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.

Complex K-Bands Calculation for Plasmonic Crystal Slabs by Means of Weak Formulation of Helmholtz's Eigenvalue Equation

G. Parisi[1], P. Zilio[1], F. Romanato[1]
[1]University of Padova, Padova, Italy

We present a Finite Element Method (FEM) to calculate the complex valued k(?) dispersion curves of a photonic crystal slab in presence of both dispersive and lossy materials. In particular the method can be exploited to study plasmonic crystal slabs. We adopt Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs) in order to truncate the open boundaries of the model, including their related anisotropic permittivity and ...

Analysis and Design of Antennas for an Implantable Medical Device System for Functional Electrical Stimulation

H. Suri[1]
[1]Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Valencia, CA, USA

This poster outlines the results of finite element analyses to study the antenna radiation pattern of an implanted medical device. Also presented are simulation results used to design an electrically small antenna for a portable control unit that communicates with the implants over the Medical Micropower Network Frequency Range [413 MHz to 457 MHz]. Alfred Mann Foundation’s Functional ...

Numerical Optimization Technique for the Optimal Design of the Surface Plasmon Grating Coupler

C. Caiseda[1], V. Aksyuk[2], I. Griva[3]
[1]Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon, PR, USA
[2]National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
[3]George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

The optimal design of the grating coupler for surface plasmon generation is revisited for its interdisciplinary importance in the efficient use of energy, and the strong dependence of the energy convergence rate of the system on the design. This work contributes a comprehensive gradient based numerical optimization technique to optimize both geometry of the grating and parameters of the Gaussian ...

Analysis of Microwave Radiation for Heating

J. Crompton, S. Yushanov, L. Gritter, and K. Koppenhoefer
AltaSim Technologies, LLC.
Columbus, OH

Microwave heating is an important process for many commercial, industrial and household applications. In microwave heating applications, the energy is introduced directly into the volume of the material. As a consequence the quality of the process is highly dependent on the uniformity of the electromagnetic field distribution. Thus, developing a uniform electromagnetic field inside the ...

Modeling the Radiation of a Commercial Sensor, the Fish Fat Meter, in a Multilayer Biological Material

S. Clerjon
Centre INRA de Theix, St Genes Champanelle, France

The Fish Fat Meter sensor is used for in vivo measurement of intramuscular fat content in fishes. It is based on the propagation of a 2 GHz wave along a micro-strip line placed against the fish. It is used at INRA to select fat or lean fish in fish-farming studies. COMSOL Multiphysics has been used to perform 2D and 3D modeling in order to support recommendations to users of the Fish Fat Meter. ...

Topographic Effects on Radio Magnetotelluric Simulations on Levees: Numerical Modeling for Future Comparison With Fields Results

R. Duval[1], C. Fauchard[1], R. Antoine[1]
[1]ERA23-IFSTTAR, Laboratoire des Ponts et Chaussées de Rouen, CETE-Normandie Centre, France

We study the topography influence of levees on the electric resistivity signal obtained with the Radio-Magnetotelluric method. Field measurements have been modeled with COMSOL, using the AC/DC and RF Modules. A levee situated in Orléans along the Loire river (France) has been considered in order to design a model tacking account of the skin depth and the incident wavelength, keeping a constant ...

Virtual Homogeneous Isotropic and Real Unhomogeneous Anisotropic Metamaterials

Akalin, T.
IEMN (Institut d’Electronique de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie), CNRS UMR 8520, Dpt DHS, USTL (Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille)

Characteristics on metamaterials and potential applications are presented with the FEMLAB® software simulations results. By definition, metamaterials are materials which exhibit properties which do not exist naturally. Another point is that metamaterials are associated with the negative refractive index property. In the first part, negative refraction will be defined and illustrated by ...

Dielectric Properties Characterization of Thin-film Samples by using Scanning Near-Field Microwave Microscope (SNMM) and FEMLAB

Huang, S.1, Reeves, M.E.1, 2
1 Department of Physics, George Washington University, Washington
2 Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Scanning Near-field Microwave microscope represents a novel approach to thin film dielectric property analysis with high resolution. In this technique, a sharp probe tip is brought into close enough proximity to the sample surface that the EM field are well described by the near field theory. The question addressed here is how to determine material parameters (in this case dielectric constant) ...

Capacitance and Inductance Matrices for Multistrip Lines

S. M. Musa, and M. N. O. Sadiku
College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA

In this paper, we apply COMSOL Multiphysics, a finite element package, to compute the capacitance of a single centered microstrip line and the capacitance and inductance matrices of coupled multistrip lines. We compared our results with those in the literature such as variational technique, method of moments, finite difference method, Green’s function-integral equation technique, and found them ...

Numerical Study of the Scattering of a Short-Pulse Plane Wave by a Buried Sphere in a Lossy Medium

F. Frezza[1], F. Mangini[1], M. Muzi[2], P. Nocito[3], E. Stoja[1], N. Tedeschi[1]
[1]Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy
[2]Institute of Advanced Biomedical Imaging, "G. d'Annuzio" University Fondation, University "G. d'Annuzio" Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy
[3]Istituto Superiore C.T.I., Communications Department, Ministry of Economic Development, Rome, Italy

The scattering by a buried sphere in the frequency domain with the use of the Finite Element Method (FEM) implemented by COMSOL Multiphysics, is analyzed. A short-pulse is used as an excitation with the spectrum spanning from 50 MHz to 1 GHz. In order to validate our results, a comparison with data available in the literature is presented, in the simple case of a perfectly-conducting (PEC) ...

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