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.

On the Simulation of the Metabolism in Mammalian Cells using Homogenization Methods

M. Hanke, and M. Cabauatan-Villanueva
School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

The simulation of the metabolism in mammalian cells becomes a severe problem if spatial distributions must be taken into account. Especially the cytoplasma has a very complex geometric structure which cannot be handled by standard discretization techniques. In the present paper we propose a homogenization technique for computing effective diffusion constants. This is accomplished by using a ...

Multiphysic Modeling of the Self-sustained Anisotropic Contraction of Cardiac Myocytes

P. Tracqui, and J. Ohayon
CNRS, Laboratoire TIMC-IMAG, Equipe DynaCell, La Tronche, France

In this work, we coupled intracellular calcium wave propagation to anisotropic active cellular contraction in order to investigate the self-oscillating contractions of isolated cardiac myocytes. The autocatalytic release of Ca2+ from intracellular stores is considered as the corner stone of a biochemical model exhibiting relaxation oscillations above critical thresholds of calcium fluxes. Using ...

Finite Element Solution for Ionized Fields in a DC Electrostatic Precipitator

B. Benamar1, E. Favre2, A. Donnot1, and M. O. Rigo1
1 Laboratoire LERMAB, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Nancy, UMR, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
2 COMSOL France, Grenoble, France

This paper presents the finite element solution for ionized fields in the coaxial cylinders configuration during the positive corona discharge using COMSOL Multiphysics. The coupled differential equations describing a monopolar DC corona are completely solved by using three application modes:PDE (General Form) mode for electric potential distribution, PDE (General Form) mode for space charge ...

Metal Surface Laser Texturing: Multiphysics Modeling of a Single Impact Effect

A. Soveja1,2, J. M. Jouvard1, and D. Grevey1
1Institut Carnot de Bourgogne, Bourgogne, France
2Faculté de Génie Mécanique, Université "Politehnica" Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania

During laser-matter interaction, a very small layer of molten material forms. The vapor plumes, formed by material vaporization, exercise an overpressure on the molten material. In a previous work, a 1D thermal model was carried out, but this model did not account for all physical phenomena during laser-matter interaction. For that, it is necessary to couple the thermal equations, the fluids ...

Modeling of Drops Spreading on Random Surfaces

J. Frassy1, C. Lecot2, M. Murariu3, C. Delattre1, and A. Soucemarianadin1
1Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
2Université de Savoie, Le Bourget-du-Lac, France
3LETI, CEA, Grenoble, France

We present simulations of drops spreading on random surfaces with either chemical or topographical heterogeneities. All the computations are made within the framework of the lubrication approximation. The droplet height is the solution of a time-dependent nonlinear fourth order partial differential equation, which is solved using COMSOL. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) together with an appropriate ...

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 ...

Microwave Plasma Modeling with COMSOL Multiphysics

O. Geoffroy, and H. Rouch,
INOPRO Telespace Vercors, Grenoble, France

A microwave plasma simulation has been tested, and will be fitted and validated. Two types of assumptions were compared: in the first approach the plasma density depends directly on the electric field and some characteristic values of it; in the second approach, plasma density and temperature conservation equations are solved.The second approach was used for Nitrogen plasma. In the case of SF6 ...

Simulation of a Comb Drive for Fracture Lifetime Measurements

G. Somlay, Z. Szucs, A. Poppe, and M. Rencz
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

In this work, a finite element analysis is used to simulate electrostatically actuated comb drives operating under DC conditions (zero actuating frequency). A dynamic multiphysics model is developed using the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) formulation. The results show the coupled interaction between the electrostatic and mechanical domains of the transducer. The analysis is based on the ...

Thermal-mechanical Analysis of Concrete Structure Exposed to High Temperature

P. Kucera
Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava-Vyskovice, Czech Republic

The fire resistance of building structures is determined mostly by testing in an accredited laboratory. New findings have enabled the calculation of structural fire resistance. A progressive method of calculation of the fire resistance is also mentioned in the body of European standards. Calculation of the fire resistance demands determination of temperature distribution in the cross-section ...

Mechanical Simulation of Electrical Wafer Sort using PAD Over Active Structures in 0.18μm Smart Power Technology

L. Cecchetto1, L. Zullino1, R. Vallauri1, A. Andreini1, L. Redaelli2, P. Anghilieri2, and R. Vettori2
1STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy
2Technoprobe, Agrate Brianza, Italy

The Electrical Wafer Sort (EWS) process is performed on all electronic devices at the end of the silicon diffusion steps to verify IC functionality. This process is performed by probing ICs with suitable tips on a flat metal surface (PAD).A mechanical simulation feasibility of EWS process is presented here. In most advanced technologies, in order to optimize the area consumption, PAD Over Active ...

Quick Search