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.

Modelling of continuous steel coating by self-induced ion plating

Contino, A.1, Feldheim, V.1, Lybaert, P.1, Deweer, B,2, Cornil, H.2
1 Faculty of Engineering – Thermal Engng. & combustion Lab., Mons – Belgium
2 Arcelor Innovation, Liège, Belgium

The self-induced ion plating (SIIP) process is a new physical vapor deposition process based on the evaporation of a metallic target (i.e. tin) thanks to a magnetron sputtering system. The aim of this work is to develop a numerical simulation model of the SIIP process in order to predict the target temperature field and from it, the coating profile on the substrate. The simulation of the SIIP ...

Phenomena of transient thermal transfers coupled with chemical reactions in an energetic material

Longuet, B.1, Gillard, P.1, 2
1 Laboratoire Energétique Explosions et Structures – Université d’Orléans, Bourges Cedex
2 Etablissement Technique de BourgeS, Rocade Est – Echangeur de Guerry, Bourges Cedex

An energetic material, subjected to an abnormal thermal environment, can undergo cookoff involving a variety of thermal, chemical and mechanical processes. The ability to predict not only the time to cookoff reaction but also the site and the degree of reaction violence that will occur in an ammunition is the principal goal in the current cookoff modelling efforts. Considering our knowledge of ...

A multiphysics approach of the styrene free radical polymerization modeling performed in different microreactors

Serra, C., Sary, N., Schlatter, G.
LIPHT-CNRS UMR 7165, ECPM-ULP Strasbourg

This paper investigates the modeling of styrene free radical polymerization in two different types of microreactor for which the wall temperature is kept constant. The simulations are performed with the help of FEMLAB 3.1 to solve simultaneously partial differential equations resulting from the hydrodynamics, thermal and mass transfer (convection, diffusion and chemical reaction). The ...

Electromagnetics at Optical and Microwave Frequencies using COMSOL Multiphysics

Howie Stuart
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Whippany, USA

The flexibility of COMSOL Multiphysics enables a variety of computational approaches to be applied towards solving electromagnetic problems across the whole spectrum. I will describe techniques for studying resonant electromagnetic interactions in a range of structures, including materials with negative electric permittivity (metals at optical frequencies), and small microwave resonators and ...

Finite Element Analysis of Fluid and Solute Transport in Hemodiafiltration Membranes

Steven Conrad
Computational Dynamics Laboratory
Louisiana State University
LA, USA

Fluid and solute transport in hemodiafilter hollow fibers occurs through a non-trivial interaction of convection and diffusion, modulated by a number of factors that include the non-Newtonian behavior of blood, the density and viscosity dependence of blood on the local hematocrit and protein concentration, the Fahraeus-Lindquist effect on hematocrit, the osmotic effects of protein and partially ...

Electric Field Distribution in Biological Tissues for Various Electrode Configurations - A FEMLAB Study

Mitchell, W., Sundararajan, R.
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ

Electroporation or Electropermeabilization (EP) is a non-viral physical process of inducing and/or increasing permeability of biological membranes by the application of high intensity and short duration electrical pulses. The resulting high field strength in the membrane can lead to the formation of regions of increased permeability, often called pores that allow transmembrane transport of ...

Behavior of the 3D Axon when a Squared Voltage Pulse is Applied

Rodríguez Rodríguez, E.1, Godinez Fernández, R.2, Barrales Guadarrama, R.1, Vázquez Cerón, E.1
1 Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana- Azc, Azcapotzalco, México, D.F.C.P.
2 Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Izt

The axon in one of the most important components in nervous impulse transmission. It is very important to understand how the electric potential changes along the axon, using the telegraph equation. In the following simulation with FEMLAB we show the transmission and diffusion along the axon in 3D when a squared voltage is applied. The simulation is used for educational purposes in ...

Multiphysics Modelling of Coating Process Technology

Alam, P., Toivakka, M.
Laboratory of Paper Coating and Converting, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Multiphysics phenomena that occur when metering coating colours between paper and a composite polymeric-steel blade are simulated in this paper. The paper discusses modelling requirements for coating process technologies that have been fulfilled using the FEMLAB software, as well as requirements that still need to be modelled in order to accurately simulate the complex interdependent ...

2D Free Convection in a Porous Cavity Heated by an Internal Circular Boundary

Barletta, A., Lazzari, S.
University of Bologna – D.I.E.N.C.A. – Lab. of Montecuccolino, Bologna, Italy

Free convection in a vertical square cavity filled with a fluid saturated porous medium is investigated numerically by means of the software package FEMLAB 3.1i. The cavity has isothermal walls and is heated by an internal concentric circular boundary subjected to a uniform heat flux. The porous medium satisfies the Darcy law and the validity of the Boussinesq approximation is ...

Momentum Source Modeling of Mixing in the Lower Transitional Regime in a Stirred Tank

Grosz, R.
The Gillette Company

The ability of an industrial mixing tank to homogenize its contents decays rapidly as the Reynolds number is decreased in the transitional regime and approaches the laminar regime. A model of a mixing tank was developed using FEMLAB and using a CFD technique known as momentum source modelling. The model predictions of velocity components agree well with LDA measurements. Decolorization ...

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