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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Finite Element Analysis of Induced Electroosmotic Flow in Brain Tissue and Application to ex vivo Determination of Enzyme Activity

Y. Ou[1], A. Rupert[1], M. Sandberg[2], S. Weber[1]
[1]University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
[2]University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Ectopeptidases are commonly accepted to be a means of clearing active peptides. However, studies have shown that they can also regulate peptide activity. We have developed a technique of electrokinetic push-pull perfusion (Ek-PPP, Figure 1) to examine this largely unexplored mechanism of ... Read More

Transient RF Heating of a Conductive Implant: Coupled Electromagnetic/Thermal Simulation and Experimental Validation

A. Leewood[1], D. Gross[1], J. Crompton[2], S. Yushanov[2], O. Simonetti[3], Y. Ding[3]
[1] MED Institute Inc., West Lafayette, IN, USA
[2] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
[3] Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

The purpose of this work was to establish a reliable radio frequency (RF) heating simulation which directly provides transient temperatures for medical devices with high geometric fidelity. These temporal results of localized temperatures can be used to determine conditions for safety of ... Read More

COMSOL Multiphysics: Innovative Design and Engineering

S. Wang[1]
[1]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kun Shan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan

Multiphysics simulation has been used extensively in our research for fluid flow and heat transfer applications. Our projects include: simulation of fluid dynamics in an active liquid heat sink for CPU cooling, impeller design for a pipe flow generator with computational fluid dynamics ... Read More

Advancements in Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor Separations Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

J. Knox[1], R. Coker[1], R. Cummings[1], C. Gomez[1], G. Schunk[1]
[1]NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

Some NASA efforts are focused on improving current systems that utilize fixed beds of sorbent pellets by evaluating structured sorbents, seeking more robust pelletized sorbents, and examining alternate bed configurations to improve system efficiency and reliability. For the bulk ... Read More

Marine Vibrator Bubble Source Simulation and Testing

A. K. Morozov [1],
[1] Teledyne Marine Systems, North Falmouth, MA, USA

Marine Vibrators are a coherent type of sound source, which can be quieter and less harmful for marine habitants than traditional air-gun technology. Such source gives clearer, more precise and higher resolution imaging of the bottom properties due to the coherent signal and streamer ... Read More

Prospects of Multiphysics Simulations to Steer the Development of High Brightness LED Technologies

T. Lopez [1], O. Shchekin [1],
[1] Lumileds, Eindhoven, Netherlands

The versatility of COMSOL Multiphysics® software has positioned it at competitive levels against other considered industrial-standard engineering software tools. This contribution is directed towards emphasizing the need of further developing the basic concepts of this versatile tool in ... Read More

The Effect of Induced Electron Diffusion on the Optical Properties of Plasmonic Nanostructures

Changyin Ji [1], Qingfan Shi [1], Yongyou Zhang [1], Ning Zheng [1], Liangsheng Li [2]
[1] Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Physics, Beijing, China
[2] Science and Technology on Electromagnetic Scattering Laboratory, Beijing,China

Recently, the researchers usually use the hydrodynamic Drude model (HDM) to investigate the nonlocal optical response of metallic nanostructure. The advantage of the HDM is easy to implement numerical calculation for larger and more complex-shaped nanoplasmonic structures. For the HDM, ... Read More

Controlling the Deposition Regime in Close-Proximity Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition with COMSOL®

C. Masse de la Huerta [1], V. Nguyen [1], J.-M. Dedulle [1], D. Bellet [1], C. Jiménez [1], D. Muñoz-Rojas [1],
[1] Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP , LMGP, Grenoble, France

Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) is a novel technique that allows the deposition of thin films at a considerably shorter time than the conventional Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) techniques while retaining its unique assets, i.e. high-quality films at low temperature, precise ... Read More

Integrating Geological Structures into 3D Numerical Groundwater Flow Models

S. Scheidler [1], B. Anders [1], H. Dresmann [1], P. Huggenberger [1],
[1] University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences, Applied and Environmental Geology (AUG), Basel, Switzerland

The 3D knowledge of complex geological systems and their integration into hydrogeological models is a prerequisite to study the dynamics of hydraulic processes at different scales. However, the integration of constructed 3D geological models (GOCAD©) into numerical groundwater flow ... Read More

Investigation of the Flow Characteristics of an Aerosol Mixing Facility

S. Horender [1], K. Auderset [1], K. Vasilatou [1],
[1] METAS, Bern, Switzerland

The measurement and regulation of particulate matter to improve outside air quality advanced a lot over the last decades. This also made it necessary to develop primary standards for calibrating these measurement systems and in future the composition of relevant aerosols will be taken ... Read More