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.

Helium Two-Phase Flow in a Thermosiphon Open Loop

Bertrand Baudouy
Head of the Cryogenics R&D Group, CEA Saclay, France

Outline of presentation: Missions of SACM (Accelerator, Cryogenics and Magnetism Division) Context : The Large Hadron collider at CERN, Geneva Cooling large superconducting magnet Thermosiphon open loops for cooling superconducting magnets Experimental facility and ranges of the study COMSOL Multiphysics Modeling Results with COMSOL Multiphysics Comparison with experimental ...

Modeling of High-Temperature Ceramic Membranes for Oxygen Separation

J.M. Gozálvez-Zafrilla[1], J.M. Serra[2], and A. Santafé-Moros[1]

[1]Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Depart., Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
[2]Instituto de Tecnología Química, Valencia, Spain

Oxygen transfer through ceramic membranes at high-temperature can substantially reduce costs respect to conventional separation methods. With the aim to improve the determination of the properties of the ceramic materials, a lab-scale permeation set-up was modeled using the Chemical Engineering Module of COMSOL Multiphysics®. The solution required the coupling of three domains. Gas flow was ...

Heat Transfer and Marangoni Effect in the Electron Discharge Machining (EDM) Process

Witz, G., Revaz, B., Flükiger, R.
Université de Genève, Gap-Supra 20, Genève, Suisse

The parameters describing the heat transfer between the plasma channel and the workpiece during the electron discharge machining (EDM) process are still poorly understood. Models describing this phenomenon have many lacunas and can not be used for relevant predictions. Using high resolution local temperature measurements and inverse calculations made with FEMLAB and MATLAB, we successfully ...

COMSOL Grab Bag: How to Use a Versatile CFD Code to Model Interesting Problems from Cryogenic Storage to Biofuel Production

Emily Nelson
Senior Research Engineer,
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Emily Nelson received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a senior research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center and specializes in the formulation and solution of problems in microgravity science, multiphase flow, porous media, risk analysis, and gravitational biology. This leads her to fundamental and applied approaches on a range of issues ...

Numerical Simulation Of Laminar Flow Above And Below Triangular Bedforms

C. Gualtieri
University of Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

This paper presents some results of numerical simulations carried out to investigate the basic hydrodynamic interactions between the laminar flow in the water column above triangular bedforms and the Darcian flow in the underlying permeable sediments. The flow was described by the Navier-Stokes equation in the free region and the Darcy equation in the porous region. Numerical simulations were ...

Optimization of the Design of a GEM Tracker Based on Gas Flow Simulations with COMSOL

V. De Smet[1], V. Bellini[2], E. Cisbani[3], F. Noto[2], F. Mammoliti[2], C. M. Sutera[4], and M. Mangiameli[4]
[1]Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy; Haute Ecole Paul-Henri Spaak, ISIB, Bruxelles, Belgium
[2]Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy; INFN – Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
[3]INFN – Sezione di Roma - Sanità Group, Roma, Italy; Italian National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy
[4]INFN - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy

A Computational Fluid Dynamics study has been performed for a Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector of high energy charged particles, currently under development as part of a new tracker of the high luminosity spectrometers in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. By gradual modifications of the geometry simulated in COMSOL, the design of the frame separating two GEM foils has been optimized with the aim ...

Modelling and Simulation of a Three-stage Air Compressor Based on Dry Piston Technology

M. Heidari, and P. Barrade
Lausanne, Switzerland

The core of this modelling is to study heat transfer and fluid dynamics processes for a compression expansion system, and the main particularity is that heat transfer and air movement are due to the movement of the piston. We have implemented a \"moving mesh\" solver to compute the volume changes of the compression chamber followed by a \"Fluid dynamics\" type solver. It allows correct ...

Dynamic Multi-Phase Modelling and Optimisation of Fluid Jet Polishing Process

A. Beaucamp[2], R. Freeman[2], and Y. Namba[1]
[1]Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan
[2]Zeeko Ltd, Coalville, UK

In the Fluid Jet Method, a polishing fluid is compressed and delivered through a nozzle, allowing the spot area to become continuously replenished with abrasives and coolant. Process parameters include: Abrasive type and concentration, Inlet pressure, Nozzle diameter, Impingement angle, Surface feed of spot. The simulation uses COMSOL’s turbulent 2-phase flow model, with the incompressible ...

A Multiphysics Approach to the Modeling of Biological Prosthetic Heart Valves

A. Avanzini[1], D. Battini[1], M. Berardi[1]
[1]Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy

The complex behavior of biological prosthetic heart valves was simulated. A multiphysics computational approach was adopted using different modules of COMSOL Multiphysics: the LiveLink(TM) interface was used to exchange the valve geometry with CAD, Structural Mechanics Module to set loads, boundary conditions and implement anisotropic hyper-elastic constitutive laws for leaflet tissue, PDE to ...

Thermal Adversity in Solid-State Lighting

T. Dreeben[1]

COMSOL Multiphysics is used to simulate natural convection and its impact on peak operating temperatures of solid-sate lighting in thermally adverse conditions. PDE modes in the general form are used in conjunction with a thin-surface conduction formulation in the weak form. COMSOL is used to predict both temperatures and heat flows through numerous components of the configuration. Model ...

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