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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Studying Transition Flows for Low Prandtl Number Fluids

H. Jamai[1], A. Elamari[1], M. El Ganaoui[2], F.S. Oueslati[1], B. Pateyron [2], and H. Sammouda[3]
[1]LETTM, Département of physics, F.S.T, Tunisie
[2]SPCTS UMR CNRS, Faculte of Sciences, Limoges, France
[3]ESST-H., Sousse, Tunisie

COMSOL Multiphysics is offering an important alternative to home codes for modeling and simulation of complex problems with including coupled effects on heat and mass transfer. The present work focuses on low Prandtl number fluid melts subject to symmetry breaking and transition to ... Read More

Heat and Mass Transfer in Partially Frozen Food Material

B. Watzke[1], H. Deyber[1], and H. Limbach[2]
[1]Nestlé Research Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland
[2]Research Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland

The freezing curve of the food material was extracted from Differential Scanning Calorimetry experiments. A heat conductive model was generated in COMSOL, including the thermo-physical characteristics and the phase transition behavior. The resulting temperature-time evolutions at ... Read More

Using The Time Parameter As The Third Geometrical Dimension

J. Krah
AkerSolutions, Fornebu, Norway

The paper demonstrates that for some models a 2D geometry in Cartesian coordinates can be used to obtain a 3D solution with changes in z-direction. A heat exchanger serves as an example of a practical application. The required flow rate in a straight cooling pipe penetrating ... Read More

Mixers and Pumps for Microfluidic Systems, based on Conducting Polymer Oxidation Wave

K. Kannappan, G. Bogle, J. Travas-Sejdic, and D.E. Williams
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Electrochemically-active conducting polymers (ECP) swell or shrink in response to ion and solvent incorporation or ejection as a result of electrochemical reaction of the polymer. When anodic potential is applied to an electrode attached to one end of ECP strip, the oxidation process ... Read More

Modelling of Selected Electromechanical Phenomena in the DC Machine

M. Antczak, P. Idziak, and W. Lyskawiski
Poznań University of Technology, Poland

The paper presents the results of the experiment consisting in determination of the influence of the magnetic field on deformations of the stator and the rotor of the DC motor. The numerical model of the motor for the frameless DC machine of the G series has been elaborated. Real ... Read More

Interpretation of Measurements with Novel Thermal Conductivity Sensors Suitable for Space Applications

N. I. Kömle[1], G. Kargl[1], E. Kaufmann[2], J. Knollenberg[2], and W. Macher[1]
[1]Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria
[2]DLR Institut für Planetenforschung, Berlin, Germany

Thermal conductivity of near surface soil layers is a key parameter for understanding the energy balance of planetary bodies. To measure this property, heated needle sensors are frequently used in field and laboratory applications. To adapt this type of sensors for application on space ... Read More

Improving Fuel Usage in Microchannel Based Fuel Cells

P. Fodor, and J. D'Alessandro
Dept. of Physics
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH

In this work a miniaturized fuel cell design based on microchannels, into which the liquid fuel and oxidizer streams are fed through T shaped connectors, is optimized for improved fuel usage. This particular design exploits the laminar nature of the fluid flow at small Reynolds numbers ... Read More

Comparison of Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHEs): State of the Art vs. Novel Design Approaches

P. Oberdorfer, F. Maier, and E. Holzbecher
Applied Geology
Geoscience Centre
Georg-August-University Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

The efficiency of borehole heat exchangers (BHEs) for geothermal purposes depends not only on material properties but also on their geometrical design. These days most used design consists of two parallel arranged U-shaped pipes which are embedded in a high-conductive shell filling out ... Read More

Shape Optimization of Electric and Magnetic System using Level Set Technique and Sensitivity Analysis

Y. Sun Kim, A. Weddemann, J. Jadidian, S. Khushrushahi, and M. Zahn
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT
Cambridge, MA

The classical optimization method has been applied to many design problems for electromagnetic systems. One of its major difficulties is related to meshing problems arising from shape modifications. In order to circumvent these kinds of technical difficulties with moving mesh problems, ... Read More

Coupling of Wired PCB With Microwave Radiation – 3D Simulation and Experimental Valuation

T. D. Bui[1], F. Bremerkamp[2], and M. Nowottnick[2]
[1]Department of Automobile Engineering, Thanh Do University, Ha Noi, Vietnam
[2]Institute of Electronic Appliances and Circuits, Department “Reliability and Safety of Electronic Systems”, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Modern electronic assemblies and printed circuit boards (PCB) with their sensitive structures and elements have to be protected against environmental influences by conformal coating or casting compounds. In this case the main challenge is the simultaneous curing of the polymers and the ... Read More