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.

Design and Analysis of 3D Capacitive Accelerometer for Automotive Applications

G. Vijila, S. Vijayakumar, M. Alagappan, and A. Gupta
PSG College of Technology
Tamil Nadu, India

This paper projects a novel 3D capacitive accelerometer design to identify a severe accident and initiate airbag deployment systems. It will detect the rapid negative acceleration of the vehicle to avoid the severity of the collision. Such a device demands excellent performance in terms of sensitivity, noise immunity, linearity, bias and scale factor stability over time and environmental changes. ...

A MEMS Condenser Microphone for Consumer Applications

S. L. Pinjare, V. S. Nagaraj, S. N. Savitha, S. Kesari, M. S. Sagar, and K. R. Roshan
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology

The MEMS microphone is also called microphone chip or silicon microphone. The pressure sensitive diaphragm is etched directly into a silicon chip by MEMS techniques and is usually accompanied with integrated preamplifier. Most MEMS microphones are variants of the condenser microphone design. The MEMS microphone has been successfully fabricated and tested in an anechoic chamber. The microphone ...

3-D Design, Electro-Thermal Simulation and Geometrical Optimization of Spiral Platinum Micro-Heaters for Low Power Gas Sensing Applications Using COMSOL 4.1

V. Bansal, D. Kumar, B. Prasad, and A. Gujjar
Electronic Science Department

In this paper a thermal electric finite element method (FEM) analysis was used to investigate the thermal properties of individual electrically driven platinum micro-heaters. The geometric optimization for the micro-heater was performed by simulating a wide range of possible geometries using COMSOL 4.1. The simulated results of micro-heaters having an improved temperature distribution over the ...

Finite Element Modeling of Freezing of Coffee Solution

C. Anandharamakrishnan, R. Gopirajah, and N. Chhanwal
Central Food Technological Research Institute
Karnataka, India

Freeze-drying is a popular method of producing shelf stable particulate products and is of particular value for drying thermally sensitive materials (volatiles and biological based), which can be heat damaged by higher temperature methods, such as spray-drying. Porous structures are formed by the creation of ice crystals during the freezing stage, which subsequently sublime during the drying ...

Design and Finite Element Analysis of Electrothermal Compliant Microactuators

A. R. Kalaiarasi, and S. H. Thilagar
Annauniversity Chennai
TamilNadu, India

Electrothermal actuators are capable of providing larger displacements compared to electrostatic actuators. Four designs for ETC actuators with the same material properties and same dimensions are studied.

MEMS Resonator for RF Applications

V. Harshey
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Maharashtra, India

Vibrating mechanical tank components, such as quartz crystals and surface acoustic wave (SAW) resonators with Q’s in the range of 10e3–10e6, are widely used to implement high-Q oscillators and band pass filters in the radio frequency (RF) and intermediate frequency (IF) stages of communication transceivers. This paper will discuss designing of resonator and effects of various parameter on the ...

Voltage and Capacitance analysis of EWOD system using COMSOL

D. Das[1], S. Sohail[1], S. Das[2], and K. Biswas[1]
[1]Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, India
[2]School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur, India

Electrowetting on Dielectrics (EWOD)systems is widely practiced digital microfluidic technique, used in Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) system for biomedical application. In EWOD, with applied potential, the droplet minimizes its surface energy by transiting towards the actuated electrode. The problems with EWOD device for biological sample are that it will damage the cells if applied voltage across it ...

Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Acoustic Metamaterial with Negative Bulk-Modulus

N. R. Mahesh, and P. Nair
SSN College of Engineering
Tamil Nadu, India

Acoustic metamaterials are structured materials of negative mass density or negative bulk-modulus or both of them. Materials are tailored in sub-wavelength dimensions so as to get these negative properties. This paper compares the result of an experimental investigation of acoustic metamaterial with negative bulk-modulus to its COMSOL modeling. The resonance characteristics of single ...

MEMS Electrostatic Comb Actuator: A Comparison of Different Structure Designs and Materials using COMSOL 3.5a

S. Kapoor[1], D. Aggarwal[2], and A. Gujjar[1]
[1]University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India.
[2]Electronics Science Department, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India.

The micro machining technology that emerged in the late 1980’s can provide micron sized sensors and actuators. Actuators are used for the transformation of non- mechanical input energy into mechanical output energy. There are many types of micro- actuation mechanisms, most commonly used are piezoelectric, magnetic, thermal, SMA, electrochemical, electrostatic actuation. Electrostatic actuation ...

Current Density, Electric Field and AC Loss Simulation of Mono Block and Single Layer Polygonal HTS Cable Using COMSOL Multiphysics

G. Konar[2], R. K. Mandal[1], and N. Chakraborty[2]
[1]Electrical Engineering Department, Seacom Engineering College, Dhulagar,West Bengal, India
[2]Power Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

High temperature super conducting (HTS) cables are gaining attentions for their ability to transmit more power compared to their convention counterparts with essentially no resistance and electromagnetic emissions. They are also appropriate for solving the grid congestion problem in the power corridors with their reduced size and weight. But the AC loss that occurs in the HTS cables reduces the ...

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