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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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Residual Stresses and Failure Probability of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Due to the Sintering Process

F. Greco[1], J. van Herle[1], A. Nakajo[1]
[1]FUELMAT Group, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is composed of four layers (anode, electrolyte compatibility layer and cathode) of different ceramic materials. The anode layer is produced by tape casting, the remaining layers are deposited by screen-printing. The layers are sintered together at high ... Read More

Design and Characterization of MEMS Based Accelerometers for Various Applications new

R. Singh[1], M. Singh[2]
[1]National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka, India
[2]Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Today, MEMS based accelerometers are used in a variety of applications. To name a few, they are used in safety systems in automobiles, it has added a new dimension to miniaturization of devices, it has replaced traditional piezoelectric accelerometers, which were big and difficult to ... Read More

Diverse Models for Graphite Brick Deformation and Stress State in UK AGR Nuclear Reactors

J. Burrow [1], A. Bond [1],
[1] Quintessa Ltd, United Kingdom

The UK Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor fleet, operated by EDF Energy, utilize a graphite core consisting of a lattice of around 3000 annular bricks. Due to irradiation, oxidation and thermal effects, the bricks deform and loose mass as they age. Of key concern is the late-life behavior of ... Read More

Simulation of Electro-Thermal Behavior of an Overlap Solder Interconnection

A. Koushki [1],
[1] Rostock University, Rostock, Germany

Solder connections are one of the most essential parts of the PCBs. Despite many well-known scientific works that have been done about overlap solder interconnection properties, such as fracture, fatigue and reliability studies, little attention have been given to the investigation of ... Read More

Column Adsorption of Copper and Silver Ions on Modified Porous Glass

M. Witczak [1],
[1] Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Constantly growing industry necessitates the development of more effective methods to protect the environment against waste in the form of metal ions. Among many methods used to purify the environment from damaging substances a very attractive and efficient method is adsorption. In this ... Read More

Visualisation of the Internal Processes of a Fuel Cell with the Help of an Application Built with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

A. George [1], L. Fromme [1]
[1] University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany

The objective was to make a visualisation application for the pupil's lab of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld. The application serves as a supplement for a workshop. It should provide a better understanding of a fuel cell, to visualize important influences and collect first ... Read More

Multiphysical Simulation of Moved Data Cable

M. Raum [1]
[1] Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen, BY, Germany

In general this thesis is about the effects of mechanical stress on data cables in moved applications. If a data cable is loaded with different kind of forces and used within high frequency applications it is possible, that the geometrical changes may have an impact on the electrical ... Read More

A Single Platform Approach for Kinetics Identification, Reaction Engineering, and Model Deployment

X. Zhu [1], A. Munir [1], R. Sangodkar [1], E. Icten [1], S. Huggins [1], P. Rolandi [1],
[1] Amgen Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

Chemical reaction kinetics identification is an essential and enabling step for reaction engineering designs. This presentation explores the COMSOL platform for performing the kinetics estimation and subsequent reaction engineering of a catalytic reaction with formation of competing ... Read More

Investigation on Quiet Zones Created by Remote Impedance Control

T. Laurence [1], R. Boulandet [1], H. Lissek [1],
[1] LTS2 - Acoustics Group, EPFL, Switzerland

Quiet zones and other sound zones have been a strong topic of research for some time, due to the interest of creating separate sound environments in a same room, in a large open-space office for example. A number of solutions have been proposed over the last years. This paper further ... Read More

Modeling of High-Speed PCB-Interconnects, Vias and Connectors for the Estimation of SI-Losses

A. K. Palit [1],
[1] ZF-Lemförder Electronic GmbH (ZF-Friedrichshafen AG. Group), Germany

Estimation of both single-ended (SE) and differential-pair (DP) impedances of high-speed PCB-traces/interconnects, vias and connectors is very important for the high-speed PCB (layout) design. This is because, the mismatch in line-impedances/improper line-termination results in a ... Read More