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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Heat Transfer and Phase Changex

Thermal Simulation of a Heat Pipe Tempered Injection Mould Tool new

S. Kartelmeyer [1], C. Jaroschek [1], L. Fromme [1], V. Hüttemann [1], E. Moritzer [2],
[1] University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany
[2] Paderborn University, Department of Plastics Engineering (KTP), Paderborn, Germany

An injection moulding tool developed by the FH Bielefeld is being displayed in a thermally precise way by means of COMSOL Multiphysics®. The tool is tempered through heat pipes. The performance of heat pipes is experimentally determined and depicted in a function. The function ... Read More

Detailed Axial Symmetrical Model of Large-Scale Underground Thermal Energy Storage new

A. Dahash [1], M. B. Janetti [1], F. Ochs [1],
[1] Unit of Energy-Efficient Buildings, Institute of Structural Engineering and Material Science, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) systems are key components for expanding the renewables share in the energy scheme as they offer the dispatchability and flexibility. Therefore, thermal behaviour of such systems is of interest. STES can influence the surroundings causing a ... Read More

Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Laser Beam Welding of Molybdenum new

K.-H. Leitz [1],
[1] Plansee SE, Reutte, Austria

Laser beam welding is a key technology in industrial manufacturing as it combines high flexibility and the potential for automation with excellent joint quality and minimal thermal influence of the workpiece. Whereas for materials like steel and aluminium laser beam welding is already ... Read More

Thermal Design of Power Electronic Devices and Modules

N. Delmonte[1], M. Bernardoni[1], P. Cova[1], and R. Menozzi[1]
[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

This work describes a way to apply 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to the thermal design of power electronic modules using simplified geometry models of the system components. The method here presented can overcome the problem of solving equation systems with a very high number of ... Read More

Optimization of Dynamic Embedded, Water Based Surface Heat (and Cold) Emitting System for Buildings

S. Thomas[1], P.Y. Franck[1], and P. André[1]
[1]Department of Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Liège, Arlon, Belgium

This paper presents the heat flow model and the experimental test bench developed to optimize a new kind of heating floor. In the first part of the text is described the new kind of high reactivity emitting device for building heating and cooling. The second part illustrates the ... Read More

Elastoplastic Modeling and Experimental Verification of Solder-Substrate Interaction new

C. Karl[1], C. Slater[1], M. Strangwood[1], K. Tank[2], S. O'Connor[2]
[1]University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
[2]Strip Tinning Ltd, Birmingham, UK

Solders are typically used to join similar or dissimilar metals, referred to as substrates. In some cases solders are also used to join completely different classes of materials. For example, a joint between copper busbar and silicon solar cell represents a set of dissimilar ... Read More

Simulation of Laser-Excited Surface Acoustic Waves Travelling on a Steel Hemisphere Shell new

J. Mäkinen [1], D. Veira Canle [1], R. Blomqvist [1], A. Salmi [1], E. Hæggström [1],
[1] Department of Physics, Division of Materials Physics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Non-contacting guided wave tomography based on laser ultrasonic waves can be used to inspect structures that are inaccessible to traditional ultrasound methods. Such structures could be, chemically or physically hard to reach, e.g. hot metal structures, metal implants inside tissue or ... Read More

Elucidating the Mechanisms of Charge and Temperature Modulated Ionic Transport in Nanochannels new

G. Zhang [1], Y. Zhao [1],
[1] Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

The transport of fluid through nanochannels is of importance in a variety of technological applications, including biological sensing, energy storage and conversion, chemical separation and many others. Synthetic nanofluidic architectures that mimic the gating functions of biological ion ... Read More

Thermal Integration of Coupled SOFC System with a High-Performing Metal Hydride Storage

A. Mossadegh Pour[1], A. Dhira [1], R. Steinberger-Wilckensa[1]
[1]Department of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Auxiliary Power Units can play an important role in reducing vehicle emissions, especially in diesel and kerosene driven vehicles. In conventional vehicles the electricity supply comes from a generator that is directly coupled to the propulsion engine. New generation of fuel cell APUs ... Read More

Advancements in Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor Separations Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software new

J. Knox[1], R. F. Coker[1], C. F. Gomez[1], R. Schunk[1], R. Cummings[1]
[1]NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program is pioneering new approaches for rapidly developing prototype systems, demonstrating key capabilities, and validating operational concepts for future human missions beyond Earth orbit" [1]. Under the new Atmosphere Revitalization Recovery ... Read More