Location Effect in Breast Microwave Imaging using COMSOL

E. Khosrowshahli1, and A. Jeremic2
1School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
2McMaster University, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University,
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Model of a Heavy Metal Adsorption System using the S-Layer of Bacillus Sphaericus

J. Orjuela, and A. González
Dept. de Ingeniería Química Facultad de Ingeniería
Universidad de los Andes
Bogotá
Colombia
Deformation of Biconcave Red Blood Cell in the Dual-Beam Optical Tweezers

Y. Sheng, and L. Yu
University Laval
Quebec City, QC
Canada
Three-Dimensional Modeling of Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Biosensor

P. Jahanshahi, S. Sandoghchi, A. Parvizi, and F. Mahamd Adikan
Electrical Department
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Malaysia
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Electromagnetics

Friday, October 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom III
Moderator: Raviv Perahia, HRL Laboratories
Patch Antenna Model for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

T. Eppes, I. Milanovic, and S. Thiruvengadam
University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
Simulation of Field Enhancement in Anisotropic Transition Metamaterials using COMSOL

A. Pandey, and N. Litchinitser
The State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Planar Geometry Ferrofluid Flows in Spatially Uniform Sinusoidally Time-Varying Magnetic Fields

S. Khushrushahi, A. Weddemann, Y. Kim, and M. Zahn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Coupled Magnetodynamic and Electric Circuit Models for Superconducting Fault Current Limiter

L. Graber1, J. Kvitkovic1, T. Chiocchio1, M. Steurer1, S. Pamidi1, and A. Usoskin2
1Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies Inc., Billerica, MA
Accurate Parameters Extraction of Multiconductor Transmission Lines in Multilayer Dielectric Media

S. Musa1, M. Sadiku1, and O. Momoh2
1Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
2Indiana University-Purdue University
Modeling Non-Linear Plasma-Wave Interaction at the Edge of a Tokamak Plasma

O. Meneghini, S. Shiraiwa, and C. Lau
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
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Heat Transfer & Phase Change

Friday, October 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Charles River West
Moderator: Dominic Groulx, Dalhousie University
Modeling Convection during Melting of a Phase Change Material

D. Groulx, and R. Murray
Mechanical Engineering
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Canada
The Transient Modeling of Single-Bubble Nucleate Boiling in a Sub-Cooled Liquid Using an ALE Moving Mesh

C. J. Forster, and M. K. Smith
Georgia Institute of Technology
Athens, GA
Simulation of Dendritic Solidification in Cubic and HCP Crystals by Cellular Automaton and Phase-Field Models

M. A. Zaeem1, H. Yin2, and S. D. Felicelli3
1Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University, MS
2Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
3Mechanical Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, MS
Complex Geometry Creation and Turbulent Conjugate Heat Transfer Modeling

I. Bodey1, R. Arimilli1, and J. Freels2
1Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Eng., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2Research Reactors Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Conjugate Heat Transfer for Wireless Power Amplifier

M. Williamson, S. Khan, and J. Kuntz
Kansas State University
Salina, Kansas
Modeling a Cooling Skylight

M. Fält, and R. Zevenhoven
Thermal and Flow Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering
Åbo Akademi University
Turku
Finland
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MEMS & Microfluidics

Friday, October 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Salon H
Moderator: Marc Weinberg, Draper Lab
Study of AC Electrothermal Phenomena Models

S. Loire, and P. Kauffmann
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
MEMS-Based Microdroplet Generation with Integrated Sensing

P. Ben-Tzvi, and W. Rone
George Washington University
Washington, DC
The Role of 1D & 2D Asymmetric Diffusion Layers In Rectification Through Ion-Selective Membranes

W. Booth, J. Schiffbauer, and B. Edwards
West Virginia University
Star City, WV
Optimizing the Staggered Herringbone Mixer for Micro-Fluids

K. Mcilhany
US Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Large Deflection Nanopositioner with Multiple Degrees of Freedom

J. Clark1, and I. Santos2
1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2UTEP, El Paso, TX
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Structural Mechanics II

Friday, October 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Charles River East
Moderator: John MacGillivray, Lockheed Martin
Thermal Stress in a Zero Thermal Expansion Composite

C. Romao, and M. White
Dept. of Chemistry and Institute for Research in Materials
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Canada
Simulation of Planar Wave Flagellar Propulsion of Nanorobots using COMSOL

N. Londhe, R. Majumdar, J. Rathore, and N. Sharma
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Pilani, Rajasthan
India
Using COMSOL to Support a Cost-Effective, Non-Destructive Evaluation Approach for Predicting Bolt Failure in Highway Bridges

A. Elyea, B. Doubek, G. Hubbard, and D. Ozevin
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Computational Acoustic Attenuation Performance of Helicoidal Resonators

W. Lapka
Poznan University of Technology
Poznan, Poland
Modeling the Elastic Behaviour of Wood by the Finite Element Method in COMSOL

M. Suarez1, S. Hernández2, and J. Sotomayor3
1Faculty of Sciences, Michoacan University (UMSNH), Morelia, Mich., Mexico
2Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada
3Facultad de Ingeniería en Tecnología de la Madera, , Michoacan University (UMSNH), Morelia, Mich., Mexico
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Thursday, October 4

Multiphysics II

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Salon F
Moderator: Neil Fernandes, Acumentrics Corporation
Densification and Shape Change of Calcined High Level Waste During Hot-Isostatic Pressing

T. Burnett, and D. Lower
CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC
The Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Effect of Gas Flow Rate and Gas Composition in Ar/CH4 Inductively Coupled Plasmas

L. Tong
Keisoku Engineering System Co. Ltd.
Japan
Watching Paint Dry: A 2D Model of Latex Film Formation

W. Vetterling
ZINK, Imaging Inc.
Bedford, MA
Multiphysics Simulations in Complex 3D Geometry of the High Flux Isotope Reactor Fuel Elements using COMSOL

J. Freels, and P. Jain
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
Thermal Properties of Copper Tungsten with Copper Via Composite

J. Ma1, A. Parker1, and K. Kuan2
1Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, USA
2Torrey Hill Technology LLC, SanDiego, CA, USA
Simulation of Thermal Sensor for Thermal Control of a Satellite using COMSOL

G. Mangalgiri
BITS Pilani
K K BIRLA GOA CAMPUS
Zuarinagar, Goa
India
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Poster Session

A Coupled Analysis of Heat and Moisture Transfer in Soils

E. Evgin, J. Infante Sedano, and Z. Fu
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Canada
A Three-Dimensional Multiphysics Modeling of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

S. Ulusoy1, C. Evrensel1, A. Fuchs2, F. Gordaninejad1, and J. Sutrisno2
1Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Nevada, Reno, NE, USA
2Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept., University of Nevada, Reno, NE, USA
Analog and FEM Models of Lava Dome Dynamics

P. Vincent1, and P. Zevada2
1College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Oregon
2Dept. of Tectonics and Geodynamics, Institute of Geophysics ASCR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic
Analyzing Drug Delivery and Osteoblast Growth on a Porous Scaffold in a Perfusion Bioreactor

A. Sun, and S. Murray
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Boundary Element Technique in Petroleum Reservoir Simulation

M. Liu, and G. Zhao
University of Regina
Regina, SK
Canada
Carbon MEMS Accelerometer

J. Strong, and C. Washburn
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM
Characterization of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Wing Design

T. Eppes, I.Milanovic, and J. Daly
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, USA
COMSOL Models Combined with Experiments to Teach Compressible Fluid Concepts

W. Clark
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
Conjugate Heat Transfer for Wireless Power Amplifier

M. Williamson, S. Khan, and J. Kuntz
Kansas State University
Salina, Kansas
Coupled Electromagnetic - Dynamic FEM Simulation of A High Frequency MEMS Energy Harvester

E. Topal
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey
Coupled Gas Flow and Thermal and Reactive Transport in Porous Media for Simulating Waste Stabilization Phenomena in Semi-Aerobic Landfill

H. Ishimori, K. Endo, T. Ishigaki, H. Sakanakura, and M. Yamada
National Institute for Environmental Studies
Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Japan
Densification and Shape Change of Calcined High Level Waste During Hot-Isostatic Pressing

T. Burnett, and D. Lower
CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC
The Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Design of a MEMS Capacitive Comb-drive Accelerometer

T. Kaya1, B. Shiari2, K. Petsch1, and D. Yates2
1Central Michigan University, School of Engineering and Technology, Mount Pleasant, MI
2University of Michigan, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ann Arbor, MI
Design of Cooling System for Electronic Devices Using Impinging Jets

P. Lin1, C. Chang2, H. Huang3, and B. Zheng4
1Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
2FTR Systems (Shanghai) Inc., Shanghai, China
3PolarOnyx, Inc., San Jose, CA
4School of Mechatronics Eng., University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China
Design Optimization of a Microphone by Modeling and Simulation

E. Nesvijski
Acoustics@ MBD Consultants LLC.
Westborough, MA
Designing a Smart Skin with Fractal Geometry

S. Ni, C. Yang Koh, S. Kooi, and E. Thomas
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Dept. of Materials Science and Eng.
MIT
Cambridge, MA
Double Pipe Heat Exchanger Modelling - COMSOL Uses in Undergraduate Education

L. Desgrosseilliers, and D. Groulx
Mechanical Engineering
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Canada
Effect of Calcification Properties on Stress in Models of Atherosclerotic Plaque

C. Buffinton, P. Rogerson, and D. Ebenstein
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
FEM Analysis of Laser-Induced Heating of Gold Nanoparticles

D. Gonzalez1, J. Gardner1, and O. Tigli2
1Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL,
2Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Ferromagnetic Materials for MEMS- and NEMS-Devices

A. Weddemann, J. Jadidian, S. Khushrushahi, Y. Kim, and M. Zahn
Research Laboratory of Electronics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA
Gating of Gigantic Ionic Current through Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

P. Krstic, and J. Park
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
High Field Magnetic Diffusion into Nonlinear Ferrimagnetic Materials

J-W. Braxton Bragg1, J. Dickens1, A. Neuber1, and K. Long2
1Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2Dept. of Mathematics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Improving Fuel Usage in Microchannel Based Fuel Cells

P. Fodor, and J. D'Alessandro
Dept. of Physics
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH
Magnetic Nanoparticles for Novel Granular Spintronic Devices

A. Regtmeier1, A. Weddemann2, I. Ennen3, and A. Hütten1
1Dept. of Physics, Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
2Dept. of Elect. Eng. and Comp. Science, Lab. for Electromagnetic and Electronic Syst., MIT, Cambridge, MA
3Institute of Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Material Characterization Method Development: From Education to Design Optimization

C. Morgan1, N. Kenkare1, M. Williams2, A. Peterson2, and D. Williams2
1Alcon Eye Care Division of Novartis R&D, Duluth, GA
2Alcon Eye Care Division of Novartis R&D and Georgia Institute of Technology Co-op Program, GA
Measuring Cell Size Variability using the Coulter Principle

D. Durán, and J. Pedraza
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
MEMS-Based Microdroplet Generation with Integrated Sensing

P. Ben-Tzvi, and W. Rone
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Model of a Heavy Metal Adsorption System using the S-Layer of Bacillus Sphaericus

J. Orjuela, and A. González
Dept. de Ingeniería Química Facultad de Ingeniería
Universidad de los Andes
Bogotá
Colombia
Modeling Cavity Growth in Underground Coal Gasification

A. Sarraf Shirazi, J. Mmbaga, and R. Gupta
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Canada
Modeling Non-Linear Plasma-Wave Interaction at the Edge of a Tokamak Plasma

O. Meneghini, S. Shiraiwa, and C. Lau
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Modeling of Susceptor Assisted Microwave Heating in Domestic Ovens

K. Pitchai1, S. Birla2, J. Diamond Raj3, J. Subbiah2, and D. Jones2
1Dept. of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
2Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
3Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Modeling Simulated Concrete Durability Problems with Double Layer Theory

H. Bernardes1, M. Mancio2, and P. Monteiro3
1Sao Paulo State University - UNESP, Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil
2Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
3University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Modeling of Microwave Heating of a Rotating Object in a Domestic Oven in COMSOL Multiphysics

J. Raj1, S. Birla2, K. Pitchai3, J. Subbiah2, and D. Jones2
1Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
2Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
3Dept. of Food-Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Multi-Domain Analysis of Silicon Structures for MEMS Based-Sensors

N. Bhalla1, S. Li2, and D. Chung1
1Chung Yuan Christian University, Chungli,Taiwan
2National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Multiphysics Modeling of Magnetorheological Dampers

D. Case, B. Taheri, and E. Richer
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Non-Equilibrium Quantum Well Populations and Optical Characteristics of III-Nitride Lasers and Light-Emitting Diodes

M. Kisin, and H. El-Ghoroury
Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
Carlsbad, CA
Numerical Study of the Effect of Fins on the Natural Convection Driven Melting of Phase Change Material

C. Liu, and D. Groulx
Mechanical Engineering
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Canada
Optimization of the Gas Flow in a GEM Tracker with COMSOL and TENDIGEM Development

F. Noto1,2, V. Bellini1,2, E. Cisbani3,4, V. De Smet1,5, F. Librizzi6, F. Mammoliti1,2, and C. Sutera6
1Dipart. di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
2INFN – Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
3IINFN – Sezione di Roma - Sanità Group, Roma, Italy
4Italian National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy
5Haute Ecole Paul-Henri Spaak, ISIB, Bruxelles, Belgium
6NFN - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Oxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM) in a Microchemical Reactor

S. Liu, and G. Veser
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Porous Media Based Model for Deep-Fat Vacuum Frying Potato Chips

A. Warning, A. K. Datta, A. Dhall, and D. Mitrea
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Sequential Estimation of Temperature-Dependent Thermal Diffusivity in Cherry Pomace during Nonisothermal Heating

I. Greiby1, D. Mishra2, and K. Dolan3
1Dept. of Biosystems & Agricultural Eng., MSU, East Lansing, MI
2Dept. of Biosystems & Agricultural Eng., MSU, East Lansing, and Nestle Nutrition, PTC Fremont, MI
3Dept. of Biosystems & Agricultural Eng. and Dept. of Food Science & Human Nutrition, MSU, East Lansing
Shape Effects in the Design of Magnetic Based Sensors

Y. Hijazi, J. Vargas, E. Carpena, and R. Perez
University of Turabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Shape Optimization of Electric and Magnetic System using Level Set Technique and Sensitivity Analysis

Y. Sun Kim, A. Weddemann, J. Jadidian, S. Khushrushahi, and M. Zahn
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT
Cambridge, MA
Simulation of Cyclic Voltammetry of Ferrocyanide/Ferricyanide Redox Reaction in the EQCM Sensor

H. Kwon, and E. Akyiano
Dept. of Engineering and Computer Science
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
Simulation of Dendritic Solidification in Cubic and HCP Crystals by Cellular Automaton and Phase-Field Models

M. A. Zaeem1, H. Yin2, and S. D. Felicelli3
1Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University, MS
2Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
3Mechanical Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, MS
Simulation of Planar Wave Flagellar Propulsion of Nanorobots using COMSOL

N. Londhe, R. Majumdar, J. Rathore, and N. Sharma
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Pilani, Rajasthan
India
Simulation of Thermal Sensor for Thermal Control of a Satellite using COMSOL

G. Mangalgiri
BITS Pilani
K K BIRLA GOA CAMPUS
Zuarinagar, Goa
India
Simulations of MEMS Based Piezoresistive Accelerometer Designs in COMSOL

N. Bhalla1, S. Li2, and D. Chung1
1Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, (R.O.C)
2National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, (R.O.C)
Smoothing the Path to Simulation-Led Device Design

B. Pryor, and R. Pryor
Pryor Knowledge Systems
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Structural and Geomechanics Modeling of a Railroad Bridge

H. Diaz-Alvarez, R. Costley, D. Whitlow, M. McKenna, C. Williamson, and O. Taylor
US Army Engineer & Development Center
Vicksburg, MS
Study of Hard-and Soft- Magnetorheological Elastomers (MRE’s) Actuation Capabilities

J. Roche1, P. Von Lockette1, and S. Lofland2
1Mechanical Engineering Dept., Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
2Physics and Astronomy Dept., Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
The Multiphysical Life of Turbomachinery

K. Juethner
J2Methods, Acton, MA, USA
Three-Dimensional Modeling of Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Biosensor

P. Jahanshahi, S. Sandoghchi, A. Parvizi, and F. Mahamd Adikan
Electrical Department
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Malaysia
Electrophoresis and Electroosmosis in the Intracellular Transport of Macromolecules

V. Andreev
University of Miami
Miami, FL
HIIPER Space Propulsion for Future Space Missions

G. H. Miley1, M. P. Reilly2, B. Ulmen3, P. Keutelian3, and J. Orcutt3
1NPL Associates, Inc., Urbana-Champaign, IL
2Starfire Industries, Champaign, IL
3University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Optimization of a High-Temperature High-Pressure Direct Wafer Bonding Process for III-V Semiconductors

R. Martin, J. Kozak, K. Anglin, and W. Goodhue
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA
Thermal Model of a Radiosonde System

E. Javier1, J. Alberto Bava1, and G. Rodriguez2
1Facultad de Ingenieria Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2Facultad de Astronomia y Ciencias Geofisicas Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
COMSOL Modeling of Groundwater Flow and Pollutant Transport in a Two-Dimensional Geometry with Heterogeneities

M. Gobbert, M. Whitmore, B. Peercy, M. Baker, and D. Trott
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
COMSOL Multiphysics Predictions of Pressurized CO2 Foil Thrust Bearing Characteristics

T. Munroe
Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation
Niskayuna, NY
Constructing Laser-Induced In Vitro Cell Damage Model Based on Thermal Analysis using COMSOL

S. Boukhris1, M. Denton2, and Y. Feng1
1Computational Bioengineering and Control Lab, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
2TASC, Inc. Biomedical Sciences and Technology Dept., Ft. Sam Houston, TX
Hydrogel Microvalve Device Modeling and Simulation

A. Li
Microinstrumetation Laboratory
Simon Fraser University
Canada
MEMS Based Gryoscope for Medical Applications

Yeswanth Rao1 Brian Kenyon2
1COMSOL Inc., Burlington, MA, USA
2COMSOL Inc, Burlington, MA, USA
Muscle-Electrode Interface Simulation

A. Altamirano, C. Toledo, A. Vera, R. Muñoz, and L. Leija
Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados
Instituto Politecnico Nacional
Mexico
Polymer Compositional Profile Controls By-Product Fate from Erodible Endovascular Scaffolds

T. Shazly, and J. Ferdous
Biomedical Eng., Mechanical Eng. Dept.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Second Test

Brian Kenyon1 Yeswanth Rao2
1COMSOL Inc, Burlington, MA, USA
2COMSOL Inc., Burlington, MA, USA
Testing from Jinlan: Modelling of focused ultrasound heating in flow through tissue phantoms

Jinlan Huang1
1COMSOL
Third abstract

Brian Kenyon1 Yeswanth Rao2
1COMSOL Inc, Burlington, MA, USA
2COMSOL Inc., Burlington, MA, USA
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