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.

Simulation of Passive Magnetic Bearing Using COMSOL Multiphysics

K. Falkowski
Military University of Technology
Warsaw, Poland

The article presents the process of verification of the passive magnetic bearing by the Comsol Multiphysic program. There is shown construction of the radial passive magnetic bearing PMB60x85x20-5, which was designed in the Military University of Technology. The distribution of the magnetic flux density and the static characteristic of the bearing were estimated by the Comsol Multiphysic. The ...

Multiphysics Design of ESS-Bilbao Linac Accelerating Cavities Using COMSOL

J. L. Munoz, and I. Rodriguez
Bilbao, Spain

A proton linac drives particles using the electric field of a high power RF standing wave in a resonant cavity. The design of these cavities involve several aspects of multiphysics simulation, that have been accomplished using COMSOL. The first step consist on the geometric optimization of the cavities in order to have the correct frequency while maximizing some figures of merit. This task ...

Simulation of Deep Geothermal Heat Production

E. Holzbecher, P. Oberdorfer, F. Maier, and Y. Jin
Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Geothermal heat production from deep reservoirs (5000-7000 m) is currently examined, not only in Germany. Our reference set-up consists of two pipes within a single borehole: one for pumping. We examine a design, where a single borehole splits into two legs at a certain depth. The two legs are connected by highly permeable geological, natural or artificial strata in the deep subsurface. The ...

Coupled Electro-thermal Field Simulations in HVDC-Cables

H. Ye, E. M. Boudoudou, E. Scholz, and M. Clemens
Chair of Electromagnetic Theory
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

For PE insulated cables both the temperature difference ?T and the electric field coefficient ? have a significant influence on the electric field distribution because PE has a nonlinear electric conductivity which is approximately a function of the temperature and the electric field strength. The coupled electric-thermal simulations are carried out for PE insulated HVDC-cables. The influence ...

Fluid Flow and Current Density Distribution in Large-area HT PEMFCs

G. C. Bandlamudi[1,2], C. Siegel[2], C. Heßke[1], and A. Heinzel[1,2]
[1]ZBT Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany
[2]University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

High temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (HT PEMFCs) are very promising technologies when used in combined cooling and heating power (CCHP) systems. They are operated at 160°C, offering the possibility of high tolerance to fuel impurities and a possibility to use the heat generated for cooling and heating purposes, leading to higher total system efficiency. Employing a ...

Modeling and Simulation of Hydrogen Storage Device for Fuel Cell Plant Using COMSOL Multiphysics

O. Akanji, and A. Kolesnikov
Department of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
Tshwane University of Technolgy
Pretoria, South Africa

In this work, a 2D dynamic simulation for a portion of metal hydride based hydrogen storage tank was performed using computational software COMSOL 4.0a Multiphysics. The software is used to simulate the diffusion and heating of hydrogen in both radial and axial directions. The model consists of a system of partial differential equations (PDE) describing two dimensional heat and mass transfer of ...

Modeling of Through-the-Snow Electric Field Propagation for Rescue Systems

N. Ayuso[1], V. Bataller[1], A. Muñoz[2], D. Tardioli[1], J. A. Cuchí[1], F. Lera[3], and J. L. Villarroel[1]
[1]Aragón Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
[2]Advanced Research Laboratories of I3A, Walqa Technological park, Huesca, Spain
[3]Institute of Material Science of Aragón, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Propagation models for avalanche rescue systems are studied here. The paper focuses on the through-the-snow electric field propagation at ISM frequencies, comparing several models (air model, snow model, three-layered model) and using different solving method (geometrical optics, numerical solution in Matlab and FEM with COMSOL). The simulation results are fitted to experimental data, finding ...

Current Distribution and Magnetic Fields in Complex Structures Using Comsol Multiphysics

S. F. Madsen, and C. Falkenstrøm Mieritz ApS
Lejre, Denmark

The present paper presents numerical calculations of the magnetic fields and the current distribution within a wind turbine nacelle. The results are used by control system engineers designing panels and cables, who must ensure that the immunity of the equipment complies with the environment within the turbine. Since the release of the International standard concerning lightning protection of ...

Transient Modelling of a Fluorine Electrolysis Cell; Fully Coupled Electric Currents, Heat-Transfer, Diluted Species Transport and Laminar Bubbly Flow

R. Pretorius[1], P. L. Crouse[1], and C. J. Hattingh[2]
[1]University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
[2]Metallurgical Testing and Consultation (MTC) cc, Farrarmere, South Africa

A laboratory-scale fluorine reactor was simulated with COMSOL Multiphysics®. This model employs fundamental fully coupled electron-, heat-, mass- and momentum transfer (two-phase) equations to deliver a transient model of the above-mentioned reactor. Quasi-steady-state results were produced for the current density, electric field, temperature, reactive species concentration, gas- and liquid ...

Numerical Analysis of Propeller-induced Low-frequency Modulations in Underwater Electric Potential Signatures of Naval Vessels in the Context of Corrosion Protection Systems

D. Schaefer[1], J. Doose[2], A. Rennings[1], and D. Erni[1]
[1]General and Theoretical Electrical Engineering (ATE), Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
[2]Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons (WTD 71), Bundeswehr, Eckernförde, Germany

Since October 2009 the laboratory of ATE has carried out collaborative research with the WTD 71 that aims for prediction, reduction and optimization of so-called underwater electric potential (UEP) signatures. COMSOL is used to simulate potential distributions in the context of impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems. The electrode kinetics is considered by using boundary conditions ...

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