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.

A predictive model for the micro-porosity quantitative in Al-Si alloy

Battaglia, J.L., Rozot, J.M.

The fatigue is the most important criterion for the securities parts (brake system for example). The increasing use of shaped cast aluminium in the security automotive parts has focused interest on the fatigue of theses alloys. The specific foundry software use empirical laws that do not fit with the reality, above all concerning the aluminium alloys. We proposed a new physical parsimonious ...

FEMLAB as a general tool to investigate the basic laws of physics

Bräuer, K.
Universität Tübingen, Inst. f. Theoretische Physik, Tübingen

The common basis of physical laws is the continuity of the action field. It implies Structural mechanics, Hydrodynamics, Quantum mechanics, Electrodynamics and the self-organisation of matter. A general tool to investigate all the basic equations is FEMLAB. In academic training it allows to take the concentration away from the manifold of mathematical methods of solutions and draw it to the real ...

Simulation der Geschwindigkeits- und Konzentrationsprofile in Hohlfaser- Membranmodulen

Binkowski, S., Fahlenkamp, H.
Universität Dortmund, FB Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen, Lehrstuhl Umwelttechnik

Hohlfaser-Membranmodule können zur Trennung von Flüssigkeits- und Gasgemischen eingesetzt werden. Sie sind ähnlich aufgebaut wie Rohrbündel-Wärmetauscher. Im Gegensatz zu diesen sind die Hohlfasern in kommerziellen Modulen häufig nicht geordnet sondern ungeordnet gepackt. Dadurch ergeben sich analytisch schwer beschreibbare Geschwindigkeits- und Konzentrationsverteilungen im Mantelraum der ...

Modelling of solute concentration into crud deposits under subcooled boiling conditions

Blondel, P., Girardin, G.
AREVA, Centre Technique Framatome ANP, Dpt Corrosion-Chimie Porte Magenta, Le Creusot France

The modelling of the incorporation of non-volatile solutes from liquid coolant into porous crud deposited on a heating surface under subcooled boiling conditions has been investigated. A suitable model for the concentration of solutes in porous deposits with steam chimneys, proposed by Pan et al., has been studied and implemented with the FEMLAB® software. With this model, the porous ...

Defining the stress fields for the safety design of the LBT adaptive secondary mirror - FEMLAB/MATLAB set of functions to define and compute shell overstressing

Del Vecchio C., Busoni L., Riccardi, A.

This paper presents the most important safety issues of the thin glass shell of the LBT Adaptive Secondary Mirror. Two overstressing conditions are investigated: the condition in which the mirror shell is passively supported and the condition of a failure of the control system governing the actuator forces. The two stress analyses determine the portion of the mirror which may exceed a certain ...

Numerical approach of film thickness and friction in EHL by F.E.M.

Demirci, I., Vergne, P.
Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Solides LaMCoS, UMR CNRS-INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne cedex

Hydrodynamic lubrication applies when two moving solids are separated by a lubricant film in which significant pressure occurs. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) prevails if the pressure is high enough to elastically deform the solid surfaces. The hydrodynamic pressure is given by the Reynolds equation. This equation is derived from the Navier-Stockes relationships with the following ...

Numerische Berechnungen zum Einfluss der Hydrophobierung auf die Carbonatisierung von Beton

Heinrichs, J.1, Gerdes, A.2, 3
1 Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft, Institut für Angewandte Forschung
2 Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft , Fakultät für Mechatronik und Naturwissenschaften
3 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Technische Chemie, Bereich für Wasser- und Geotechnologie

Aus technischen, ökologischen und ökonomischen Gründen nimmt die Dauerhaftigkeit von Stahlbetonbauwerken in der heutigen Zeit einen immer größeren Stellenwert ein. Schadensursachen an solchen Bauwerken werden oft durch chemisch-physikalische Prozesse, wie z.B. den kapillaren Transport betonaggressiver Wässer in die Betonrandzone, hervorgerufen. Um nun die Dauerhaftigkeit bzw. die ...

Flow behaviour of phosphorus-deoxidised copper in plane-strain hot extrusion

Jin, L.Z.1, Ssemakula, H.2, Sandström, R.1
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
2 Department of Production Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Flow behaviour of phosphorus-deoxidised copper in plane-strain hot extrusion with an insertion in the die has been studied through a finite-element model consisting of fluid dynamics and heat transfer approaches. The billet material is considered as rigid-visco-plastic and rate-sensitive. A dynamic viscosity, which is strain-rate and temperature dependent, has been integrated into the model. ...

FEMLAB analysis of open aluminium foam in compression

Nygaard, J.V.
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) Aarhus University, The Faculty of Science, Ny Munkegade, Aarhus C, Denmark.

The analysis of the mechanical properties of bi-continuous structures has been problematic due to the complex geometry that describes these materials. In this study a method which identifies and quantifies the geometrical elements within the structure will be presented. A sample is in-situ compressed and its deformation is compared with the results of a FEMLAB finite element model. Initially, ...

Mathematical modeling of nanomaterials

Strauss, D.J., Trenado, C.
Institute of New Materials, Saarbrücken

Mathematical modeling at the Institute of New Materials has played a crucial role in supporting the manufacturing and design of new technologies of nanomaterials, whose applications range from transportation, electronics and optics engineering to environmental sciences. In this paper, we focus our attention to two mathematical models together with their corresponding FEMLAB simulations: The ...

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