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.

Inverse Method for Calculating the Temperature-Dependent Thermal Conductivity of Nuclear Materials

T. Pavlov[1,2], P. Van Uffelen[1], L. Vlahovic[1], D. Staicu[1], M. Wenman[2], R. W. Grimes[2], ,
[1]Institute for Transuranium Elements, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
[2]Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London, UK

The high temperature measurement of thermal conductivity is vital for predicting nuclear fuel performance both during reactor operation and accident conditions. The proposed method uses experimental thermograms obtained via high temperature laser-flash heating of a disc-shaped sample in combination with finite element analysis and parameter optimization to calculate the thermal conductivity of ...

Modelling of Heat Transfers on a Steel Plate. First Approach in Presence of Intumescent Coating

Jimenez, M., Duquesne, S., Bourbigot, S.
Laboratoire des Procédés d’Elaboration de Revêtements Fonctionnels (UPRES EA 1040), Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France

The aim of this work is to optimize the efficiency of an intumescent coating that is designed to protect steel in a hydrocarbon fire. This kind of coating, applied on steel plate, is usually evaluated in big industrial furnaces and exposed to hydrocarbon fire conditions. FEMLAB has been first used to model heat transfers in the virgin steel plate: a three dimensional model has been created using ...

Theoretical Modeling of a Thermophotovoltaic System

Mattarolo, G., Bard, J.
ISET, Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik, Kassel

Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) is an emerging technology based on the direct conversion of thermal radiation coming from a heat source into electricity by using photovoltaic (PV) cells. The first target for the TPV research is to break the threshold of 10% of efficiency, which would allow to start the commercialization of such technology in different applications. Defining and simulating a ...

Optimization of Dynamic Embedded, Water Based Surface Heat (and Cold) Emitting System for Buildings

S. Thomas[1], P.Y. Franck[1], and P. André[1]
[1]Department of Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Liège, Arlon, Belgium

This paper presents the heat flow model and the experimental test bench developed to optimize a new kind of heating floor. In the first part of the text is described the new kind of high reactivity emitting device for building heating and cooling. The second part illustrates the numerical model developed to evaluate the device efficiency. Finally experimental test bench implementation and ...

Heat and Mass Transfer in Multilayer Fabrics

S. Quiniou1, F. Lesage1, V. Ventenat2, and M. A. Latifi1
1Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, Nancy, France
2Centre de Recherche Decathlon, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

In this paper, an investigation of heat and mass transfer in two-layer fabrics, used in the manufacture of comfortable sportswear, is presented. It is based on a model described by partial differential equations representing the mass balance of water vapor, free and adsorbed water and the heat balance in the fabric. The model involves several unknown physical and transfer parameters. A specific ...

Laser Welding of a Titanium Feed Through

H. Viatge
SORIN Group, France

In all implantable medical devices, one main challenge is to assure no water penetrates in the electronic part of the system. To be able to transmit the electronic information from the inside of the device to the lead without any water infiltration, we used a complex part called feed through. This piece is made of four different materials: titanium, alumina, gold and platinum. It is ...

Modeling the Heat Treatment of a Starch Suspension inside a Tubular Heat Exchanger

A. Plana-Fattori[1,2], E. Chantoiseau[1,2], C. Doursat[1,2], and D. Flick[1,2]
[1]AgroParisTech, Massy, France
[2]INRA, Massy, France

Many liquid food processes involve coupled phenomena of fluid flow, heat transfer and product transformation. A typical example is the heat treatment of a starch suspension inside a tubular heat exchanger. Fluid flow influences heat transfer which determines temperature evolution along fluid trajectories. Temperature locally influences the food product transformation. The latter influences ...

Thermo-Fluidic Impulse Response and TOF Analysis of a Pulsed Hot Wire

O. Ecin, M. Malek, B. J. Hosticka, and A. Grabmaier
Chair for Electronic Components and Circuits
University of Duisburg-Esse
Duisburg, Germany

In this work the authors report on a CFD simulation of a pipe flow model. Fluid mechanics are here combined with heat transfer phenomena. To create a mathematical model of a pulsed hot wire system i.e., the thermo-fluidic impulse response of a pulsed hot wire, a simulation model is going to be analyzed which describes the impulse response according to the physics from thermodynamics. The ...

A Coulomb Stress Model to Simulate Induced Seismicity Due to Fluid Injection and Withdrawal in Deep Boreholes

G. Perillo[1], G. De Natale[2], C. Troise[2], A. Troiano[2], M.G. Di Giuseppe[2], A. Tramelli[2]
[1]University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy
[2]INGV, Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy

Fluid injection and withdrawal in deep wells is a basic procedure in mining activities and deep resources exploitation, i.e. oil and gas extraction, geothermal exploitation, geothermal permeability enhancement and waste ?uid disposal. All these activities have the potential to induce seismicity, as dramatically demonstrated by the 2006 Basilea earthquake of magnitude ML=3.4. The mechanism of ...

Study of Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer in MEMS Structures

S. N. Das[1], G. Bose[2]
[1]Centurion University of Technology and Managment, Jatani, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
[2]Institute of Technical Education and Research, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

This paper describes the characteristics of MEMS microchannel and various issues of its designing. Here the major parameters are pressure drop and heat transfer rate. Various structures are modeled and optimized to get a minimum pressure drop and maximum heat transfer rate. The simulation results provide the characterization for Temperature, Mass flow rate, Pressure drop and Reynolds number. Here ...

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