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.

Blistering of Industrial Floors on Concrete Substrate: The Role of Air Overpressure

P. Devillers[1], S.V. Aher[2], G. Fau[3], B. Tranain[3], and C. Buisson[1]
[1]Centre des Matériaux de Grande Diffusion, Ecole des Mines d’Alès, France
[2]Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
[3]Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, Champs sur Marne, France

A three dimensional COMSOL Multiphysics, transient analysis, diffusion model has been adopted to model the transfers of water in the industrial concrete floors. To take into account the different initial saturation levels at the different levels of the slab, the model is divided into three subdomains. The rise of the waterfront is also simulated and the air overpressure thereby developed at the ...

Dynamic Simulation Of Particle Self-Assembly Applied To Microarray Technology

V. Di Virgilio, A. Coll, S. Bermejo, and L. Castañer
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

In this work we want to explore some techniques, microfluidic and electrospray-ionization based, suitable for dynamic microarrays\' fabrication. The fabrication techniques are based on manipulation and self-assembly of selective coated micro and nanobeads. The simulation will include electro-osmotic flow, species transport, and electrostatics.

Simulation of a Forming Process for Joining a Piezo Aluminium Module

M. Hackert, S.F. Jahn, and A. Schubert
Chemnitz University of Technology, Chair Micromanufacturing Technology, Germany

The fabrication of piezo aluminium composite modules for sensor and actor applications with mass production technologies is in the scope of the SFB/Transregio 39 PT-PIESA project funded by the (German Research Foundation). After forming of cavities with a width of 0.3 mm into aluminium sheets by micro impact extrusion and the insertion of 0.25 × 0.25 mm2 piezo rods, a joining of the rods into ...

Experimental and Numerical Fluid Flows Study on a X-Millichannel

C. Wolluschek[1], F. Etcheverry[2], M. Cachile[2], and J. Gomba[3]
[1]Mecánica de Fluidos e Ingeniería Térmica, Centro tecnológico Cemitec, Noáin, Navarra, Spain
[2]Grupo de Medios Porosos, Facultad de Ingeniería, UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
[3]Instituto de Física Arroyo Seco, UNCPBA, Tandil, Argentina.

In this work, a COMSOL model that predicts velocity and concentration fields inside an X-shaped millichannel (4 mm diameter) is developed. Water and a ink low concentration are injected simultaneously in the two inlets of the device. The mass transfer problem is solved by a Fickian model (solute concentration is low compared with the solvent). The parameters in this study are: initial inlet mass ...

Influence of pH and Carbonate Buffering on the Performance of a Lactate Microbial Fuel Cell

A.Torrents, N. Godino, F.J. del Campo, F.X. Muñoz, and J. Mas
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Microbia Fuel Cells (MFC’s) are complex environments where electrochemical, physical and biological aspects must be considered together. In this work we present a 1D model partially describing a Shewanella oneidensis MFC that degrade sodium lactate [lactate -> Acetate + CO2 + 2H+ + 2e-]. The model, simulated using COMSOL, focuses on pH implications of the MFC operation. Release of protons ...

Investigation Of Bone Marrow Stem Cells In The Bone Marrow Niche In An In Vitro System

P. Lezuo, M. Stoddart, and M. Alini
AO Research Institute, Davos, Grison, Switzerland

We aim to develop an in vitro culture system to mimic the human bone marrow stem cell niche in an artificial perfusion bioreactor environment to culture human adult stem cells. State of the art human bone marrow stem cell research shows that even smallest changes in the physical, thermo dynamical or biochemical environment induce a differentiation of human bone marrow stem cells into other cell ...

COMSOL Assistance for the Modeling of Cellular Microsystems

J. Berthier
CEA-LETI-Minatec
Grenoble, France

The developments of microsystems for biotechnology have been fast in the last few years, and no sign of slowing down is observed. It has begun with lab-on-chip for genomics, especially for the recognition of DNA sequences, followed by protein reactors and immunoassays, and today the emphasis is on cellomics. Cell-chips are design to monitor the behavior of cells, individually or as a group, ...

Matching 4D Porous Media Fluid Flow GeoPET Data With COMSOL Multiphysics Simulation Results

J. Lippmann-Pipke, J. Kulenkampff, G. Marion, and M. Richter
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden
Rossendorf, Institut of Radiochemistry
Research Site Leipzig
Reactive Transport Division
Leipzig, Germany

We apply COMSOL Multiphysics for reproducing our experimental observations of fluid flow and transport processes in geological media. Our experimental GeoEPT-method allows the 4D monitoring of transport processes in geological material on laboratory scale. Explicitly we import “realistic structures” from geologic samples scanned by means of computer tomography (CT) as stl-files into COMSOL ...

Intraplate Stress Analysis by COMSOL Multiphysics

G. Swetha, G. Pavankumar, and A. Manglik
National Geophysical Research Institute
Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh, India

Mathematical modeling tools are extensively used in Geosciences to delineate the earth structure at various spatial scales as well as to simulate coupled earth processes involving multiphysics concepts. COMSOL, a Multiphysics finite element method based numerical modeling package, can be used to analyze complex systems like earth where various physical parameters are involved and ...

Analysis and Optimization of Dual Arm, Center Excited, Surface Micro-machined Archimedean Spiral Antenna with Improved Wideband Characterestics

G. Miranda[1], N. S. Pamidighantam[1], R. V. Iyer[2], S. Shukla[3], P. Suresh[3], and P. M. Soundarajan[3]
[1]Department of Telecommunications, PESIT, Bangalore,Karnataka,India
[2]Department of Science and Humanities, PESIT, Bangalore,Karnataka,India
[3]DARE,Bangalore,Karnataka,India

An Archimedean Spiral antenna is the common frequency independent antenna which have very large bandwidth. Archimedean Spiral antenna are circularly polarized and typically have radiation patterns with peaks perpendicular to the plane of the spiral. Micro-machining techniques improves the bandwidth characteristics and the radiation efficiency of the antenna. Simulations and results with COMSOL ...

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