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.

Hydro-Mechanical Modelling of Infiltration Test for a Bentonite-Sand Mixture: Model Verification and Parameter Identification

M. Hasal[1], R. Hrtus[1], Z. Michalec[1], R. Blaheta[1]
[1]Institute of Geonics AS CR, Ostrava, Czech Republic

The first aim of our work is to create a hydro-mechanical model (HM) of unsaturated fluid flow in bentonite-sand mixture (BSM) MX-80. The second aim is to validate and calibrate the developed model by using the data from a laboratory infiltration test of BSM. The used multi-physics model combines Richards type unsaturated flow with diffusive vapour flow and (nonlinear) elastic response of the ...

Theoretical Study of Phase and Amplitude Characteristics of Microwave Coplanar Delay Line Containing Thin Ferroelectric Layer

V. Nikolaevtsev[1], S. Yankin[2], S. Suchkov[1], D. Suchkov[1], A. Litvinenko[1]
[1]Saratov State University, Saratov, Russian Federation
[2]Joint International Laboratory LICS/LEMAC, IEMN UMR CNRS 8520, EC Lille, France

We theoretically studied the microwave coplanar line of different geometry based on MgO substrate with a thin (30 nm) ferroelectric layer under the external electric field using the environment of 3D modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®, RF Module, Frequency Domain. Frequency dependence of delay line coefficient S21 was obtained. Sizes of the microstrip and the gap between the strip and the ground ...

Microfluidics based Worm Sorter

Koduri V.V.N.R.M Manohar Prasad[1], John Yan[2], Andrew A.Bettiol[2], K.C James Raju[1]
[1]University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
[2]National University of Singapore, Singapore

The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a widely adopted model organism for studying various neurobiological processes at the molecular and cellular level in vivo. With a small, flexible, and continuously moving body, the manipulation of C.elegans becomes a challenging task. A lab-on-a-chip (LOC),is a device that integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single chip of only mm to a few ...

Improvement of the Reflective Characteristic of the Microwave Ion Source Chamber with COMSOL®

[1]Hirohiko MURATA

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan[1]

We, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. have been developing a microwave ion source since 2011. The design of the chamber is important to generate plasma efficiently. The plasma chamber was designed with the COMSOL Multiphysics RF module, and reported the results at this conference last year. In order to improve the reflective characteristic further, we redesigned the plasma chamber with the RF ...

Temperature Measurements of a Single Gold Nanoparticle under Laser Illumination

Kenji SETOURA et al.[1]

[1]The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan

Temperature measurement of nanoparticles (NPs) under heating is an important technique in order to achieve potential applications such as photothermal cancer therapy and nanofabrication. We implemented the method to estimate the local temperature of a laser-heated gold NP on glass substrate in various surrounding media by applying the light scattering spectroscopy. We discuss experimental results ...

FEM Simulation of Magnetically Triggered Hydrogel Micro Particles as Advanced Drug Carriers - new

O. Yassine[1], M. Kavaldzhiev[1], J. Kosel[1], Q. Li[1], A. Alfadhel[1], A. Zaher[1]
[1]Electrical Engineering Division, CEMSE Group, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Thermally responsive microgel Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide), particles are embedded with iron oxide nanobeads creating magneto-thermally responsive microparticles (MTMs). The magnetic losses in the nanobeads activate the PNIPAM by heating it up to its lower critical solution temperature (LCST), which is approximately 32°C. The COMSOL Multiphysics® software with Heat Transfer Module is used to ...

Sensitivity of the Compression-Softening Effect to Mesh Imperfections in Compressed Flexures - new

S. Saha[1], A. Ramirez[1], C. DiBiasio[2], M. Culpepper[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
[2]Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

Introduction: Flexures are low-cost bearings that are capable of providing motion guidance with high repeatability and low friction (Figure 1). However, applications of flexure bearings are often limited by their low range. This is because motion guidance in flexures is provided by bending/flexing of members; thus, range is limited by the bending stiffness. As the bending stiffness can be ...

An Automatic Modeling Approach for Optimized Positioning of an Electrostimulative Implant in the Human Femoral Head - new

Y. Su[1], D. Kluess[1], W. Mittelmeier[1], M. Ellenrieder[1], U. van Rienen[2], R. Bader[1]
[1]Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
[2]Institute of General Electrical Engineering, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Introduction Electromagnetic stimulation is a common therapy to support bone healing in cases of avascular necrosis or pseudarthrosis. An electrostimulative screw implant (Asnis III s-series screw in Figure 1) is used to stimulate bone regeneration in the treatment of femoral head avascular necrosis. To enable positive outcome of the treatment, optimal positioning of the electric implant is ...

Can we use Aquifers to Monitor Magma Chambers? Using COMSOL Multiphysics® to Investigate Subsurface Strain Changes and Their Effect on Hydrological Systems - new

K. Strehlow[1], J. Gottsmann[1], A. Rust[1]
[1]University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Groundwater-bearing geological layers respond to and modify the surface expressions of magmatic activity, and they can also become agents of volcanic unrest themselves. Interpretations of unrest signals as groundwater responses to changes in the magmatic system can be found for many volcanoes and include a wide range of phenomena and suggested processes to explain them (e.g., Newhall et al., ...

Two Step Study of Flow in an Industrial Pulp Screen, Solved with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Mixer Module - new

R. Wetind[1]
[1]Wetind Technology AB, Alnö, Sweden

An industrial pulp screen is investigated. The dilute pulp is pumped through a screen barrier. In order to avoid the fiber network to plug, it is necessary to 1) fluidize the shear thinning pulp 2) expose the barrier with plug releasing pressure pulses. This work involves a 2-step study. Step 1: The full screen flow is simulated using Mixer Module Frozen Rotor k-. Essential pressure ...

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