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.

Numerical Simulation Study on the Heat and Mass Transfer Through Multi-Layer Textile Assemblies

S.F. Neves[1], J.J.B.L.M. Campos[1], T.S. Mayor[2]
[1]CEFT – Transport Phenomena Research Center, Chemical Engineering Department, Porto University, Porto, Portugal
[2]CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechology and Smart Materials, Rua Fernando Mesquita, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

A clothing system should offer the user a period of relatively comfort. However, changes in the ambient conditions over day affect the heat and mass transport in the system, influencing the user comfort perception. In order to gather information to allow the optimization of clothing systems, it is essential to understand the heat and moisture transfer occurring across multi-layer textiles. For ...

Building Energy Simulation Using the Finite Element Method

J. van Schijndel[1]
[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

In order to predict, improve and meet a certain set of performance requirements related to the indoor climate of buildings and the associated energy demand, building energy simulation (BES) tools are indispensable. Due to the rapid development of FEM software and the Multiphysics approaches, it should possible to build and simulate full 3D models of buildings regarding the energy demand. The ...

Simulation of a Multilayer Thermal Regulator for an Optical Reference

J.A. Ospina[1] and E. Canuto[1]
[1]Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

The research project under which the COMSOL simulations are performed deals with multilayer and fine thermal control of an optical reference cavity for space applications. The cavity, made of Ultra Low Expansion glass (Corning ULE), must be kept close to the zero expansion temperature of the glass (close to room temperature). The target can only be met by active control, while leaving the cavity ...

Thermo-mechanical Behavior of Multilayers

Bilotsky, Y., Gasik, M.
Laboratory of Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy, HUT, Finland

The model for study of thermal mechanical behavior of multilayer thin films was developed. The stress-strain analysis was carried out in combination with thermal effects. The 2D thinfilm model has been solved by FEMLAB 3.1i. The middle layer was thermally loaded with Ohmic heating and other layer’s thicknesses were varied in time. All material data like elastic coefficients, thermal ...

Inductive Heating Modelling with a Temperature-controlled Material

Hemous, R.
RocTool, France

Roctool is a company which develops and sells some process to heat and transform composite materials very quickly. One of these, the Cage System®, uses an inductive heating process which heats instantaneously the tooling surface of the mold, where the composite we want to transform is put. The thermal diffusion in the mass mold is reduced relative to other means of heating.

Mould heating distribution control system simulation for polymerization of a composite spar for helicopter main rotor blade

Slusar, B.1, Flek, M.1, Rubtsov, Y.1, Shevtsov, S.2, Fomin, A.3
1 Rostov Helicopter Plant «Rostvertol», Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2 Southern Center of Russian Academy of Science, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
3 Don State Technical University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

High cost and complexity of technological equipment for manufacturing in aeronautical engineering, necessity of fast reequipment for creation of new modifications of flight vehicles make the use of software for modeling prior to design activities very topical. Manufacturing of a polymeric composite spar of the helicopter main rotor blade is an example of technology, where it is necessary to ...

Modeling of Shrinkage Behavior in Cement Paste Using Thermal-structural Interaction

T. Chen[1], and P.G. Ifju[1]
[1]University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

This paper describes using thermal structural interaction to model the shrinkage behavior in cement paste under drying. An inverse method of combining the finite element analysis and the least-squares method is implemented to fit experimentally determined shrinkage in order to obtain material propertiesfrom the complex geometry used in the tests. The finite element model is created in COMSOL ...

Negative Thermal Expansion Materials: Thermal Stress and Implications for Composite Materials

M.J. Jakubinek[1,2], C.A. Whitman[2,3], and M.A. White[1,2,3]
[1]Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
[2]Institute for Research in Materials, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
[3]Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

There is considerable interest in the possibility of combining NTE materials with normal (positive) thermal expansion materials, to reduce the potential of failure of a material or component due to thermal stress fracture. Finite element analysis (FEM) is used to explore the overall expansion and thermal stress in composites.

Model-Based Calibration System for Direct Thermal Printing

W. Vetterling[1], and Z. Peng[1]
[1]Zink Imaging, Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

This document describes a method for maintaining the long-term calibration of a full color direct thermal printer. An essential component of the system is a thermal model created using COMSOL Multiphysics that allows fitting of color data recorded at different temperatures and exposure times to model results for the same conditions. The fitted results reveal the depth and thickness of color dye ...

Thermal Analysis of Vacuum Distillation Chamber in Pyroprocessing Facility

D. Sujish, S. Agarwal, B. Muralidharan, B.K. Sharma, V. Suresh Kumar, B. Prabhakara Reddy, G. Ravisankar, K. Nagarajan, C.A. Babu, and P. Kalyanasundaram
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

Non aqueous metal fuel reprocessing involves electrochemical deposition of spent metallic fuel on the cathode of an electrolytic cell. Apart from metal fuel, the cathode deposit would also contain occluded molten salts and liquid cathode. Subsequent purification and consolidation of these heavy metals is conducted in a vacuum retort. Here the cathode deposits are charged into graphite crucible ...

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