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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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A Virtual Laboratory for the 4 Bed Molecular Sieve of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly

R. Coker [1], J. Knox [1], B. O'Connor [1],
[1] Marshall Space Flight Center - NASA, Huntsville, AL, USA

Introduction: Ongoing work to improve water and carbon dioxide separation systems to be used on crewed space vehicles combines sub-scale systems testing and multi-physics simulations. Thus, as part of NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program and the Life Support Systems ... Read More

Modeling and Characterization of Piezoelectric Structures: From Bulk Material to Thin Film

M. Bavencoffe [1], N. Tembhurnikar [1], B. Negulescu [2], J. Wolfman [2], G. Feuillard [1]
[1] INSA Centre Val de Loire, GREMAN, UMR CNRS 7347, 3 rue de la Chocolaterie, 41034 Blois, France
[2] François Rabelais University, GREMAN, UMR CNRS 7347, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours, France

With the development of micro and nanotechnologies, integrated structures based on piezoelectric thin films are widely investigated and their characterization become a crucial issue for the development of new applications. A laser interferometry is here used to assess the mechanical ... Read More

Mapping the Limitations of Breakthrough Analysis in Fixed-Bed Adsorption

J. Knox [1],
[1] NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

In a recent publication (Limitations of Breakthrough Curve Analysis in Fixed-Bed Adsorption, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2016, 55, 4734-4748) the authors discussed the a priori prediction of the axial dispersion coefficient from available correlations versus obtaining it and also mass transfer ... Read More

Simulation and Design of Lithium Ion Battery Packs for the Altitude Conditions in Northern Chile

A. Mallco Carpio [1], M. Cortes Carmona [1],
[1] University of Antofagasta, Antofagasta Energy Center, Antofagasta, Chile

One of the most noticeable effects in loss of performance and capacity of thermal systems is produced by altitude. This causes that the density of a compressible fluid and the atmospheric pressure are considerably reduced, causing a decrease in electrical power and thermal systems. Given ... Read More

基于 COMSOL 的钻头电阻率仪器 RAB 数值模拟

李铭宇 [1], 康正明 [1], 李君建 [1],
[1] 中国石油大学(北京),昌平,北京 ,中国

引言:在石油钻井技术日益发展的今天,随钻电阻率测井发挥着越来越重要的作用。国外的技术相对成熟,各大公司都推出了自己的随钻电阻率测井仪器,但我国的高端随钻装备仍处于起步阶段,目前尚未达到规模化生产和应用。通过对已经成熟的仪器进行仿真,可以指导我们后续仪器的研发生产以及实际资料的处理解释。本文借助 COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS 仿真平台,在 AC/DC 模块中建立了三维模型,考查了斯伦贝谢公司的随钻钻头电阻率测井仪 RAB(Resistivity-At-Bit)在油基泥浆和水基泥浆中的测井响应。通过 COMSOL WITH MATLAB ... Read More

Heat generation breakdown of Lithium-ion Batteries

ZhiJun Qiu [1], WeiDong Fu;JiaXin Li [1],
[1] Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

Abstract:The thermal behavior of lithium ion batteries could be investigated by efficient simulation method [1,2]. Here, we developed an electrochemical-lumped thermal analytical model to analyze the thermal response and heat breakdown of a pouch LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 battery (3Ah) under ... Read More

On The Directional Response of Multi-Driver Column Loudspeaker Configurations Using FEA and BEM

R. Balistreri [1],
[1] Klipsch Group, Inc, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Column Loudspeakers employ multiple drivers to get close to a radiating line source. A line source gives several acoustic advantages versus a point source, especially in highly reverberant environments. This property particularly has made column loudspeakers the preferred solution in ... Read More

The Numerical Challenges in Multiphysical Modeling of Laser Welding with ALE

I. Tomashchuk [1], I. Bendaoud [2], J.-M. Jouvard [1], P. Sallamand [1],
[1] Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Le Creusot, France
[2] Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, Université de Montpellier, France

The interaction of high power laser beam with metallic materials produces a number of interconnected phenomena that represent a serious challenge for numerical modeling, especially for creation of auto-consistent models. Additional difficulty consists in lack of data on materials ... Read More

Calculation of the Helmholtz Resonator Using COMSOL® in an Acoustic Lecture

Y. Koike [1], M. Hashiguchi [2], D. Mi [2],
[1] Department of Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Koto, Tokyo, Japan
[2] Engineer Division 1, Keisoku Engineering System Co., Ltd., Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

In the field of electronic, electro-acoustic apparatus is one of the important applications. There is an acoustic class in the department of electronic engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology. The class is “Acoustic systems” which opens in 2nd semester of 3rd year. To foster the ... Read More

Finite-Element Evaluation of Thermal Response Tests Performed on U-Tube Borehole Heat Exchangers

E. Zanchini, and T. Terlizzese
[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria Energetica, Nucleare e del Controllo Ambientale, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

The results of two thermal response tests recently performed on two vertical borehole heat exchangers (BHEs) are presented. The BHEs have the same cross section and a depth of 100 m and 120 m respectively. The evaluation of the thermal properties of the ground and grout are ... Read More