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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Design of a Simple and Robust Asymmetric Ellipsometer for Terahertz

G. Rana [1], S. P. Duttagupta [1], P. Deshmukh [2], S. S. Prabhu [2],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
[2] Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Ellipsometry has been the most efficient and accurate method for determining optical constants of a given material. In this article, we present a novel concept for designing an ellipsometer for Terahertz frequencies based on reflection geometry THz Time Domain Spectroscopy. The present ... Read More

Realistic Human Head Model for Simulating the Effect of Electrical Stimulation

S. Swargam [1], S. Devasahayam [2], S. Wankhar [2],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
[2] Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Using a Realistic Human Head model to simulate the effect of electrical stimulation can be useful in understanding field distribution in the brain and therefore, the actual point of stimulation before doing it on human subject. With the help of this model, parameters like the stimulus ... Read More

Advanced Multiphysics Thermal Hydraulic Models for the High Flux Isotope Reactor

P. K. Jain [1], J. D. Freels [1],
[1] Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Engineering design studies of the feasibility of conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) from high-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium fuel are ongoing at ORNL as part of an effort sponsored by the U.S. Global Threat Reduction Initiative program. HFIR is a very high flux, ... Read More

Thermal-Optical Modeling of a Signal Enhancement Approach for Paper-Based Diagnostics

D. Gasperino [1]
[1] Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, Bellevue, WA, USA

INTRODUCTION: Point of care diagnostics aimed at low-resource settings need to be relatively simple, robust and low-cost. The most commonly-used diagnostic platform in these settings is the lateral flow assay (LFA). LFAs are paper-based immunoassays designed to perform on-strip ... Read More

Fluid Coupling Effects Of An Array Of Oscillators Vibrating In Close Proximity To A Solid Surface

A. K. Manickavasagam [1]
[1] University of Canterbury, New Zealand

High speed non-contact Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) comprising a single cantilever beam is used to track the motion of live-cells as it ensures no damage to soft biological samples [1]. PRONANO arrays [2] consisting of multiple cantilever beams have been used to achieve faster scan ... Read More

Push or Pull, How Does Silk Flow?

J. Sparkes [1],
[1] University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Silk is one of the longest used and most recognizable textiles that we, as a society, use regularly. We see it as a luxury good, worn as an indicator of success and value. However, despite mankind having domesticated and farmed silkworms for millennia, we still know relatively little ... Read More

FEM Analysis of MEMS Capacitive Presure Sensor with Segmented Boss Structure for Diaphragm

A. K. Ramesh [1], P. Ramesh [1],
[1]College of Engineering Munnar, Munnar, Kerala, India

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) based capacitive pressure sensor designs with improved sensitivity is always a matter of great concern and the recent developments in such a design is the MEMS capacitive pressure sensor with bossed diaphragm.The bossed diaphragm model improves ... Read More

Experimental Investigations and Numerical Simulation of Electrothermally Actuated Micro-gripper

B. K. S. Kishor[1], T. Ramesh [1],
[1] NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu, India.

At the micron-level, thermal actuation exerts larger forces compared to the widely-used electrostatic actuation. To obtain large displacements at low voltage the principle of Electro Thermal actuation is used. It works on the principle of selective non-uniform Joule heating which results ... Read More

Uncertainty Assessment and Sensitivity Analysis of Heat Generation within a Lithium-Ion Battery

G. Liebig [1], G. Gupta [1], K. Derendorf [1], C. Agert [1],
[1] DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems, Oldenburg, Germany

Dedicated work in modeling, simulation and design optimization of Lithium-ion Battery (LIBs) was done in the past decades, and still, the most widely used one for electrochemical processes is the Newman model. [1] The underlying parameters are treated deterministically, but the impact of ... Read More

Electron Trajectories in Scanning Field-Emission Microscopy

H. Cabrera [1],
[1] Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

The Scanning Field Emission Microscopy (SFEM) is a novel technology similar to the better known Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM). In STM, electrons are exchanged between the outermost atom of a sharp tip and the outermost atom of a target over sub-nanometer distances by means of the ... Read More