See How Multiphysics Simulation Is Used in Research and Development

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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Aerodynamic Analysis of a Ski Jumper: a CFD Approach

R. Latchman [1], A. Pooransingh [1],
[1] The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, the jump length difference between first and second place was only 5cm. This illustrates why ski jumpers are constantly tinkering with their posture in order to gain even the smallest of advantages. Experiments such as those shown in Figures 1 and 2 (b), ... Read More

Virtual Commissioning of Large Machines with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

K. Kryniski [1], A. Trangard [1],
[1] ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden

In addition to using advanced functions built-into the engine of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, we integrate dynamic properties of rotating components that are measured or pre-computed. Here, it is shown how to integrate fluid-film characteristics and take advantage of post ... Read More

A Comparison of the Continuous and Discrete Approach for Liquid Manipulation

S. F. Azam [1], G. Cathcart[1],
[1] RCAST, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The objective of this paper is to achieve a complete and rapid efficient mixing of numerous sample in micro-scale devices of microfluidic system. The principle of microfluidics is extensively used in a number of fields such as biomedical, healthcare, biochemical, drug research and other ... Read More

Simulation and Analysis of Two Fans Air Speed Match Design in Off-Road Mine Tract Generator Using COMSOL

Y. Shen[1], D. Wu[1]
[1]Beijing University of Science & Technology, Beijing, China

This paper describes a model of self-ventilated generator cooling on a 170 tons off-road mine dump truck. Considering the space restrictions of mine dump truck, the cooling systems for the generator and the in-wheel motors of the rear axle share one air inlet duct. With the action of ... Read More

Simulation of Formwork Filling by Cement Fluid: The Effect of the Formwork Structure on Yield-stress Fluid

J. Park[1], N. Banerjee[1], M. Alfi[1], D. Feys[1]
[1]Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

The flow of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) in formwork fillings was simulated as the flow of a single phase yield-stress fluid between two infinite plates by COMSOL Multiphysics®. The flow of SCC with varied rheological properties (yield stress and plastic viscosity) was verified in ... Read More

Optimizing Design of Soil Mixing Equipment through COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations

T. Qiu[1], W. C. Kogelmann[2], K. Talebi[3]
[1]Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
[2]Alpine Sales & Rental Corp./Alpine Equipment LLC, State College, PA, USA
[3]Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Soil mixers are widely used to mix biochemical agents and additives to remediate contaminated soils or drill cuttings and sludges. Through COMSOL Multiphysics simulations, this paper aims to evaluate the effect of geometric configuration of the blades and rotational speed on the mixing ... Read More

Development of a Single Cell Trapping Microfluidic Device

L. Weng [1], F. Ellett [1], J. F. Edd [1], M. Toner [1,2],
[1] Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
[2] Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA

Array-based technologies are important for many applications in drug discovery, microbiology and cell biology. A large-scale array of single cells allows high-throughput monitoring of behaviors of individual cells in parallel, avoiding the lack of cell specificity inherent to bulk ... Read More


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

Numerical Simulations of a Subsonic/Supersonic Coaxial Jet for an Efficient Design of Experimental Setup new

D. Guariglia[1], C. Schram[1]
[1]von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

The flow field of a coaxial jet with the internal (primary) flow being subsonic and the external (secondary) flow being supersonic has been investigated with COMSOL Multiphysics® software. We used the results to correct defects in the nozzle geometry and we evaluated the effect of heat ... Read More

Thermal Study of Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries and Electronics Chamber Used in Stand-Alone Street Lighting Applications new

D. Groulx[1], J. Skaalum[1], T. Jamieson[1]
[1]Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

This paper presents a study on the heat generation of Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries used in off-grid streetlighting applications from PoleCo, a Halifax based company. One goal of the project was to produce validated COMSOL® models of the enclosure that holds these VRLA ... Read More