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.

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 ...

A Computational Design Synthesis Method for MEMS using COMSOL

F. Bolognini1, A. A. Seshia1, and K. Shea2
1Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
2Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Computational synthesis methods, used to help designers in the creative phase of the design process, often find an obstacle to their development in the difficulty of finding efficient simulation packages to integrate into the automated search of design solutions.Problems in coupling these search methods with analysis tools arise due to the impossibility of integrating them easily and ...

An Optimized Convolutional-Perfectly Matched Layer (C-PML) Absorbing Boundary Condition for Second-order Elastic Wave Equations

O. Bou Matar1,2, E. Galopin1, Y. Li1,2, and O. Ducloux1,2
1Institut d'Electronique, de Micro-électroniqueet de Nanotechnologie, Villeneuve d'Acsq, France
2Laboratoire Européen Associé en MagnétoAcoustiqueNonlinéaire de la matière condensée (LEMAC), Ecole Centrale de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

In this study, we extend the Convolution-Perfectly Matched Layer (C-PML) method we have developed for a first order system describing elastic waves in velocity and stress formulation to the same equation written as a second order system displacement.We illustrate the efficiency of this second order Perfectly Matched Layer upon 2D benchmarks with surface waves and Lamb Waves.

Flow Modeling in a Flat Membrane Module

B. Balannec1, J. M. Gozálvez-Zafrilla2, D. Delaunay1, and M. Rabiller-Baudry1
1UMR - "Sciences Chimiques de Rennes", Université de Rennes, Rennes, France
2Departamento de Ingeniería Química y Nuclear, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

A CFD calculation of the complex three dimensional flow in a flat membrane module (Rayflow X100, Orelis- Novasep) was made under the conditions of a typical fouling study in order to compare velocity distribution to fouling deposit (with charcoal). The flow was turbulent in the inlet/outlet pipes of the module and laminar in the channel containing the membrane. The local Reynolds number was ...

Numerical Simulation of the Filling Stage in the Polymer Injection Moulding Process

R. El Otmani1, M. Zinet1, M. Boutaous1, P. Chantrenne1, and H. Benhadid2
1CETHIL, Université Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
2Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d'Acoustique, Université Lyon, Ecully, France

During injection moulding of thermoplastic parts, high pressures, velocities and temperatures are experienced by the polymer in the filling phase. The numerical simulation of this phase is a complex task, especially for semi-crystalline polymers, because it involves a coupling between heat transfer, material structural transformation and crystallinity. The aim of this work is to present ...

Modeling of Natural and Combined Natural-Marangoni Convection Flows in a Low Prandtl Number Material Filled in a Square Mold by using COMSOL

F. Mechighel1,2,3, M. El Ganaoui2, B. Pateyron2 and M. Kadja3
1Mechanical Engineering Department, Annaba University, Annaba, Algeria
2SPCTS Laboratory, Limoges University, Limoges, France
3Mechanical Engineering Department, Constantine University, Constantine, Algeria

In the present paper a problem with both natural and combined natural-Marangoni convection flow of materials (having small Prandtl numbers of 0.0128, 0.054 and 0.71, respectively) filled in an enclosure has been investigated by a numerical simulation using COMSOL. Solutions have been obtained for different values of the Rayleigh number. The generated flow under buoyancy and surface tension forces ...

Modeling of Electromigration Induced Failure Mechanisms in Semiconductor Devices

F. Cacho, V. Fiori, C. Chappaz, C. Tavernier, and H. Jaouen
STMicroelectronics, Crolles, France

In advanced semiconductor devices, most of the reliability issues in interconnects occur at a local scale. More precisely, the voiding phenomenon in copper lines is one of the key issues. Hence, a better understanding of the mechanisms governing electromigration would enable the development of more accurate predictive models.A model of vacancy migration is proposed. The thermal, stress and ...

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 ...

2D Magneto-Thermal Modeling of Coated High-Temperature Superconductors

F. Roy1, B. Dutoit1, F. Sirois2, and F. Grilli3
1École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
2Éole polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
3F. Grilli, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

Thin films are very promising for the design of novel and an efficient Fault Current Limiter (FCL) made of high-temperature superconductors (HTS). However, before considering the use of these in a power grid, their thermal and highly non-linear electromagnetic behavior in the presence of over-critical currents needs to be investigated in detail.In this paper, we propose a numerical approach to ...

Ultrasonic Flow-meter and the Acoustic Waveguide in a Moving Medium

J. Krause
FuE Zentrum FH Kiel GmbH, Kiel, Germany

In this presentation a design with circular transducers, which has the advantage of being cylindrically symmetric, is studied numerically. To find the governing acoustic equation in a moving medium, Euler's equations are linearised, which gives one equation for the acoustic pressure.The main result is that, for a given ultrasonic frequency, the calibration factor can be found numerically for ...

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