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.

Finite Element Modeling for Inspection of CANDU® Steam Generators

S. G. Mokros[1], P. R. Underhill[2], J. Morelli[1], T. W. Krause[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2]Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

Steam generators (SGs) are used in CANDU® nuclear reactors as heat exchangers to convert water into steam using heat generated in the reactor core. Ferrous trefoil broach support structures prevent excessive vibration of thousands of SG tubes. A probe that uses pulsed eddy current (PEC) technology has been designed for inspection of support structures, from within SG tubes, to detect and ...

Finite Element Analysis of Transient Ballistic-Diffusive Heat Transfer in Two-Dimensional Structures

S. Hamian[1], T. Yamada[2], M. Faghri[3], K. Park[1]
[1]University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
[2]Lund University, Lund, Sweden
[3]University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA

For the last two centuries, the conventional Fourier heat conduction equation has been used for modeling a diffusive nature of macroscale heat conduction by considering the energy conservation and Fourier's linear approximation of heat flux. However, it cannot accurately predict heat transport when the length scale is comparable to or smaller than the mean free path of thermal energy carriers or ...

Numerical Simulation of the Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Discharge Characteristics

Z. Umar[1], D. Ledwoch[1], L. Komsiyska[1], S. Vasić[[1]
[1]EWE-Forschungszentrum für Energietechnologie e. V, Oldenburg, Germany

In general battery cells are charged/discharged using constant current or constant power expressed as C-Rates and P-Rates respectively. We are developing a single cell-level Li-Ion battery model in order to simulate the performance and the physicochemical phenomena under power discharging mode (P-Rate). The P-Rate is defined as the measure of the rate at which a battery charges/discharges ...

Numerical Study on the Acoustic Field of a Deviated Borehole with 2.5D Method - new

L. Liu[1], W.J. Lin[1], H.L. Zhang[1]
[1]State Key Laboratory of Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

In this paper, we use the PDE interface of COMSOL Multiphysics® software to implement the 2.5D frequency wave-number domain method to investigate the wave propagation in a deviated borehole penetrating a transversely isotropic formation. A convolutional perfectly matched layer is realized to eliminate the reflections from the artificial truncation boundary. With this method, we can obtain the ...

Phasefield Modeling of Ferroelectric Materials

Marc Kamlah
Head of the Mechanics of Materials Department, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany

Outline of presentation: theory of phase-field modeling of ferroelectric materials parameter identification in free energy density finite element implementation: PDE form weak form periodic boundary conditions: electrical mechanical domain configurations intrinsic and extrinsic contributions to small signal properties ---------------------------------- Keynote speaker's ...

A Consistent Environment for the Numerical Prediction of the Properties of Composite Materials

J. Schumacher[1], P. Fideu[2], G. Ziegmann[1], and A. Herrmann[3]
[1]TU Clausthal-Institute of Polymere Materials and Plastic Engineering, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
[2]CTC GmbH Stade, Stade, Germany
[3]Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., Bremen, Germany

The current paper focuses on the creation of a consistent environment for the numerical prediction of the physical properties of polymer composite. A limitation factor for the successful simulation of composite processes is the correct estimation of the effective properties depending on several factors such as the constituents (fiber, polymer), the process setup. The numerical prediction of the ...

COMSOL in a New Tensorial Formulation of Non-Isothermal Poroelasticity

A. Mario-Cesar Suarez[1], and V. Fernando Samaniego[2]

[1]Faculty of Sciences, Michoacan University, Morelia, Mich., Mexico
[2]Faculty of Engineering, National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

The presence of a moving fluid in a porous rock modifies its mechanical response. Poroelasticity explains how the fluid inside the pores bears a portion of the total load supported by the rock. The remaining part of the load is supported by the elastic skeleton, which contains a laminar fluid coupled to the framework by equilibrium and continuity conditions. This work introduces an original ...

Benchmarking COMSOL - Part 2: CFD Problems

Darrell Pepper
Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Using COMSOL 3.5a, a set of benchmark problems requiring the use of the COMSOL Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) module has been simulated. Several of the problems include fluid-heat transfer interactions (Computational Heat Transfer - CHT). The four problems are: flow over a 2-D circular cylinder compressible flow in a shock tube incompressible heated flow over a 2-D backward facing step ...

Multiphysics 2007

J. Dunec
COMSOL, Palo Alto

In this presentation we present where COMSOL Multiphysics and its modules will be in the year 2007. The presentation considers the upcoming features, not only from a developers point of view, but also through examples from different branches of applied physics and mathematics. In addition, we present some important milestones during the past 10 years for COMSOL ...

Study of Electronic Properties of Nanocrystals from Different Points of View: From a Simple 2D Electrostatic Approach to 3D Poisson-Schrödinger Simulations

D. Deleruyelle[1], A. Guiraud2, and G. Micolau2
1Université Provence (Aix-Marseille I), Marseille, France
2Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III), Marseille, France

In this paper, a study of the electronic properties of nanocrystals is presented. During this work, COMSOL Multiphysics has been used to develop various approaches to study the evolution of the floating potential of a single nanocrystal embedded in a dielectric medium. First of all, we considered the nanocrystal as a perfect conductor and applied a simple 2D electrostatic treatment, using ...

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