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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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Computational Fluid Dynamicsx

A 1-D Model of the 4 Bed Molecular Sieve of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly

R. Coker [1], J. Knox [1],
[1] NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

Introduction: Developments intended to improve system efficiency and reliability for water and carbon dioxide separation systems to be used on crewed vehicles combine sub-scale systems testing and multi-physics simulations. This paper describes the development of simulations in COMSOL ... Read More

Effect of KFm Airfoils Application on Aerodynamic Characteristics on the Example of NACA 0012

R. Szczepaniak [1], R. Bąbel [1],
[1] Polish Air Force Academy, Aeronautics Faculty, Deblin, Poland

The paper presents of the application of Kline-Fogleman modified to determine aerodynamic characteristics and flow filed around the exemplary airfoil. This type of airfoil is currently used in models and small unmanned aircraft. Work on the use of this profile in larger aircraft is on ... Read More

3-D COMSOL Analysis of Extruder Dies

E. Solomon[1] and V. Mathew[1]
[1]Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Espoo, Finland

Three-dimensional flow analysis was performed by using COMSOL Multiphysics Chemical Engineering Module for the purpose of analyzing the flow properties and finding out the operating points of a test domain. Using material property table for an exemplary melt of LDPE (Low-Density ... Read More

Change in the Flow Rate Through a Deformed Valve

D. Kekejian[1], Y. Martinez[1]
[1]ITESO, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico

In this work, a new design is suggested which functions both as a pipe for fluid transfer and as a valve which decreases the flow of the fluid in the opposite direction in case there are pressure fluctuations in the pipe. Therefore, we call it a "Deformed Valve". To design the structure, ... Read More

Hydrodynamics of Lake Victoria: Vertically Integrated Flow Models in COMSOL Multiphysics® Software new

S. Paul[1], R. Thunvik[1], D. D. Walakira[2], J. Mango[2], J. Oppelstrup[3], R. Wait[4]
[1]The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
[2]Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
[3]COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden
[4]Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Lake Victoria is the largest tropical lake in the world and is very important for environment and economy in East Africa. The hydrodynamic processes in the shallow (40-80 m deep) water system are unique due to its location at the equator which makes Coriolis effects noticeable also for ... Read More

Numerical Study of the Gas-Powder Flow from Coaxial Nozzles in Laser Metal Deposition

E. Ferreira [1], M. Dal [1], P. Peyre [1], C. Colin [2], G. Marion [3], D. Courapied [3], B. Macquaire [3],
[1] PIMM Laboratory, UMR 8006 ENSAM – CNRS – CNAM, Paris, France
[2] Centre des Matériaux, UMR 7633 MINES Paris Tech, Evry, France
[3] Safran, Paris, France

The Laser Metal Deposition process (LMD) is a rapid free form fabrication method which can be used to manufacture new near net shape metallic components, to repair used ones or to add functional parts on existing ones. This process is composed by multiple gas streams flowing inside a ... Read More

On The Purification Of Waste Waters Using Multi-Bore Filters: Simulation Of A Long-Term Filtration Stage

I. Borsi
Dipartimento di Matematica U. Dini, Universita' di Firenze, Italy

We present the progress of the simulation activity we are carrying out within the PURIFAST LIFE+ project. We first present the model we formulated to describe the macroscopic effects of the filtration process taking place in a multi-bore filter, focusing on the fouling phenomenon. In ... Read More

Adaptive Mesh Refinement: Quantitative Computation of a Rising Bubble Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

T. Preney [1], P. Namy [1], J.-D. Wheeler [1], ,
[1] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

The mesh is a key component in numerical simulations as it represents the spatial discretization of the model geometry. To accurately measure the variation of the unknowns, a relevant mesh should have a high density of degrees of freedom in regions where the norm of the gradient of the ... Read More

A Comparison of the Continuous and Discrete Approach for Liquid Manipulation

S. F. Azam [1], G. Cathcart[1],
[1] RCAST, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The objective of this paper is to achieve a complete and rapid efficient mixing of numerous sample in micro-scale devices of microfluidic system. The principle of microfluidics is extensively used in a number of fields such as biomedical, healthcare, biochemical, drug research and other ... Read More

Modeling Inertial Focusing in Straight and Curved Microfluidic Channels

J. Martel[1], N. Elabbasi[2], D. Quinn[2], J. Bergstrom[2], M. Toner[1]
[1]BioMEMS Resource Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
[2]Veryst Engineering, Needham, MA, USA

Inertial focusing is a promising microfluidic technique for separating and concentrating cells of interest, processes routinely utilized in many medical procedures. This phenomenon is characterized by suspended particles in a flow spontaneously migrating across streamlines to equilibrium ... Read More