See How Multiphysics Simulation Is Used in Research and Development

Engineers, researchers, and scientists across industries use multiphysics simulation to research and develop innovative product designs and processes. Find inspiration in technical papers and presentations they have presented at the COMSOL Conference. Browse the selection below or use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area.

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2-D Ion Transport Modelling of Water Desalination by RO System Considering the Real Membrane Effect

Martinez Jimenez Fernan David1, Blankert Bastiaan1, Picioreanu Cristian1
1King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia

Modern composite membranes for reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) have an ultrathin polyamide active layer (~100 nm) that performs the ion separation. Current theoretical models explain solute and water fluxes by computing concentration and potential gradients developed in one ... Read More

3-D Modeling of Light, Flow, Mass and Heat Transfer in Coral Colonies

Martinez Jimenez Fernan David1, Murthy Swathi2, Picioreanu Cristian1, Kühl Michael2
1King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Water Desalination and Reuse Center, Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
2Marine Biology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Strandpromenaden 5, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark

Corals are symbiotic marine organisms greatly dependent on the dynamic gradients of light, temperature and chemical species, all affected by the water flow in their surroundings. We developed a multiphysics modelling approach to simulate the microscale spatial distribution of light, ... Read More

3-D Modeling of Stresses and Strains in Accessory Carpal Bone Under Maximum Compressive Loading

Thomas Reuter1, Jennifer Gernhardt2, Christian Rutter1, Christoph Lischer2
1Institut Chemnitzer Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V., 09117 Chemnitz, Germany
2Klinik für Pferde Allgemeine Chirurgie und Radiologie Freie Universität Berlin, 14163 Berlin, Germany

When treating fractures of the accessory carpal bones in horses, it is important to understand the forces that implants (screws and plates) must withstand. The etiology of the fracture is not fully understood, but their high incidence during exercise suggests a relation to biomechanical ... Read More

3-Dimensional Analysis of Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer in a Thermochemical Heat Storage System

Elham Abohamzeh1, Seyed Ehsan Hosseinizadeh2, Georg Frey1
1Automation and Energy Systems, Saarland University, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

1 Problem Description Most studies for investigating heat and mass transfer phenomena in sorption storage systems use 1D or 2D numerical models. These are inadequate for analyzing processes in more complex geometries used in current prototypes. We present here a 3D model for the ... Read More

3D Magneto-Thermo-Hydrodynamic Modeling of Arc Welding

Marc Le Gal La Salle1, Stephen Cadiou2, Muriel Carin2, Mickael Courtois2, Alexandre Brosse3
1Framatome DTIMLT, 69007 Lyon France and IRDL, UMR CNRS 6027, Univ. Bretagne Sud, 56321 Lorient France
2IRDL, UMR CNRS 6027, Univ. Bretagne Sud, 56321 Lorient France
3Framatome DTIMLT, 69007 Lyon France

In the nuclear industry, and particularly at Framatome, mastery of welding processes is essential. Framatome is one of the world leaders in this field and wants to improve even more. The work presented focuses on improving the TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding process, and more ... Read More

3D Numerical Simulation of Resistance Sintering for Electrical Contact Applications for Breakers


In circuit breakers, short-circuit breaking involves extreme conditions linked to the presence of an intense electric arc. This requires the use of specific electrical contacts consisting of a contact tip and its support. SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC uses the resistance sintering technique for the ... Read More

A 2D Computational Model of an Active Magnetocaloric Regenerator with Parallel Plates

F. Rodríguez Méndez1, B. Chinè1, S. Fabbrici2, F. Albertini2, D. Negri3, F. Cugini4, M. Solzi4
1School of Materials Science and Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Cartago, Costa Rica
2Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism, National Research Council, Parma, Italy
3Independent Researcher, Fidenza, Italy
4Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences, University of Parma, Italy

Refrigeration plays a crucial role in both industrial and residential sectors, where nearly 17% of the energy consumption worldwide is related to thermal management systems [1] [2]. Furthermore, current vapor-compression refrigeration technology contributes significantly to the ... Read More

A Comparison between Shallow Water and Level Set Methods in Simulating Water Flooding

S. Cagliari1, A. Barbagallo1, R. Sinatra1, G. Petrone1
1BE CAE & Test S.r.l., Viale Africa 170 - Sc. A, 95129, Catania, ITALY

In this paper, the COMSOL Certified Consultant BE CAE & Test presents a comparison between two approaches exploitable in COMSOL Multiphysics® to simulate water flooding. Flooding is an argument of high interest both in industrial engineering and in environmental science. Dam breaks, ... Read More

A COMSOL Multiphysics® 3D CFD Model for Describing the Gas Exchange Through Microperforations

Sara Vega-Diez1, María L. Salvador2, Jaime González-Buesa1
1Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón - IA2 (CITA-Universidad de Zaragoza), Spain
2Grupo de Investigación en Alimentos de Origen Vegetal, Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón-IA2 (Universidad de Zaragoza-CITA), Spain

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is a widely applied technology for the shelf-life extension of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. This technique relies on modifying the gas composition inside de package by the respiratory activity of the product and the gas exchange through ... Read More

A Framework for Automated, Data-Driven Digital Twin Generation from Multiphysical Simulation Models

Maximilian Kannapinn1, Oliver Weeger1
1Technical University of Darmstadt, Cyber-Physical Simulation, Darmstadt, Germany

A digital twin is a virtual set of information replicating its physical counterpart at the utmost fidelity. Digital and physical twin benefit from bi-directional data exchange that occurs in real time and over the whole process lifecycle. Until now, experts in the design phase have ... Read More

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