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.

Optimization of Extrusion Processes for non-Newtonian high-Viscous Fluids with Wall Slip and Shear Thinning Effects

W. Hoffmann[1], M. Scholz[1]
[1]SiCo-Solutions, Stuttgart, Germany

Simulation of the flow behaviour of non-Newtonian fluids with high viscosities leads to special material models with specific material parameters. In this presentation, a material model consisting of 4 material parameters describing the flow itself and also the wall slip is presented. The investigations of the flow behaviour are based on COMSOL Multiphysics® using the Modules CFD, Structural ...

Pump and Ejector Design in Wastewater Treatment Pilot Equipment

G. Actis Grande[1], A. Pezzin[1], G. Rovero[1]
[1]Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Ozone treatment is an oxidative process used in wastewater treatment plant to demolish complex organic molecule. In the case of textile industry is required to adequately remove residual color, demolishing the chromophoric bonds or groups in the dye molecules. A useful method for adding the ozone gas into water and maximize ozone-water mixing to increase mass transfer, is the use of Venturi ...

Thermomagnetic Siphoning on a Bundle of Current-Carrying Wires

J.C. Boulware, and S. Jensen
Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, UT, USA

Using COMSOL Multiphysics, studies were performed showing that thermomagnetic siphoning (TMS) is a sufficient manner of regulating the temperature of a bundle of current-carrying wires wrapped with a magnetorheological fluid (MRF) jacket. Because of Curie’s Law, the cooler MRF on the outside of the jacket is drawn towards the wires due to the induced magnetic field. The process continually ...

Computational Methods for Multiphysics Applications with Fluid-structure Interaction

P. Seshaiyer[1], K. Nong[1], S. Garcia[2], E. Aulisa[3], and E. Swim[4]
[1]George Mason University, Farifax, VA, USA
[2]United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
[3]Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
[4]Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA

Efficient modeling and computation of the nonlinear interaction of fluid with a solid undergoing nonlinear deformation has remained a challenging problem in computational science and engineering. Direct numerical simulation of the non-linear equations, governing even the most simplified fluid-structure interaction model depends on the convergence of iterative solvers which in turn relies heavily ...

Modeling and Simulation of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor for Nitrogen Fixation Reaction

B.S. Patil[1], Q. Wang[2], V. Hessel[2], J. Lang[3]
[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
[2]Micro Flow Chemistry and Process Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
[3]Innovation Management, Verfahrenstechnik & Engineering, Evonik Industries AG, Hanau-Wolfgang, Germany

Fixed nitrogen is used in many forms ranging from nitric acid to hydrogen cyanide and is used as such for industrial applications. The reactions to produce these products are highly endothermic and favored by high-temperature processing. The most basic route of chemically fixing nitrogen is the direct reaction of nitrogen and oxygen. However, the major challenge is to supply very high ...

Modelling of a 5 Cell Intermediate Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (IT-PEFC) Stack: Analysis of Flow Configuration and Heat Transfer

A.S. Chandan[1], A. Mossadegh Pour[2], R. Steinberger-Wilckens[2]
[1]Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
[2]University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs) are a key technology in the advancement of society towards a low carbon future, in particular for use within the automotive sector. PEFCs are advantageous due to their low operating temperature (60-80 deg.C), quick start up times and responsiveness to load change. However, the requirement for expensive platinum, difficulty of water management and heat ...

Design of Precision Magnetic Fields for Fundamental Neutron Symmetries

M. Higginson-Rollins[1], C. Crawford[2]
[1]Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
[2]Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

The traditionally magnetic design process involves guessing at a reasonable conductor geometry, using finite element analysis (FEA) software to calculate the resulting fields, and modifying the configuration iteratively to reach an acceptable solution. Taking the opposite approach, we developed a method of calculating the conductor geometry as a function of the desired magnetic field. This method ...

H2SO4 Catalysis: Perspective and Opportunities for Reducing SO2 Emissions

P. L. Mills[1], A. Nagaraj[2]
[1]Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA
[2]Department of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Introduction: Development of next-generation chemical processes that have zero emissions is a key environmental objective for sustainable development. The manufacture of H2SO4 by the air oxidation of SO2 to SO3 is an important technology where an opportunity exists for new catalyst development and process innovation by reducing emissions of unconverted SO2 in process reactor tail gases owing to ...

Simulating Organogenesis in COMSOL Multiphysics®: Image-Based Modeling

D. Iber[1,3], Z. Karimaddini[1,3], E. Unal[1,2], D. Menshykau[1,3]
[1]D-BSSE, ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland
[2]DBM University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
[3]Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Lausanne, Switzerland

Mathematical Modeling has a long history in developmental biology. Advances in experimental techniques and computational algorithms now permit the development of increasingly more realistic models of organogenesis. In particular, 3D geometries of developing organs have recently become available. In this paper, we show how to use image-based data for simulations of organogenesis in the COMSOL ...

Field Joint Coatings for Deep Sea Pipelines

R. Verhelle[1], L. Van Lokeren[1], S. Loulidi[1], H. Boyd[2], G. Van Assche[1]
[1]Physical Chemistry & Polymer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
[2]Heerema Marine Contractors, Leiden, The Netherlands

COMSOL Multiphysics® software is used to model the field joint application process on carbon steel pipelines for deep sea crude oil transportation, taking into account not only heat transfer, cure kinetics, and crystallization, but also thermal, cure and crystallization shrinkage and the resulting interfacial thermal stresses. Experimental data from the raw materials are implemented in the model ...

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