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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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Understanding Transport Phenomena Concepts in Chemical Engineering with COMSOL Multiphysics®

E. S. Vasquez [1],
[1] Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA

Transport Phenomena in Chemical Engineering involves three key aspects: Momentum, Heat and Mass Transport. These areas are described by differential equations which are solved for a particular problem using independent or a set of combined equations (e.g., water flowing in a heated ... Read More

Simulation of the Additive Process of Forming 3D Products from HSLA Steel 09G2S

V. A. Kostin [1], G. M. Grygorenko [1]
[1] Department of Materials Science, E. O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, Kiev, Ukraine

The results of modeling of thermal fields, stresses, deformations and displacements in formation of an additive structure from structural low alloy steel for welding 09G2S on a substrate are presented. An interdisciplinary research computational package COMSOL Multiphysics® was used for ... Read More


武天帅 [1], 祐文彬 [1], 彭瑞东 [2],
[1] 中国矿业大学(北京)力学与建筑工程学院、北京、中国
[2] 中国矿业大学(北京)煤炭资源与安全开采国家重点实验室、北京、中国

研究揭示煤层气在煤岩孔裂隙中的渗透流动以及吸附解吸规律对于煤层气资源开采以及瓦斯防治有着重要的意义。借助 COMSOL 软件构建了煤岩孔裂隙双重介质模型,其中孔隙介质部分采用固体力学模块、自由和多孔介质流动模块、多孔介质稀物质传递模块用三个物理场叠合在一起构成,裂隙部分采用自由和多孔介质流动模块、稀物质传递模块用两个物理场叠合在一起构成,孔隙介质与裂隙之间的交界面传递流体压力与速度,并发生吸附解析引起物质浓度变化。通过自定义域内材料参数,将各物理场联系起来,实现了流体流动、固体变形、物质扩散以及吸附解析之间的多场耦合,模拟了不同裂隙形态下煤层气在孔裂隙中的运移过程 ... Read More

Numerical Simulation of PCB-Coil-Layouts for Inductive Energy Transfer Systems

D. Maier [1], N. Lucht [1], A. Enssle [1], A. Lusiewicz [1], J. Fischer [1], U. Pecha[1], N. Parspour [1]
[1] Stuttgart University, Institute of Electrical Energy Conversion, Stuttgart, Germany

This paper presents the two dimensional (2D) Finite Element Method (FEM) COMSOL Multiphysics® model of a PCB-Coil layout. The model comprises of different coil layouts for sake of comparison. The scientific goal of the simulation is to find an optimized arrangement with a high quality ... Read More

COMSOL Multiphysics® Implementation of a Genetic Algorithm Routine for Optimization of Flat Optics

B. Adomanis [1], M. Marciniak [1],
[1] Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA

Introduction: In recent years, metasurfaces have been demonstrated to control the phase and amplitude of light across a planar interface and implemented for optical functions such as beam-steering, focusing, and polarization rotation. Initial efforts using plasmonic-based scatterers ... Read More

Multiphysics Modeling of the Graphite Electrode Joint in Electric Arc Furnaces for Steel Recycling

N. May [1], M. Waldner [2],
[1] GrafTech International Holdings, Inc., Independence, OH, USA
[2] Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) use graphite electrodes to strike an arc to melt scrap steel, recycling it for further use. These graphite electrodes oxidize and are consumed over time. To maintain operation new electrodes are attached to others via a joint of complex geometry and fed ... Read More

Phase Transformation and Deformation Model for Quenching Simulations

Y. Kaymak [1],
[1] VDEh Betriebsforschungsinstitute GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

Heat treatment of the advanced steel grades (like micro-alloyed steels or AHSS steel grades) is a challenging process as the residual stress/deformation are very pronounced and the customer quality requirements are getting stricter. Instead of a trial and error based process control, a ... Read More

Numerical Simulation of Pool Film Boiling Heat Transfer during Quenching of Heated Cylindrical Rods

S. Ebrahim [1], F. B. Cheung [1], A. Alshayji [2],
[1] Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
[2] Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, Kuwait

This research studies possible ways to mitigate failure of a nuclear reactor, in which the coolant supply to the nuclear core has been compromised, known as Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA). One possible way to decrease the severity of the incident is to quickly quench the fuel rods in ... Read More

Numerical Modeling of Resistive Switching in a RRAM Device

D. Niraula [1], V. Karpov [1],
[1] University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

A new nonvolatile memory device based on its resistance state has emerged known as resistive random access memory (RRAM). It operates by switching between the high resistance and low resistance states which can be interpreted as logical 0 and 1 variables. Understanding the resistive ... Read More

A Plasma Torch Model

B. Chiné [1],
[1] Costa Rica Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Cartago, Costa Rica

Plasma torches are used in processing of materials and in energy industry for producing plasma. In this work we use the Equilibrium DC Discharge physics interface of COMSOL Multiphysics® to model a DC non- transferred arc plasma torch, under hypothesis of local thermodynamic equilibrium. ... Read More

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