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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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王永超 [1], 葛进 [1],
[1] 中国科学技术大学

海上石油泄漏不仅造成资源的浪费,还长期威胁着脆弱的生态系统。然而浮油具有面积大、油层薄、粘度大的特点,难以采用传统的技术和材料来有效地处理。作者利用石墨烯海绵疏水亲油、导电的特点,设计了一种原位加热的方法,有效地较低了原油的粘度,增大了油在海棉里的扩散系数,在解决快速吸附高粘度原油这一世界性难题方面取得了突破性进展。 在这个研究工作中,作者发现很难在实验上获得此方法的能量消耗情况,为了回答这个问题,作者应用 COMSOL® 软件,模拟了石墨烯海绵加热吸油的热传导过程。运用电流模块,模拟石墨烯泡沫通电加热升温的过程,用热传导模块模拟热量通过石墨烯泡沫传递到油、水 ... Read More

CFD-based Evaluation of Drag Force on a Sphere Unsteadily Moving Perpendicularly toward a Solid Surface: a Simple Model of a Biological Spring, Vorticella Convallaria

S. Ryu[1], and P. Matsudaira[2]
[1]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
[2]Department of Biology and Bioengineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Vorticella convallaria, a sessile peritrich ciliate having a contractile stalk, is regarded as a model biological spring because of its remarkably fast contraction. Because the cell body shrinks to sphere-like shape during contractions, it can be assumed to be a sphere moving in ... Read More

Investigation of Stability of Current Transfer to Thermionic Cathodes

M. Benilov, and M. Faria
Departamento de Física, Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, Portugal

Current transfer from high-pressure arc plasmas to thermionic cathodes may occur in a diffuse mode, when the current is distributed over the front surface of the cathode, or in a spot mode, when most of the current is localized in one or more small areas. Spectra of perturbations of 3D ... Read More

Resonances in Tapered Double-Port TEM Waveguides

J. Kaerst
HAWK, Fachhochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen, Germany

In this paper resonances in tapered double-port TEM waveguides are used as benchmark for simulations. FEM simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics® and simulations using generalised telegraphist's equations with MATLAB® are compared to ananalytical method capable of calculating the ... Read More

Sound Attenuation by Hearing Aid Earmold Tubing

M. Herring Jensen
Widex A/S, Vaerloese, Denmark

In this study we model the sound attenuation properties of a hearing aid earmold tube. The model includes thermoviscous acoustic effects and it couples structural vibrations to the external acoustic field. Moreover, the finite element domain is coupled at two boundaries with an ... Read More

Estimation of Boundary Properties Using Stochastic Differential Equations and COMSOL

A. Atalla[1], and A. Jeremic[1]
[1]McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The inverse diffusion problems deal with the estimation of many crucial parameters such as the diffusion coefficient, source properties, and boundary conditions. Such algorithms are widely applied in many design problems in different physical, chemical, and biological fields. Recently, ... Read More

Numerical Study of an LTD Stirling Engine with Porous Regenerator

N. Martaj[1], P. Rochelle[1][2], L. Grosu[1], R. Bennacer[3], and S. Savarese[4]
[1]Universitè de Paris, Paris, France
[2]Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Université Paris 6
[3]Laboratoire LEEVAM «Environnement, Energétique, Valorisation, Matériaux», Universitéde Cergy-Pontoise
[4]COMSOL France, 5 pl. R Schuman, 38000 Grenoble

The alternative engines of Stirling type, are engines running on "hot air", using both an external heat source and regeneration. They should be considered as an alternative for the effective conversion of renewable energy sources into work, with their theoretical yield equal to the ... Read More

Effect of an Iron Yoke of the Field Homogeneity in a Superconducting Double-Helix Bent Dipole

P.J. Masson, and R.B. Meinke
Advanced Magnet Lab, Palm Bay, FL, USA

Charged particle accelerators require large dipole fields with stringent homogeneity requirements needed to bend particle beams without defocussing. Commonly superconducting saddle coil magnets are used with an iron core to enhance the bore field. The iron uneven magnetization brings ... Read More

Model of Combustion Synthesis of Thermoelectric Calcium Cobaltates

J. Selig, and S. Lin
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA

Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis (SHS), a very economical synthesis of oxides was used in our lab to produce oxide materials. SHS process uses a highly exothermic reaction to convert reactants rapidly to pure products with minimal external energy input. This reaction is ... Read More

Numerical Investigation of Mass Transfer with Two-Phase Slug Flow in a Capillary

W. Han, and B.H. Dennis
University of Texas, Arlington, TX, USA

The multiphase flow of two immiscible liquids in a microchannel was investigated numerically. A Y-shape micromixer was designed to produce a pattern of slugs from the flowing liquids. The mass transfer characteristics of this flow pattern are of primary interest in this study. A simple ... Read More