Join us for COMSOL Day for Energy Applications in Burlington, MA, to participate in panel discussions, experience product demonstrations, and exchange ideas with other simulation specialists. This event on November 5 will exemplify many use cases from our customers. You will also be able to meet with others working on energy-related projects and discuss how they use COMSOL Multiphysics® as well as chat with COMSOL technical and sales staff members. You will get a chance to see the electrochemistry modeling capabilities in the COMSOL® software. Feel free to invite your colleagues.
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In this session, we will talk about the various COMSOL Multiphysics® features and available multiphysics couplings for energy applications. We will also discuss published applications from our customers that showcase the capabilities.
Designing a Nuclear Fusion Reactor Using COMSOL Multiphysics®
Fusion has the potential to revolutionize clean energy generation. Yet, due to limits in previous generations of superconductor and resistive magnet technologies, it has not lived up to this promise. A new generation of superconductors has sufficient performance to enable large-bore, high-field magnets that could drastically reduce the scale and timeline for fusion energy. Commonwealth Fusion Systems, in collaboration with MIT, is developing these new superconducting magnets for a demonstration of net fusion energy by the mid-2020s in the SPARC tokamak. Designing such a system involves working at the extremes of engineering: temperatures ranging from the extreme cold of the cryogenic superconducting magnets to the extreme hot of the plasma-facing components, highly nonlinear electromagnetic characteristics of the superconductors and fluid dynamics of the cryogenic fluid, and elastoplastic structures. This talk will present an overview of the systems in a fusion reactor and various examinations of how multiphysics simulations are critical to achieving a robust design.
At this session, you will hear directly from engineers in the energy industry and COMSOL staff about how COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used to help you perform energy simulations.
- Michael Vallance, GE Research
- Trevor Munroe, Naval Nuclear Laboratory
- Xinfang Jin, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
- Bjorn Sjodin, COMSOL
Get a brief overview of the Electrochemistry, Batteries & Fuel Cells, Electrodeposition, and Corrosion modules, add-on products to the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, including:
- Modeling electrochemical reaction mechanisms, mass transport, and current density distributions
- Modeling electroanalytical techniques, like cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
- Setting up and solving an electrochemical cell model
- Space- and time-dependent modeling of corrosion and corrosion protection
- Analyzing capacity fade of lithium-ion batteries
- Analyzing current distribution in electrodeposition, electroplating, and electrowinning
- Modeling of thin electrodes using shell elements
- Modeling of current density distribution and mass transport in gas diffusion electrodes used in fuel cells
Learn about new features in the latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics®, including how they can be incorporated into your multiphysics models.
Commonwealth Fusion System
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Naval Nuclear Laboratory