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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

Simulation as Various Operating Condition for High Temperature Magnesium Hydride Reactors

D.Y. Shin, T.E. Kim, J.Y. Lee
Altsoft Inc., Seoul, South Korea

Magnesium hydride (MgH2) has been one of the most promising hydrogen storage methods that can be applied to commercial hydrogen energy systems due to magnesium’s safety, low cost, and excellent storage capacity for hydrogen, compared to other reversible metal hydrides. But hydrogen ... Read More

Catalytic Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane to Propylene

E. B. Ledesma [1],
[1] University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, USA

Propylene is the second most important olefin and the second largest volume industrial chemical produced globally. In 2015, the global demand for propylene was about 94 million metric tons. The largest use for propylene is the production of polypropylene, consuming 67% of propylene ... Read More

A Microfluidic Platform for Electrochemical Concentration and Detection

C. F. Ivory [1], D. E. Molina [1],
[1] Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

A poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) microfluidic platform with a hot-embossed microchannel, 150 mm wide and 20 mm deep, was developed for multiple purpose detection using electrochemical methods. This device is able to accommodate a three-electrode system encased in 1/16" diameter PEEK ... Read More

The Thermal Buffering Studies of PCM Based Packaging Box Using COMSOL®

Prakhar Dixit [1], Jagadeeswara Reddy Vennapusa [1], Jaiveer Yadav [1], Dr. Sujay Chattopadhyay [1]
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Saharanpur Campus, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

The temperature maintenance plays a crucial role in the transportation of heat sensitive materials like fruits, vegetables, food products and blood etc. The refrigeration of these products (during transport) utilizing energy from fossil fuels burning will involve CO2 emission. Thermal ... Read More

MEMS Based Mass Sensor with Uniform Sensitivity for Biological Applications

Aditya Algn [1], Dr. Elizabeth Rufus [1],
[1] VIT Vellore, Vellore, Tamlinadu, India

MEMS sensors exhibit rapid response with minimum sample volume at higher sensitivities. This makes them suitable for detection of Micro/nanoparticles and can also use to monitor their physical process at that scales. Micro-cantilevers based sensing is widely used in the detection of mass ... Read More

A 3D Simulation of the Diffusion Profile of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in the Inner Ear Using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software

S. Bharadwaj [1], A. Oleksijew [1], J. Fernandez [2], C. Miller [1], K. Coots [1], K. Nella [1], H. T. Chang [1], C. P. Richter [1, 3], J. Kessler [1], A. Matsuoka [1]
[1] Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
[2] Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
[3] Resonance Medical, LLC., Chicago, IL, USA

Sensorineural hearing loss, which is the most common type of hearing impairment, originates from damaged inner ear nerves. However, this can be treated in many cases by regenerating the synaptic connections between the extant Spiral Ganglion Neurons (SGNs) and transplanted human stem ... Read More

COMSOL® Simulation of Flash Lamp Annealing for Battery Electrodes Fabrication

C. Cherkouk [1], L. Hell [1], M. Zschornak [1], T. Leisegang [1], D. C. Meyer [1],
[1] Institute for Experimental Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

Flash lamp annealing (FLA) is a modern annealing technique in the range of milliseconds, which is predestinated for roll-to-roll fabrication of battery electrodes. All-solid-state batteries are the next generation battery concepts that are currently being envisaged among both the ... Read More

Application for Construction and Numerical Analysis of New Melting Elements

L. Strehar [1], S. Kovač [1], D. Janc [1],
[1] ETI d.o.o., Izlake, Slovenia

ETI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fuses. Different standard sizes, rated voltages, rated currents and tripping characteristics mean more than 750 different types of products. Additionally, our customers sometimes require fuses specifically designed for their needs. Our ... Read More

Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Piezoelectric Bimorph Transducer for Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting in Two-piece Trapezoidal Approach

N. Chen [1], V. Bedekar [1],
[1] Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, USA

The objective of the research is to design a broadband energy harvester device through the two-piece non-linear trapezoidal geometry approach. The performance of two piezoelectric PZT-PZN polycrystalline ceramic composition samples are simulated in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, and ... Read More

Finite Element Modeling of a Microwave Cavity under Resonant Conditions

T. W. Krause [1], F. Liu [1], S. Gauvin [2],
[1] Department of Physics and Space Science, Royal Military College, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2] Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada

A tapered cylindrical microwave resonant cavity, a frustum, also commonly known as an EM Drive, has been reported to produce thrust by the generation of EM radiation within a resonant cavity without using any propellants. In order to determine how a sealed microwave cavity can produce ... Read More