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.

FEMLAB modules for bioengineering education

Butler, P.J.1, Ferko, M.C.2
1 Department of Bioengineering, Penn State University
2 Stryker Orthopedics Corporation

As biologists uncover the structural and functional complexity of living organisms, it is increasingly clear that mathematical models are needed to synthesize experimental data and predict biological responses to external stimuli. Bioengineers are well-suited to develop such models and to add mechanics, fluid flow and other physical cues to the understanding of biological structure and ...

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 ...

Solid Modeling of Living Endothelial Cells

Butler, P.J.1, Ferko, M.C.2
1 Department of Bioengineering, Penn State University
2 Stryker Orthopedics Corporation

Biological cells are complex structures which are internally and externally regulated by mechanical forces and chemical signals. To better understand these complex interrelationships, bioengineers have developed numerous mathematical predictive models which characterize discrete biological functions of idealized cells. However, it is increasingly apparent that cell structure and function are ...

Using Advanced FEMLAB Features for SHA-FEM Coupling

Kildishev, A., Chettiar, U.
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Spatial Optical Analysis (SHA) of electromagnetic fields is a useful tool in analytical and numerical analysis of complex electromagnetic sources. A mathematical background for setting the Dirichlet boundary condition in the Finite Element Method (FEM) is shown.

Simulation der elektrischen Feldverteilungen im elektrischen Rasterkraftmikroskop

Müller, F, Hietschold, M - Institut für Physik Analytik an Festkörperoberflächen (AFKO)

Modeling of Thermal Microbial Destruction of Dried Powder Related to Properties Evolution and Granulometry

Ferret, E., Fine, F., Gervais, P.
Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés Alimentaires et Biotechnologiques, Dijon, France

Yeast cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were homogeneously incorporated to dried wheat flour particles, and then thermally treated in a new HTST (High Temperature Short Time) process for powders decontamination developed by our laboratory. A thermal modeling of spherical particles during treatment was developed with FEMLAB, taking into account thermal properties of each component and their ...

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 ...

A Mass-consistent Atmospheric Model using FEMLAB Optimization

Wang, X., Pepper, D.W.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Las Vegas, NV

The assurance of mass consistency in constructing 3-D atmospheric velocity fields is important when developing accurate numerical simulations. The implementation of a mass consistent wind field is typically undertaken using available meteorological data obtained from instrumented towers and remote sensors. In this study, two methods are presented and compared for constructing 3-D mass ...

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 ...

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