COMSOL Conference 2013


Multiphysics models can incorporate any number of physical effects that can be coupled together so you can accurately evaluate the real-world performance of your product or process. The papers, presentations, and posters on this page feature multiphysics models that combine electrical, mechanical, chemical, and fluid flow phenomena for a range of applications.

Design and Simulation of Unimorph Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting System

E. Varadarajan1, M. Bhanusri2,

1Research and Innovation Centre (RIC), IITM Research Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Dynamics of Rotors on Hydrodynamic Bearings

R. Eling

Mitsubishi Turbocharger & Engine Europe, Almere, The Netherlands

Air Damping of Oscillating MEMS Structures: Modeling and Comparison with Experiment

S. Gorelick, M. Leivo, U. Kantojärvi

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland

Heat Transfer and Phase Transformation on Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE) of Biocompatible Thin Layers

E. Lacatus1, G.C. Alecu1, M.A. Sopronyi2, A. Tudor1

1POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
2INFLPR -National Institute for Laser Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest, Romania

A Practical Method to Model Complex Three-Dimensional Geometries with Non-Uniform Material Properties Using Image-based Design and COMSOL Multiphysics®

J. Cepeda1, S. Birla2, J. Subbiah2, H. Thippareddi1

1Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
2Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

Inductive Conductivity Measurement of Seawater

R. W. Pryor

Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Ni to 304 Stainless Steel

A. Bahrami, D. K. Aidun

MAE Department, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA

An MHD Study of the Behavior of an Electrolyte Solution Using 3D Numerical Simulation

L. P. Aoki, H. E. Schulz, M. G. Maunsell

University of São Paulo, São Carlos, SP, Brazil

Developments in a Coupled Thermal-Hydraulic-Chemical-Geomechanical Model for Soil and Concrete

S.C. Seetharam, D. Jacques

Performance Assessments Unit, Institute for Environment, Health and Safety, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN), Mol, Belgium

Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of High-Aspect Ratio Nuclear Fuel Plates Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

F. Curtis1, K. Ekici1, J. D. Freels2

1The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
2Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Multiphysics Approach of the Performance of a Domestic Oven

N. Garcia-Polanco, J. Capablo, J. Doyle

Whirlpool Corporation, Cassinetta di Biandronno (VA), Italy

Propagation of Cathode-Directed Streamer Discharges in Air

Y. Serdyuk

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Fluid-structure Interaction Modeling of Air Bearing

H.R. Javani1, P. Kagan2, F. Huizinga1

1ASML - MDev – Mechanical analysis, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
2ASML - MDev – System Dynamics, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Numerical Study of the Self-ignition of Tetrafluoroethylene in a 100-dm3-reactor

F. Ferrero1, M. Kluge1, R. Zeps1, T. Spoormaker2

1BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
2Chairman PlasticsEurope Fluoropolymers TFE Safety Task Force, Du Pont De Nemours, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Modeling the Vanadium Oxygen Fuel Cell

F.T. Wandschneider1, M. Küttinger1, P. Fischer1, K. Pinkwart1, J. Tübke1, H. Nirschl2

1Fraunhofer-Institute for Chemical Technology, Pfinztal, Germany
2Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Multiphysics Simulation of a Self-heating Paraffin Membrane Microactuator

P. Lazarou, C. Rotinat


Effects of Forced Airflow Cooling on Laser Beam Heating of Volume Bragg Gratings

S. Kaim1, B. Anderson1, G. Venus1, J. Lumeau1, V. Smirnov2, B. Zeldovich1, L. Glebov1

1CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
2OptiGrate Corp, Oviedo, FL, USA

Modeling 3D Calcium Waves from Stochastic Calcium Sparks in a Sarcomere Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

L. T. Izu1, Z. Coulibaly2, B. Peercy2

1University of California-Davis, Davis, CA, USA
2University of Maryland, Catonsville, MD, USA

Demonstration of All-Optical NAND Logic Gate Using Photonic Integrated Circuits

J. T. Andrews, R. Choubey, O P Choudhary, N. Malviya, A. Patel, M. Kumar, S. Chouksey, J. Solanki

National MEMS Design Center, Department of Applied Physics, Shri G S Institute of Technology & Science, Indore 452003 MP, India

Modeling and Simulation of Drug Release Through Polymer Hydrogels

V. Runkana, S. Maheshwari, S. Cherlo, RSR Thavva

Tata Research Development and Design Centre, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India

SD Numerical Simulation Technique for Hydrodynamic Flow Gas-Solids Mixing

I. Mantilla1, S. De Vicente2

1National University of Engineering, Lima, Perú
2Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

3D-Model of Asymmetric Thermo-Electric Generator Modules for High Temperature Applications

M. Dannowski, W. Beckert, L. Wagner, H.P. Martin

Fraunhofer IKTS, Dresden, Germany

Virtual Prototyping of a Microwave Fin Line Power Spatial Combiner Amplifier

A. Leggieri, F. Di Paolo, D. Passi

University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Department of Electronic Engineering, Rome, Italy

Investigation on Sensor Fault Effects of Piezoelectric Transducers on Wave Propagation and Impedance Measurements

I. Buethe, C.-P. Fritzen

University of Siegen, Institute of Mechanics and Control Engineering-Mechatronics, Siegen, Germany

Modeling of Resonant Optical Trapping in a 2D Photonic Crystal Cavity

U.P. Dharanipathy, N. Descharmes, Z. Diao, M. Tonin, R. Houdré

Institut de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Quench Propagation and Detection in a YBCO Racetrack

G. Escamez, C. Lorin, T. Wu, P. J. Masson

University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Universal Dielectric Response of Atmospheric Ice Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

U.N. Mughal, M.S. Virk, K. Zaman

Narvik University College, Narvik, Norway

Oxidation of Titanium Particles during Cold Gas Dynamic Spraying

A. Malachowska1, L. Pawlowski 1, A. Ambroziak 2, M. Winnicki 2, P. Sokolowski2

1University of Limoges, Limoges, France
2Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Simulation of Gas/Liquid Membrane Contactor with COMSOL Multiphysics®

N. Ghasem, M. Al-Marzouqi, N. Abdul Rahim

UAE University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

Comparison Between Phase Field and ALE Methods to Model the Keyhole Digging During Spot Laser Welding

V. Bruyere1, C. Touvrey1, P. Namy2

1CEA-DAM, Is-sur-Tille, France
2SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

Modelling Reservoir Stimulation in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

G. Perillo1, G. De Natale2, M.G. Di Giuseppe2, A. Troiano2, C. Troise2

1University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
2INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy

Thermo-Fluid Dynamic Modeling of Cu Based Metallic Foams for Heat Exchanger Applications

C.A. Biffi, A. Tuissi

National Research Council of Italy, Lecco, Italy

Simulation of the Coalescence and Subsequent Mixing of Inkjet Printed Droplets

M.H.A. van Dongen1, H.J. van Halewijn2

1Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Expertise Centre Thin Films & Functional Materials, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Influence of Electrode Kinetics on Lithium-ion Battery Characteristics

H. Machrafi1,2, S. Cavadias2

1University of Liège, Thermodynamics of Irreversible Phenomena, Liège, Belgium
2University Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire des Procédés Plasma et Traitement de Surface, Paris, France

COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation Integrated into Genetic Optimization

V. Longinotti1, S. Di Marco1, S. Pistilli1, F. Costa1, M. Giusti1, G. Gammariello1, I. Gison1, G. Latessa1,2, D. Mascolo2, A. Buosciolo1

1Altran Italia, Roma, Italy
2Consorzio DeltaTi Research, Milano, Italy

Modeling of the Material/Electrolyte Interface and the Electrical Current Generated During the Pulse Electrochemical Machining of Grey Cast Iron

O. Weber1, A. Rebschläger1, P. Steuer1, D. Bähre2

1Center for Mechatronics and Automatization, Saarbrücken, Germany
2Institute of Production Engineering, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Studying Magnetohydrodynamic Effects in Liquid Metal Flow Under Transverse Magnetic Field Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Sahu, R. Bhattacharyay, E. Rajendrakumar

Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, India

Application of COMSOL Multiphysics® Pipe Flow Module to Develop a High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) System Loop Model

P. K. Jain, D. Wang, J. D. Freels

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Multiphysics Modelling of Sound Absorption in Rigid Porous Media Based on Periodic Representations of Their Microstructural Geometry

T.G. Zielinski

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Novel Simulation of a Voltage-Driven Electro-Thermo-Mechanical MEMS Self-Oscillator

S. Ouenzerfi 1,2,3, H.A.C. Tilmans 2, S. El-Borgi3,4, X. Rottenberg 2

1 KACST-Intel Consortium Center of Excellence in Nano-manufacturing Applications (CENA), Riyadh, KSA
2 IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
3 Applied Mechanics and Systems Research Laboratory, Tunisia Polytechnic School, University of Carthage, La Marsa, Tunesia
4 Texas A&M University at Qatar, Mechanical Engineering Program, Engineering Building, Doha, Qatar

Several Benchmarks for Heat Transfer Problems in COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Titarenko

University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Heat-Accumulation Stoves: Numerical Simulations of Two Twisted Conduit Configurations

D. Rossi1, P. Scotton2, M. Barberi3

1Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padova, PD, Italy
2Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padova, PD, Italy
3Barberi Stufe LTD, Trento, TN, Italy

Design and Optimization of Gas Sensor Testing Chamber using COMSOL Multiphysics®

K.Govardhan1, K.Narmada2, Nirmala Grace3

1VIT University, MEMS & Sensors Division, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2VIT University, Sensor System Technology, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3VIT University, Center for Nanotechnology Research, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Finite Element Analysis of Photoacoustic Response from Gold Nanoparticle

Y. Davletshin, J. C. Kumaradas

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Lamb Waves in Fluid-Loaded Plates

T. Kaufmann, F. Kassubek, D. Pape , M. Lenner

ABB Corporate Research, Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland

Statistical Sensitivity Analysis of Li-ion Pouch Battery Cell Dimension and Design

A. Samba1, N. Omar2, H. Gualous3, Y. Firouz2, O. Capron2, M. Abdel MonemO2, J. Smekens2, P. Van den Bossche2, J. Van Mierlo2

1VUB ETEC, Brussel, Belgium and UCBN, LUSAC, Cherbourg, France
2VUB ETEC, Brussel, Belgium
3UCBN, LUSAC, Cherbourg, France

Reactive Transport and Convective Mixing During CO2 Migration in a Saline Aquifer

E. Abarca, A. Nardi, F. Grandia, J. Molinero

Amphos21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain

Time Dependent Simulations of Thermoelectric Thin Films and Nanowires for Direct Determination of their Efficiency with COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. Muñoz Rojo1, J. Jose Romero1, D. Ramos1, D. Borca-Tasciuc2, T. Borca-Tasciuc2, M. Martín Gonzalez1

1Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2Rensselaer Polytechnique Institute, Troy, New York, USA

Comparison Between Flow Simulations and Foam Experiments in Porous Media

R.R. Thorat, H. Bruining

Petroleum Engineering, CiTG, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

Structural Mechanics for Real Geometry of Basalt Woven Composites

J. Salacova

Technical university of Liberec, Department of Material Engineering, Liberec, Czech Republic

Modeling and Simulation of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor for Nitrogen Fixation Reaction

B.S. Patil1, Q. Wang2, V. Hessel2, J. Lang3

1Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2Micro Flow Chemistry and Process Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
3Innovation Management, Verfahrenstechnik & Engineering, Evonik Industries AG, Hanau-Wolfgang, Germany

Air Foil Bearings - A Modeling Approach

M. Bezemer-Krijnen, Y.H. Wijnant, A. de Boer

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Design and Analysis of a Wetting Lens for the Pinhole Cameras of a Two Phase Flow System

A. K. Reddy, T. Satyanarayana

Lakireddy Balireddy Autonomous College of Engineering, Mylavaram, A.P., India

Numerical Investigation for the Effect of Guide Panel on Heat Transfer from Steel Containment

Priyanshu Goyal, I. Thangamani, V. Verma, V.M. Shanware, R. K. Singh

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Influence of Thermal Conductivity and Plasma Pressure on Temperature Distribution and Acoustical Eigenfrequencies of High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

J. Schwieger1, B. Baumann1, M. Wolff1, F. Manders2, J. Suijker2

1Heinrich-Blasius-Institute of Physical Technologies, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
2Philips Lighting, Turnhout, Belgium

Deformable Image Registration for Pleural Photodynamic Therapy

B. Liu, T. C. Zhu

Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Water Quality Model for Brewster Lake

Z. Aljobeh, G. Argueta

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, USA

Influence of Limescale on Heating Elements Efficiency

A. Pezzin, M. Giansetti, A. Ferri

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Optimization of a Rotor Shape for Spherical Actuator with Magnetically Levitating Rotor to Match Octupole Field Distribution

M. Sidz1, R. Wawrzaszek1, L. Rossini2, A. Boletis3, S. Mingard3, K. Seweryn1, E. Onillon2, M. Strumik1

1Space Research Centre of PAS, Warsaw, Poland
2CSEM Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
3Maxon Motor AG, Sachseln, Switzerland

Evaporation Induced Convection Under a Gas Channel

H. Machrafi1, A. Rednikov2, P. Colinet2, P.C. Dauby1

1University of Liège, Thermodynamics of Irreversible Phenomena, Institut de Physique, Liège, Belgium
2Universite Libre de Bruxelles, TIPs - Fluid Physics, Bruxelles, Belgium

Modeling Ferrofluid Flow in an Annular Gap Moving with Reciprocating Shaft

Y. He, R. Nilssen

Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Modeling of Coupled Mass and Heat Transfer and Expansion During Baking of Bread in a Mould

V. Nicolas1, C. Doursat2, D. Grenier1, T. Lucas1, D. Flick2

1Institut de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture, Rennes, France
2AgroParisTech, UMR1145 Ingénierie Procédés Aliments, Massy, France

Phase Field Modeling of Helium Precipitate Networks on Solid-state Interfaces

D. Yuryev, M. Demkowicz

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Simulation of Radiation Dose from Diagnostic X-ray Beams

H. Chen-Mayer, R. E. Tosh

NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Hydro-Mechanical Modelling of Infiltration Test for a Bentonite-Sand Mixture: Model Verification and Parameter Identification

M. Hasal, R. Hrtus, Z. Michalec, R. Blaheta

Institute of Geonics AS CR, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Modeling and Simulation of the Rapid and Automated Measurement of Biofuel Blending in a Microfluidic Device under Pressure Driven Flow using COMSOL Multiphysics®

Sanket Goel1, Venkateswaran PS1, Rahul Prajesh2, Ajay Agarwal2

1University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Bidholi, Prem Nagar, Dehradun, India
2CSIR - Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute,(CSIR-CEERI) Pilani, India

Design of a Microreactor for Microwave Organic Synthesis through Microwave Heating Simulations

W. H. Lee, K. Jensen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Weak Formulations for Calculating Spin Wave Dispersion Relation in Magnonic Crystals

M. Mruczkiewicz

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Modelling of a 5 Cell Intermediate Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (IT-PEFC) Stack: Analysis of Flow Configuration and Heat Transfer

A.S. Chandan1, A. Mossadegh Pour2, R. Steinberger-Wilckens2

1Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Heat Generation from H₂/D₂ Pressurization of Nanoparticles: Simulation of the Experiments on COMSOL Multiphysics®

A. Osouf1, G. Miley2, B. Stunkard3, T. Patel3, E. Ziehm2, K. Kyu-Jung3, A. Krishnamurthy1

1Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
2Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
3University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

The Effect of Composition on the Role of Evaporation During Oil Recovery by Combustion

N. Khoshnevis Gargar1, A. Mailybaev2, D. Marchesin2, H. Bruining1

1 Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
2 Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Optimization of Mechanical Properties of Superconducting Cavities for Project X LINAC

I. Gonin, M. Awida, T. Khabiboulline, V. Yakovlev

Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA

Finite Element Analysis of Superconductive Tape by Using T-Ω Formulation

H. Arab, S. Memiaghe, C. Akyel

Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Chromatographic Separation of Tröger’s Base in a Batch Column

A. Fayolas , M.G. Sanku, M. Pascoa, M. Xynou

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Residual Stresses and Failure Probability of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Due to the Sintering Process

F. Greco, J. van Herle, A. Nakajo

FUELMAT Group, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Modeling Partially Absorbing Biosensors

D. Kappe, A. Hütten

Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Phase-sensitive Microcalorimetry for Study of Low-level Radioactive Sources

H. Chen-Mayer, R. E. Tosh

NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Integrated Solar Thermal Collector with Heat Storage

A.R. Sánchez-Guitard, E. Ruiz-Reina

University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

RF Hot-Zone Location within Rectangular Confined Spaces

R. Rodriguez

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Multiphysics Analysis of Normal Conducting RF Cavities for High Intensity Proton Accelerators

M. Hassan, I. Gonin, T. Khabiboulline, V. Yakovlev

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, USA

Simulated Rheometry of a Nonlinear Viscoelastic Fluid

A. Czirják1, Z. Kőkuti1, G. Tóth-Molnár1, P. Ailer2, L. Palkovics2, G. Szabó1

1University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
2Kecskemét College, Kecskemét, Hungary

FSWR Microlith Performance Metrics Assessment

R. Cummings, J. Knox

NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

Accelerating R&D with COMSOL: A Personal Account

Erik Birgersson

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

ISBN: 978-0-9910001-5-9
ISSN: 2372-2215