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.
France

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 ...

Simulation of electrokinetic instabilities using COMSOL Multiphysics

Carl Meinhart
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, USA

This presentation shows a number of models of electrokinetic behaviour, each differentiated by a specific assumption. The purpose is to show how such assumptions can lead to varying results in elektrokinetic simulations. --------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography: Professor Meinhart completed his Ph.D and Postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois in June of 1995. At ...

A Domain Decomposition Algorithm for Dissipative or non Dissipative Acoustic Cavities

Balabane M.
University Paris 13 - Math. dpt.

This note is devoted to a domain decomposition method solving the Helmholtz equation in the frequency domain. We need to perform this global computation as a sequence of local computations, each computation being performed on a single subdomain, without any knowledge of the geometry and meshing of the other subdomains. This is useful when the global geometry is too big to be stored in a single ...

A Computational Investigation of Flow - Mechanical Energy Loss: Relevance to the Total Cavopulmonary Connection

Wiesman, J.P.1, Hamlington, K.L.1, Gaver, D.P.1, Ross-Ascuitto, N.T.2, Ascuitto, R.J.2
1 Tulane University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
2 Tulane University, Department of Pediatrics and Physics

The “Total Cavopulmonary Connection (TCPC)”, or Fontan operation, has become the surgical treatment of choice for children with functional single-ventricle heart disease. We assessed fluid energetics relevant to TCPCs using the computational fluid-dynamics package FEMLAB 3.1 (COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA) to describe non-pulsatile flow through a conduit, taken to represent an obstructed ...

Rigid Inclusion Rotation in Viscous Shear Flow

Taborda, R.1, Ornelas Marques, F.1, Bose, S.2
1 Dep. Geologia and LATTEX, Fac. Ciências, Univ. Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
2 GEOMODELS and CGUL, Fac. Ciências, Univ. Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Theoretical and experimental studies on the rotation of rigid inclusions under simple shear flow have typically considered infinite width shear zones and perfect attachment of inclusion to the matrix. According to these models, during progressive simple shear a coherent object would continuously rotate synthetically, which is not the case in many natural ductile shear zones. In this work we ...

Zone sculpting using partitioned electrokinetic injections

Narovlyansky, M.1, Squires, T.M.2, Whitesides, G.M.1
1 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
2 Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

In electrokinetic separations, the narrower and more homogeneous the initial sample plug, the higher the ultimate resolution of the separation. Here we describe a general and versatile method to sculpt low-dispersion, high-fidelity sample zones in microfluidic devices for high resolution electrokinetic separations. In a simple channel intersections microfabricated partitions act to reduce each ...

Analysis of magnetohydrodynamics GTAW arc behavior

Roger, F.
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancées, PARIS

Argon plasma behavior in gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) is directly linked to the weld quality. Indeed, the arc is the heat source which drives the weld shape. Solution of an induction-diffusion equation under axial symmetry conditions has been developped using thermal conduction and convection module of FEMLAB 3.1©. We predict current distribution in electric arc, induced magnetic field ...

Modeling dynamic of composite plate with PZT patches embedded by using FEMLAB3.1

Wang, J.
Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark

As an important part of the smart/intelligent structures, the composite plate with piezoelectric-ceramics (PZT) patches embedded has numerous values in many engineering applications, such as: aerospace, automotive, civil and mechanical engineering. A composite thin plate excited by PZT actuators is considered in this work. To describe the dynamic response of the quadrate plate clamped at its ...

Multiphysics for Life Sciences and Health Care: Simulation Examples

Glière, A., Gros d’Aillon, E., da Silva, A.
LETI – CEA Direction de la Recherche Technologique, PA

Numerical simulation, especially by the Finite Element Method, is widespread in research and development laboratories. Three examples of the use of FEMLAB, in fields as diverse as gamma-ray detection by room-temperature semiconductors, fluorescence-enhanced Diffuse Optical Tomography and microfluidic valve for Lab-on-a-Chip, are presented in this paper.

3-D Multiphysics Modeling of a Producing Hydrocarbon Field

McKenna, J.R.1, Blackwell, D.D.2
1 U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Geotechnical & Structures Laboratory, Vicksburg, Mississippi
2 Department of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Thermal anomalies indicating elevated temperatures often are present in producing hydrocarbon fields. This paper discusses precision temperature logs obtained over a salt dome in the Bayou Bleu hydrocarbon field in southwest Lousiana, and presents a 3-D thermal-fluid model of the dome constrained by these types of logs. The numerical model in which both an enhanced thermal conductivity ...

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