Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

From Numerical to Experimental Study of Microsystems for Dielectrophoresis on Bioparticles

P. Pham, I. Texier, and F. Perraut
CEA-LETI, Direction de la Recherche Technologique, Grenoble

This paper summarizes the numerical contribution to a project for the detection of bioparticles present in a small volume of a liquid sample. Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is used to enhance their transport toward the surface of a detector. The mathematical model is composed of the electrokinetics equation for the DEP force-field calculation, and the advection-diffusion equation for the particle ...

Numerical Simulations of Thixotropic Fluids

P. Dantan[1], and M. Faye[2]
[1] Université Paris7 Denis Diderot
[2] Université Paris11

In this paper, we introduce a kinetic equation coupled with the Navier-Stokes equations in COMSOL Multiphysics in order to simulate internal structural changes of a flowing complex fluid. Two physical applications are considered, the starting of blood flow in a stenosis and a simulation of a laboratory rheometric set-up. Results show good agreement with the experiments' well known ...

Catalytic Reactions under Non-steadystate Conditions

S. Pietrzyk, F. Dhainaut, A. Khodakov, and P. Granger
Université de Lille

In this paper, we present the modeling of catalytic reactions under non-steadystate conditions. Particularly, we study the Fisher-Tropsch reaction in a pulse reactor.

Finite Element Approach for Micromagnetic Systems

H. Szambolics[1], L. Buda-Prejbeanu[2], J.C. Toussaint[1,2], and O. Fruchart[1]
[1] Laboratoire Louis Néel, Grenoble
[2] Laboratoire SPINTEC, Grenoble

In this paper we propose a finite element model (FEM), to solve the micro-magnetic equations. Two bi-dimensional test problems are treated to estimate the validity and the accuracy of this approach.

Prediction of the Transmitted Light Through a Nano-Aperture of SNOM Probes

G. Louarn, S. Taleb, and S. Cuenot
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes

The knowledge of the light propagation through a nanometer-size aperture is crucial for Scanning Optical Near Field Microscopy (SNOM). In this work, we address a numerical study of the transmitted electric field through a SNOM probe. The influence of the wavelength is also studied. Our results show that the logarithmic power decreases linearly as a function of the aperture size, and the ...

Using COMSOL for Studying the Occurrence of a Constant-shaped Concentration Front in the Retention of Gaseous Pollutants by Adsorption Columns

A. Joly[1], V. Volpert[1], and A. Perrard[2]
[1] Université de Lyon
[2] Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, Lyon

Various models, based on mass transfer and different isothermal adsorption equilibrium laws, are developed using COMSOL Multiphysics. These isotherms are representative of the adsorption of various pollutant-adsorbent systems frequently found in decontamination processes. Consequences on breakthrough curves are examined and possible applications to decontamination processes are discussed.

Compressional Waves Generation in Droplets of Water Deposited on a Quartz Crystal

G. Couturier, R. Boisgard, C. Jai, and J.P. Aimé
Université Bordeaux

In this paper, we investigate the compressional wave generation in droplets and use different techniques to correlate the compressional wave generation to the shape of the droplets. Results show a good correlation between eigenmodes predicted by the theory and those experimentally observed.

MOCVD Research Reactor Simulation

H. Rouch
INOPRO, Villard de Lans

In this paper, we describe the methodology of modeling Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition. As a special case study we investigate the Ag deposit.

Transport in Highly Heterogeneous Porous Media

G. Debenest, and M. Quintard
Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse

Flows in highly heterogeneous media are found in many practical fields, such as hydrology, petroleum engineering, and chemical engineering. The case of two-region heterogeneous media (fractured media, catalytic beds, etc.) plays a fundamental role. The different questions associated to this specific case are illustrated in this paper for two different kinds of transport: (i) flow of a slightly ...

Heat and Mass Transfer Investigation in Fabrics

S. Quiniou[1], F. Lesage [1], V. Ventenat[2], and M.A. Latifi[1]
[1] Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, Nancy
[2] Centre de recherche Décathlon, Villeneuve d’Ascq

In this paper, an investigation of heat and mass transfer in fabrics used in the manufacture of comfortable sportswear is presented. It is based on a model which is described by partial differential equations representing the mass balance of free and adsorbed water and vapour and the heat balance in the fabric. The model involves several unknown physical and transfer parameters. Two ...

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