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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Improving Heating Uniformity of Dried Fruit in RF Treatments for Pest Control: Model Development and Validation new

B. Alfaifi[1], J. Tang[2], Y. Jiao[2], S. Wang[3], B. Rasco[2], S. Jiao[2], S. Sablani[2]
[1]King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
[2]Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
[3]Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

Non-uniform heating is one of the most important challenges during the development of radio frequency (RF) heat treatments for pest control. A computer simulation model using finite element–based COMSOL Multiphysics® software was developed to investigate the heating uniformity of raisins ... Read More

Study of Supercritical Coal Fired Power Plant Dynamic Responses for Grid Code Compliance new

A. Gil-Garcia[1], I. Kings[1], B. Al-Duri[1]
[1]University of Birmingham, School of Chemical Engineering, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

In clean coal technologies, improving energy conversion efficiency is one of the most important directions. Compared to traditional subcritical power plants, pressure-increased supercritical power plants improve the plant energy efficiency from 35% up to 45%. This work presents a study ... Read More

Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Gas Stream in a Plasma Torch Reactor new

C. Soares[1], N. Padoin[1], F. A. Cassini[1], M. Sanchez[2]
[1]Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
[2]University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

Plasma technology has potential applications in a wide range of areas, such as microwave reflectors/absorbers, material processing, sterilization and chemical neutralization. The knowledge about the fluid behavior in such systems has a central role, since the stability of the flow in the ... Read More

Numerical Analysis on Plasmonic Nano-Cucumber Achieving Large EFs and Wide Tuneability of the Peak

A. Zare [1], E. Cutler [1], H. Cho [1],
[1] Center for Biomedical Engineering & Science, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA

INTRODUCTION: Researchers in the biomedical field have recently become interested in the potential applications of plasomics. Surface plasmon resonance based on optical properties of metallic nanostructures can be used for detection of special biological targets. Gold nanostructures with ... Read More

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

Advancing Regulatory Science through Integrative Engineering with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software Modeling

G. Zhang [1]
[1] Department of Bioengineering, Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faces significant challenges in its regulatory approval processes due to a lack of relevant science, and many practices are limited by laws enacted in the previous century [1]. Therefore, in recent years, the FDA has identified the need for ... Read More

CFD Investigation of a Photocatalytic Multi-Tube Reactor for Indoor Air Purification

J. van Walsem [1], J. Roegiers [1], S. Lenaerts [1], S. Denys [1],
[1] Department of Bioscience Engineering, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

In industrial countries, people spend most of their time indoors. Stringent heat-insulation measures in combination with deficient ventilation have a negative impact on indoor air quality [1]. Integration or retrofitting of a photocatalytic oxidation or PCO reactor into continuous flow ... Read More

Electrochemical Machining with Nonsymmetric Suction of Electrolyte Flow

M. Hashiguchi [1], D. Mi [1],
[1] Keisoku Engineering System Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

In electrochemical machining process, it is very important to control electrolyte flow field to remove contamination such as slug, or gas to be generated by the machining process as well as heat control for electrolyte, machining tool and work piece. To reduce the overcut of workpiece, ... Read More


周川冀越 [1], 王贵欣[1], 朱铧丞[2],
[1] 四川大学化学工程学院
[2] 四川大学电子信息学院

锂空电池中空气电极是阴极反应的重要场所,空气电极结构设计的好坏极大地影响了锂空气电池的能量效率、倍率性能和循环寿命。为了强化氧气在空气电极中的传递过程,本文对一种层级结构空气电极进行研究:由泡沫铝制成的氧气分布板承载排列有序的碳纳米管阵列,氧气在阵列管中有规律传输、排布、反应。经计算得模拟计算所需的阵列管规格为外径1200、1400、1600nm;管长35000、43000、49000nm。然后绘制出9组数据的空气电极层级结构三维图纸,导入 COMSOL Multiphysics 5.2a 中,运用多孔介质稀物质接口,定义材料后编译域和边界条件,完成网格划分后进行后处理 ... Read More


李志永 [1],
[1] 中科院力学所

钴基高温合金,因其优异的高温综合性能而被广泛应用于航空发动机制造等领域,激光增材制造是制造几何形状复杂的高温合金零件的有效途径。目前,高温合金增材制造中,缺陷与组织成分的控制是关键的技术瓶颈,而这两方面的问题都与熔池中的热质传输过程密切相关,因此我们将研究的方向着眼于揭示熔池流动背后复杂的物理现象。本研究基于 COMSOL 多物理场耦合,应用 ht、tpfmm、tcs 接口,提出了适用于高温合金多组分热质传输的数值模型,研究了温度梯度G以及凝固速率R对界面围观凝固组织的影响以及钴基合金中主要成分 Fe、C、Co、Cr 的传质特性以及成分分布 ... Read More