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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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

Magnetic Particle Buildup Growth on Single Wire in High Gradient Magnetic Separation  

F. Chen
Department of Chemical Engineering, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA

Magnetic fluids containing nano or submicron magnetic particles and their application in food, biological and pharmaceutical systems have recently attracted increasing attention. Magnetic particles can be collected efficiently in magnetizable matrices (e.g. iron wires) in high gradient ... Read More

Analyzing the Influence of Electric Field on Flame Through  Electro-Hydrodynamics

S. Mitra[1], P. Sharma[2], M. Godbole[2], and M. Kumar KM[2]
[1] Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

[2] GE Global Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The effects of electric fields on combustion flames have been studied by using several types of experimental techniques as well as few numerical methods. The flame is influenced by the electric field mainly due to the charges present as a result of chemical reactions that take place in ... Read More

Numerical Analysis of the Effect of the Electrode Distance During the Determination of the Flammability Limits of Gases

F. Ferrero, M. Beckmann-Kluge, and V. Schröder
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Berlin, Germany

Simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics were performed, in order to analyze the gas flow patterns during the induced ignition of gases. Simplified calculations were performed. The ignition spark was assumed to have a temperature of 2000 K and a laminar flow was selected. 2D calculations ... Read More

FSWR Microlith Performance Metrics Assessment

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

COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used to develop assessment tools for the NASA-sponsored Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) regenerable Microlith®- based adsorber modules. The Full Scale Water Removal (FSWR) PCI Microlith® was initially modeled for comparison with exit velocity data, ... Read More

Stresses Due to Intercalation of Non-Spherical Lithium Storage Particles new

R. Purkayastha[1], R. McMeeking[2]
[1]Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
[2]University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Due to computational considerations most models of lithium storage particles in batteries incorporate spherical particles. However most storage particles used in battery electrodes tend to be irregular in shape with sharp edges and extended aspect ratios. The change of the relative ... 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

The Effect of Multi-Materials for Microwave Heating Uniformity

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

To overcome the uneven heating during the process of microwave heating of food inside microwave oven, a geometrical model based on domestic microwave oven with a cylindrical container composed of multi-materials(with two different kinds of materials, one half is glass and the other half ... Read More

Keynote Talk: Building a Better Pump for Heart Failure Patients

[1] F. Hansen
Abbott Laboratories, Pleasanton, CA, USA [1]

Abbott’s Mechanical Circulatory Support group build implants that help people suffering from heart failure, a deadly and increasingly common disease. We combine computational fluid dynamics and particle tracing simulations to optimize the designs of implantable blood pumps that replace ... Read More

Prospects of Multiphysics Simulations to Steer the Development of High Brightness LED Technologies

T. Lopez [1], O. Shchekin [1],
[1] Lumileds, Eindhoven, Netherlands

The versatility of COMSOL Multiphysics® software has positioned it at competitive levels against other considered industrial-standard engineering software tools. This contribution is directed towards emphasizing the need of further developing the basic concepts of this versatile tool in ... Read More