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.

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 ...

Modeling of Wettability Alteration during Spontaneous Imbibition of Mutually Soluble Solvents in Mixed Wet Fractured Reservoirs

M. Chahardowli[1], H. Bruining[1]
[1]Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Mutually-soluble solvents can enhance oil recovery both in completely and partially water wet fractured reservoirs. When a strongly or partially water-wet matrix is surrounded by an immiscible wetting phase in the fracture, spontaneous imbibition is the most important production mechanism. Initially, the solvent moves with the imbibing brine into the core. However, upon contact with oil, as the ...

Computational Simulation of Gold Core/Shell Nanostructures for Near-Field Transducers in Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording

J. Bennington[1]
[1]Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

A recurring problem, in heat assisted magnetic recording is the build-up of thermal energy in the near-field transducer leading to NFT deformation and the cessation of operation. A mechanism to dissipate this excess heat in the NFT without greatly effecting its’ plasmonic response is therefore required. The RF Module and COMSOL Multiphysics® software are used to investigate the plasmonic ...

Modeling of the Heating of pre-Ionized Gases with Short Laser Pulses using COMSOL Multiphysics

S. Wieneke, S. Brückner, and W. Viöl
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Göttingen, Germany

The heating-up of existing dense plasma with short laser pulses is modelled with COMSOL Multiphysics. The interaction between plasma and the laser beam as a longitudinally pumped light source is discussed. The required properties of the plasma, according to the radial profiles of the temperature and the density, are exemplified.

Electro-Thermal Analysis of a Contactor: Comparing the Performance of Two Braze Alloys during the Temperature Rise Test

E. Gutierrez-Miravete[1], and G. Contreras[2]
[1]Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
[2]General Electric Co., Plainville, CT, USA

The purpose of this study was to develop mathematical models of the coupled electro-thermal process in selected, typical contactors that could then be validated and verified by comparing model predictions with the results of previous studies and with experimental data obtained during a temperature rise test. The study employed Finite Element Analysis using COMSOL to simulate coupled ...

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 ...

Modeling Ferrofluid Flow in an Annular Gap Moving with Reciprocating Shaft

Y. He[1], R. Nilssen[1]
[1]Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Ferrofluids have been successfully used in the seals for rotary shafts, but few studies focus on the reciprocating motion seals. Since the completely different operational regimes, previous experiences on the rotary motions could not be directly applied on the cases for reciprocating shafts. In this study, we present a simplified model to describe the process that a shaft linearly moving in a ...

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 ...

Chip Drop After Silver Sintering Process

M.H. Poech[1], M. Weiß[1], and K. Gruber[1]

[1]Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology, Itzehoe, Germany

Since a couple of years, sintering becomes more and more important for power electronics. To press a semiconductor under high temperature in silver paste on a substrate promises benefits for durability. Tests with semiconductors of different thickness expose some problems. After the cool down, some of them fall slightly from the substrate. Stress in the boundary layer, caused by different ...

Hybrid Modeling of a DC Magnetron Plasma Discharge

S.D. Ekpe[1], F. Jimenez[2], and S.K. Dew[2]
University of Alberta, Edmonton

This work is focused on the coupling of a Monte Carlo code with COMSOL Multiphysics conduction/convection, and electrostatic modules in solving fluid-Poisson model for the plasma properties for a practical DC magnetron low pressure plasma discharge. The magnetostatic module was used in calculating the required magnetic field.

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