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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Thermal Clothing Engineering Using a COMSOL® Simulation App

B. Van Der Smissen [1], S. Vasile [2],
[1] University College Ghent, Faculty of Science and Nature, Mechatronics, Ghent, Belgium
[2] University College Ghent, Science and Nature, Fashion, Textile and Wood Technology, Ghent, Belgium

In this paper the development of a COMSOL® app for the engineering design of thermal quality clothing has been started. The software architecture is developed for different design strategies. Specific design requirements lead to different simulation models for the clothing wearing system ... Read More

Low Temperature Microwave Treatment of Sphere Materials

Huangcheng Zhu [1], Youqi Deng [1], Qian Meng [1], Quansheng Wang [1]
[1] Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Microwave heating has many advantages over the traditional heating method, such as needing shorter time, saving more energy, and being easier to control. But there still are some problems.(1) Themal runaway still exists because the reflection and absorption of microwave by the reactants ... Read More

Mechanistic Understanding of Food Microbiological Safety: Multiphase Transport Through a Leaf Stomate During Vacuum Cooling

M. Ranjbaran [1], A. K. Datta [1],
[1] Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Vacuum cooling is a common unit operation in the leafy greens industry and is considered as a very efficient approach to extend the shelf-life of fresh produce. However, during this popular process, bacteria can internalize into the produce. This emphasizes the need for better ... Read More

Simulating Survival and Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic Islet Tissue Constructs

E. Han [1], L. E. Niklason [1],
[1] Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Type I diabetes results from the autoimmune destruction of pancreatic islets and is a growing and cost intensive chronic health problem throughout the world. Monitoring blood sugar levels and recurrent intervention with exogenous insulin allows many patients to lead relatively normal ... Read More

Flotation Height in 'Air Hockey' Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition

J. Grasso [1], B. Willis [1],
[1] Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Atomic layer deposition(ALD) is one proven method to deposit ultra-thin films. ALD is advantageous for its atomic-level thickness control and conformity; leading to high quality films. Slow deposition rates for conventional ALD contribute to the impracticality of utilization of this ... Read More

Thermal analysis of a spent fuel transportation cask

P. Goyal[1], V. Verma[1], R. K. Singh[1], and A. K. Ghosh[1]
[1]Reactor Safety Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India

Spent fuel transportation casks are required to meet among others (test conditions), the regulatory thermal test conditions in order to demonstrate their ability to withstand specified accidental fire conditions during transport. This paper describes the transient thermal analysis ... Read More

Expanding Your Materials Horizons

R.W. Pryor
Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

The concept of virtual prototyping can be found linked to many different keywords in the literature: modeling, look-ahead problem solving, etc. This poster paper briefly discusses the potential real benefits that can be realized through pre-build cost savings, minimization of the number ... Read More

Solving Two-scale Transport Laws During Frying of Foods Using COMSOL Multiphysics

J. Maneerote, and P.S. Takhar
International Center for Food Industry Excellence Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA

Microscale comprised of the scale of food biopolymers at which biochemical reactions and textural changes take place, and the macroscale was the scale of interaction of polymers with surrounding water, vapor and oil phases. Numerous novel equations such as generalized Darcy’s law based ... Read More

Phase-sensitive Microcalorimetry for Study of Low-level Radioactive Sources

H. Chen-Mayer[1], R. E. Tosh[1]
[1]NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Microcalorimetry for standardizing activities of radionuclide samples entails measurements of input power heat flow from the sample cell, with the radioactive sample compared to the reference cell under balanced conditions. The measurement is susceptible to noise due to drift and 1/f ... Read More

Strong Localization and Rapid Time Scales of Superheating in Solid-State Nanopores new

E. Levine[1], G. Nagashima[1], D. Hoogerheide[1], M. Burns[2], J. Golovchenko[1]
[1]Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
[2]Rowland Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Extreme localized superheating and homogeneous vapor bubble nucleation have recently been demonstrated in a single nanopore in thin, solid state membranes [1]. Aqueous electrolytic solution present within the pore is superheated to well above its boiling point by Joule heating from ionic ... Read More