Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

Numerical Simulations of Thixotropic Fluids

P. Dantan[1], and M. Faye[2]
[1] Université Paris7 Denis Diderot
[2] Université Paris11

In this paper, we introduce a kinetic equation coupled with the Navier-Stokes equations in COMSOL Multiphysics in order to simulate internal structural changes of a flowing complex fluid. Two physical applications are considered, the starting of blood flow in a stenosis and a simulation of a laboratory rheometric set-up. Results show good agreement with the experiments' well known ...

Crystallization Kinetics of Semi-Crystalline Polymers During Cooling

N. Brahmia[1], P. Bourgin[1], M. Boutaous[1], and D. Garcia[2]
[1] Laboratoire de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire en Plasturgie
[2] Pôle Européen de Plasturgie Belignat

Thermoplastic polymers are frequently used in several industries, and represent the most important group of polymeric materials. During the injection moulding process, the cooling phase including solidification is often the most significant part of the manufacturing cycle. In this paper we study the coupling phenomena between the crystallization and the thermal kinetics in the polymer ...

Catalytic Reactions under Non-steadystate Conditions

S. Pietrzyk, F. Dhainaut, A. Khodakov, and P. Granger
Université de Lille

In this paper, we present the modeling of catalytic reactions under non-steadystate conditions. Particularly, we study the Fisher-Tropsch reaction in a pulse reactor.

Prediction of the Transmitted Light Through a Nano-Aperture of SNOM Probes

G. Louarn, S. Taleb, and S. Cuenot
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes

The knowledge of the light propagation through a nanometer-size aperture is crucial for Scanning Optical Near Field Microscopy (SNOM). In this work, we address a numerical study of the transmitted electric field through a SNOM probe. The influence of the wavelength is also studied. Our results show that the logarithmic power decreases linearly as a function of the aperture size, and the ...

Finite Element Approach for Micromagnetic Systems

H. Szambolics[1], L. Buda-Prejbeanu[2], J.C. Toussaint[1,2], and O. Fruchart[1]
[1] Laboratoire Louis Néel, Grenoble
[2] Laboratoire SPINTEC, Grenoble

In this paper we propose a finite element model (FEM), to solve the micro-magnetic equations. Two bi-dimensional test problems are treated to estimate the validity and the accuracy of this approach.

Using COMSOL for Studying the Occurrence of a Constant-shaped Concentration Front in the Retention of Gaseous Pollutants by Adsorption Columns

A. Joly[1], V. Volpert[1], and A. Perrard[2]
[1] Université de Lyon
[2] Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, Lyon

Various models, based on mass transfer and different isothermal adsorption equilibrium laws, are developed using COMSOL Multiphysics. These isotherms are representative of the adsorption of various pollutant-adsorbent systems frequently found in decontamination processes. Consequences on breakthrough curves are examined and possible applications to decontamination processes are discussed.

MOCVD Research Reactor Simulation

H. Rouch
INOPRO, Villard de Lans

In this paper, we describe the methodology of modeling Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition. As a special case study we investigate the Ag deposit.

Elastic and Poro-Elastic Models of Ventricular Dilatation in Hydrocephalus

S. Momjian[1], and D. Bichsel[2]
[1] Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
[2] HESSO Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Genève, Switzerland

Elastic and poro-elastic models of ventricular dilatation in hydrocephalus are presented in this paper. An important result was the accumulation of fluid capping the horns of the ventricles. This indicates the importance of interstitial fluid in calculating of the deformation of the brain.

Modeling of Different Shaped Micro-Cantilevers Used as Chemical Sensors

G. Louarn, M. Collet, and S. Cuenot
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes

In this work, we present the modeling of V-shaped silicon micro-cantilevers. The sensitivity of different V-shaped silicon cantilevers is estimated, as a function of the geometrical dimensions of the cantilever.

Modeling Heat Barrier Efficiency of Flame Retarded Materials

S. Bourbigot, M. Jimenez, and S. Duquesne
Laboratoire Procédés d’Elaboration des Revêtements Fonctionnels, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, Lille

In this paper, different approaches for modeling heat transfer in materials are examined: Heat anisotropy in styreneacrylonitrile copolymer provided by the nanodispersion and the orientation of single wall carbon nanotubes Heat protection of aluminum plate using nonwoven material made with high performance fibers Fire protection using intumescent paint on steel plate. It is shown that ...

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