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Papers and Presentations from the COMSOL Conference 2018

At the COMSOL Conference 2018, scientists and engineers from around the globe showcased their multiphysics simulation projects. See how researchers in your industry are currently using numerical modeling to optimize designs, streamline processes, and improve products by browsing the technical papers and presentations below. Use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area or conference location.

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Acoustic Upside-Down Levitator with a Solid Sample

L. Holitzner [1], E. G. Lierke [2],
[1] Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen PSI, Switzerland
[2] tec5 AG, Oberursel, Germany

Introduction: Acoustic levitators are used to levitate small samples (ca. 0.01 - 6 mm) at a stable position in a gas or liquid environment. Acoustic levitators were first developed und used for experiments in space (1970s, by NASA / ESA), the application later became terrestrial (1990s). ... Read More

Simulation of Adsorption Mechanisms of Methane and Carbon Dioxide in Shale Matrix

J. G. Moreira [1], A. L. Manriquez [1],
[1] Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA

The aim of this research is to contribute with the development of Carbon Capture and Storage techniques by studying carbon dioxide (CO2) adsorption mechanisms in shale reservoirs. Gas desorption is considered a major gas production mechanism and has a relevant role in shale gas ... Read More

COMSOL在金属氢化物贮氢罐传热传质模拟中的应用

李谦 [1], 林羲 [1], 朱琦 [2],
[1] 上海大学材料基因组工程研究院,上海,中国
[2] 上海大学机电工程与自动化学院,上海,中国

氢能燃烧值高且无污染,被认为是人类社会摆脱对化石能源依赖的理想能源。目前氢能应用的主要瓶颈是氢存储。而氢存储的主要方式中,金属氢化物因其安全性高,循环性能好的优点,得到广泛的研究。但由于金属氢化物吸放氢反应的热效应、粉末床的传热和传质特性较差等问题,贮氢罐的吸放氢速率下降,成为限制应用的主要因素。最近十几年,贮氢罐吸放氢过程的数值模拟及相关模型得到广泛的研究。通过数值模拟方法可以优化设计贮氢罐,以期满足实际应用中的需求,同时节约设计成本。本文面对贮氢罐的实际指标(吸氢速率1.5 L min-1),采用COMSOL软件中的多孔介质传热、地下流动以及数学模块 ... Read More

The Numerical Challenges in Multiphysical Modeling of Laser Welding with ALE

I. Tomashchuk [1], I. Bendaoud [2], J.-M. Jouvard [1], P. Sallamand [1],
[1] Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Le Creusot, France
[2] Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, Université de Montpellier, France

The interaction of high power laser beam with metallic materials produces a number of interconnected phenomena that represent a serious challenge for numerical modeling, especially for creation of auto-consistent models. Additional difficulty consists in lack of data on materials ... Read More

Automated Meshing of Evolving Microstructures from High-Throughput Grain Growth Simulations

M. Golt [1], E. Hernandez-Rivera [1],
[1] U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA

Microstructure evolution simulations using the kinetic Monte Carlo algorithm and the phase field method are routinely used to model and simulate sintering and densification of ceramic and metallic materials. Understanding evolution of microstructural features is important as these are ... Read More

Simulation of CVD Process in a Reactor

A. Kulkarni [1], F. Mumme [1], V. Frettlöh [1],
[1] Gemeinnützige KIMW Forschungs-GmbH, Lüdenscheid, NRW, Germany

Metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) is a well-known process to produce high quality thin films that can protect, ennoble and functionalize metallic tools. To realize a high performance coating on a complex 3D mold surface, knowledge about the material formation from a ... Read More

Finite Element Prediction of Laser-Material Interaction Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

E.C. Chevallier [1], V. Bruyère [1], P. Namy [1],
[1] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

Surface engineering is a key technology used in a wide range of sectors in industry. Among other techniques, it involves adding functionality to a surface. This can be performed by creating a specific topography to a surface using laser texturing. The objective of the work presented in ... Read More

COMSOL® Modeling and Tensile Loading of Aluminum Material Test Samples

J. L. Palladino [1],
[1] Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA

Material test samples are commonly subjected to tensile testing, with an extensometer used to measure changes in length of the material to determine strain. Lacking an extensometer, strain gages were used to measure longitudinal and transverse strain, with the location and magnitudes of ... Read More

Comprehensive Numerical Modeling of Filamentary RRAM Device

D. Niraula [1], V. Karpov [1],
[1] University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

Resistive random-access memory (RRAM) is a non-volatile memory that operates via resistive switching between the insulating (OFF) and conducting (ON) states, representing the logical ‘0’ and ‘1’ binary states, in response to external bias. Attributes such as high memory density, fast ... Read More

Magnetic Control of Deformation of a Ferrofluid Droplet in Simple Shear Flow

C. Wang [1], M. R. Hassan [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

This study investigates the effect of uniform magnetic field on the deformation of a ferrofluid droplet in a two dimensional (2D) simple shear flow by means of numerical simulation. The magnetic field is applied in a perpendicular direction to the flow direction. A numerical scheme ... Read More