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.

Thermal Transfer and Gas Diffusion in an Energetic Material

B. Longuet[1,2], J.M. Pascaud[1], and P. Gillard[1]
[1] Laboratoire Energétique Explosions et Structures, Université d’Orléans
[2] DGA/ETBS, Bouges

In this paper, we model the thermal decomposition of an energetic materiel inside a vessel located in the furnace of a thermal gravimetric apparatus. As a case study, we treat the case with ammonium perchlorate single particles.

Designing an Array of Nanocalorimeters for Screening Biochemical Interactions

F. Torres
Palo Alto Research Center

In this presentation we present our analysis of the PARC Nanocalorimeter. Calorimetry is basically the measuring of heat of chemical reactions or physical changes. Nanocalorimetry is Calorimetry at the Nanometer scale. The PARC Nanocalorimeter is a special type of Calorimeter, it consists of arrays of Nanocalorimeters. The PARC Nanocalorimeter is intended to be used for screening biochemical ...

A Model of a Horizontal Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactor

T. Adams

Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, CRANE, IN, USA

A model of a horizontal atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition reactor was implemented to aid in the design of a laboratory based one. The model coupled momentum transport, energy transport, and mass transport phenomena to account for reacting fluid flow of a compressible gas in a heated chamber. The system modeled was silicon deposition from trichlorosilane in hydrogen carrier gas.

Providing an Entry Length in Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactors with Fast Diffusion

D. Dalle Nogare[1] and P. Canu[1]

[1]Department of Chemical Engineering Principles and Practice, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

This work investigates the effects of boundary conditions on the species profiles in heterogeneous catalysis, with low Péclet systems. Hydrogen combustion in Helium was chosen because of the high diffusivities. Furthermore, already at T=300°C over a Pt catalyst, kinetics is very fast and the composition gradients at the inlet extremely steep. The issue is analyzed with 1D models, ...

Modélisation d'une décharge luminescente à la pression atmosphérique

Cormier, J.M., Semmar, N., Ouni, M.F.
GREMI, UMR 6606, Orléans

Les décharges luminescentes à pression atmosphérique sont étudiées expérimentalement en laboratoire pour la valorisation des alcanes et notamment la production d'hydrogène à partir du méthane. La modélisation des dispositifs usuels est complexe compte tenu de l'aspect non stationnaire des décharges. Afin d'évaluer le poids des paramètres de réglage d'un réacteur nous avons ...

COMSOL Computational Fluid Dynamics for Microreactors Used in Volatile Organic Compounds Catalytic Elimination

M. Olea[1], S. Odiba[1], S. Hodgson[1], A. Adgar[1]
[1]School of Science and Engineering, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that will evaporate easily into the air at room temperature and contribute majorly to the formation of photochemical ozone. They are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids in to the atmosphere and affect indoor and outdoor air quality. They includes acetone, benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, ...

Humidity Mass Transfer Analysis in Packed Powder Detergents

F. Zonfrilli[1], V. Guida[1], L. Scelsi[1]
[1]Procter & Gamble Italia, Pomezia, Roma, Italy

Powder detergents containing sodium percarbonate and bleach activators undergo chemical decomposition when exposed to high relative humidity. Controlling the moisture intake in finished product packs is therefore a fundamental need in order to guarantee product stability during the whole supply chain. In this paper we show how we have leveraged COMSOL Multiphysics capability in order to model the ...

Modeling the Rheology of Liquid Detergents

Vincenzo Guida
R&D Process Design Principal Engineer, Procter & Gamble, Italy

Outline of presentation: Comsol is a very flexible platform, ideal to model rheology modification under flow Analogy with reactive flows allows modeling of both thixotropy and gelation with decent level of accuracy and predictability It is possible, to a certain extent, to use 1D rheology to extrapolate 3D behavior ---------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography:Vincenzo ...

Simulationen als Werkzeug für die Designoptimierung von katalytisch aktiven Wall-Flow-Monolithen

S. Ungermann[1], M. Votsmeier[2], J. Gieshoff[2], and H. Vogel[1]
[1] Ernst-Berl-Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt
[2] Umicore AG& Co. KG, Hanau-Wolfgang

This work focuses on simulations for design optimization by dividing a filter into two zones with different amounts of noble metal in a porous wall. For this, a two-dimensional stationary model with a simplified kinetics is devised and different appendages are followed up. Furthermore, time-dependent simulations with this 2D-model are presented.

Establishing Absorbed Dose Thresholds for Nonlinearities in Water Calorimetry

R.E. Tosh[1], H. Chen-Mayer[1]
[1]National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

The technique of water calorimetry for primary-standard dosimetry of radiotherapy-level ionizing radiation is well established at national metrology institutes around the world, where such a direct realization of absorbed dose establishes the basis for calibrating instruments used for dosimetry in medical settings. The typical calorimeter system uses miniature thermistor beads to measure ...

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