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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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Sensitivity of the Compression-Softening Effect to Mesh Imperfections in Compressed Flexures new

S. Saha[1], A. Ramirez[1], C. DiBiasio[2], M. Culpepper[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
[2]Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

Introduction: Flexures are low-cost bearings that are capable of providing motion guidance with high repeatability and low friction (Figure 1). However, applications of flexure bearings are often limited by their low range. This is because motion guidance in flexures is provided by ... Read More

Numerical Modeling of Viscous Damping for Acoustic Resonances of Suspended Microparticles

T. Baasch [1], J. Fankhauser [1], J. Dual [1],
[1] ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Introduction In this study, we investigate the damping mechanisms of particle resonances in acoustofluidic systems using the finite element framework of COMSOLTM. In the field of acoustic micro-manipulation, pressure waves are used for the contactless handling of micro-meter sized ... Read More

Thermoelectric Generators with Air/Water Cooling and Novel Metamaterial Components

D. Buna [1], D. Tafone [1], L. Hohxa [1],
[1] Ramapo College of NJ, US

Extensive research efforts have been dedicated recently to developing and characterizing metamaterials that improve the performance of common thermoelectric materials and the electric contacts within a thermoelectric generator (TEG). With increasing demand for clean energy and climate ... Read More

Magneto-structural Analysis of Fusion grade Superconducting Toroidal Field Coils

A. Amardas [1], and S. Dwivedi[2]
[1] Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
[2] COMSOL Multiphysics Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka , India

In this paper, detail magnetostructural analysis of fusion grade superconducting toroidal field coils that are used in ‘tokamaks’ is presented. The stresses that arise due to Lorentz forces in large size superconducting coils that carry high currents are of catastrophic type ... Read More

Numerical Modeling of Falling Aluminum Particle Oxidation in Air

A. Davidy
Israel Military Industry, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel

Because of its high enthalpy of combustion, aluminum has been added to energetic materials. In this paper, a two dimension thermal model is developed and assessed to describe the interrelated processes of Aluminum particle oxidation by using the software COMSOL Multiphysics. The thermal ... Read More

FSI for Coolant Flow in Research-type Nuclear Reactors

F. Curtis[1], K. Ekici[1], and J. Freels[2]
[1]University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
[2]Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN

The High Flux Isotope Reactor, located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is scheduled to undergo a conversion of the fuel used and this proposed change requires an extensive analysis of the flow through the reactor core. The core consists of approximately 500 very thin and long fuel ... Read More

COMSOL Multiphysics® as a Tool for Biomedical Engineering Students to Harness Physical Processes

J. Bush [1],
[1] Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA

The field of Biomedical Engineering is expanding at an exponential rate. As we began to unravel clues about our complex biological vessels, we uncovered more questions than answers. Our collective curiosity has led biomedical engineering into a broadening field by study of physiological ... Read More

Ignition Process of Microplasmas

H. Porteanu, and R. Gesche
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Berlin, Germany

Microplasmas at atmospheric pressure are required in many applications, where treatments in normal ambient, with spatial resolution, are important. The interest on such miniaturized sources has increased due to the availability of a new generation of microwave sources based on high power ... Read More

FEA Simulation of Passive Ferrofluid Cooling Systems

Z. Fang[1,2], R. O'Handley[2], Y. Liu[2], and M. Yang[2,3]
[1]Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
[2]Ferro Solutions Inc., Woburn, MA, USA
[3]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Here we investigate a promising passive cooling method through making advantage of the unique properties of ferrofluid. When a magnetic dipole or a permanent magnet is put at the hot side of a system, it will attract the cold ferrofluid to the hot place and displace the hot ferrofluid ... Read More

Multiphysics Analysis of Inductive Brazing Process using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

A. F. Biju[1], A. Pandey [1],
[1] Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The objective is to analyze temperature rise and distribution in different parts of an inductive brazing process. This process includes multiphysics phenomena - electromagnetic excitation- eddy heating- heat transfer in solids. AC Inductive heating physics coupled to heat transfer in ... Read More