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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Design and Analysis of Electro Static Drive (ESD) for the AEI 10 m Prototype

M. A. Baig [1], A. Prabhakar [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

We calculate the maximum force acting on the mirror and found it to be 0.54 ┬ÁN at 700 V. The force magnitude can be improved by increasing voltage and diminishing the separation between plates. The force along X, Y-axis acts towards the center of the plates and in Z direction towards the ... Read More

Numerical Analysis of Heat Generation in Ball End Magnetorheological Finishing

H. Garg [1], P. K. Baghel [1], S. Kumar [1], A. S. Kharola [1]
[1] CSIR - Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh, India

In the Ball End Magneto rheological Finishing, due to heat generation by thermal agitation the effect of MRF finishing reduces and this ultimately hampers the process of the precision finishing and density of MR fluid too, which therefore results in instability of MR fluid. Read More

A Comparison of Mass Reduction Methods for Silicon-on-Oxide (SOI)-based Micromirrors

H. J. Hall [1], L. A. Starman [1],
[1] Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA

Beam steering and adaptive optics micromirror applications commonly demand optically flat surfaces with minimal mass. When reflective coatings (usually metallic Au or Al) are applied to micromirror surfaces in order to meet optical reflectivity requirements the resulting film stress ... Read More

3D Simulation Of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Production In A Packed Membrane Reactor

B. Sajjadi [1]
[1] University of Malaya, Malaysia

The current work is aimed to simulate the production of high quality fatty acid methyl ester (biodiesel) production from palm oil in a micro porous ceramic membrane reactor. The TiO2/Al2O3 ceramic membrane was used as the separator and catalytic bed. It was packed with potassium ... Read More

The Spherical Design Algorithm in the Numerical Simulation of Fiber-Reinforced Biological Tissues

M. Carfagna [1], A. Grillo [1],
[1] Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

The numerical results of the unconfined compression test on a sample of Articular Cartilage (AC) are discussed. AC is modelled as a load-bearing, deformable, fiber-reinforced material filled with an interstitial fluid and comprising statistically oriented collagen fibers, chondrocytes, ... Read More

Controlled Olfactory Delivery Using Magnetophoretic Guidance

J. Xi [1], Z. Zhang [1], X. Si [2],
[1] Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA
[2] California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, USA

Background: Even though the direct nose-to-brain drug delivery has multiple advantages, its application is limited by the low delivery efficiency ( Read More

Control-Release Anesthetics to Enable an Integrated Anesthetic-MSC Therapeutic

T. Maguire [1,2], M. Davis [1], I. Marrero-Berrios [1], C. Zhu [1], C. Gaughan [2], J. Weinberg [3], D. Manchikalapati [3], J. SchianodiCola [3], R. S. Schloss [1], J. Yarmush [3], M. Yarmush [1],
[1] Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
[2] BeauRidge Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY, USA
[3] Department of Anesthesiology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Introduction: While general anesthetics control pain via consciousness regulation, local anesthetics (LAs) act by decreasing sensation in the area of administration by blocking nerve transmission to pain centers. Perioperative intra-articular administration of LAs is a commonly employed ... Read More

Influence of Notches in Corners of Casement Windows on Stress Experienced in the Aluminum Profiles under Thermal Load

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

Modern aluminum casement windows consist of an inner and outer profile made of aluminum, which are separated by an insulating bar made of polyamide (see Figure 1). Due to the low heat conductivity of the plastic material the thermal interaction between the living space and the ... Read More

Simulating Light Propagation during I-PDT of Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

E. Oakley [1], H. Arshad [1], G. Shafirstein [1],
[1] Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA

Interstitial photodynamic therapy (I-PDT) can be applied for the treatment of locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC). The complex anatomy of LA-HNSCC requires careful planning of the light delivery and fiber insertion. We have developed an image-based approach, ... Read More

Simulation of Auxin Accumulation and Transport in a Plant Root

M. A. Akhmanova [1], M. Fendrych [1], J. Friml [1]
[1] Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Plant roots have an outstanding ability to grow in the direction of gravity or nutrients. Bending of the root tip in the preferred direction is achieved by asymmetric cell growth on the opposite sides of the root, dictated by asymmetrical distribution of the hormone auxin. Increase in ... Read More