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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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Thermal-Optical Modeling of a Signal Enhancement Approach for Paper-Based Diagnostics

D. Gasperino [1]
[1] Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, Bellevue, WA, USA

INTRODUCTION: Point of care diagnostics aimed at low-resource settings need to be relatively simple, robust and low-cost. The most commonly-used diagnostic platform in these settings is the lateral flow assay (LFA). LFAs are paper-based immunoassays designed to perform on-strip ... Read More

Modeling of Nonuniform Magnetisation of a Ferrite Loaded Waveguide

H. V. Dixit [1], A. R. Jadhav [2], Y. M. Jain [3], A. N. Cheeran [1], V. Gupta [2], P. K. Sharma [3],
[1] Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
[2] Vidyavardhini's College of Engineering and Technology, Vasai, Maharashtra, India
[3] Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

The modelling of a ferrite material is conventionally carried out using the Polder permeability tensor which assumes that the ferrite is saturated by a uniform magnetic field. This assumption is often inaccurate due to the constraints imposed by boundary conditions which renders the ... Read More

Finite Element Analysis of Contact Studies of Radio Frequency MEMs Switch Membranes

J. Liu [1], V. B. Chalivendra [1], C. Goldsmith [1], W. Huang [1]
[1] University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, USA

Radio frequency (RF) micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) switch works in on/off modes controlled by electrostatic forces. In off mode, rough surfaces of electrodes come into a contact. Membrane contact surfaces have complex surface roughness patterns and the mechanical contact problem ... Read More

3D Unsteady CFD with Heat and Mass Transfer Simulations of Solar Adsorption Cooling System for Buildings

W. Yaici [1], E. Entchev [1], J. Ranisau [1],
[1] CanmetENERGY Research Centre, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

In recent years, extensive attention has been paid on the application of solar cooling for buildings. Amongst cooling technologies, low-temperature solar-driven adsorption cooling systems are emerging viable alternatives to electricity-driven vapour compression systems. They seem to have ... Read More

Simulation of Compaction in Asphaltic Mixtures, Part I: Gyratory Compactor

A. Alipour [1], S. D. Mookhoek [1]
[1] Department of Structural Reliability, TNO, Delft, The Netherlands

A very important phase in construction of a pavement structure is the compaction process of the asphaltic mixture. It reflects a complex mechanism where many parameters are influential. These parameters are associated with the initial air voids content in the asphaltic mixture, aggregate ... Read More

Red Blood Cell Separation Using Magnetophoresis Force

Tran Si Bui Quang [1],
[1] Agency for Science, Technology and Research (Institute of High Performance Computing), Singapore

The separation of RBCs is needed in many biomedical devices. RBCs contain hemoglobin, which in turn consists of iron that helps transport oxygen throughout the body. The permeability of deoxygenated red blood cells is about (1 – 3.9e-6). The permeability of oxygenated red blood cells is ... Read More

Modeling the Catalytic Conversion of Steel Mill Gases Using the Example of Methanol Synthesis

S. Schlüter [1], T. Hennig [1],
[1] Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, Germany

The conversion of steel mill off-gases to base chemicals is a promising perspective to improve the financial return of steelmaking in Europe and fight CO2 emissions. In the Carbon2Chem® joint research project, mathematical models are developed to simulate operation scenarios of cross ... Read More

Magneto-Mechanical-Thermal Couplings for the Pulsed Magnetic Technology with Single-Turn Coils

O. Maloberti [1], P. Sansen [1], D. Jouaffre [2], D. Haye [2],
[1] ESIEE Amiens, France
[2] PFT Innovaltech, France

Single turn coils produce AC and transient magnetic fields in pulsed magnetic technologies for which magneto-harmonic and transient magnetic analysis can be primarily performed. We suggest studying one single turn coil example made of a conducting massive coil, an optional conducting ... Read More

PIR Sensor Modeling and Simulation Using COMSOL Multiphysics® and its Ray Optics Module

M. Maaspuro [1],
[1] School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland

PIR (Passive Infrared) sensor is the most widely used motion sensor for occupancy detection in building automation applications. Normally, only the binary information indicating presence or absence is used. However, an advanced analysis of the PIR sensor analog signal can results in more ... Read More

Simulation Absorption Curves on Acoustic Panel With Front Textiles ISO 354

K. Sánchez Vibæk [1], S. Fernández Pedrón [1],
[1] Kvadrat Soft Cells A/S, Copenhaguen, Nordhavn, Denmark

KVADRAT SOFTCELLS A/S, COMSOL A/S AND RESOLVENT P/S APPLICATION CREATED BY RESOLVENT FOR SIMULATING ABSORPTION CURVES ON ACOUSTIC PANELS WITH FRONT TEXTILES AND ACOUSTIC INSULATION FOLLOWING THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 354 FOR MEASURING SOUND ABSORPTION. In Kvadrat Soft Cells we ... Read More