General Motors Europe, Sweden
Dew points higher than the inner surface temperature of a headlight can become cosmetic problems. In this paper, a suggested analytical approach of dew point analysis in headligths is brought forward. The analytical solution is based on a temperature map consisting of heat transfer, natural convection and radiation. An empirical expression for relative humidity is then implemented based on the ...
A. Machac , R. Henda , and B. Nilsson 
 School of Engineering, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
 Lund University, Sweden
Heat and mass transport phenomena in a tubular catalytic bed reactor are numerically investigated. A two-dimensional pseudo-heterogeneous model, accounting for transport in the solid and fluid phases, with axial and radial dispersions, is used to describe the reactor. The calculation results show the development of a hot spot in the reactor. The effects of inlet process conditions are ...
S.A. Kock , E. Fründ , W.Y. Kim , and J.V. Nygaard 
 Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark,
 Aarhus University, Denmark
Using magnetic resonance images, a model was created of an atherosclerotic plaque in a patient. A fluid-structure interaction analysis was then carried out in order to determine principal stresses in the protective fibrous cap. Results indicate stresses at high blood pressure in excess of 300 kPa, the established cap rupture strength. The technique could prove to be of great value to ...
I.S. Laitinen, and J.T. Tanttu
Tampere University of Technology, Finland
In this paper, shell elements are used to reduce the complexity of a geometry in the modeling of an industrial scale copper electrolysis cell. The proposed model is described by multipysical since it takes into account interaction between electrical conduction and temperature. The model accuracy is estimated by comparing the simulation results to actual measurements.
K.J. Alme , and S. Mylvaganam 
 Telemark Technological R&D Centre (tel-tek),Norway
 Telemark University College, Faculty of Technology, Norway
Electrical tomography systems estimate the cross-sectional distribution of an object by performing boundary measurements. These non-invasive measurements are sensitive to the electrical properties of the objects under investigation. The main focus in this paper is how to model these sensor systems using COMSOL Multiphysics. Results due to increasing conductivity and their effect on the ...
T.S. Larsen, M.P. Sørensen, N.F. Pedersen, and S. Madsen
Technical University of Denmark
Around 1950 V.L. Ginzburg and L.D. Landau proposed a phenomenological theory for phase transitions. One of the more successful applications of the theory is to superconductivity and in particular to superconductors placed in a magnetic field. Some superconductors allow for magnetic field penetration through quantized current vortices when the magnetic field exceeds a threshold value. In ...
A Complete Transport Model of Components through Zeolite Membranes in a Wicke-Kallenbach Permeation Cell
C.J. Kamp, I. Perdana, and D. Creaser
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden,
This study discusses the development of a complete model for multi-component mass transport through a zeolite membrane in a Wicke-Kallenbach permeation cell. A three dimensional permeation cell model was built in COMSOL Multiphysics. The general PDE mode was used to apply the Maxwell-Stefan equations for surface diffusion, the dominant transport mechanism in zeolite micropores, while the ...
E. M. Fontes
Catella Generics AB
Computational mathematical modeling has allowed scientists and engineers to perform better, faster, and more economical virtual experiments. Through mathematical modeling, an application expert can simulate performance characteristics during different operating conditions and thereby accelerate the pace of understanding new electrochemical system in relation to specific application ...
Technical University of Denmark
Topology optimization in physics requires a deeper understanding of the physical mechanisms. Multiphysics modeling brings the challenge of understanding such physics to a higher level. In this presentation we present the fundamentals of Topology Optimization, accompanied with many examples from different branches such as Automotive Applications, Structural Mechanics, MEMS, Flow Transistors, ...
Ø. Krøvel, and R. Nilssen
Dept. of Electric Power Engineering, Trondheim, Norway
This paper shows calculations of inductance, induced voltage and torque using COMSOL Multiphysics. Results from cogging torque calculations gave a considerable DC-offset, but the curve shape resembled expectations. The values are compared with experimental data.