N. Rezaii , J. P. Mai ,
 JPM Silicon GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany
The JPM Silicon GmbH presents a novel method for the production of solar grade silicon in the microwave oven. This method can specially reduce the energy costs and increase the efficiency of the process. A numerical model is developed which depicts the physical, chemical and electromagnetic phenomena of silicon production process. In order to increase the efficiency of the system, it is ...
R. Painter, J. Harris, T. Byl, L. Sharpe
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA
In karst terrain, the interaction between the fast moving, highly turbulent conduit flow and the slow moving, laminar flow through porous media is largely unknown. Yet the dual nature of the karst system impacts the residence time of solutes in the groundwater supplies of over 25% of the world’s population. This project attempts to address the need for a better understanding of the dual flow ...
S. Budar , A. Ritter 
 Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
In order to achieve an optimized design of the Multi-Lumen Thoracic Catheter (MLTC), fluid dynamics analyses were conducted utilizing COMSOL Multiphysics® software with LiveLink™ for Solidworks®. Lumen placement, diameters, and termination points were adjusted to ensure maximum drainage efficacy. It was determined through this study that even with the additional flow through the access lumen, ...
M. J. Herring Jensen 
 COMSOL A/S, Lyngby, Denmark
In this session, we will discuss and showcase a few examples of advanced acoustics applications. In this context, “advanced” means problems that cannot simply be modeled “out-of-the-box,” but require the flexibility and strengths of COMSOL Multiphysics® software. Topics include: • Coupling of several space dimensions • Optimization • Equation-based modeling • Advanced boundary ...
M. Bachmann, V. Avilov, A. Gumenyuk, and M. Rethmeier
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
The article deals with the magnetically-supported high-power full-penetration laser beam welding of aluminum. A stationary simulation was conducted accounting for the effects of natural convection, Marangoni convection and solid-liquid phase transition as well as an electromagnetic volume source term. An ac magnet below the weld specimen induces eddy currents. Consequently, Lorentz forces occur ...
S. T. Aruna , S. Senthil Kumar , A. Iyer , B. ShriPrakash 
 CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
In recent years, various configurations of planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) have been developed for enhancing its performance. The objective of these efforts are centered on reducing polarization losses (also referred as "overpotential") by optimizing the structure and properties of three key components- anode, electrolyte and cathode. The present work was aimed at developing a model for ...
L. Bergamini , O. Muskens , N. Zabala , J. Aizpurua 
 UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain; Materials Physics Center and CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain; Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
 University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
 Materials Physics Center and CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain; Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
It is well-known that metal nanoparticles (NPs) excited at the plasmon frequency not only exhibit peculiar optical properties (e.g., a peak in the extinction spectrum, an enhanced electromagnetic near-filed) but also heat up . This phenomenon is highly investigated for medical applications, but it can be exploited also for the realization of optical devices. In our study we use COMSOL ...
Study & Modeling of 'Acoustic Matching Layers' for Ultrasound Imaging Probes Through Pulse-Echo FEM Simulation - new
Esaote SpA, Florence, Italy
Ultrasound Imaging probes are specific devices that require a very detailed design of acoustic impedance match for the stack of layers that form the probe head (1,3). These are typically made of silicone rubber, special epoxy resins, polyurethanes and, of course, piezoelectric materials. The acoustic impedance, measured in Rayls, have to be matched similarly to an electric circuit (2), from a ...
V. S. Kshirsagar, P. M. Pawar
SVERI's College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India
Effective suspension and settling are critical for controlling biomass retention in a biogas digester. This paper developed a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model to simulate the hydrodynamic characteristics of multiphase flow in biogas digester. This is carried out by using COMSOL Multiphysics® software for understanding the behavior of slurries of different viscosity. This study helps to ...
S. Sack , M. Abom 
 KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
The acoustic scattering through a circular orifice plate in a duct with low Mach number flow (M=0.1) is computed using the Linearized Navier-Stokes physics interface of COMSOL Multiphysics®. The work by Kierkegaard et al. is extended to account for higher order acoustic modes, i.e., behind the cut-on frequency of the first radial duct mode. Orifice flows tend to create a sharp separation zone at ...