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.

Modeling Bone Remodeling

DiCarlo, A.1, Naili, S.2, Quiligotti, S., Teresi, L.1
1 Università "Roma Tre"
2 Université Paris XII–Val-de-Marne

Growth (change of relaxed lengths) and remodeling (change of mechanical properties) are both involved in the morphogenesis of biological tissues. To model them is of paramount import for progressing both in scientific understanding and health technologies. We model bone tissue as a microstructured continuum, whose mechanical properties at the macroscopic scale are described by a linear, ...

Study of the Metastable Pitting of Stainless Steels by Computer Simulations

Malki, B., Baroux, B.
LTPCM/INPG Grenoble, France

Modelling of pit chemistry in applied polarization mode is carried out using finite element method techniques (FEM). The results lead to the formulation of critical conditions for pit stabilization in terms of pit geometry and applied potential. More detailed computing is performed to compare the stability behaviour of both ferritic AISI 430 and austenitic AISI 304 stainless steels. The ...

Effects of plasma rotation and magnetic fields on convection flows in the horizontal burning high intensity discharge lamps

Li, Y.M.

Convection is critical in shaping the plasma temperature profiles, species segregation, arctube temperature distributions, plasma stability and a whole range of phenomena of importance to the high intensity discharge (HID) lamp performance and maintenance. A 2D local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) arc plasma model is developed using FEMLAB. The model can be described by the energy balance ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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