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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Multiphysics Analysis of a Photobioreactor

L. T. Gritter [1], E. Dunlop [2], J. S. Crompton [1], K. C. Koppenhoefer [1]
[1] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
[2] Pan Pacific Technologies Pty Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Photo-bioreactors generate biomass by providing a controlled environment for the cultivation of algae due to photosynthesis. Algae cultivation can be controlled through the operating parameters and bioreactor environment to allow for high productivity and the use of systems with large ... Read More

Implementation of a Viscoelastic Model to Generate a Shear Stress Test Using the DEVSS/SUPG Method

A. Amos Benchimol [1], C. Dubois [1], F. Bertrand [1], D. Vidal [1],
[1] Ecole Polytechnique of Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Viscoelastic flow of polymer based energetic materials exiting an extrusion die is a particularly challenging phenomenon to describe by modelling and simulation due to non-Newtonian effects in the die and significant swelling at the exit. This project aims to develop a simulation model ... Read More

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of the NASA Titan Wind Tunnel

S. E. H. Sakimoto [1, 2], D. M. Burr [3], S. L. Sutton [3],
[1] Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
[2] Department of Geology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
[3] Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, USA

The equatorial region of Titan, the largest satellite of Saturn, has extensive expanses of aeolian dunes revealed in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images and suggested to be composed of organics or organic-coated water ice. The dunes are among the youngest surface features and appear to ... Read More

Microfluidic Design of neuron-MOSFET based on ISFET

A. Jain[1], and A. Garg[2]
[1]BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, India
[2]Bhartiya Vidyapeeth College, New Delhi, India

An ISFET is an ion-sensitive field effect transistor used to measure ion concentrations in a solution; when the ion concentration changes, the current through the transistor will change accordingly. Here, the solution is used as a gate electrode. A voltage between substrate and the oxide ... Read More

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 ... Read More

The Use of CFD to Simulate Turbulent Flows in Laboratory and Full Scale Flocculation Processes

A.H. Ito[1], O.T. Kaminata [1], S.R. Lautenschlager[1]
[1]State University of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

The hydraulic flocculates are employed in water treatment plants (WTPs), but may present problems during the mixing stage reducing the efficiency of treatment. In this context modeling of a hydraulic flocculate using COMSOL and a 1:10 scale model of the Maringá-PR Brazil city WTP ... Read More

Performance of a Miniaturized Hydrocyclone for the Isolation of Schistosoma Mansoni Eggs new

C. Soares[1], N. Padoin[1], F. Montalvo[2], D. Cobra[2]
[1]Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
[2]CERTI Foundation, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

Schistosoma mansoni parasites affect million people worldwide. The intensity of the infection can be evaluated by the number of eggs present in the stool of an infected individual. The application of the traditional methods has been regarded as impractical in developing areas and there ... Read More

To a Fluidic Diode for Biomedical Application

A. Slami [1], [2], V. Tishkova [2], R. Grossier [2], M. Lagaize [2], S. Veesler [2], S. Sofiane [3], N. Candoni [2],
[1] Biomedical Engineering laboratory, University of Tlemcen, Algeria and Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), Marseille, France
[2] Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), Marseille, France
[3] Biomedical Engineering laboratory, University of Tlemcen, Algeria

This work is focused on Micropump optimization for drug delivery application. Diabetes is one of the widely pervaded diseases. Among the side effects of hyperglycemia is the weakness of the whole body, so the patient will be unable to inject manually the drug. Therefore, Micropumps are ... Read More

Improving Thermal Effect on Biological Tissue using Multiphysics Simulation and Shape Optimization

A. Ward [1],
[1] System Insight Engineering, Centennial, CO, USA

As minimally invasive and robotic surgical devices get smaller, designing precise energy delivery to create the desired tissue effect becomes a key component in product development. With many interdependent physical phenomena occurring simultaneously, it becomes necessary to use tools ... Read More

Graphene-Assisted Lipid Bilayer: A Synthetic Cell Model

E. Lacatus [1],
[1] Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

Bio-compatibilized G/GO/RGO composite structures with embedded stearic acid on a bilayer structure model, biomimicking the cellular lipid bilayer are introduced through successive models. The solvent accessible surface of the models (van der Waals surface) and the related MD values were ... Read More