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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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

2-Dimensional Incompressible and Compressible Mantle Convection new

Changyeol Lee[1]
[1]Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

COMSOL Multiphysics® software has been used in computational geodynamics for years. Because very high pressure in the mantle even significantly compressed the mantle up to ~40%, it is crucial to consider the mantle compressibility in computational geodynamics. COMSOL Multiphysics allows ... Read More

Permeability in Fragmented Materials and its Application to Underground Mining

S. Palma [1], R. Castro [1], A. Hekmat [1],
[1] Mining Engineering Department, Block Caving Laboratory, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

The block caving mine is considered by the mining industry as one of the natural replacements of the current open cut mines in the near future. The block caving technique is based on the extraction of small broken rocks, created by blasted initially large solid rocks, and the fracture of ... Read More

Research and Development of Multiphysics Models in Support of the Conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel

The findings presented in this report are results of a five-year effort led by the Research Reactors Division (RRD) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which is focused on research and development toward the conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) fuel from high ... Read More

Fluid Flow During Descemet Membrane Detachment

L. Y. Jiann [1]
[1] Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Descemet membrane detachment (DMD) happen when the aqueous humour (AH) in the aqueous chamber flow into the descrement membrance (DM) space through a break and separate the membrane from the stroma. This often happen after the cataract surgery. The fluid is driven by the buoyancy force ... Read More

Use of COMSOL Multiphysics® Software for Physics Laboratory Exercises

H. van Halewijn [1],
[1] Fontys Hogeschool, Applied Physics, Eindhoven, Netherlands

COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to simulate thermal flow experiments at out University for Applied Physics. Students have to measure thermal flow problems and verify the measurements with detailed simulations. The desired accuracy is 5% or less. The presentation will cover 3 laboratory ... Read More

Model of Moisture Dynamics in Road Systems of Sweden

H. Rasul [1], M. Wu [1], B. Olofsson [1],
[1] KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

In high latitude regions, the moisture dynamics in road systems is more complicated due to freezing/thawing. A better understanding of moisture dynamics in road systems in cold regions is essential for a stable road structure design and also for a sustainable road hydrologic environment. ... Read More

Influence of Notches in Corners of Casement Windows on Stress Experienced in the Aluminum Profiles under Thermal Load

J. Arfaoui [1], L. Fromme [1]
[1] University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany

Modern aluminum casement windows consist of an inner and outer profile made of aluminum, which are separated by an insulating bar made of polyamide (see Figure 1). Due to the low heat conductivity of the plastic material the thermal interaction between the living space and the ... Read More

A Microfluidic System for Capturing Malaria-Infected Blood-Cells Using an Array of Nickel Structures

Pachara Noosawad [1],
[1] Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Treatment and prevention of malaria, a disease having an anopheles mosquito as a carrier, have become a severe medical issue to many countries in a tropical zone. It was reported that there have been patients about 300-500 millions all over the world[1]. Many countries in South East Asia ... Read More

Boundary Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian and Deformable Boundary Perturbation Method

J. Rivero-Rodriguez [1], B. Scheid [1],
[1] Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Partial differential equations on unknown domains is a mathematical problem that arises in many applications. Several examples can be easily found in the dynamics of free surfaces in fluid dynamics or in fluid-structure interactions. In many situations, large deformations are encountered ... Read More