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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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Temperature and Acceleration Sensitivities of a Dual Cavity Fabry-Perot Interferometer new

[1]R. K. Banyal
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India[1]

The numerical study of temperature and acceleration sensitivities of a dual cavity Fabry-Perot (FP) interferometer is carried out using finite element method. The optical cavities are formed by machining two side-by-side circular bore of 12 mm each on a monolithic block of low expansion ... Read More

Analysis of Flow in a Microfluidic Device: Pressure Drop, RTD and Mixing

A. Kulkarni[1]
[1]NCL, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Continuous flow reactors are recently being used for lab scale synthesis as well as pilot scale manufacturing of high value low volume chemicals. Here we present our work on a new configuration of flow reactor that includes several 1800 bends and yet a varying radius of curvature thereby ... Read More

Simulation of a Thermoelectric Spiral Structure

A. Arevalo [1], J. P. Rojas [1], D. Conchouso [1], M. M. Hussain [1], I. G. Foulds [2]
[1] Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
[2] The University of British Columbia, School of Engineering, Okanagan Campus, Canada

Energy efficiency and harvest, speed and performance, flexibility and portability are key elements for innovation in the current consumer electronics markets. Thermoelectric Generators can convert energy from heat gradients into electricity. Every source of heat from an electronics ... Read More

Solution of Poroelastic Equations with Different Base Variables Using Equation-based Modeling

M. H. Akanda [1], Y. Cao [1], A. J. Meir [1],
[1] Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

Poroelasticity equations describe the interaction between fluid flow and solids deformation within a porous medium. Modeling of poroelasticity is coupling between elastic deformation of porous materials and Darcy’s law. Poroelasticity has numerous real world applications such as in ... Read More

Studies of Arc Volcanism and Mantle Behavior in Subduction Zones

C. Lee [1]
[1] Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chonnam National University, South Korea

Injection of 3-D hot plume blob develops localized and short-term increases in slab surface temperatures, consistent with the Abukuma adakite, Northeast Japan. 3-D mantle flow develops trough of the lowered slab surface temperatures implying along lowered slab surface temperatures, ... Read More

Model of Natural Convection above Horizontal and Inclined Plates

I. Khan [1], V. Tsitsopoulos [2], J. Dold [3],
[1] University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
[2] AMEC, London, United Kingdom
[3] University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

The boundary layer flow above an isothermal flat plate inclined at a small angle to the horizontal is analyzed. Inclination effects are initially investigated as a perturbation to the horizontal flow by obtaining a fourth order series solutions valid near the leading edge of the plate ... Read More

A Numerical Heat Transfer Analysis on an Implantable Phase-Change Actuated Peristaltic Micropump

F. Forouzandeh [1], D. A. Borkholder [1],
[1] Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

Advances in protective and restorative biotherapies have created new opportunities to address vestibular disorders, deafness, and noise induced-, sensorineural-, and age-related hearing loss. Controllable and implantable drug delivery micropumps are essential for therapy development in ... Read More

Boundary Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian and Deformable Boundary Perturbation Method

J. Rivero-Rodriguez [1], B. Scheid [1],
[1] Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Partial differential equations on unknown domains is a mathematical problem that arises in many applications. Several examples can be easily found in the dynamics of free surfaces in fluid dynamics or in fluid-structure interactions. In many situations, large deformations are encountered ... Read More

Investigation of Natural Convective Air Flow Field through Comb Channels

R. Umhack, M. Rainer, M. Tamerle, and G. Hillmer
Process-, Environmental- and Bio- technology, MCI - University of Applied Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria

A new type of radiator with a package of combs, to gain a larger area for heat exchange, instead of trapezoidal convector plates, is investigated. The main aim is to find the optimal comb diameter. To solve this problem, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) with COMSOL Multiphysics is ... Read More

Modeling the Behavior of Single Particle during Drying Process

S. Bellur, B. Agasanpura, and C. Coronella
Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA

The aim of the present work is the formulation of a computational model describing transport phenomena in transient biosolids drying. COMSOL Multiphysics was used to perform the simulations, with two spatial dimensions. After a time step of 0.1 s, we found that the solid reached thermal ... Read More