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.

Mechanical Model of RF MEMS Capacitor Structures

R. Chatim[1]
[1]University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany

In order to design an RF MEMS based device, it is beneficial to have information concerning mechanical behavior. For model verification purpose, solution offered by simulation software equipped with predefined physics application is one valuable way to provide initial reference. To avoid unwanted particular total strain in RF MEMS structures, a compensation layer can be utilized. When the number ...

Passive Microsensor Based on LC Resonators for Substance Identification

D.A. Sanz Becerra[1], E.A. Unigarro Calpa[1], J. Osma[1], F. Segura[1]
[1]Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

A scheme for inductive wireless powering and readout of passive LC sensor is presented. The sensor’s inductor is designed as a planar square coil and is used as the power receiving component. The capacitor is connected directly to the inductor and it was designed as an interdigital capacitor. With a transmitting coil (coupling antenna), an electromagnetic field is generated which couples with ...

Modeling Microwave Waveguide Components: The Tuned Stub

R.W. Pryor[1]
[1]Pryor Knowledge Systems, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

The waveguide device modeled here specifically demonstrates the exploration of a small, but very important, subset of components of the family of microwave hardware devices designed to facilitate the optimized transfer of power from the generating source to the consuming load. Each of those components is called, in electronics terminology, a Tuned Stub. A stub is a length of transmission line ...

FEM Study of Nano-structured Surface-relief Optical Data Storage

Kalavagunta, A.1, Neifeld, M.A.2
1 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2 Univerisity of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

We are studying the ability of subresolution optical structures to store data. We begin our study with surface relief structures. Because we are probing features whose sizes are much smaller than the wavelength of the readout light, retrieval of data from these structures requires near-field detection. The dimensions of the glass fill-in and the grooves of the above mentioned structure was ...

S-parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Waveguide Structures with FEMLAB

Li, D., Nikolova, N.K.
Computational Electromagnetics Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

For the purpose of accurate and efficient design of a microwave structure, sophisticated optimization techniques are typically used. The optimization process can greatly benefit from the availability not only of the objective function, but also its gradient. Numerical electromagnetic solvers do not provide the gradient information, thus defaulting to the finite-difference approximation at the ...

Modeling of Drying of Cellular Ceramic Structures: Coupled Electromagnetic and Multiphase Porous Media Model

A. Dhall[1], G. Peng[2], G. Squier[2], M. Geremew[3], L. Bogaczyk[2], J. George[3], W.A. Wood[3], and A.K. Datta[1]
[1]Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
[2]Manufacturing Technology & Engineering, Corning Inc., Sullivan Park, Corning, New York, USA
[3]Corporate Research, Corning Inc., Sullivan Park, Corning, New York, USA

Cellular ceramic substrates are extensively used for pollution control systems in vehicles. The manufacturing process of them can involve microwave drying. In this study, we describe the development of a modeling framework for the microwave drying process of these substrates. The transport model is implemented in COMSOL 3.5a using 4 PDEs: 1) Convection-Conduction for temperature, 2) ...

Electromagnetic Field Computations for Saturated Porous Media

S. Cambon[1], I. Bogdanov[1]
[1]CHLOE, Bâtiment UFR Sciences et Techniques, Pau Cedex, France

Non-conventional hydrocarbon resources become more and more challenging object for energy producing companies throughout the world. Being already known and long-explored method, the electromagnetically (EM) assisted recovery constitutes a promising idea of technology for deposits of such a kind. COMSOL has been used recently for modeling the thermal multiphase flow through porous media in the ...

Interactions Between the RF-field and a Stereotactic Frame during MRI, a 3D Study

Eriksson, O., Kjäll, P.
University of Uppsala, Sweden

Stereotactic frames are used during surgical interventions in order to localise and, with high accuracy and precision, help the surgeon to reach a target in the brain. By using an image modality, e.g. MRI or CT, the target can be localised and its coordinates determined prior to the surgery. Previous phenomenological and experimental studies of the Leksell® Coordinate Frame during 3T MRI ...

Opto-Asic, Photonische Kristalle

Ricklefs, U., Luo, H.
FH Giessen-Friedberg, FB EI

Mit FEMLAB 2.x und 3.1 wurden Voruntersuchungen zu zwei Anwendungen versucht. Im ersten Projekt sollte die Möglichkeit geklärt werden, FEMLAB für die Verhaltenssimulation integrierter ASIC-Photodioden einzusetzen und in der zweiten Anwendung sollten spezielle photonische Kristalle untersucht werden.

Microwave Inactivation of Bacteria Under Dynamic Heating Conditions in Solid Media

S. Curet[1], M. Mazen Hamoud-Agha[1]
[1]GEPEA, UMR 6144, CNRS, ONIRIS, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France

In this study, COMSOL®4.2a is used to model a microwave heating process in a TE10 rectangular waveguide. The sample consists of a small cylindrical Ca-alginate gel (D = 8 mm, H = 10 mm) inoculated with bacteria Escherichia Coli K12. The sample is placed along the microwave propagation direction into the waveguide. Maxwell’s equations and heat transfer are coupled to a microbial inactivation ...

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