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Papers and Presentations from the COMSOL Conference 2018

At the COMSOL Conference 2018, scientists and engineers from around the globe showcased their multiphysics simulation projects. See how researchers in your industry are currently using numerical modeling to optimize designs, streamline processes, and improve products by browsing the technical papers and presentations below. Use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area or conference location.

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2018 - Allx

Modeling Confinement in Quantum Dot Solar Cells

J. Liu [1], M. Zubaer Hossain [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

The efficiency of the first and second generations of solar cell has hardly seen dramatically increase over the years, in which most PV cells cannot use about 55% of the energy of sunlight because a single material can not capture the entire spectrum of sunlight. To achieve the objective ... Read More

Finite Element Simulation of Impulse Arc Discharge

A. Chusov [1], E. Rodikova [1], M. Pinchuk [2], Y. Murashov [3], Vladimir Frolov [3], Dmitriy Ivanov [3],
[1] Streamer Electric Inc., St.Petersburg, Russia
[2] Institute for Electrophysics and Electrical Power, St.Petersburg , Russia
[3] St.Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia

Damages caused by lightning overvoltages remains to be an important issue for electrical industry, putting limitations for efficiency of transmission and distribution of electrical energy. Modern solutions for lightning protection such as multichamber arresters (MCA) for overhead ... Read More

Free Surface Deformation of the Weld Pool in Orbital Narrow Gap GTA Welding

S. Morville [1], V. Bruyère [2], P. Namy [2],
[1] Technical Center FRAMATOME, Le Creusot, France
[2] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

Arc current welding is a widespread process in heavy industry for the assembly of metallic components. In order to ensure the good quality of assemblies welds, it is appropriate to master the welding process but also to have a deep understanding of interactions with the weld pool and ... Read More

Transient Simulation of the Removal Process in Plasma Electrolytic Polishing of Stainless Steel

I. Danilov [1], M. Hackert-Oschätzchen [1], I. Schaarschmidt [1], M. Zinecker [1], A. Schubert [1],
[1] Professorship Micromanufacturing Technology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany

Plasma electrolytic polishing (PeP) is an electrochemical method for surface treatment. In detail PeP is a special case of anodic dissolution [1] that unlike electrochemical polishing requires higher voltage and uses environment friendly aqueous solutions of salts. When the process ... Read More

Finite Element Prediction of Laser-Material Interaction Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

E.C. Chevallier [1], V. Bruyère [1], P. Namy [1],
[1] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

Surface engineering is a key technology used in a wide range of sectors in industry. Among other techniques, it involves adding functionality to a surface. This can be performed by creating a specific topography to a surface using laser texturing. The objective of the work presented in ... Read More

Acoustic Modeling of a “Minute Repeater”

S. Charron [1],
[1] Intermezzi ingénierie acoustique, Paris, France

The project was ordered by a Swiss watchmaker. The aim was to modelize and optimize the acoustic of a minute repeater on one of the high range item made by the watchmaker. Therefore we based our work on a simplified geometry made by Creo. The mesh model includes the gongs, the bottom ... Read More

Advanced Loudspeaker Calculator – an Example of COMSOL® Apps Utilization

F. Malbos [1], M.K. Bogdanski [2], M. Strauss [2],
[1] Harman France, VPDT, Paris, France
[2] Harman International, VPDT, Straubing,Germany

Developing a new loudspeaker design requires not only knowledge and experience in the field, but also an access to verified and efficient tools. HARMAN’s Virtual Product Development (VPD) team has developed a Comsol Application to serve at the early stages of the design process. The app, ... Read More

Two-Phase Flow Modeling of Metal Vaporisation under Static Laser Shot Using a Double ALE Method

Y. A. Mayi [1], M. Dal [1], P. Peyre [1], M. Bellet [2], C. Metton [3], C. Moriconi [3], R. Fabbro [1],
[1] PIMM Laboratory, UMR 8006 Arts et Métiers-CNRS-CNAM, Paris, France
[2] CEMEF Laboratory, UMR 7635 PSL Research University MINES ParisTech, Sophia Antipolis, France
[3] Safran, Paris Cedex, France

Additive manufacturing gathers technologies where near net shape components are produced by depositing successive layers of materials. Among these technologies, the Layer Beam Melting (LBM) process – often referred to as Selective Laser Melting (SLM) – is garnering industrial interest, ... Read More

Adaptive Mesh Refinement: Quantitative Computation of a Rising Bubble Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

T. Preney [1], P. Namy [1], J. Wheeler [1]
[1] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

The mesh is a key component in numerical simulations as it represents the spatial discretization of the model geometry. To accurately measure the variation of the unknowns, a relevant mesh should have a high density of degrees of freedom in regions where the norm of the gradient of the ... Read More

Simulation of Adsorption Mechanisms of Methane and Carbon Dioxide in Shale Matrix

J. G. Moreira [1], A. L. Manriquez [1],
[1] Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA

The aim of this research is to contribute with the development of Carbon Capture and Storage techniques by studying carbon dioxide (CO2) adsorption mechanisms in shale reservoirs. Gas desorption is considered a major gas production mechanism and has a relevant role in shale gas ... Read More

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