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 Simulations of Tunneling Current Modulation using Ultra-Thin Membranes Micromachined on SOI

B. Bercu, L. Montès, G. Bacles, J. Zimmermann, and P. Morfouli
Institute of Microelectronics, Electromagnetism and Photonics, Grenoble

In this paper, we study a novel type of NEMS - tunnel junctions mounted on thin membranes. Mechanical stress applied to the junction induces changes in the height and length of the barrier, allowing the modulation of the tunnelling current.

Finite Element Approach for Micromagnetic Systems

H. Szambolics[1], L. Buda-Prejbeanu[2], J.C. Toussaint[1,2], and O. Fruchart[1]
[1] Laboratoire Louis Néel, Grenoble
[2] Laboratoire SPINTEC, Grenoble

In this paper we propose a finite element model (FEM), to solve the micro-magnetic equations. Two bi-dimensional test problems are treated to estimate the validity and the accuracy of this approach.

From Numerical to Experimental Study of Microsystems for Dielectrophoresis on Bioparticles

P. Pham, I. Texier, and F. Perraut
CEA-LETI, Direction de la Recherche Technologique, Grenoble

This paper summarizes the numerical contribution to a project for the detection of bioparticles present in a small volume of a liquid sample. Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is used to enhance their transport toward the surface of a detector. The mathematical model is composed of the electrokinetics equation for the DEP force-field calculation, and the advection-diffusion equation for the particle ...

Modelling of Heat and Mass Transfer During the Grilling and Roasting of Meat

A. Kondoyan, P-H. Bussière, and F. Verrier
INRA Clermont-Fd/Theix – Qualité des Produits Animaux – Equipe Couplage Transferts-Transformations

In this paper, we create models with the use of COMSOL Multiphysics to predict evolution of temperatures and crust formation in meat during barbecuing and oven roasting. Sensitivity to parameters is analysed and predictions are compared to experimental data from literature.

Prediction of the Transmitted Light Through a Nano-Aperture of SNOM Probes

G. Louarn, S. Taleb, and S. Cuenot
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes

The knowledge of the light propagation through a nanometer-size aperture is crucial for Scanning Optical Near Field Microscopy (SNOM). In this work, we address a numerical study of the transmitted electric field through a SNOM probe. The influence of the wavelength is also studied. Our results show that the logarithmic power decreases linearly as a function of the aperture size, and the ...

Thermal Exchange Modelling on Hydrogen Plasma Reactor Walls

A. Michau, F. Silva, K. Hassouni, and A. Gicquel
Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Matériaux et des Hautes Pressions, Villetaneuse

A reduced equivalent plasma model is proposed for thermal dissociation of molecular hydrogen, which allows a detailed description of atomic hydrogen recombination. This model, implemented with COMSOL Multiphysics, also accounts for surface temperature and thermal exchange on cavity walls. A self-consistent model previously developed in our laboratory has enabled us to determine that, at ...

MOCVD Research Reactor Simulation

H. Rouch
INOPRO, Villard de Lans

In this paper, we describe the methodology of modeling Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition. As a special case study we investigate the Ag deposit.

Thermal Transfer and Gas Diffusion in an Energetic Material

B. Longuet[1,2], J.M. Pascaud[1], and P. Gillard[1]
[1] Laboratoire Energétique Explosions et Structures, Université d’Orléans
[2] DGA/ETBS, Bouges

In this paper, we model the thermal decomposition of an energetic materiel inside a vessel located in the furnace of a thermal gravimetric apparatus. As a case study, we treat the case with ammonium perchlorate single particles.

Catalytic Reactions under Non-steadystate Conditions

S. Pietrzyk, F. Dhainaut, A. Khodakov, and P. Granger
Université de Lille

In this paper, we present the modeling of catalytic reactions under non-steadystate conditions. Particularly, we study the Fisher-Tropsch reaction in a pulse reactor.

Using COMSOL for Studying the Occurrence of a Constant-shaped Concentration Front in the Retention of Gaseous Pollutants by Adsorption Columns

A. Joly[1], V. Volpert[1], and A. Perrard[2]
[1] Université de Lyon
[2] Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, Lyon

Various models, based on mass transfer and different isothermal adsorption equilibrium laws, are developed using COMSOL Multiphysics. These isotherms are representative of the adsorption of various pollutant-adsorbent systems frequently found in decontamination processes. Consequences on breakthrough curves are examined and possible applications to decontamination processes are discussed.

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