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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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Radio Frequency (RF) Thawing Irregular Shape Frozen Beef — A Computational Study

Yang Jiao [1], Yulin Li [1], Yifen Wang [1]
[1] Shanghai Ocean University, Engineering Research Center of Food Thermal-processing Technology, Shanghai, China

Imported beef often comes in halves or quarters of frozen bodies, which are irregular. Radio frequency (RF) heating can reduce processing time and minimize nutritional damage when applied in meat thawing. Because of its large penetration depth and high heating rate, RF thawing has a ... Read More

The Metal Patch Effect on the Microwave Heating Uniformity

Huacheng Zhu [1], Qian Meng [2], Quansheng Wang [2], Youqi Deng [2],
[1] Institute of Applied Electromagnetics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
[2] College of Physical Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Microwave heating is known for its efficiency and instantaneity. However, the non-uniformity of the microwave heating has limited the development of its application in industry. In order to solve this problem, a metal patch sticking to the turntable was proposed. During the heating ... Read More

Comparative Study of an Open Waveguide.Application to Deconvolution of a Magnetic Probe in Near-Field Zone

A. Saghir, J.W. Tao, and C. Avram
INP, Laplace site Enseeiht, Toulouse, France

We present here our work on deconvolution of a magnetic probe to mesure electromagnetic emissions in near-field zone. To achieve this work,we have chosen a rectangular waveguide (WR90) as a radiating structure.Theoritical near-field is simulated using a FEM software (COMSOL) and also ... Read More

RF Hot-Zone Location within Rectangular Confined Spaces

R. Rodriguez[1]
[1]University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

RF propagation modelling in (30 – 1000 MHz) SAR region for predicting the location and intensities of constructive interference patterns within rectangular confined spaces using waveguide theory and ray tracing techniques. Read More

An Assessment of the Suitability of the Body and Adult Head Coils for Transmission during Paediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging

G.R. Cook[1], M.J. Graves[1], F.J. Robb[2], D.J. Lomas[1]
[1]Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
[2]General Electric Healthcare Coils, Aurora, Ohio, USA

MRI offers many advantages over other modalities and its lack of ionizing radiation is important for children, but can be limited by the radio-frequency (RF) coils available. This work calculates Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and homogeneity of the RF transmit field (B1+) when imaging ... Read More

Numerical Analysis on Plasmonic Nano-Cucumber Achieving Large EFs and Wide Tuneability of the Peak

A. Zare [1], E. Cutler [1], H. Cho [1],
[1] Center for Biomedical Engineering & Science, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA

INTRODUCTION: Researchers in the biomedical field have recently become interested in the potential applications of plasomics. Surface plasmon resonance based on optical properties of metallic nanostructures can be used for detection of special biological targets. Gold nanostructures with ... Read More

Optical Monitoring Method of Sessile Droplet Evaporation

V. Tishkova [1], R. Grossier [1], S. Veesler [1],
[1] Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), Marseille, France

Nano and pico-litre sessile droplet are of large interest in many areas including pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. In particularly it can be used for drug delivery, protein testing or to control nucleation in confined environment. Industrial and research use of such methods ... Read More

Transient RF Heating of a Conductive Implant: Coupled Electromagnetic/Thermal Simulation and Experimental Validation

A. Leewood[1], D. Gross[1], J. Crompton[2], S. Yushanov[2], O. Simonetti[3], Y. Ding[3]
[1] MED Institute Inc., West Lafayette, IN, USA
[2] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
[3] Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

The purpose of this work was to establish a reliable radio frequency (RF) heating simulation which directly provides transient temperatures for medical devices with high geometric fidelity. These temporal results of localized temperatures can be used to determine conditions for safety of ... Read More

Simulation of a Microwave Applicator for the Treatment of Petroleum Emulsions

A. V. Vazquez [1, 2], P. M. G. Vite [3],
[1] Universidad Politécnica de Altamira, Altamira, Tamaulipas, México
[2] Universidad Tecnológica de Altamira, Altamira, Tamaulipas, México
[3] TEC/NM, Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Madero, Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, México

In Mexico there is a decline in the production of oil deposits due to the lack of effective treatment of oil emulsions, which generate a problem in the reinjection of emulsified water, transport of oil with high water content and corrosion in the oil refineries. Through the simulation ... Read More

Design of Radio-Frequency Ablation Catheter

R. Kapuganti,
HCL Technologies, Chennai, India

Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is a treatment modality that kills unwanted tissue by heat. RF ablation is now the treatment of choice for certain types of cardiac arrhythmia. During RF ablation, an electrode is inserted into, or steered intravascularly to the target tissue region under ... Read More