H. Cabrera, D. A. Zanin, L. G. De Pietro, A. Vindigni, U. Ramsperger, D. Pescia
Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
In our recent experiments we are revisiting the topografiner technology for the imaging of surface topography with a resolution of a few nanometers. In these new technique called Near-Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (NFESEM), low-energy electrons are emitted from a polycrystalline tungsten tip via electric-field assisted tunneling. In order to characterize and improve the ...
Modeling Dispersal of Genetic Information in Structured Agricultural Landscapes with Partial Differential Equations
K. Lipsius, and O. Richter
Institute of Geoecology, TU Braunschweig, Germany
We present a model for plant dispersal in agricultural landscapes to evaluate the gene dispersal from genetically modified (GM) plants. Dispersal from seed and pollen is modeled with partial differential equations. In scenarios, we investigated the effect of roadside application of non-selective herbicides on dispersal of herbicide tolerant oilseed rape (HT OSR). We showed that OSR growing on ...
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Strip-Fin Microchannel Heatsink: Integrating COMSOL Multiphysics with modeFRONTIER
A. Clarich, R. Russo, and N. Fateh
Esteco North America, Miami, FL, USA
For this work the multi-objective design environment modeFRONTIER was integrated with COMSOL, bringing the advantages of multi-objective optimization to multiphysics simulations. Practically any commercial analysis tool (such as COMSOL) or in-house code can be integrated within modeFRONTIER’s framework. In the case of the direct approach, modeFRONTIER determines the configurations to be ...
P. Piskur, W. Tarnowski, and K. Just
Koszalin Technical University, Koszalin, Poland
In this paper a poly-optimization of the design of the electromechanical actuator is presented. The shape of the actuator is defined by the decision variables. The number of decision variables under consideration is up to ten but in the next step while the multi-coils system will be analyzed the number of decision variables will increase up to hundred, so the genetic algorithm has been used. The ...
T.C. Zhu, and X. Liang
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Singlet oxygen (1O2) is the major cytotoxic agent in photodynamic therapy (PDT). The reaction between 1O2 and tumor cells defines the treatment efficacy. Based on a previously developed model that incorporates the diffusion equation for the light transport in tissue and the macroscopic kinetic equations for the generation of the singlet oxygen, the distance-dependent reacted 1O2 is numerically ...
P. Hainke, D. Kappe, A. Hütten
Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
As the importance of nanoparticles is growing more and more, controlling and understanding the properties of nanoparticles became a focus of research. In this field Meyer at al.  are researching the GMR effect in granular gels to develop magnetoresistive sensors. The GMR in granular gels is simulated to investigate the physical processes in those systems. As soon as the models coincide with ...
Optimization of Bending-Type Ultrasonic Transducers with Rotational Symmetry Using COMSOL Multiphysics®
M. Jungwirth and M. Rabl
Wels School of Engineering, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Wels, Austria
Ultrasonic sensors are commonly used for a wide variety of non-contact presence, proximity or distance measuring applications in industry, especially the automotive branch. This paper shows how the radiation properties of bending-type ultrasonic transducers with rotational symmetry depend on shape, dimensions and material parameters. In order to determine their dependencies, the behavior of such ...
A. Daneryd, D. Ericsson
ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden
COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden
For certain classes of scientific and technical computations the cloud may offer easily accessible, scalable, and affordable gigantic computing power. A power that for these classes may lead to a step change in model and analysis complexity compared to what is feasible with dedicated clusters and similar networked solutions. Acoustics with or without interaction with coupled physics fields ...
Equation-Based Modelling: True Large Strain, Large Displacement and Anand's Plasticity Model with COMSOL's Moving Mesh Application Mode
O. Toscanelli, V. Colla, and M. Vannucci
Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pontedera, PI, Italy
In this work the solution of the structural problem obtained by mean of the velocity approach is presented. More in detail the balance and constitutive equations are expressed in Eulerian form, the mesh is not material. The approach is general, is suitable both for material boundary or no-material boundary and for a generic material model. The Hooke's elastic model and the Anand's plasticity ...
X. Ma, M.B. de Rooij, and D.J. Schipper
Materials Innovation Institute, Enschede, The Netherlands
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
This paper describes the use of COMSOL Multiphysics® to determine the shear layer thickness in thin–section aluminum extrusion, based on the minimum work criterion. The studied two aluminum alloys are AA 6063 and AA 7020. The results show that a continuous shear layer featuring shear localization due to localized thermal softening is not possible to form under typical thin&ndash ...