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.

An Advanced Finite Element Reliability Tool for Stray Current Corrosion Assessments

W. H. A. Peelen, and W. M. G. Courage
TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft, The Netherlands

This paper describes a model which simulates a stray current interface of underground steel structures through a traction power system, which causes accelerated corrosion.First preliminary calculations show that uncertainty in the soil resistivity and the train power consumption contribute most in the uncertainty in the maximum interference current density

Finite Element Approach for 2D Micromagnetic Systems

H. Szambolics1, L. Buda-Prejbeanu2, J. C. Toussaint1,2, and O. Fruchart1
1Institut Néel, CNRS-INPG-UJF, Grenoble, France
2Laboratoire SPINTEC, CEA-CNRS-INPG-UJF, Grenoble, France

The imbalance between the four fundamental magnetic interactions (the magneto-crystalline anisotropy, the exchange and magnetostatic interactions, and the Zeeman coupling) is responsible for a very large diversity of magneticbehaviors that researchers try to explore anduse for technical applications (data storage,sensors, memories, medical imaging …).In this work, a finite element formalism ...

A Modeling Study of Electrical Characteristics of Anisotropic Conductive Film Adhesives

R. Divigalpitiya
3M Canada Company, London, ON, Canada

Finite element analysis provides new insights into the electrical behavior of conducting adhesives. We show that at a contact between a spherical conducting particle and a flat conducting substrate the current distribution is non-uniform: the current is concentrated at the periphery of the contact. In practice, the current concentration has important implications. We further shed light on what ...

Optimization of Skin Impedance Sensor Design with Finite Element Simulations

F. Dewarrat, L. Falco, A. Caduff, and M. Talary
Solianis Monitoring AG, Zürich, Switzerland

Impedance spectroscopy is a measurement technique that has been investigated in a wide variety of medical applications. An example is the measurement of the dielectric properties of the skin and underlying tissue using sensors placed in contact with human skin with capacitive fringing field electrodes. The aim of this work is to use finite element methods for optimizing the sensor design to ...

Computational study of Solidification and Melting of Alloys

Shuang-Shii Lian
National Taiwan University

This paper is written in Chinese. --------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography: Since 1991, Prof. Shuang-Shii Lian has been with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University. He earned a PhD degree in Metallurgy at Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Metallurgie, Germany in 1981. He is using COMSOL Multiphysics since 2002 ...

3D Semiconductor Radiation Detectors for Medical Imaging

M. Ruat, E. Gros d'Aillon, J. Tabary, and L. Verger
LETI-CEA Recherche technologique, MINATEC, Grenoble, France

CdTe and GaAs 3D semiconductor radiation detectors for medical imaging have been simulated. This was done through coupling Monte-Carlo simulations of interacting of X- and γ-rays with matter (using PENELOPE) while computating the applied potential, weighting field, free charge carriers transport and electrodes Charge Induction Efficiency (CIE) with COMSOL Multiphysics. Since the continuity ...

Quasi-static Analysis on the Effect of Metal Penetrating Depth into the Substrate in Microstriplines

S. Musa, and M. Sadiku
Prairie View A&M University Networking Academy (PVNA), Prairie View, TX, USA

The effect of metallization thickness on planar transmission lines plays an essential role in microwave integrated circuits and thin film technology, especially in the propagation characterization and the electric field distribution in the structures. The objective of this paper is to consider the planar transmission lines with finite thickness not penetrating and penetrating into isotropic ...

Modeling Ion Motion in a Miniaturized Ion Mobility Spectrometer

S. Barth, and S. Zimmermann
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck, Germany

Ion mobility spectrometry provides fast detection of very low concentrations of chemical substances. Simple instrumentation combined with high sensitivity and high selectivity are the advantages of this technique. One well established field of application is the detection of hazardous compounds in air, such as chemical warfare agents, explosives and pollutants. A numerical model based on finite ...

Analysis of Multiconductor Quasi-TEM Transmission Lines and Multimode Waveguides

S.M. Musa[1], M.N.O. Sadiku[1], and O.D. Momoh[2]
[1]Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA
[2]Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

This paper presents an analysis approach of multicondcutor quasi-TEM lines transmission interconnect in a single dielectric region and multimode waveguides using the finite element method (FEM). FEM is especially suitable and effective for the computation of electromagnetic fields in strongly inhomogeneous media. We illustrate that FEM is suitable and effective as other methods for modeling of ...

High Field Magnetic Diffusion into Nonlinear Ferrimagnetic Materials

J-W. Braxton Bragg[1], J. Dickens[1], A. Neuber[1], and K. Long[2]
[1]Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
[2]Dept. of Mathematics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Ferrimagnetic based, coaxial nonlinear transmission lines (NLTLs) provide a means to generate sub-nanosecond risetime pulses (from nano-second input pulses) or megawatt level high power microwave oscillations, depending on the geometry, material, and external bias fields. This investigation uses the commercially available, finite element solver COMSOL to provide insight into pulse behavior. ...

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