现在 COMSOL Multiphysics® 中对时域问题的处理大多数通过离散时间来处理，比如微波炉中加热一杯水，杯壁由两半不同介电常数的玻璃组成，杯子在托盘带动下旋转，对杯子中的水进行受热分析。传统的解法是将要分析的过程离散为一定步长的时间点，每算完一个时间点将杯子旋转一定的角度，然后在求解器中设置此次计算结果作为下一个时间点的初值。如果时间步长足够短，便可以模拟水的受热情况。这种做法的不足之处是需要调用 MATLAB 联合求解，计算时间较长。而且还有一个问题是在不同的时间点，由于场分布不同，杯子的位置不同，COMSOL 中剖分的网格应该是不同的，不同的网格节点值如何映射是 COMSOL 中没有解决的问题。我们如果能够把杯子位置的改变转化为对应节点上物质属性参数的变化，将杯子的旋转等效为杯子不动，而杯壁的介电常数随时间周期变化 ...
B. Mizaikoff, X. Wang, and S.-S. Kim
Institut für Analytische und Bioanalytische Chemie
Evanescent-wave optical waveguide is widely used as sensing platform for chemical/biological sensor applications. Our research group contributed to on-chip IR sensor technology and made recent progress in miniaturizing such devices utilizing quantum cascade lasers (QCL) in combination with planar GaAs/Al0.2Ga0.8As waveguides. Furthermore progress is reported toward microfabricated Mid-infrared ...
A. Avanzini, and G. Donzella
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
The mitral valve apparatus is a complex and refined mechanism located between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart which can manifest various kinds of pathologies. In order to support identification of potentially critical conditions resulting from some typical cardiosurgery operations, it is important to develop models of the mitral valve that enable prediction of both stress in ...
O. Kiriyenko, W. Hergert, S. Wackerow, M. Beleites, and H. Graener
Inst. für Physik, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Glass containing nanoparticles is a promising material for various photonic applications due to the unique optical properties mainly resulting from the strong surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of the silver nanoparticles. The characteristics of the resonance can be modified by varying size, shape and concentration of the particles. A finite element method (FEM) implemented in the software COMSOL ...
Toyota Research Institute of North America, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Multiphysics optimization of thermal-fluid systems is an emerging area of interest with application to the development of high performance cooling technologies for electronic systems. This paper builds on previous work focused on the development of a computational platform for numerical optimization. Specifically, a sample optimized topology is briefly described, and the final result is ...
M. Zalesak, and V. Gerlich
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic
The study presents first authors experience with COMSOL Multiphysics environment used as a possible modeling tool of thermal building behavior. The idea of the project was to gain thermal response to changed boundary conditions with the application of COMSOL environment as a modeling tool for 3D buildings or 3D building segments. The room as building segment was implemented in the COMSOL ...
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 ...
N. Lemcoff, R. Pastor, and E. Miravete
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, CT
General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT
The objective of this study is to numerically evaluate the effectiveness of an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) during the summer and winter seasons. The energy recovery ventilator allows heat and mass transfer between two air streams separated by a membrane. The effects of varying the following parameters were examined: flows through the supply and exhaust ducts, height of the exhaust channel, ...
S. Agarwal, S. P. Ruhela, B. Muralidharan, B. P. Reddy, B. K. Sharma, K. Nagarajan, C. A. Babu, and K. K. Rajan
Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
Chemistry Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
HBNI & CDG, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
An inactive Demonstration facility for the integrated pyroprocess, named High temperature Electrorefining (HTER) facility is in developing stage. This facility is equipped with several types of pyroprocess equipment such as electro-refiner, salt and cadmium distillation equipment, scraping equipment and tilting equipment inside an Argon cell. To operate the argon cell safely, all generated ...
Piezoelectric Transducers and Ultrasound Imaging: Impact of Materials Properties and Multiphysics Aided Design
Marco Cati graduated cum laude and encomium citation in electronic engineering in 2001 from the University of Florence, where in 2005 he also received a Ph. D. degree in electronic engineering. In 2005 he joined the Research & Development Department of Esaote where he is currently in charge of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) design and testing activities on ultrasound and magnetic resonance ...