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.

Coupled Electromagnetic, Thermal and Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Axial Flux PM Synchronous Machines

F. Marignetti
DAEIMI, Department of Automation, University of Cassino, Cassino, Italy

This paper investigates the Electromagnetic and thermal behavior of Synchronous Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machines. The Axial Flux machine employed for tests and simulations has a Soft Magnetic Compound stator core. The electromagnetic analysis is used to assess electromechanical variables and machine parameters. Furthermore, the thermal source is obtained from a DC current flow model which is ...

Underpaint Corrosion Modelling

T. Machado Amorim, and C. Allély
ArcelorMittal Research and Development, Automotive Products Center, Maizières les Metz, France

Underpaint corrosion is one of the most important degradation modes for galvanized steel sheets employed in automotive and building industry. Simplified systems (metal coated with thin polymer layer) under corrosion situations have been studied in the past few years and it is now widely accepted that one of the mechanisms responsible for the paint disbonding is cathodic delamination. In this ...

Multiphysics Approach to Model Solidification during Enamelling

F. Van den Abeele, and P. Goes
ArcelorMittal Research and Development, Ghent, Belgium

When an enamelled steel part is cooled down after firing, residual stresses are induced due to the difference in thermal dilatation between the enamel and the steel grade. At room temperature, the steel substrate is under tensile stress state, while the enamel is under compression. The thermal stress distribution can be measured with a Klotz test device. Here, a cantilever steel/enamel sample is ...

COMSOL 2D Simulation of Heavy Oil Recovery by Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage

I. I. Bogdanov, K. El Ganaoui, and A. M. Kamp
Centre Huile Lourde Ouvert et Expérimental (CHLOE), Pau, France

Multiphysics flexibility and computational performance of COMSOL gave us the idea to model SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage), one of the popular thermal methods of oil recovery. The modeling is far from straightforward and requires solving a system of non-linear PDEs for thermal multiphase flow under conditions of thermodynamic (phase) equilibrium. This paper presents the main results of our ...

FEM Analysis in Sensor Development - Siemens VDO

M. Sas, L. Bizon, and A. Krsjak
Siemens VDO Automotive, Frenstat, Czech Republic

When developing sensors with electrical output in automotive applications, different optimizations are taken into consideration; geometry shape, placement of the sensor, ambient conditions, chemical interaction, material composition, electrical components and their influence, accuracy, response and durability.These parameters and factors are designed, evaluated and simulated by proper CAD/CAE ...

Design of Light Emitting Diodes (LED)

E. Baur, M. Sabathil, and N. Linder
Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Regensburg, Germany

For a proper design shaping of light emitting diodes, the exact knowledge of the current distribution in the active area is essential. On the one hand, one has to achieve a uniform current density over the chip area, on the other hand, one has to avoid current crowding in the neighborhood of the electrical contacts. In this paper it is shown first how a LED can be modeled by COMSOL Multiphysics. ...

Modeling Controlled Release of Actives from Structured Foods

A. D. Haydock, J. Melrose, P. Rayment, M. F. Butler, and G. Lian
Unilever R&D Colworth, Colworth House, Sharnbrook Bedford, UK

In this presentation, we describe the use of COMSOL for modeling release of active molecules from hydrogels as a model system of structured foods. We first discuss the structural changes of hydrogel in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract environment and how this is modelled mathematically. We then discuss how to implement the mathematical equations in COMSOL. Computer simulations have been performed ...

Multiphysics Modeling of Radio-Frequency Cooking

M. Rayner
Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

A radio frequency-based cooking process for a meat product was modeled using the Heat Transfer Module. Included wasa term for internal heat generation as generated by Joule heating caused by an applied electric field. The dielectric and thermal properties were implemented as a function of temperature. The resulting simulation showed good agreement with experimental end point temperature data from ...

Image Denoising and Segmentation using COMSOL Multiphysics

F. Zama
Department of Mathematics, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy

Partial differential equations have recently become popular and useful tools for several image processing tasks such as image de-noising and segmentation.In this work, we implement a unified image de-noising and segmentation approach which is based on a nonlinear diffusion equation with a reactive term for achieving edge preserving smoothing and segmentation. This model is highly nonlinear and ...

Modeling of Ion Transport and Heterogeneous Equilibria in Cathodic Protection Systems for Concrete

W. H. A. Peelen1, R. B. Polder1, E. Redaelli2, and L. Bertolini
1TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft, Netherlands
2Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Current passage is used in repair techniques for concrete structures suffering from corrosion, like Cathodic Protection (CP).A mathematical description of ion transport in concrete due to current passage, including the heterogeneous equilibrium involving solid Ca(OH)2 determining the acidity/alkalinity was developed and implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics.From the first modeling results a ...

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