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.

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 ...

Simulation of Thermal Sensor for Thermal Control of Satellite Using COMSOL Multiphysics

G. Mangalgiri
Goa, India

The actuator comprises of a temperature sensitive composite deflecting beam, a piezoelectric substrate and a field effect transistor. The temperature rise causes an expansion in the composite beam thereby causing it to deflect. The deflecting beam impinges on the piezoelectric crystal and generating voltage. Response curves for the deflection versus temperature for temperature ranges ...

Design of a Miniaturized RF MEMS Based Single-Bit Phase Shifter

A. Chakraborty, A. Kundu, S. Chatterjee, and B. Gupta
Jadavpur University
West Bengal, India

This paper presents a novel design of single-bit RF MEMS phase shifter. The basic novelty introduced for phase shifter design in this case, is by scaling down of the lateral dimensions of the conventional RF MEMS shunt switch by 10 times. The Mechanical and Electromechanical analysis of the designed miniature RF MEMS fixed-fixed beam is performed using COMSOL Multiphysics v.3.5a as an FEM ...

On the Simulation of Electromagnetic Forming Process of a Tube using Multiphysics Software

S. Gawade[1], P. P. Date[2], and S. B. Sharma[1]
[1]Production Engineering. Dept. SGGS IE&T, Nanded, India
[2]Mechanical Engineering. Dept, IIT, Bombay, India

Electromagnetic forming (EMF) is a typical high speed forming process using the energy density of a pulsed magnetic field to form workpieces made of metals with high electrical conductivity like e.g. aluminium. This forming process can be very advantageous as compared to conventional forming process. EMF process is simulated by a commercial finite element analysis (FEA) solver, COMSOL ...

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 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 ...

Study of Subwavelength Gratings to Understand Their Polarization Behaviour

M. G. Sridharan[1], A. Prabhakar[2], and S. Bhattacharya[2]
[1]Photonics Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
[2]Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Phase gratings are used in many applications owing to their high transmission and thus higher diffraction efficiencies. COMSOL is based on finite element modeling and is chosen for 2 reasons; firstly, because it can handle complex 2-D and 3-D geometries and secondly, it can handle the vector nature of these structures. The objective of the design is to compare the results of a commonly used ...

Design and Simulation of MEMS Based Electrothermal Micromirror for 3D Spatial Movement

D. Mallick, and A. Bhattacharyya
Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics
University of Calcutta
West Bengal, India

Micromirror is a versatile MEMS device, which finds use in many application areas. In this paper, we have addressed the issues related to the design and behavioral simulation of MEMS based electro-thermal micromirror [Figure 1] for 3D motion. Two types of thermal actuation mechanism are used in the designed device. For in-plane movement poly-silicon made two-hot-arm actuatoris used. Here, the ...

Effect of Bed Diffusion and Operating Parameters on Char Combustion in the Context of Underground Coal Gasification

S. Mahajani, and G. Samdani
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai, India

Char combustion is one of the most important reactions in the process of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG). Experiments are performed in a boat reactor under near isothermal condition to demonstrate effects of heat and mass transfer and bed diffusion through ash layer. To obtain a complete overview of boat experiments and to further get insights, CFD analysis of boat reactor is performed using ...

Analysis of Magnetic Resonance in Metamaterial Structure

C. Rajni[1], and A. Marwaha[2]
[1] Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering And Technology, Ferozepur, Punjab, India
[2] Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering And Technology, Sangrur, Punjab, India

‘Metamaterial’ is one of the most recent topic in several areas of science and technology due to its vast potential in various applications. These are artificially fabricated materials which exhibit negative permittivity and/or negative permeability. The unusual electromagnetic properties of metamaterial has opened more opportunities for better antenna design to surmount the limitations of ...

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