User Presentations &
Poster Sessions

Over 150 presentations on multiphysics simulation will be given at the conference by our users. 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.

Below, you will find a sample of the papers being presented at this year's conference. Additional submissions will be posted here as they are reviewed and published.

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Presentation sessions

Wednesday, October 3

Acoustics and Vibrations
Batteries and Fuel Cells
Bioscience and Bioengineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Electric and Magnetic Fields I
Heat Transfer
MEMS and Microfluidics
Multiphysics I
Optics, Photonics, and Semiconductors
Poster Session

Thursday, October 4

Electric and Magnetic Fields II
Electrochemical Processes
Geophysics and Geomechanics
Heat Transfer and Phase Change
Piezoelectric Devices and Load Cells
Multiphysics II
Optimization and Simulation Methods
RF & Microwave Engineering
Transport Phenomenon
Poster Session

User Talks

Wednesday, October 3

Acoustics and Vibrations

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom I
Moderator: R. Daniel Costley, U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center
Vibration and Acoustic Analysis of a Trussed Railroad Bridge under Moving Loads

R. Costley1 H. Diaz-Alvarez1 M. McKenna1 A. Miller1
1U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, USA
A Study into the Acoustic and Vibrational Effects of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic as a Sole Manufacturing Material for Acoustic Guitars

J. O'Donnell1 G. McRobbie1
1University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
Towards Rotordynamic Analysis with COMSOL Multiphysics

M. Karlsson1
1ÅF, Stockholm, Sweden
Modeling Low Frequency Axial Fluid Acoustic Modes in Continuous Loop Piping Systems

E. Gutierrez-Miravete1 E.R. Marderness2
1Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, CT, USA
2General Dynamics-Electric Boat, Groton, CT, USA
Numerical Simulation of Phonon Dispersion Relations for Phononic Crystals

G. Zhu1 E.M. Dede1
1Toyota Research Institute of North America, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Simulation of Acoustic Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectric Plates in a Quarter-Wavelength Straight-Tube Resonator

B. Li1 J.H. You1
1Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA
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Batteries and Fuel Cells

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Salon F
Moderator: Andreas Putz, Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation
Modeling the Behavior of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane within a Fuel Cell Using COMSOL

S. Beharry1
1University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Modeling the Effect of Discrete Distributions of Platinum Particles in the PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer

C.F. Cetinbas1 A.K. Prasad2 S.G. Advani1
1Center for Fuel Cell Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
2University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
Modeling Proton Transport in Hydrophobic Polymeric Electrolytes

M. Andrews1
1Caribbean Industrial Research Institute, Calibration Laboratory, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Parametric Study of Electrolyte-Supported Planar Button Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

A. Aman1 R. Gentile1 Y. Xu1 N. Orlovskaya1
1Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
Constructing COMSOL Models of a Bacteriological Fuel Cell

R. Coker1 J. Mansell1
1NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA
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Bioscience and Bioengineering

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom IV
Moderator: Minh Vuong, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Computationally Assisted Design and Experimental Validation of a Novel ‘Flow-Focussed’ Microfluidics Chip for Generating Monodisperse Microbubbles

M. Conneely1 V. Hegde2 H. Rolfsnes1 A. Mason2 D. McLean1 C. Main1 F.J.D. Smith2 W.H.I. McLean2 P.A. Campbell1
1Carnegie Physics Laboratory, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
2Division of Molecular Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
COMSOL Thermal Model for a Heated Neural Micro-Probe

M. Christian1 S. Firebaugh1 A. Smith1
1United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
Thermo-Elastic Response of Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Tissues to Noninvasive Radiofrequency Heating

J. Jimenez-Lozano1 P. Vacas-Jacques1 W. Franco1
1Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Downscale Finite Element Modeling of Aortic Valve Leaflets for In-Situ Estimation of Cell Level Mechanics

R. Buchanan1 M. Sacks1
1Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
Lowering of the Interstitial Fluid Pressure as a Result of Tissue Compliance Changes during High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Exposure: Insights from a Numerical Model

E. Sassaroli1 B. O'Neill 1
1The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA
Assessment of Anterior Spinal Artery Blood Flow following Spinal Cord Injury

M. Alshareef1 A. Alshareef2 V. Krishna3 M. Kindy3 T. Shazly4
1College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
3Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
4Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
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Computational Fluid Dynamics

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom II
Moderator: Andrew Kettner, Atomic Energy Canada Limited
Pressure Drop CFD Modeling in Spacer-Filled Channels for TFF Ultrafiltration

Y. Zou1
1EMD Millipore Corporation, Bedford, MA USA
Using CFD to Predict the Performance of Innovative Wind Power Generators

D. Allaei1
1Sheer Wind Inc., Chaska, MN, USA
Geometric Optimization of Micromixers

M. Jain1 A. Rao1 K. Nandakumar1
1Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Evaluation of Internal Electrical Heater for Pipe Temperature Control Using FEA Model

B. Xu1 M. Heydrich1 S. Edmondson1 A. Jahangir 1
1ShawCor Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada
Gravitational Collapse of Rectangular Granular Piles

M.H. Babaei1 T. Dabros2 S.B. Savage3
1Ocean, Coastal, and River Engineering, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Devon, AB, Canada
3Department of Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Modeling of Laminar Flow Static Mixers

N. Elabbasi1 X. Liu1 S. Brown1 M. Vidal2 M. Pappalardo2
1Veryst Engineering LLC, Needham, MA, USA
2Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, USA
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Electric and Magnetic Fields I

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Charles River West
Moderator: Andrew Sparks, Sand 9
Computation of Capacitance, Inductance, and Potential Distribution of Integrated-Circuit Interconnects for Unshielded Four Conductors with Three Levels Systems

S.M. Musa1 M.N.O. Sadiku1 J.D. Oliver1
1Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA
Pulsed Eddy Current Probe Development to Detect Inner Layer Cracks Near Ferrous Fasteners Using COMSOL Modeling Software

V. Babbar1 P. Whalen1 T. Krause1
1Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada
Energetics of Half-Quantum Vortices

K. Roberts1
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
Quasielectrostatic Induction on Stationary Vehicles under High Voltage Power Lines

J. Leman1
1POWER Engineers, Hailey, ID, USA
Contactless Power and Data Transfer for Multiple Nonlinear Loads

H.P. Schmidt 1 U. Vogl1
1UAS HAW Amberg-Weiden, Amberg, Germany
Numerical Simulation of pH-sensitive Hydrogel Response in Different Conditions

M.K. Ghantasala1 B.O. Asimba1 A. Khaminwa1 K.J. Suthar2 D.C. Mancini3
1Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
2Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
3Physical Sciences and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
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Heat Transfer

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom III
Moderator: Donald Seccombe, BTU International
Analysis of Superheater Tubes with Mutual Irradiation as Applied to a Solar Receiver Steam Generator

N. Lemcoff1 S. Wyatt2
1Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, CT, USA
2Alstom Power, Windsor, CT, USA
Modeling a Combined Photovoltaic-Thermal Panel

E. Gutierrez-Miravete1 B. Fontenault2
1Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, CT, USA
2General Dynamics-Electric Boat, Groton, CT, USA
Improvement of a Steady State Method of Thermal Interface Material Characterization by Use of a Three Dimensional FEA Simulation in COMSOL

B. Sponagle1 D. Groulx1
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Using COMSOL to Estimate the Heat Losses of Composite Panels Undergoing Repairs Using Bayesian Inference

A. Emery1
1University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Thermal Adversity in Solid-State Lighting

T. Dreeben1
1OSRAM SYLVANIA, Beverly, MA, USA
Design and Prototyping of a Passive Cold Chain Vaccine Storage Device for Long Hold Times

D. Gasperino 1 O. Yildirim1
1Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA, USA
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MEMS and Microfluidics

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Salon G
Moderator: Derek Bassett, Tokyo Electron America
Modeling and Prediction of Line Pattern Collapse

D. Bassett1 M. Carcasi1 W. Printz1
1Tokyo Electron America, Austin, TX, USA
Modeling Void Drainage with Thin Film Dynamics

J.J. Gangloff Jr.1 W.R. Hwang2 S.G. Advani1
1Center for Composite Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
2School of Mechanical Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea
Numerical Study of Droplet Formation inside a Microfluidic Flow-Focusing Device

Y. Li1 M. Jain1 K. Nandakumar1
1Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
SWRO (Desalination) Biofilm Remediation Technology Utilizing Centrifugal Micro-Fluids

E.M. Glenn1
1University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Computational Analysis of Evaporation in Tailored Microchannel Evaporators

S. Arslan1 J. Brown1
1Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, USA
The Effects of the Electrical Double Layer on Giant Ionic Currents through Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

G. Zhang1,2,3 S.L. Bearden 1
1Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
3Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
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Multiphysics I

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Charles River East
Moderator: Yang Lu, National Institute of Standards and Technology
COMSOL Simulations for Steady State Thermal Hydraulics Analyses of ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor

P.K. Jain1 V.B. Khane2 J.D. Freels1
1Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
2Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA
Design and Nuclear-Safety Related Simulations of Bare-Pellet Test Irradiations for the Production of Pu-238 in the High Flux Isotope Reactor Using COMSOL

J.D. Freels1 P.K. Jain1 R.W. Hobbs1
1Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
A Computational Approach for Optimizing the First Flyer Using COMSOL Multiphysics

A.H. Aziz1 H. Pourzand1 A.K. Singh1
1Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Numerical Simulation of Damage in an Aircraft Lightning Protection Layer Exposed to Cyclic Hygrothermal Aging: An Exploratory Model

L.Selvakumaran1 J. El Yagoubi1 A.Traidia1 G. Lubineau1
1COHMAS, Physical Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Modeling the Squeeze Flow of a Thermoplastic Composite Tape during Forming

A. Levy1 G.P. Picher Martel1 P. Hubert1
1McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Modeling Fluid-Induced Porous Scaffold Deformation

J. Podichetty Thribhuvan1 S.V. Madihally1
1Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
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Optics, Photonics, and Semiconductors

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Salon H
Moderator: Yaroslav Urzhumov, Duke University
Going beyond Axisymmetry: 2.5D Vector Electromagnetics

Y.A. Urzhumov1,2 N.I. Landy1,2 C. Ciraci2 D.R. Smith1,2
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
2Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Optimized Illumination Directions of Single-Photon Detectors Integrated with Different Plasmonic Structures

M. Csete1 Á. Sipos1 A. Szalai1 G. Szabó1
1Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Determination of the Optical Properties of Individual Gold Nanorods through Numerical Modeling and Experiment

Y. Davletshin1 J.C. Kumaradas1
1Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Surface Plasmon Resonance

J. Crompton1 S. Yushanov1 L.T. Gritter1 K.C. Koppenhoefer1
1AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
Heat-Sink Solution through Artificial Nanodielectrics for LED Lighting Application

N. Badi1 R. Mekala2
1Department of Physics, Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
2Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Electromagnetic Parameters Extraction for Integrated-Circuit Interconnects for Open Three Conductors with Two Levels Systems

S.M. Musa1 M.N.O. Sadiku1 J.D. Oliver1
1Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA
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Thursday, October 4

Electric and Magnetic Fields II

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Charles River West
Moderator: Souheil Benzerrouk, Warner Power, LLC.
Thermal Analysis of Packaged Deep Ultraviolet LEDs

A. Dobrinsky1 M. Shatalov1 M. Shur1 R. Gaska1
1Sensor Electronic Technology, Columbia, SC, USA
Modeling Magnetic Configurations for Improved Separations of Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Materials

S. Khushrushahi1 T.A. Hatton1 M. Zahn1
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Thermal Model for Single Discharge EDM Process Using COMSOL Multiphysics

K. Gajjar1 U. Maradia2 K. Wegener2
1Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharshtra, India
2Institute for Process Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), Zurich, Switzerland
Numerical Study of a DC Electromagnetic Liquid Metal Pump: Limits of the Model

N. Kandev1
1Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec, Shawinigan, QC, Canada
Simulation of Differential Ion Mobility (DMS) Principle Coupled with Mass Spectrometry in Atmospheric Pressure

F. Sinatra1 T. Wu2 A. Avila2 E. Nazarov1 T. Evans-Nguyen1 J. Wang2
1Draper Laboratory, Tampa, FL, USA
2University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Electromagnetic Release Process for Flexible Electronics

G. Coryell1,2
1School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
2Chemistry Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
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Electrochemical Processes

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Salon F
Moderator: Rajeswari Chandrasekaran, Ford Motor Company
Experimental Validation of Model of Electro-Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (ECMP) of Copper

J. Ebert1 S. Ghosal1 A. Emami-Naeini1
1SC Solutions, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Numerical Modeling of Pit Growth in Microstructure

S. Qidwai1 N. Kota2 V. DeGiorgi1
1Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA
2Science Applications International Corporation, Washington, DC, USA
Modeling a Non-Flooding Hybrid Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell and Related Diffusion-Migration-Reaction Systems

B.E. McNealy1 J.L. Hertz1
1University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
Numerical Simulation of Electrolyte-Supported Planar Button Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

A. Aman1 R. Gentile1 Y. Chen1 X. Huang2 Y. Xu1 N. Orlovskaya1
1Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
Tertiary Current Distributions on the Wafer in a Plating Cell

L. Tong1
1Keisoku Engineering System Co., Tokyo, Japan
Application of COMSOL Multiphysics in the Simulation of Magnesium Refining and Production

X. Guan1 E. Gratz1 U. Pal1
1Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Boston University, Brookline, MA, USA
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Geophysics and Geomechanics

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom I
Moderator: Romain Prioul, Schlumberger-Doll Research
Elastoplastic Deformation in a Wedge-Shaped Plate Caused by a Subducting Seamount

M. Ding1 J. Lin2
1MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, Cambridge, MA, USA
2Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA
Advancements in Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor Separations Using COMSOL

J. Knox1 K. Kittredge1 R.F. Coker1 R. Cummings1 C.F. Gomez1
1NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA
Upscaling of Heterogeneous Rock Properties via a Multiscale Image to Simulation Approach

S. Zhang1 M. Pal2 P. Barthelemy1 M. Lei1
1Visualization Sciences Group, Burlington, MA, USA
2Shell International Exploration and Production, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Simulation and Analysis of a Borehole Transient Electromagnetic Reservoir Monitoring System

S.M. Dutta1 A. Reiderman1
1Baker Hughes, Houston, TX, USA
Poroelastic Models of Stress Diffusion and Fault Re-Activation in Underground Injection

R. Nopper1 J. Clark2 C. Miller1
1DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE, USA
2DuPont Company, Beaumont, TX, USA
Multiphysics Modelling of Standing Column Well and Implementation of Heat Pumps Off-Loading Sequence

A. Nguyen1 P. Pasquier1 D. Marcotte1
1 Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
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Heat Transfer and Phase Change

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom III
Moderator: Iouri Terechkine, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Natural Convection Driven Melting of Phase Change Material: Comparison of Two Methods

D. Groulx1 F. Samara1 P.H. Biwole2
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
2Department of Mathematics and Interactions, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France
Early Stage Melt Ejection in Laser Percussion Drilling

T. Eppes1
1University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
Heat Transfer in an Oscillating Meniscus

J. Plawsky1
1Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Simulation of Radiation Dose Response in Phantom for CT

H. Chen-Mayer1 R.E. Tosh1
1National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Conjugate Heat Transfer

J. Crompton1 L. Gritter1 S. Yushanov1 K. Koppenhoefer1
1AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
A COMSOL Model of Damage Evolution Due to High Energy Laser Irradiation of Partially Absorptive Materials

P. Joyce1 J. Radice1 A. Tresansky1 J. Watkins1
1United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
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Piezoelectric Devices and Load Cells

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Salon G
Moderator: Guigen Zhang, Clemson University
Orientation of Piezoelectric Crystals and Acoustic Wave Propagation

G. Zhang1
1Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
A Study of the Effects of Mounting Supports, and Dissipation on a Piezoelectric Quartz Double-Ended Tuning Fork Gyroscope

G. Choi1 Y. Yong1
1Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Load Cell Design Using COMSOL Multiphysics

A. Marchidan1 T. Sullivan1 J. Palladino1
1Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA
Piezoelectric Buzzer Optimization for Micropumps

A. Garcia1 A. Marcus1 F. Tejo1 C. Precker1 C. Moreira2
1Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
2Instituto Federal de Alagoas, Maceio, AL, Brazil
Modeling and Experimental Verification of the Power Transfer and Thermal Characteristics of Piezoelectric Transformers Subjected to Combined Mechanical and Electrical Loading

S. Tuncdemir1 W.M. Bradley2
1Solid State Ceramics, Williamsport, PA, USA
2QorTek, Williamsport, PA, USA
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Multiphysics II

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Charles River East
Moderator: Andy Tsai, Harvard Medical School
Thermo-Fluid Dynamics of Flue Gas in Heat Accumulation Stoves: Study Cases

D. Rossi1 P. Scotton1
1University of Padova, Department of Geosciences, Padova, Italy
Establishing Absorbed Dose Thresholds for Nonlinearities in Water Calorimetry

R.E. Tosh1 H. Chen-Mayer1
1National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Turbulent Compressible Flow in a Slender Tube

K.O. Lund1 C.M. Lord2
1Kurt Lund Consulting, Del Mar, CA, USA
2Lord Engineering Corp., Encinitas, CA, USA
Multiphase Transport with Large Deformations Undergoing Rubbery-Glassy Phase Transition: Applications to Drying

T. Gulati1 A. Datta1
1Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Cryogenic Heat Sink for Helium Gas Cooled Superconducting Power Devices

L. Graber1 N.G. Suttell1 D. Shah1 D.G. Crook1 C.H. Kim1 J. Ordonez1 S. Pamidi1
1Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Finite Element Solution of Nonlinear Transient Rock Damage with Application in Geomechanics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs

S. Enayatpour1 T. Patzek1
1The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
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Optimization and Simulation Methods

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom IV
Moderator: David Hopkins, Army Research Laboratory
Irrotational Motion of an Incompressible Fluid Past a Wing Section in an Unbounded Region

J. Russell1
1Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA
Development of the Service Frame for SBS Tracker GEM and TENDIGEM Development

F. Noto1 E. Cisbani2 F. Librizzi1 F. Mammoliti3 C.M. Sutera1
1Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
2Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Roma, Roma, Italy
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy
3Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
Optimization of Artificial Diffusion Stabilization Techniques and Corresponding Mesh Density Distribution in Drift Dominated Transport of Diluted Species

J. Jadidian1 M. Zahn1 N. Lavesson2 O. Widlund2 K. Borg2
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
2ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden
Singlet Oxygen Modeling of BPD Mediated-PDT Using COMSOL

T.C. Zhu1 B. Liu1 X. Liang1
1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Multiphysics Software Applications in Reverse Engineering

W. Wang1 K. Genc2
1University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA
2Simpleware, Exeter, United Kingdom
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RF & Microwave Engineering

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Salon H
Moderator: Sam Zhang, Analog Devices
EM Simulation of a Low-Pass Filter Based on a Microstrip Defected Ground Structure

J.E. Rayas-Sánchez1 J. Aguilar-Torrentera1 Z. Brito-Brito1 J.C. Cervantes-González2 C.A. López2
1Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico
2Intel Guadalajara Design Center, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico
Modeling Microwave Waveguide Components: The Tuned Stub

R.W. Pryor1
1Pryor Knowledge Systems, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
Simulation of Microwave Heating of Porous Media Coupled with Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer

J. Subbiah1 J. Chen1 K. Pitchai1 S. Birla1 D. Jones1
1University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
Launcher Design for Chemical Looping Combustion

F. Gao1 D.W. Greve1
1Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Simulation and Fabrication of Wireless Passive MEMS Pressure Sensor

E.A. Unigarro Calpa1 D.A. Sanz Becerra1 A. Arciniegas2 F. Ramirez1 F. Segura-Quijano1
1Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
2Instituto Barraquer de América, Bogotá, Colombia
Passive Microsensor Based on LC Resonators for Substance Identification

D.A. Sanz Becerra1 E.A. Unigarro Calpa1 J. Osma1 F. Segura1
1Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
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Transport Phenomenon

Thursday, October 4, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Commonwealth Ballroom II
Moderator: Wahiba Yaici, Natural Resources Canada
Modeling of Atmosphere Revitalization

R. Coker1 J. Knox1 K. Kittredge1
1NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA
Steps for the Optimization of Pipe and Tubing Extrusion Dies

J.R. Puentes1 T.A. Osswald1 S. Schick2 J. Berg2
1Polymer Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
2TEEL Plastics, Baraboo, WI, USA
COMSOL-based Simulations of Criticality Excursion Transients in Fissile Solution

C. Hurt1 P. Angelo2 R. Pevey1
1Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
2Y-12 National Security Complex, Safety Analysis Engineering, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Modeling of Chloride Transport in Cracked Concrete: a 3-D Image–Based Microstructure Simulation

Y. Lu1 E. Garboczi1 D. Bentz1
1National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Penetration of Moisture in a Solar Panel Edge Seal

P.K. Mercure1
1The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA
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Poster Session

3-Dimensional Blood Cooling Model inside a Carotid Bifurcation

R. Sikorski1 T. Merrill1
1Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, USA
A Computational Approach for Optimizing the First Flyer Using COMSOL Multiphysics

A.H. Aziz1 H. Pourzand1 A.K. Singh1
1Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
A Study into the Acoustic and Vibrational Effects of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic as a Sole Manufacturing Material for Acoustic Guitars

J. O'Donnell1 G. McRobbie1
1University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
Aggregation Kinetics of Colloidal Nanoparticles in a Circulating Microfluidic Cavity

M.R. Barmi1 B.D. Piorek1 M. Moskovits2 C.D. Meinhart1
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Analysis and Design of Antennas for an Implantable Medical Device System for Functional Electrical Stimulation

H. Suri1
1Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Valencia, CA, USA
Analysis of Multiphysics Problems Related to Energy Piles

E. Evgin1 J.A.I. Sedano 1 Z. Fu1
1University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Bayesian Estimation of Tumors in Breasts Using Microwave Imaging

A. Jeremic1 E. Khosrowshahli1
1McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Computationally Assisted Design and Experimental Validation of a Novel ‘Flow-Focussed’ Microfluidics Chip for Generating Monodisperse Microbubbles

M. Conneely1 V. Hegde2 H. Rolfsnes1 A. Mason2 D. McLean1 C. Main1 F.J.D. Smith2 W.H.I. McLean2 P.A. Campbell1
1Carnegie Physics Laboratory, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
2Division of Molecular Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
COMSOL as an Aid in the Teaching (Learning) of Heat Transfer

R. López1 J. Morales*1 M. Vaca1 A. Lizardi1 H. Terres1 G. Bautista1 A. Lara1
1Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Tlalpan, Distrito Federal, Mexico
COMSOL Thermal Model for a Heated Neural Micro-Probe

M. Christian1 S. Firebaugh1 A. Smith1
1United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
Cryogenic Heat Sink for Helium Gas Cooled Superconducting Power Devices

L. Graber1 N.G. Suttell1 D. Shah1 D.G. Crook1 C.H. Kim1 J. Ordonez1 S. Pamidi1
1Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Design Geometry Optimization of Vertical Cracks in Thermal Barrier Coatings from Simulated Thermal and Mechanical Behavior

C. Heveran1 J. Xu1 D. Cole2 S. Basu1 V. Sarin1
1Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Boston University, Brookline, MA, USA
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Brookline, MA, USA
Design of a Pressure Sensor to Monitor Teeth Grinding

I.M. Abdel-Motaleb1 K. Ravanasa1 K.J. Soderholm2
1Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
2Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA
Development and Production of a Box for Storage and Shipping of HDIs in the Upgrade of the CMS Experiment

F. Noto1 S. Costa2 N. Giudice2 F. Librizzi3 A. Rapicavoli2 M.A. Saizu4 V. Sparti3
1Instituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Instituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
3Instituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
4Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania
Development of the Service Frame for SBS Tracker GEM and TENDIGEM Development

F. Noto1 E. Cisbani2 F. Librizzi1 F. Mammoliti3 C.M. Sutera1
1Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
2Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Roma, Roma, Italy
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy
3Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
Earth Pressure as a Boundary Condition to Bridge Piers and Abutments

M. Quinn1 D. Whitlow1 O.D.S. Taylor1 M.H. McKenna1
1 Engineer Resource and Development Center, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS, USA
Elastoplastic Deformation in a Wedge-Shaped Plate Caused by a Subducting Seamount

M. Ding1 J. Lin2
1MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, Cambridge, MA, USA
2Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA
Experimental Validation of Model of Electro-Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (ECMP) of Copper

J. Ebert1 S. Ghosal1 A. Emami-Naeini1
1SC Solutions, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
FEA Modeling of Fully Superconducting Rotating Machines

P. Masson1 P. A. Delobel1 C. Lorin1
1University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Finite Element Analysis of Induced Electroosmotic Flow in Brain Tissue and Application to ex vivo Determination of Enzyme Activity

Y. Ou1 A. Rupert1 M. Sandberg2 S. Weber1
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Finite Element Convergence and Speed-Up Studies Using COMSOL Multiphysics and LiveLink™ for MATLAB® with Large Assembly Models

H. Pourzand1 A.H. Aziz1 A. Singh1
1Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA
Geometric Optimization of Micromixers

M. Jain1 A. Rao1 K. Nandakumar1
1Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Human Torso Model for Heat Transfer Analysis

X. Xu1 T. Patel1 R.W. Hoyt1
1U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA, USA
Improvement of a Steady State Method of Thermal Interface Material Characterization by Use of a Three Dimensional FEA Simulation in COMSOL

B. Sponagle1 D. Groulx1
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Load Cell Design Using COMSOL Multiphysics

A. Marchidan1 T. Sullivan1 J. Palladino1
1Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA
Low Pt Cathodes for High Performance PEMFCs: Modeling and Experiments

F. Daouda1 J. Hamelin1 P. Benard1 S. Kumar Natarajan 1
1Insitut de recherche sur l'hydrogène, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Lowering of the Interstitial Fluid Pressure as a Result of Tissue Compliance Changes during High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Exposure: Insights from a Numerical Model

E. Sassaroli1 B. O'Neill 1
1The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA
Modeling and Analysis of a Direct Expansion Geothermal Heat Pump (DX): Part I-Modeling of Ground Heat Exchanger

C. Rousseau1 J. Fannou1 L. Lamarche1 M. Ouzzane2
1École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2CanmetENERGY, Varennes, Québec, Canada
Modeling and Analysis of a Direct Geothermal Heat Pump (DX): Part II-Modeling of Water-Refrigerant Exchanger

J. Fannou1 C. Rouseau1 L. Lamarche1 S. Kajl1
1École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Canada
Modeling Electric Fields in Slit Capillary Array Fluidic Actuators with Complex Electrode Geometries

J. Frey1 A. Droitcour1 D. Laser1
1Wave 80 Biosciences, San Francisco, CA, USA
Modeling Internal Heating of Optoelectronic Devices Using COMSOL

N. Brunner1,2
1Voxtel, Inc, Beaverton, OR, USA
2University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
Modeling Microwave Waveguide Components: The Tuned Stub

R.W. Pryor1
1Pryor Knowledge Systems, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
Modeling of a Jecklin Disk for Stereophonic Recordings

G. McRobbie1
1University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Renfrewshire, UK
Modeling of Chloride Transport in Cracked Concrete: a 3-D Image–Based Microstructure Simulation

Y. Lu1 E. Garboczi1 D. Bentz1
1National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Modeling of DC Discharges in Argon at Low Pressures

V. Gorokhovsky1
1Vapor Technologies, Inc., Longmont, CO, USA
Modeling Proton Transport in Hydrophobic Polymeric Electrolytes

M. Andrews1
1Caribbean Industrial Research Institute, Calibration Laboratory, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Modeling Void Drainage with Thin Film Dynamics

J.J. Gangloff Jr.1 W.R. Hwang2 S.G. Advani1
1Center for Composite Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
2School of Mechanical Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea
Nondestructive Testing of Composites Using Model Based Design

E. Nesvijski1
1ACOUSTICS@MBD CONSULTANTS, LLC, Westborough, MA, USA
Numerical Optimization Technique for the Optimal Design of the Surface Plasmon Grating Coupler

C. Caiseda1 V. Aksyuk2 I. Griva3
1Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon, PR, USA
2National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
3George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Numerical Simulation of Electrolyte-Supported Planar Button Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

A. Aman1 R. Gentile1 Y. Chen1 X. Huang2 Y. Xu1 N. Orlovskaya1
1Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
Numerical Study and Simulation in COMSOL Multiphysics of the Dilution Process during Dust Sampling in Dry Machining

B. Wenga-Ntcheping1 A. Djebara1 R. Kamguem1 J. Kouam1 V. Songmene1
1University of Quebec-École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada
Optimized Illumination Directions of Single-Photon Detectors Integrated with Different Plasmonic Structures

M. Csete1 Á. Sipos1 A. Szalai1 G. Szabó1
1Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Parametric Study of Heavy Oil Recovery by Electromagnetic Heating on a Horizontal Well

M. Liu1 G. Zhao1
1University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
Progress in Numerical Simulation of HIIPER Space Propulsion Device

P. Keutelian1 A. Krishnamurthy1 G. Chen1 B. Ulmen1 G.H. Miley1
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
Quasielectrostatic Induction on Stationary Vehicles under High Voltage Power Lines

J. Leman1
1POWER Engineers, Hailey, ID, USA
RFID-Enabled Temperature Sensor

I.M. Abdel-Motaleb1 K. Allen 1
1Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
Simulation of Deformed Solid Particles in Constrained Microfluidic Channel

M. Cartas-Ayala1 R. Karnik1
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Simulation of Microwave Heating of Porous Media Coupled with Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer

J. Subbiah1 J. Chen1 K. Pitchai1 S. Birla1 D. Jones1
1University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
Simulation of Radiation Dose Response in Phantom for CT

H. Chen-Mayer1 R.E. Tosh1
1National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Superconducting RF Cavity Performance Degradation after Quenching in Static Magnetic Field

I. Terechkine1 T. Khabiboulline1 D. Sergatskov1
1Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, USA
SWRO (Desalination) Biofilm Remediation Technology Utilizing Centrifugal Micro-Fluids

E.M. Glenn1
1University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Tertiary Current Distributions on the Wafer in a Plating Cell

L. Tong1
1Keisoku Engineering System Co., Tokyo, Japan
The Use of CFD to Simulate Turbulent Flows in Laboratory and Full Scale Flocculation Processes

A.H. Ito1 O.T. Kaminata 1 S.R. Lautenschlager1
1State University of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
Thickness Designs for Micro-Thermoelectric Generators Using Three Dimensional PDE Coefficient-COMSOL Multiphysics 4.2a Analysis

S. Seif1 K. Cadien1
1Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling of Current Density in Maternal Transthoracic Defibrillation

A. Jeremic1 J. Potts2 E. Khosrowshahli1
1McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
2McMaster University Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Transient RF Heating of a Conductive Implant: Coupled Electromagnetic/Thermal Simulation and Experimental Validation

A. Leewood1 D. Gross1 J. Crompton2 S. Yushanov2 O. Simonetti3 Y. Ding3
1 MED Institute Inc., West Lafayette, IN, USA
2 AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
3 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Two Dimensional Blood Shear Modeling in a Blood Cooling Catheter

R. Sikorski1 B. Chapman1 T. Merrill1
1Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, USA
Wind Flow Modeling of Area Surrounding the Case Western Reserve University Wind Turbine

M. Fernandes1 D. Matthiesen1
1Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Wireless RF Digital System for Mouth-Embedded Multi-Sensor Communication

I.M. Abdel-Motaleb1 J. Lavrencik 1
1Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
Zero Dispersion Modeling in As2S3-Based Microstructured Fibers

P. Gagnon1 H. Manouzi1 M. El Amraoui1 Y. Messaddeq1
1Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada
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