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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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Modelling and Loss Analysis of Meso-Structured Perovskite Solar Cells

Xue Hansong [1],
[1] National University of Singapore, Singapore

Recently, the pursuit of organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells has been significantly advanced because of the promising high-efficiency potential of the perovskite materials. Based on the structure of dye sensitized solar cells, Miyasaka et al. in 2009 firstly incorporated a ... Read More

Thermal and Hydraulic Modeling of Road Tunnel Joints

C. H. Klotoé [1], F. Duhaime [1], L. Guizani [1],
[1] Département de Génie de la Construction, École de technologie supérieure, Montréal, QC, Canada

This paper focuses on the use of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to develop a 2D numerical model of expansion joints for road tunnels. The model was developed using the coefficient form PDEs interface. The model includes water and energy conservation equations. It takes into account ... 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


袁婷联 [1], 王伟 [1],
[1] 南京大学 化学化工学院

激光加热金属的热传导行为是传热应用的重要研究内容。镀有薄层金(~50 nm)的玻璃片作为表面等离子共振显微成像的传感芯片,能够用于绘制镀金玻片在汇聚激光加热下,由于温度升高而引起的金膜/水界面的折射率异相分布图像。为了研究金膜表面微小区域内的温度变化在三维空间中的分布,以及随时间的热扩散规律,我们利用传热(heat transfer)模块中的固体传热物理场建立了玻璃/金/水模型,模拟了镀金玻片表面经红外共聚焦激光加热过程中三相介质间的热扩散场分布,并与实验结果比较。其中,将玻璃和水两个域之间的界面设定为金薄膜,在物理场中采用薄层(thin layer ... Read More


李航 [1], 刘朝玥 [1], 赖少波 [1],
[1] 厦门大学化学化工学院

NMC523电池因为其较高的容量,已经逐渐应用于动力电池行列,但是锂离子电池在使用过程中的不合理容易引发热失控事故。这项模拟工作是来验证探讨NMC523电池针刺热失控中的机理。模拟过程中用到COMSOL化学反应工程模块、全局常微分方程模块。通过模拟,能够看到针刺过程中电池电压变化以及跟随的温度变化。这项模拟工作参考了部分主流杂志的模拟思路,也融合了自己的理解从而进行建模计算。此次模拟能够为电池针刺热失控机理探究提供思路,也能够为正确使用锂离子电池提供建议。 Read More

Janus 颗粒自驱运动的数值模拟

崔海航 [1], 王雷磊 [1], 谭晓君 [1],
[1] 西安建筑科技大学,西安,陕西,中国

Janus 颗粒是由物理或化学性质不同的两部分所构成的颗粒的总称。由于其结构的特殊性以及自驱动特性使其在MEMS、药物传输等领域有着潜在的应用价值。本文基于COMSOL Mutiphysics® 4.3a 多物理场耦合模拟平台对不同形状的 Pt-SiO2 型 Janus 颗粒的在不同浓度 H2O2 溶液中的自扩散泳动进行了数值模拟,并进一步研究模拟了球形 Janus 颗粒的近壁面运动。 Read More

Detection of Magnetic Particles by Magnetoresistive Sensors

A. Weddemann[1], A. Auge[1], F. Wittbracht[1], C. Albon[1], and A. Hütten[1]
[1]Department of Physics, Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

In this work, we demonstrate the implementation of the micromagnetic equations for the description of ferromagnetic thin films in COMSOL Multiphysics®. We apply our model to magnetoresistive sensors consisting of several soft ferromagnetic layers and their response to magnetic particles. ... Read More

Towards a Finite Element Calculation of Acoustical Amplitudes in HID Lamps

B. Baumann[1], M. Wolff[1], J. Hirsch[2], P. Antonis[2], S. Bhosle[3], and R. Valdivia Barrientos[4]
[1]Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
[2]Philips Lighting, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
[3]LAPLACE, Université de Toulouse and CNRS, Toulouse, France
[4]National Institute of Nuclear Research, Salazar, Ocoyoacac, Mexico

High intensity discharge lamps can experience flickering and even destruction, when operated at high frequency alternating current. The cause of these problems has been identified as acoustic resonances inside the lamp’s are tube. Here, a finite element approach for the calculation ... Read More

Negative Ion Beams and Secondary Beams

M. Cavenago[1], P. Veltri[2], E. Gazza[2], G. Serianni[2], and P. Agostinetti[2]
[1]INFN-LNL, Legnaro, Padova, Italy
[2]Consorzio RFX, Padova, Italy

The development of powerful negative ion sources requires precise and versatile simulation tools to predict the emittance of the extracted ion beams and the heat load on the electrodes. A first tool is a determination of the plasma beam interface which is accomplished by a set of macro ... Read More

Finite Element Modeling of Ultrasonic Transducers for Polymer Characterization

S. De Paolis[1], F. Lionetto[1], and A. Maffezzoli[1]

[1]Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Finite element analysis has been used to model the ultrasonic wave propagation both in a custom made transducer and in the tested polymer sample. The model consists of acoustic (passive elements) and electroacoustic (active elements) transmission lines. The simulation of the acoustic ... Read More