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.

COMSOL Implementation of Valet-Fert Model for CPP GMR devices

T. Xu[1], C.K.A. Mewes[1], S. Gupta[2], and W.H. Butler[1]
[1]Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Materials for Information Technology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
[2]Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Center for Materials for Information Technology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

The Giant Magneto Resistance (GMR) effect is a quantum mechanical effect which can be observed in systems consisting of thin alternating ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic layers. Simulation using COMSOL allows the evaluation of the magneto-resistance ratio and the electrical resistances of realistic CPP-GMR devices and opens the possibility to study new device materials and designs.

Deep Desulfurization of Diesel Using a Single-Phase Micro-Reactor

G. Jovonavic[1], J. Jones[1], and A. Yokochi[1]
[1]School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

This paper describes the benefits of computational fluid dynamics in the development of a microreactor used in the desulfurization of aromatic compounds. It is crucial to verify diffusion and extinction coefficients to ensure accurate simulation results prior to experiments. COMSOL Multiphysics was used to model the behavior of all of the possible species present and reactions that may occur.

Stability and Bifurcation of Cathode Arc Attachment in AC Operated High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

A. Lenef
Osram Sylvania

High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps are highly-efficient light sources with many applications. Depending on the dimensions of the electrode, lamp current, and waveforms, the plasma may attach to the cathode in a diffuse mode, that covers the electrode tip surface, or a localized mode where heating and current transfer occur in a local region of the electrode surface. The localized mode is ...

Fuel Cell Modeling Activities

M. Noponen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Although the principle of the Fuel Cell was discovered in the first half of the 19 th century, the research on Fuel Cells is still a growing area. In this presentation we start by outlining the basic principles of the Fuel Cell. We then give a more detailed study of the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), and the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFC). We then continue by showing experimental ...

Hybrid Photonic Crystal Simulation

Mohd Hanapiah Mohd Yusoff
Faculty of Applied Science
MARA Technology University

In this presentation, a 1.31/1.55μm wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) based on a 1-D linear array photonic band gap (PBG) structure interconnected with an input/output 2-D PBG array is presented. The linear array coupler parameters were obtained using eigen-mode expansion (EME) aided by optimization techniques based on global and local simplex search algorithm. The design is verified ...

A Survey of Multiphysics Applications for Materials and Processes

John Tanski
Staff Engineer
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

In this presentation, the following modeling applications are considered: Heat treatment of carbon fiber-epoxy parts Growth and contact of corrosion spot Gas saturation in epoxy cartridges Design of mechanical assembly for corrosion All models are accompanied with a description of the physics, problem formulation as well as results from ...

Optimum Design of Dual-modality Sensing Electrode Array

W. Huaxiang, W. Jing, H. Li, and J. Weiwei
School of Electrical Engineering & Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin, Taiwan

Sensing electrodes array model of 3-Dimensional ERT/ ECT dual modality is established by using the software COMSOL. According to the uniformity of sensitivity field distribution, the correlation coefficient and the reconstructed image space resolution, the ECT/ERT dual modality sensing electrode arrays are optimized. Experimental results show that the optimized sensing electrode array of the ...

Design of the Nanoexposure Chamber with COMSOL Multiphysics

Y.-C. Chan1, F.-Y. Li1, and C.-T. Lin2
1Department of Chemistry, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
2Department of Applied Mathematics, Providence University, Taiwan

The purpose of this study is to design a chamber for exposing hamsters to nanoparticles and to therefore examine the toxicity of that particular kind of nanoparticles. This simulation was employed to study the fluid dynamic behavior of the nanoparticle inside the chamber to determine the optimal conditions for the location and flow speed of the inlet for nanoparticles and a carrier, inert ...

The Unroutinary Loads on the LBT Adaptive Secondary Mirror

C. Del Vecchio
INAF-OAA, Firenze, Italy

The thin shell of the LBT Adaptive Secondary Mirror has been manufactured, optically polished, and delivered. The operations and tests required before finally mounting it on the telescope have to be run very carefully, as they imply loads completely different from the ones of the adaptive operational modes - studied in the past with very encouraging results. Deformations and stresses that occur ...

Transient Spreading of Films on Heterogeneous Surfaces

J. Frassy1, C. Lecot2, M. Murariu1, C. Delattre3, and A. Soucemarianadin1
1Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
2Université de Savoie, Le Bourget-du-Lac, France
3LETI, CEA, Grenoble, France

We present results of simulations of a thin liquid film flowing down an inclined plane. Within the lubrication approximation, and assuming complete wetting, the film height is the solution of a time-dependent non-linear fourth order partial differential equation, which is solved using COMSOL.Appropriate initial and boundary conditions are proposed and the influence of the height of the precursor ...

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