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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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Solar Radiation Effects on the Epoxy Adhesive Temperature Used to Bond CFRP to Concrete Beams

M. Breveglieri [1], B. Weber [1], C. Czaderski [1],
[1] EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland

The service temperature of epoxy-based adhesive used for structural strengthening of civil structures such as road bridges is an important issue and has to be taken into account when, for example, bonded CFRPs(Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) strips are exposed to solar radiation and ... Read More

Modeling Water Immersion Thawing of Raw Tuna Fishes

S. Curet [1], O. Rouaud [1], J.M. Bonny [2], L. Mazuel [2],
[1] ONIRIS, CNRS, GEPEA, UMR 6144, Nantes, France
[2] IVIA – IMoST UMR1240 INSERM/UCA, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Thawing processes of raw tuna are widely used as a unit operation dedicated to the canning industry. At the industrial scale, the water immersion process remains the main relevant process for thawing large tuna fishes. The fish is then butchered and the flesh obtained is precooked before ... Read More

Rough Surface Modeling of PDMS Polymer through Fractal Dimensions

D. Altuve [1], G. Fernandez [1], L. Paredes [2],
[1] Circuits and Electronics Department, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela
[2] Faculty of Electronic and Biomedical Engineering, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Tunja, Colombia

A good approximation of rough surfaces and their random behaviour is very important in some engineering problems. Fractal modelling provide an alternative to generate rough surfaces based in statistically self-similar non-Euclidean geometries, as seen in [Fig. 1]. Through a frequency ... Read More

Simulation of Fluid Flow in an Artificial Soiling Device

E. Klimm [1], S. Kochersperger [1], K.-A. Weiss [1],
[1] Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany

Solar systems are used around the world, especially in sunny and dry regions, to convert radiation energy from the sun into electricity or heat. Soiling, as dust deposition onto surfaces is commonly called, hinders this conversion of the solar energy by blocking of the incidenting light. ... Read More

用于防腐层下缺陷检测的电容成像装置

李振 [1], 毛冬麟 [1], 李晨 [1], 路鹏 [1],
[1] 中国石油大学(华东),青岛,中国

带有防腐层的金属管道被广泛应用到油气输送,金属管道表面缺陷的存在会对管道运行产生安全隐患,如何检测防腐层下金属表面缺陷一直是无损检测领域的难题;本文设计了一种基于电容成像技术的新型电容成像探头(图1),利用该探头对不同深度的表面缺陷进行线扫描研究,并搭建电容成像实验装置(图2)进行实验研究,最后对比分析仿真结果(图3)与实验结果(图4)。 计算方法:通过 COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件的 AC/DC 模块,利用背对背三角形电容成像探头对不同深度的表面缺陷进行线扫描。求电容值仿真中用到了“静电(es)”接口,涉及到了基本的电磁学方程。 结果 ... Read More

Optimal PDE Control Using COMSOL Multiphysics

I. Neitzel[1], U. Prüfert[2], and T. Slawig[3]

[1]Technische Universität Berlin / SPP 1253
[2]Technische Universität Berlin / Matheon
[3]Excellence Cluster The Future Ocean, Algorithmic Optimal Control - Oceanic CO2-Uptake/SPP 1253

An optimal control problem (OCP) is studied to a PDE of elliptic type as well as state constraints. The resulting optimality system contains two PDEs, one algebraic equation and the so called complementary slackness conditions, i.e. dual products between function spaces. At this point, ... Read More

Gate Control of Single-Electron Spins in GaAs/AlGaAs Semiconductor Quantum Dot

S. Prabhakar and J. Raynolds
College of NanoScale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA

Non-charge-based logic is the notion that an electron can be trapped and its spin manipulated through application of gate voltages. Numerical simulations of Spin Single Electron Transistors (SSET) at University at Albany, aimed at practical development of post-CMOS concepts and devices ... Read More

Modeling the Thermal-Mechanical Behavior of Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults

E. Roland[1], M. Behn[2], and G. Hirth[3]
[1]MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Woods Hole, MA, USA
[2]Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA
[3]Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

To investigate the thermal-mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults, we calculate 3-D steady-state incompressible mantle flow and heat transport using COMSOL Multiphysics. Our model incorporates a nonlinear viscous rheology with a visco-plastic approximation to simulate ... Read More

High-Temperature Sodium/Metal Chloride Storage Battery

M. Vallance[1], and R. White[2]
[1]General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, USA
[2]Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

Sodium/metal chloride storage batteries, used in hybrid propulsion applications, provide high energy and power densities safely and reliably. To understand the dynamics of electrochemical cycling, a high-temperature sodium/ferrous chloride storage cell was modeled in two dimensions. The ... Read More

Modeling and Characterization of Superconducting MEMS for Microwave Applications in Radioastronomy

N. Al Cheikh[1], P. Xavier[1], J. Duchamp[1], and K. Schuster[2]
[1]Institute of Microelectronics, Electromagnetism and Photonics (IMEP-LAHC), Grenoble, France
[2]Institute of Millimetrics Radio Astronomy (IRAM), Grenoble, France

Superconducting GHz electronics circuits are frequently used in Radio Astronomy instrumentation. The features of these instrumentations can be significantly improved by using tuneable capacitances, which can be realized by electrically actuated, micromechanical bridges (MEMS) made of ... Read More