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.

Use of COMSOL Multiphysics in Modelling of Galvanic Corrosion

Dr. K.B. Deshpande
Senior Researcher, General Motors R&D, India Science Lab, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Kiran received his M. S. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and his Ph.D. from University of Sheffield, both in Chemical Engineering. He is currently working as a Senior Researcher at the General Motors R&D, India Science Lab, Bangalore where he is involved in modeling of galvanic corrosion and its mitigation strategies. Prior to joining GM R&D, he was Knowledge Transfer Program ...

Design & Development of Helmholtz Coil for Hyperpolarized MRI

V. Bhatt, R.S Rautela, P. Sharma, D.C. Tiwari, and S. Khushu
Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (DRDO), Delhi, India

The Helmholtz Coil generates a uniform magnetic field. The commercially available large-size Helmholtz coils prove to be very expensive. This paper describes the economical method of designing and construction of a Helmholtz coil. COMSOL Multiphysics AC/DC Module simulated results and actual results were compared in this study. The coil serves as a component in the system for Hyperpolarisation of ...

Two-Dimensional FEM Simulation of Ultrasonic Wave Propagation in Isotropic Solid Media using COMSOL

B. Ghose[1], K. Balasubramaniam[2], C.V. Krishnamurthy[3], and A.S. Rao[1]
[1] High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India
[2] Center for Non Destructive Evaluation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
[3] Department of Physics, IIT Madras,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is one of the important Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technique widely used for characterisation of materials as well as detection and characterisation of flaws present in the material used in various industries. There are many different important materials like metals, metallic alloys, rubber, composites etc used in aerospace industries is being inspected using UT as ...

2D Simulations and Electro-Thermal Analysis of Microheater Designs using COMSOL for Gas Sensor Applications

G. Velmathi, N. Ramshanker, and S. Mohan
Department of Instrumentation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Microheaters have been widely investigated because of their extensive applications in gas sensors, flow rate sensors and other Microsystems. The geometric optimization for the microheater was performed by simulating a wide range of possible geometries using COMSOL Multiphysics, a commercial Finite Element Analysis (FEA) package. The simulated results of Microheaters having an improved temperature ...

MEMS Structure for Energy Harvesting

S. Rabbani, P.K. Rathore, G. Ghosh, and B.S. Panwar
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

In this paper, a piezoelectric cantilever is investigated using finite element analysis made possible by COMSOL Multiphysics for the generation of electrical energy. A micro power generator was designed to convert mechanical vibrations present in the environment to electrical power. The model was studied for different cantilever dimensions. The load resistor was optimized for obtaining maximum ...

Analysis and Design of Electromagnetic Pump

V. Teotia, S. Malhotra, K. Singh, and U. Mahapatra
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Liquid metal loops are used for heat removal and for the study of certain magneto-fluidic phenomenon like MHD (Magneto-Hydro Dynamic) effects. These loops operate at high temperatures and carry fluids that are invariably toxic in nature. Ensuring the purity of fluid in a closed loop application needs non-intrusive pumps electromagnetic pumps. We have designed and analyzed a prototype ...

Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling of Magnetic Flux Leakage Technique for Detection of Defects in Carbon Steel Plates

W.S. Singh, S. Thirunavukkarasu, S. Mahadevan, C. Mukhopadhyay, B.P.C. Rao, and T. Jayakumar
Non Destructive Evaluation Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam Tamil Nadu, India

Three-dimensional finite element (FE) modeling of magnetic flux leakage (MFL) technique has been performed using COMSOL 3.4 for prediction of leakage fields from surface and sub-surface defects in a 12 mm thick carbon steel plate. The tangential and normal components of leakage fields have been predicted to study the influence of defect location and depth on the detectability of sub-surface ...

Simulation of Methane Adsorption in ANG Storage System

P.K. Sahoo[1], K.G. Ayappa[1], M. John[2], B.L. Newalkar[2], and N.V. Choudary[2]
[1]Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka
[2]Corporate R&D Centre, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Greater Noida, India

Recently adsorptive storage has been identified as the most promising low-pressure (3.5 - 4.0 MPa) alternative for storing natural gas for vehicular use. However in order to successfully implement this technology, the filling and discharge characteristics of the adsorbent bed must be well understood. Significant temperature changes that occur during adsorption and desorption retard the system ...

COMSOL Based Multiphysics Analysis Of Surface Roughness Effects On Capacitance In RF MEMS Varactors

D. Mondal[1], R. Mukherjee[2], D. Mukherjee[1], and C. RoyChaudhuri[1]
[1]Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science University Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal, India
[2]School of VLSI Technology, Bengal Engineering and Science University Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal, India

In this paper, the effects of roughness in the surfaces of the plates caused due to nonuniform etching during their release and/or due to defects in the original wafer on the capacitance in RF-MEMS parallel plate varactors are analyzed. Capacitance extraction due to surface roughness has been carried out by mixed mode analysis in three steps: 3D modeling of rough surface in COMSOL, linking of the ...

Air Gap Field Analysis of Single Sided Linear Induction Motor With Time-Harmonic Finite Element Method

M.S. Manna[1], S Marwaha[1], and N. Kaur[2]
[1]Dept. of EIE, Sant Longowal Inst. of Engg. & Tech Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab, India
[2]Dept. of ECE, Universal Group on Institutes, Lalaru, Punjab, India

In recent years, the single-sided linear induction motor (SLIM) has been the most suitable choice for electric vehicles of the wheel and touchless type. The reason is simplicity in manufacturing, capability in applying direct force, moving and braking and low pollution. To study the influence of air gap between the stator and mover of linear induction motor the prototype model of SLIM used as ...

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