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.

Multiphysics Investigation of Thermo-optic Effects in Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguide Arrays

F. Magno, F. Dell’Olio, and V.M.N. Passaro
Politecnico di Bari

A theoretical investigation of thermo-optic effect in Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) rib waveguides and waveguide arrays by means of the Finite Element Method (FEM) has been carried out. Both static and dynamic analyses have been performed.

Use of COMSOL Multiphysics in the Modeling of Ion Source Extraction

M. Cavenago
Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro

A two dimensional description of plasma charged sheath and ion extraction, including the complete plasma sheath equation, is proposed and reduced to a system of coupled fields, implemented with use of COMSOL Multiphysics. A separate application of the weak form to the Hamilton-Jacobi and Poisson equations is also described, using five coupled fields.

Simulation of Electromagnetic Stirrers and Brakes Applied in the Metallurgical Field

C. Mapelli
Politecnico di Milano

The control of the flux within continuous casting systems used in the metallurgical field can be obtained through the application of electromagnetic. The model here has been solved through a linear time-harmonic solver. The results of the electromagnetic model have then been applied to the fluid-mechanics model through volume Lorentz forces.

Modeling of a Preferential Oxidation Reactor in a LPG Hydrogen Generator for PEMFC

F. Cipitì, L. Pino, A. Vita, M. Laganà, and V. Recupero
CNR-ITAE, Messina

This paper presents a two dimensional model of a Preferential Oxidation Reactor. The main aim of the mathematical model was to investigate the process performance of the reactor by parametric analysis. Temperature and concentration profiles along the length of the reactor were evaluated in order to enhance optimization and control of the PROX unit.

Coupling of Catalytic Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions by CPR

S. Vaccaro, G. Ferrazzano, and P. Ciambelli
Università di Salerno

Mathematical modelling of a catalytic plate reactor for methane steam reforming with COMSOL Multiphysics was carried out. The model reactor includes three channels where methane combustion occurs on the plates bordering the inner side of the outermost channels, whereas methane steam reforming takes place on the plates bordering the central channel.

Nonlinear Magnetic Analysis of Multi-plate Magnetorheological Brakes and Clutches

M. Benetti, and E. Dragoni
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

This paper deals with the nonlinear magnetic analysis of a 100 Nm, multi-disc, magnetorheological fluid rotary brake or clutch, carried out with COMSOL Multiphysics. Along with the results of the analysis, the paper presents merits and limitations found in the use of the software and introduces current efforts to include in future simulations the thermal and the mechanical responses of the ...

Thermal and Velocity Field Analysis Inside an Historical Building - The Hall of the Two Hundred

C. Balocco
Energy Engineering Department, Firenze

For museums and the like, the indoor climatic conditions should preserve the exhibited works of art and ensure comfort conditions for people visiting or working inside them. The present paper concerns a primary study of the Hall of the Two Hundred of the Old Palace in Florence. General 3D modeling principles were used, which can be applied to many situations where there is interaction ...

Thermal Dissipation of DIMM Modules in a Tower-BTX Configuration

G. Sorge, G. Cammarata, and G. Petrone
University of Catania

In this paper we study the natural convection for Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) systems. Numerical models are developed using COMSOL Multiphysics. The results, obtained for imposed ambient temperature and operative conditions (power supplied to the CPUs) were produced and complex fluid motion field could be detected.

A Model for Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

C. Ciano
Politecnico di Torino

In this paper, a model of a tubular fuel cell is proposed and includes thermo-fluid dynamics, chemical reactions and electrochemistry. The main results presented are the temperature distribution, the concentration of species and the polarization curves.

Cyclic Voltammetry Simulation at Microelectrode Arrays

A. Lavacchi, U. Bardi, S. Caporali, A. Fossati, and I. Perissi
University of Firenze

In the present paper we report the results obtained applying COMSOL Multiphysics to the numerical simulation of Cyclic Voltammetries (CV’s) at microelecrodes arrays. CV’s at inlaid micro disk electrode arrays have been simulated showing how the electrochemical response is affected by geometrical parameters such as the electrode radius and the distance among the electrode canters.

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