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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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COMSOL Multiphysics® based Simulation of Optical Response in Si Microline Array based Broadband Photodetector Fabricated on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Wafers

V. Aggarwal[1], S. Sett[1], A. Singha[2], A. Raychaudhuri[1]
[1]S N Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India
[2]Bose Institute, Kolkata, India

A horizontal array of Si microlines (line width ~1 µm) was formed on a Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) wafer [1] and was used as a photodetector to study the photoresponse in the wavelength range 400 nm to 1100 nm. The fabrication of partial suspended Si microstructure array was made using a ... Read More

Design and Simulation of Induction Coils for Welding of Railway Rails

H. Nute[1], J. Anaya[2]
[1]The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), United Kingdom
[2]The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Portugal

Problem statement Network rail has an ever-increasing battle to maintain the 20,000 miles of railway track in Britain today. Rails are normally repaired using flash butt or aluminothermic welding, however, a new method of induction welding has been developed by Network Rail and Mirage to ... Read More

A Microfluidics Computational Simulation for Clinical POC Lab On Chip Applications

L. Jafrane[1], F. Vreys[2], R. Thoelen[2], D. Tahri[3], E. Ressami[4], B. Lakssir[4]
[1]Uhasselt/IMO-IMOMEC/USMBA FST Fès, Belgium
[2]Uhasselt/IMO-IMOMEC, Belgium
[3]USMBA / FST FES, Morocco
[4]MAScIR, Morocco

A technological revolution of Point-Of-Care (POC) devices is becoming essential, especially infectious diseases diagnosis for vulnerable population, it can be achieved by upgrading the Lab on Card device. In this device, the reaction is conducted by an Eppendorf tube as a biological ... Read More

Investigation of Geometry and Positioning Influence on Optical and Thermal Properties of Gold Nanoparticles.

R. Deska[1], J. Olesiak-Bańska[1], K. Matczyszyn[1]
[1]Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

In COMSOL Multiphysics® RF Module we investigate optical properties of various shapes of gold nanoparticles suspended in water and deposited on a glass substrate. Further, using the Microwave Heating Multiphysics coupling we want to evaluate heating effects related to electromagnetic ... Read More

Acoustic Fluid Relocation for the Separation of Exosomes

L. Spigarelli[1], N. Vasile[2], D. Marchisio[1], C. Pirri[1], G. Canavese[1]
[1]Politecnico di Torino, Italy
[2]Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

The aim of the present work is to explore through the developed numerical model the separation of exosomes from a more complex mixture of particles i.e. red blood cells and white blood cells, through combined acoustofluidics and fluid relocation in a bulk acoustic wave microfluidic ... Read More

Multiphysics Simulation and Validation of Field Aging of Asphalt Pavements

E. Omairey[1], Y. Zhang[1]
[1]Aston University, United Kingdom

Field aging of asphalt pavement plays a vital role in limiting the pavements’ service life, and it is one of the major reasons for road maintenance. A long-term field aging results from the oxidation of asphalt mixtures when exposed to the ambient environmental conditions for extended ... Read More

Simulating the Effect of a Change in Deposit Geometry on the Performance of a Soluble Lead Flow Cell

E. Fraser[1], R. Wills[1], R. Kahanda Koralage[1]
[1]University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Introduction The soluble lead flow battery (SLFB) is a form of redox flow battery (RFB), an electrochemical device where energy is stored in a liquid electrolyte. The electrolyte is pumped around a flow circuit from a reservoir to the cell where redox reactions occur and the energy is ... Read More

Using COMSOL Multiphysics® for the Development of an Arc Synchronous Motor with a Halbach Wheel Rotor

R. Anderka[1], A. Jocas[1], A. Vasudevan[1]
[1]University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hyperloop is a theoretical high-speed mass transportation system which aims to increase efficiency through the use of low-pressure tunnels and contactless propulsion. The University of Edinburgh’s Hyperloop Team (HYPED) has been selected to participate in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod ... Read More

An Application for Predicting Environmental Conditions within an Additive Manufacturing Facility

A. Roberts[1], P. Ioannou[1]
[1]The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), United Kingdom

Environmental factors such as temperature and humidity can significantly affect the quality of the metal powder used in power bed fusion additive manufacturing, leading to variations in the integrity of finished components. It is therefore important to monitor and minimize the exposure ... Read More

Photovoltaic Module Design and Mounting for Operation at Elevated Ambient Temperatures

A. García Zubiría[1], A. Fragaki[1], I. Khan[1]
[1]University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

Irradiance is fundamental in the energy production of photovoltaic (PV) modules and models can be developed using just irradiance data. However, module temperature has also significant impact on the power output. In locations with high ambient temperatures PV module performance can be ... Read More