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Papers and Presentations from the COMSOL Conference 2018

At the COMSOL Conference 2018, scientists and engineers from around the globe showcased their multiphysics simulation projects. See how researchers in your industry are currently using numerical modeling to optimize designs, streamline processes, and improve products by browsing the technical papers and presentations below. Use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area or conference location.

ISBN: 978-0-9910001-6-6

2018 - Allx

Multi-objective Optimization of Microneedle Design for Transdermal Drug Delivery

M. Sarmadi [1], K. McHugh [1], R. Langer [1], A. Jaklenec [1],
[1] David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Microneedles have been recognized as a potent and novel method of transdermal drug delivery over the last decade. Despite recent advances in nano- and microfabrication techniques, less is known about the structural properties and design optimization of microneedles in a systematic ... Read More

Geologic Carbon Storage: Implications of Two-Phase Flow on Injection-Induced Stress on Faults

S. Prasun [1], S. Kim [2], S. A. Hosseini [3],
[1] Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
[2] Department of Civil Engineering University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Omaha, NE, USA
[3] Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas - Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Geologic carbon storage that involves injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into a subsurface sequestration site provides the vital approach for reducing CO2 emissions into atmosphere and thus addressing climate change issue. One challenge associated with CO2 geologic storage is that pore ... Read More

Simulation of Adsorption Mechanisms of Methane and Carbon Dioxide in Shale Matrix

J. G. Moreira [1], A. L. Manriquez [1],
[1] Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA

The aim of this research is to contribute with the development of Carbon Capture and Storage techniques by studying carbon dioxide (CO2) adsorption mechanisms in shale reservoirs. Gas desorption is considered a major gas production mechanism and has a relevant role in shale gas ... Read More

Development and Analysis of Solid-State Batteries through Implementation of the COMSOL® Platform

J. Neyra [1], R. Acacio [1], S. Miorana [1], T. Garrison [1], C. Coddington [1], C. Scaduto [1], K. Baldwin [1], R. Integlia [1],
[1] Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL, USA

This report explores the utilization of COMSOL® to investigate material properties and perform finite element analysis in solid-state batteries. Over the years, the increase of energy density in Lithium-Ion batteries has begun to plateau. The impact of mainstream consumer electronics ... Read More

Modeling of Random Nanostructures Based on SEM Images and Analysis of Resulting RF-Performance

K. Neumann [1], J. Moeller [1], L. Kuehnel [2], A. Rennings [1], N. Benson [2], R. Schmechel [2], D. Erni [1],
[1] General and Theoretical Electrical Engineering (ATE), University of Duisburg-Essen, and CENIDE – Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
[2] Institute for Nanostructures and Technology (NST), University of Duisburg-Essen, and CENIDE – Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

In the last few years printable electronics has gained a great deal of interest since it promises mechanical flexibility and extremely low production costs. One approach to achieve printable electronic devices relies on the usage of specific inks containing e.g. dispersed semiconductor ... Read More

Comprehensive Numerical Modeling of Filamentary RRAM Device

D. Niraula [1], V. Karpov [1],
[1] University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

Resistive random-access memory (RRAM) is a non-volatile memory that operates via resistive switching between the insulating (OFF) and conducting (ON) states, representing the logical ‘0’ and ‘1’ binary states, in response to external bias. Attributes such as high memory density, fast ... Read More

Analyzing Fluid Shear Stress in the RCCS: Applications for 3D Cell Culture in Simulated Microgravity

T. Masiello [1], A. Dhall [1], L. P. Madhubhani Hemachandra [1], N. Tokranova [1], J. Castracane [1]
[1] Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany, NY, USA

In the decades since humans first went to space, there has been growing interest in utilizing microgravity to improve our understanding in many scientific fields (1). Applied fields have included evolutionary development, cell mechanics and protein crystallization (2-4). Microgravity ... Read More

Magnetic Control of Deformation of a Ferrofluid Droplet in Simple Shear Flow

C. Wang [1], M. R. Hassan [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

This study investigates the effect of uniform magnetic field on the deformation of a ferrofluid droplet in a two dimensional (2D) simple shear flow by means of numerical simulation. The magnetic field is applied in a perpendicular direction to the flow direction. A numerical scheme ... Read More

Damage Simulation of Fracture Asperity in Geothermal Systems

C. Zeng [1], W. Deng [1],
[1] Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

Mechanical simulation at one pair of asperity contact has been conducted using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and the Structural Mechanics Module to study the sliding friction of rock fractures surface as real fracture surface contact slides driven by pressure solution. The evolving ... Read More

Design and Simulation of 3D Printed Check Valves Using Fluid-Structure Interaction

A. M. Melvin [1], T. J. Roussel [1],
[1] Department of Bioengineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

Passive, one-way valves, also known as check valves, while common at the macro scale, are an essential microfluidic feature that facilitate flow rectification. These structures are also commonly used in reciprocating micropump configurations to control flow. Their operation can be ... Read More