COMSOL Conference 2013

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) covers an extensive array of fluid flow phenomena including microfluidics, rarefied gas flow, laminar and turbulent flows, conjugate heat transfer, non-Newtonian fluids, and fluid-structure interaction (FSI). The user presentations on this page provide many examples demonstrating how multiphysics simulation can be used for CFD applications.

A COMSOL Multiphysics®-based Model for Simulation of Methane-Hydrate Dissociation by Injection of Superheated Carbon Dioxide

M. Gharasoo, C. Deusner, N. Bigalke, M. Haeckel

Department of Marine Geosystems, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany

AC Electroosmosis and Dielectrophoresis for Trapping Spherical Particles between Rectangular and Triangular Electrodes

S. Narayan1, H. Francis1, S. Ghonge1, D.N. Prasad1, A. Sethi1, S. Banerjee1, S. Kapur2

1Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Air Damping of Oscillating MEMS Structures: Modeling and Comparison with Experiment

S. Gorelick, M. Leivo, U. Kantojärvi

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland

Air Flow Effect on the Temperature of a Building Integrated PV-Panel

G. Florides, S.A. Kalogirou, L. Aresti, R. Agathocleous, P. Christodoulides

Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

An MHD Study of the Behavior of an Electrolyte Solution Using 3D Numerical Simulation

L. P. Aoki, H. E. Schulz, M. G. Maunsell

University of São Paulo, São Carlos, SP, Brazil

Analysis of Hydrodynamic Plain Journal Bearing

Ravindra Mane, Sandeep soni

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India

Annealing Furnaces Modelisation for Photovoltaïc Applications

J. Givernaud

EMIX, St Maurice La Souterraine, France

Application of COMSOL Multiphysics® Pipe Flow Module to Develop a High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) System Loop Model

P. K. Jain, D. Wang, J. D. Freels

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Behavior Models of Virtual Impactors

R. Haft

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Hayward, CA, USA

CFD Analysis of Ejectors

Vikas N Bhargav, Vivek Ganeshan, Muralidhara Holla, Ramesh Kolluru

Mechanical Engineering Department, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

CO2 Storage Trapping Mechanisms Quantification

A. Nardi, E. Abarca, F. Grandia, J. Molinero

Amphos 21, Barcelona, Spain

Change in the Flow Rate Through a Deformed Valve

D. Kekejian, Y. Martinez

ITESO, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico

Claus Process Reactor Simulation

J. Plawsky,

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Comparing Different Approaches for Moisture Transfer Inside Constructions with Air Gaps

L. Nespoli1, M. Bianchi Janetti2, F. Ochs2

1Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
2University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Comparison Between Phase Field and ALE Methods to Model the Keyhole Digging During Spot Laser Welding

V. Bruyere1, C. Touvrey1, P. Namy2

1CEA-DAM, Is-sur-Tille, France
2SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Microreactors Used in Catalytic Oxidation of Propane

S. Odiba, M. Olea, S. Hodgson, A. Adgar

Teesside University, School of Science and Engineering, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Computer-aided Design of the Heating Section of a Continuous Kheer (Rice Pudding)-making Machine

S. Kadam1, T. Gulati2, A. Datta1

1Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
2Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Coupled PDEs with Initial Solution from Data in COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. K. Gobbert, X. Huang, S. Khuvis, S. Askarian, B. E. Peercy

University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

Coupled Palaehydrogeological Microbial and Geochemical Reactive Transport Model of the Olkiluoto Site (Finland)

P. Trinchero1, M. Luna1, J. Molinero1, G. Román-Ross1, F. Maia1, A. Nardi1, J. Löfman2, P. Pitkänen3, L. Koskinen3

1Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
2VTT Energy, Finland
3Posiva Oy, Olkiluoto, Finland

Design of Small-Scaled de Laval Nozzle for IGLIS Experiment

E. Mogilevskiy, R. Ferrer, L. Gaffney, C. Granados, M. Huyse, Yu. Kudryavtsev, S. Raeder, P. Van Duppen

KU Leuven, Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, Leuven, Belgium

Development of a Multiphase, Multispecies Droplet Evaporation Model for Optimization of Desiccation Preservation Techniques

A. Sinkevich, S. Bhowmick , M. Raessi

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, USA

Development of a New Blade Profile for a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

S. Yoshioka

Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan

Development of a Reactive Silencer for Turbo Compressors

J. Smeulers, N. Gonzalez Diez

TNO, Delft, The Netherlands

Diffuse Interface Models for Metal Foams

B. Chinè1, M. Monno2, E. Repossi3, M. Verani3

1Laboratorio MUSP Piacenza, Italy; ITCR, Esc. Ciencia e Ing. Materiales, Cartago, Costa Rica
2Laboratorio MUSP, Piacenza, Italy; Politecnico di Milano, Dip. Meccanica, Milano, Italy
3Politecnico di Milano, MOX-Dip. Matematica, Milano, Italy

Dynamics of Rotors on Hydrodynamic Bearings

R. Eling

Mitsubishi Turbocharger & Engine Europe, Almere, The Netherlands

Effects of Flow and Diffusion on Blood Coagulation in Platelet Poor Plasma: a Two-way Coupling Between Hemodynamics and Biochemistry

D. Magnabosco1,2, H. van Ooijen2, B. Bakker2, R. van den Ham2

1Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
2Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Effects of Forced Airflow Cooling on Laser Beam Heating of Volume Bragg Gratings

S. Kaim1, B. Anderson1, G. Venus1, J. Lumeau1, V. Smirnov2, B. Zeldovich1, L. Glebov1

1CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
2OptiGrate Corp, Oviedo, FL, USA

Entropic Evaluation of Dean Flow Micromixers

P. S. Fodor, M. Kaufman

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, USA

External Field Induced Flow Patterns in Microscale Multiphase Flows

D. Bandyopadhyay, A. Sharma, S. Timung, V. Tiwari, T. K. Mandal

Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

Flow Analysis and Optimization of a Hierarchical Plate Heat Exchanger for an Adsorption Heat Pump

E. Tempfli, F.P. Schmidt

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Fluid Machinery (FSM), Karlsruhe, Germany

Flow-induced Vibrations of the Uvula and its Implication on Snoring

J. Xi, Q. M. Mohamad, Y. E. Yuan, J. Rohlinger

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of High-Aspect Ratio Nuclear Fuel Plates Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

F. Curtis1, K. Ekici1, J. D. Freels2

1The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
2Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Fluid-Thermal Analysis of an Inverter with Air Cooling

R. V. Arimilli, A. H. Nejad, K. Ekici

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modeling in the SFR Nuclear Waste Repository

E. Abarca1, A. Idiart1, O. Silva1, L.M. de Vries1, J. Molinero1, F. Vahlund2, H. von Schenck2

1Amphos21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
2Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co., Stockholm, Sweden

Groundwater Modeling as an Assessment Tool for Underground Mines Located in Fractured Massifs

J. Font-Capó1, A. Nardi1, M. Mendoza 2, E. Ruiz2, S. Jordana1, J. Molinero1, P. Trinchero1, J. Vargas3

1Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
2Amphos 21 Perú, Lima, Perú
3Worley Parson/TWP, Lima, Perú

Heat-Accumulation Stoves: Numerical Simulations of Two Twisted Conduit Configurations

D. Rossi1, P. Scotton2, M. Barberi3

1Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padova, PD, Italy
2Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padova, PD, Italy
3Barberi Stufe LTD, Trento, TN, Italy

Hemodynamic Simulations of Implanted Multilayer Flow Modulator

A.B. Boubker, A. Restante

CARDIATIS, Isnes, Belgium

Hydro-Mechanical Modelling of Infiltration Test for a Bentonite-Sand Mixture: Model Verification and Parameter Identification

M. Hasal, R. Hrtus, Z. Michalec, R. Blaheta

Institute of Geonics AS CR, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Influence of Limescale on Heating Elements Efficiency

A. Pezzin, M. Giansetti, A. Ferri

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Investigating the Impacts of Hydrogeological Parameters on DSI Efficiency through Numerical Simulation

Y. Jin1, E. Holzbecher1, S. Ebneth2

1Department of Applied Geology, GZG, Georg-August- University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
2Hölscher Wasserbau, Haren, Germany

Low Reynolds Number Flow Around a Flying Saucer Micro Air Vehicle

S. Cortés, D. Güemes, R. Ávila

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico

Metal Foam Tube Flow Characterisation

T. Spillmann

CSIRO, Energy Technology, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Miscible Viscous Fingering of Pushed Versus Pulled Interface

S. Pramanik, M. Mishra

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Rupnagar, Punjab, India

Modeling Bioelectrochemical Systems for Waste Water Treatment and Bioenergy Recovery with COMSOL Multiphysics®

T. Oyetunde, D. Ofiteru, J. Rodriguez

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Modeling Deep-Bed Grain Drying Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

J.G. Pieters, R. ElGamal, F. Ronsse

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Ghent, Belgium

Modeling Ferrofluid Flow in an Annular Gap Moving with Reciprocating Shaft

Y. He, R. Nilssen

Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Modeling Inertial Focusing in Straight and Curved Microfluidic Channels

J. Martel1, N. Elabbasi2, D. Quinn2, J. Bergstrom2, M. Toner1

1BioMEMS Resource Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
2Veryst Engineering, Needham, MA, USA

Modeling Maillard Reaction and Thermal Transformations During Bread Baking

D. Papasidero, F. Manenti

Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta”, Milano, Italy

Modeling of Ammonia-fed Solid Oxide Cells in COMSOL Multiphysics®

D. Cheddie

University of Trinidad and Tobago, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago

Modeling of Energy Efficient Continuous Sterilisation of ABP from Food Wastes

S. Dalrymple, R. Heslop

C-Tech Innovation Ltd. , Capenhurst, United Kingdom

Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Metal Foaming

B. Chinè1, M. Monno2

1Laboratorio MUSP Piacenza, Italy; ITCR, Esc. Ciencia e Ing. Materiales, Cartago, Costa Rica
2Laboratorio MUSP, Piacenza, Italy; Politecnico di Milano, Dip. Meccanica, Milano, Italy

Modeling of Turbulent Combustion in COMSOL Multiphysics®

D. Lahaye1, L. Cheng2

1DIAM, EEMCS Faculty, TU Delft, The Netherlands
2Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Modeling of a Magnetocaloric System for Electric Vehicles

A. Noume, C. Vasile, M. Risser

National Institute of Applied Science (INSA), Strasbourg, France

Models with Helical Symmetry Studied in a 2D Plane

M. Weterings, M. Beyrer

Institute of Life Sciences HesSo Valais, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

Multiphysics Process Simulation of the Electromagnetic-Supported High Power Laser Beam Welding of Austenitic Stainless Steel

M. Bachmann, V. Avilov, A. Gumenyuk, M. Rethmeier

BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany

Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Crystallization

R. Spina1, M. Spekowius2, C. Hopmann2

1Dept. of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management (DMMM), Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy.
2Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV), RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

Numerical Analysis of the Thermal Resistance of a Multi-Layer Reflective Insulation Material Enclosed by Cavities under Varied Angles

R.S. Pelzers1, A.W.M. van Schijndel2

1Former student Building Physics, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2Chair Building Physics, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Numerical Computation of Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media

D. Droste, F. Lindner, C. Mundt, M. Pfitzner

Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Numerical Experiments on Deconvolution Applied to LES in the Modeling of Turbulent Flow

O. Toscanelli, V. Colla

Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy

Numerical Investigation for the Effect of Guide Panel on Heat Transfer from Steel Containment

Priyanshu Goyal, I. Thangamani, V. Verma, V.M. Shanware, R. K. Singh

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Numerical Investigation of Strouhal Frequencies of Two Staggered Bluff Bodies

Eswaran M, P. Goyal, Anu Dutta, G.R. Reddy, R. K. Singh , K.K. Vaze

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Numerical Investigation of Swirl Flow in Curved Tube with Various Curvature Ratio

A. Kadyirov

Research Center for Power Engineering Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia

Numerical Modeling of a Microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

P. Pianko-Oprych, E. Kasilova, Z. Jaworski

West Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Szczecin, Poland

Numerical Quasi Stationary and Transient Analysis of Annular Linear Electromagnetic Induction Pump

L. Goldsteins1, L. Buligins2, Y. Fautrelle3, C. Biscarrat1, S. Vitry1

1CEA Cadarache, Saint Paul lez Durance, France
2University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
3Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France

Numerical Simulation of Concentration Polarization to Estimate Gypsum and Calcium Carbonate Scaling on Membrane Surfaces

A. Santafé-Moros, J.M. Gozálvez-Zafrilla

Institute for Industrial, Radiophysical and Environmental Safety (ISIRYM) - Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Numerical Simulation of Forced and Static Smoldering Combustion

S. Singer, W. H. Green

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Numerical Simulation of the Effect of Inlet Design on Thermal Storage Tank Performance Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

W. Yaïci, M. Ghorab, E. Entchev

Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Numerical Study of Microscale Heat Sinks Using Different Shapes and Fluids

H. Garg1, A. K. Lall2, Nidhi3, V. S. Negi1

1Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh, India
2PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India
3UIET, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

Numerical Study of the Self-ignition of Tetrafluoroethylene in a 100-dm3-reactor

F. Ferrero1, M. Kluge1, R. Zeps1, T. Spoormaker2

1BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
2Chairman PlasticsEurope Fluoropolymers TFE Safety Task Force, Du Pont De Nemours, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Optimized Channel Geometry of a Flow-Focusing Droplet Generator for Parallelization

D. Conchouso, E. Al Rawashdeh, D. Castro, A. Arevalo, I.G. Foulds

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Optimizing Design of Soil Mixing Equipment through COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations

T. Qiu1, W. C. Kogelmann2, K. Talebi3

1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
2Alpine Sales & Rental Corp./Alpine Equipment LLC, State College, PA, USA
3Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Reducing Solar Heat Gain from Inclined Buildings’ Roof by Using Radiant Barrier System

S. Ebrahim, A. Alshayji

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Reduction of Fluid Forces on a Square Cylinder Using Passive Control Methods

A. Alshayji , A. Abograis

Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Reverse Electrodialysis Process with Seawater and Concentrated Brines: a COMSOL Multiphysics® Model for Equipment Design

M. Tedesco, A. Cipollina, C. Scavuzzo, A. Tamburini, G. Micale

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica (DICGIM), Università di Palermo (UNIPA), Palermo, Italy

SD Numerical Simulation Technique for Hydrodynamic Flow Gas-Solids Mixing

I. Mantilla1, S. De Vicente2

1National University of Engineering, Lima, Perú
2Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Shear Stress Analysis in High-Throughput Dual-micropillar-based Microfluidic Platform

J.Borana1, J.M.Lee2, B.G.Chung2

1Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Simulating HFIR Core Thermal Hydraulics Using 3D-2D Model Coupling

A. Travis1, K. Ekici1, J. Freels2

1The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
2Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Simulation and Optimization of the Speed Flow in COMSOL Multiphysics® during the Suction of the Dust Pump for Granite Polishing Operation

B. Wenga1, J. Kouam1, A. Djebara2, A. Bahloul2, V. Songmene1

1École de Technologie Supérieure, Verdun, Montreal, QC, Canada
2Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), Montreal, QC, Canada

Simulation of Formwork Filling by Cement Fluid: The Effect of the Formwork Structure on Yield-stress Fluid

J. Park, N. Banerjee, M. Alfi, D. Feys

Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

Simulation of a 3D Flow-Focusing Capillary-Based Droplet Generator

D. Conchouso, E. Al Rawashdeh, A. Arevalo, D. Castro, I.G. Foulds

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Simulation of the Molten Glass Sheets Flow

P. Baias, E. Pelster, D. Wenger

Wenger Engineering GmbH, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Steady and Unsteady Computational Results of Full Two Dimensional Governing Equations for Annular Internal Condensing Flows

R. Naik, S. Mitra, A. Narain, N. Shankar

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA

Studying Magnetohydrodynamic Effects in Liquid Metal Flow Under Transverse Magnetic Field Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Sahu, R. Bhattacharyay, E. Rajendrakumar

Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, India

Theoretical and Practical Approach for Transdermal Drug Delivery using Microneedle for Successful Skin Penetration

Jeevan J.Mahakud1, Ziaur Reheman2

1Department of electronics and Communication engineering, Institute of technical education and research, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2Department of electronics and instrumentation engineering, Institute of technical education and research, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Thermal Modeling of a Honeycomb Reformer Including Radiative Heat Transfer

J. Schöne, A. Körnig, W. Beckert

Fraunhofer IKTS, Dresden, Germany

Three-Dimensional Numerical Study of the Flow Past a Magnetic Obstacle

M. Rivero1, O. Andreev2, A. Thess3, S. Cuevas4, T. Fröhlich1

1Institute of Process Measurement and Sensor Technology, Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany
2Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V., Institut für Sicherheitsforschung Abteilung Magnetohydrodynamik, Dresden, Germany
3Institute of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany
4Instituto de Energías Renovables, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Temixco, Morelos, México

Transport of Cadmium through Molten Salt to Argon Cover Gas in Electrorefiner

K.Revathy, S. Agarwal, B. Muralidharan, G. Padmakumar, K. K. Rajan

Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India

Undergraduate Studies of Supersonic Flow from a Converging-Diverging Nozzle

K. Stein, N. Gessner, R. Peterson, A. Wiedmann

Department of Physics, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, USA

Vortical Structures of an Impinging Jet in Cross-flow

K. Kucinskas

University of Hartford, Bloomfield, CT, USA

ISBN: 978-0-9910001-5-9
ISSN: 2372-2215