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.

Modeling the Interaction of Light with Plasmonic Nanoparticles - new

T. Gál[1], Ö. Sepsi[1], P. Koppa[1]
[1]Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Plasmonic nanoparticles have received increased interest due to their numerous potential applications in the field of optics and optoelectronics. Currently such metallic nanoparticles are applied in semiconductor devices, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) and solar cells. The optical behaviour of a single plasmonic nanoparticle is can be easily described with several analytic or semianalytic ...

Polyimide Thermal Micro Actuator - new

A. Arevalo[1], I. G. Foulds[2]
[1]Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
[2]School of Engineering, Okanagan Campus, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Joule heating is simulated in COMSOL Multiphysics® software for the electro-thermal micro actuator. The aim is to choose the optimal design parameters to get the largest possible in-plane displacement. The comparison between the different possible configurations will reveal the optimal parameters for the longest displacement. Our current micro fabrication process allows the actuator to use ...

Chemical Reaction under Highly Precise Microwave Irradiation

Satoshi Fujii et al.[1]

[1]Chiba University, Chiba, Chiba, Japan

Chemical reactions conducted under microwave irradiation have high reaction rates and high selectivity, but these reaction rates are not always reproducible. To achieve reproducibility, a solid-state microwave source with an ultra precise oscillator, high power amplifier module (HPA), and elliptical applicator is developed. This HPA has up to 141 W average power and generates pure 2.45-GHz sine ...

Modeling the Effect of a Water Tree Inside a Tape Shield and Concentric Neutral Cables - new

K. Burkes[1,2], E. Makram[2], R. Hadidi[2]
[1]Department of Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
[2]Savannah River National Lab, R&D Instrumentation, Aiken, SC, USA

COMSOL Multiphysics® software is used to model a water tree in tape shield and concentric neutral cables. It allows for the effect on electric field intensity at the tip of the water tree and electric potential due to the water tree to be better understood. Also, COMSOL is used to calculate the resistance and capacitance of a section of cable with a water tree as it grows across the insulation. ...

Microwave Heating Simulation of Frozen Pie - new

F. Chen[1], T. Gulati[1], H. Zhu[1], A. K. Datta[1]
[1]Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

This research studies the thermal effect of frozen pie heating in the microwave oven. Considering as composite material, the properties of pie derived based on its composition. Here the package, susceptor’s influence to the temperature distribution is also studied.

Embedded Microfluidic/Thermoelectric Generation System for Self-Cooling of Electronic Devices - new

R. Kiflemariam[1], H. Fekramandi[1], C. Lin[1]
[1]Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

A 3D electro-conjugate heat transfer model was made to study an embedded microfluidic/TEG system (μF/TEG) system. An innovative embedded microfluidic/TEG system (μF/TEG) system is proposed which enables a device to be able to provide power to its cooling system eliminating external power input and resulting in energy efficient and more reliable heat removal system. The research identifies ...

Numerical and Experimental Studies of a Capillary Channel - new

M. Xu[1], Z. Wu[1], X. Wang[1]
[1]Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Capillary effects are common in microfluidics due to large surface-to-volume ratio of flows inside microchannels. In biological or chemical analysis, capillary flow is used for the transport of liquid and mixing enhancement, without applying any external means. It’s used in biochemical analysis, drug delivery, and protein crystallization, where minute amount of liquids are precisely guided ...

Finite Element Modeling for Inspection of CANDU® Steam Generators - new

S. G. Mokros[1], P. R. Underhill[2], J. Morelli[1], T. W. Krause[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2]Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

Steam generators (SGs) are used in CANDU® nuclear reactors as heat exchangers to convert water into steam using heat generated in the reactor core. Ferrous trefoil broach support structures prevent excessive vibration of thousands of SG tubes. A probe that uses pulsed eddy current (PEC) technology has been designed for inspection of support structures, from within SG tubes, to detect and ...

Improving Intranasal Drug Delivery to the Olfactory Region Using Magnetophoretic Guidance - new

J. Xi[1], Z. Zhang[1], X. Si[2], H. Nanda[3], A. Ayoola[3]
[1]Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
[2]Mechanical Engineering, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, USA
[3]Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

1. It is feasible to focus and guide nanoparticles with permanent magnets and ferromagnetic particles to achieve clinically significant olfactory dosages. 2. With appropriate magnetophoretic guidance and selective drug release, an olfactory delivery efficiency of more than 20% can be achieved. 3. The optimal particle size range for magnetophoretic guidance is 10−15 µm.

Static and Dynamic Deformations of a Reed Valve Immersed in Hydraulic Fluid - new

A. Chaudhuri[1]
[1]Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM, USA

Metal reed valves are used for flow rectification in electrohydraulic pumps driven by smart materials at high frequencies but it is difficult to predict their behavior when the surrounding fluid has considerable inertia and viscosity. Simulation of this phenomenon involves modeling the fluid-structure-interaction between the bending of the reed and the flow past the valve. In this model, we use ...

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