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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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An Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Model Considering Surface Roughness and Mixed Friction

J. Moder [1], F. Grün [1],
[1] Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Montanuniversität, Leoben, Austria

Highly loaded lubricated machine elements such as gears or camshafts are an integral part in a wide variety of technical products. Due to higher efficiency requirements these machine elements have to be improved continuously, which leads to the necessity to investigate physical ... Read More

Pervaporation Membrane Module Design with Simulation

J. Boon [1], H. Heuver [2], F. Velterop [2], H. van Veen [1], A. de Groot [1],
[1] ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
[2] Pervatech, Rijssen, The Netherlands

Pervaporation is the selective evaporation of one component in a liquid mixture using a membrane. HybSi pervaporation membranes consist of porous ceramic support tubes with a thin selective layer on the inside or feed side. Modules for 7 and 19 membrane bundles (surface area up to 2.0 ... Read More

Simplified CFD Modeling of Air Pollution Reduction by Means of Greenery in Urban Canyons

S. Lazzari [1], K. Perini [1], E. R. di Schio [2], E. Roccotiello [3],
[1] University of Genova, Dept. of Sciences for Architecture, Genova, Italy
[2] University of Bologna, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Bologna, Italy
[3] University of Genova, Dept. of Sciences of Earth, Environment and Life, Genova, Italy

As known, air quality in urban areas is dramatically affected in particular by the noteworthy presence of respirable suspended particulate matter (such as PM2.5), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC), which are mainly due to traffic-induced emissions. On the ... Read More

Green Walls for Sustainable Buildings and Cities: Aerodynamic Characterization of Vegetation

K. Koch [1], R. Samson [1], S. Denys [1],
[1] University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

A wind tunnel experiment was modelled using COMSOL Multiphysics® CFD software. A k-ω coupled turbulence model was considered including the Brinkman equation for stationary air flow through a porous vegetation section. Read More

Model of Pressure Drop Separation during Aqueous Polymer Flow in Porous Media

D. C. Raharja [1], R. E. Hincapie [1], M. Be [1], C. L. Gaol [1], L. Ganzer [1],
[1] Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Aqueous polymers used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) application is considered a complex fluid. It can exhibit Newtonian and Non-Newtonian behavior depending on the velocity or the stresses that it is submitted during the flooding process. Therefore, the polymer flooding project ... Read More

Optimal Installation Configuration of Thermoelectric Generators

Y. Kaymak [1], F. Mintus [1],
[1] VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

This paper presents a multiphysics model to the convective, conductive and radiative heat transfer for the thermoelectric modules (TEMs), which are used to convert heat flux into electrical current. The model basically consists of heat transfer in solids, heat transfer in thin shells, ... Read More

Aluminization Process from Ionic Liquid in Operative Conditions: Validation and Perspective

A. Giaccherini [1], E. Berretti [2], S. Martinuzzi [1], S. Caporali [1],
[1] INSTM, Firenze, Italy
[2] Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

This work is a first evaluation of the validity of the frozen rotor approximation for the simulation of a stirred beaker. The agreement is good, further analysis will be carried before using the model to optimize labscale setup dedicated to IL electrochemistry. Read More

Analysis of a Metal Foam Heat Exchanger

V. Villani [1], G. Bella [2],
[1] University "Niccolò Cusano", Engineering Department, Rome, Italy
[2] University "Niccolò Cusano", Engineering Department, Rome, Italy; University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

We present a numerical investigation on a metal foam radiator in natural convection. Metal foams are innovative lightweight materials with unique heat dissipation properties. COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used to reproduce experimental data and generate an optimized geometry to maximize ... Read More

Si-Infiltrated SiC Lattices in Elevated Temperatures: A Thermo-Mechanical Analysis

E. Rezaei [1],
[1] EPFL, Lugano, Switzerland

Si-infiltrated SiC porous composites exist in different forms composed of cores of cellular ceramic and skin plates of ceramic matrix composites. Due to high thermal conductivity, low coefficient of thermal expansion, high elastic modulus and high strength, the final product can be a ... Read More

Comparative Analysis of CFD Simulation Results with Reference to Wortmann FX 63-137 Airfoil

R. Szczepaniak [1], M. Baranowski [1], R. Bąbel [1],
[1] Air Force Academy, Dęblin, Poland

The primary devices used for testing the aerodynamic properties of aircraft constructions are aerodynamic and water tunnels. They enable to visualize the flow and measurement of the moving liquid parameters, which serve to determine aerodynamic characteristics. However, they entail ... Read More