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.

S-parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Waveguide Structures with FEMLAB

Li, D., Nikolova, N.K.
Computational Electromagnetics Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

For the purpose of accurate and efficient design of a microwave structure, sophisticated optimization techniques are typically used. The optimization process can greatly benefit from the availability not only of the objective function, but also its gradient. Numerical electromagnetic solvers do not provide the gradient information, thus defaulting to the finite-difference approximation at the ...

Analysis of RF Characteristics of a Compound Semiconductor Device Integrated with a Wide-Band Antenna for THz Wireless Communications

A. Tashiro[1], M. Nakamura[1], M. Suhara[1]
[1]Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan

Use of the terahertz(THz) region, which is unexplored frequency band, is investigated and expected for the next-generation high-speed wireless communication. In this presentation, we propose a monolithic integrated device by using mesa-shaped compound semiconductor and a thin-metal broadband antenna which is capable in THz operation, and we analyze several characteristics of the device by using ...

Simulation of Realistically Shaped Nanoantennas Using COMSOL Multiphysics

C. Moosmann, G. Sigurdsson, K. Dopf, M. D. Wissert, H.-J. Eisler, and U. Lemmer
Light Technology Institute
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe, Germany

Nanoantennas – nanometer sized gold structures resonant at optical wavelengths have interesting properties for many applications. For numerical simulations of such structures simplified geometries are usually considered. However the fabricated shapes still differ significantly from perfect geometries and such structures are sensitive to geometrical changes. Here, we investigate how the ...

Going beyond Axisymmetry: 2.5D Vector Electromagnetics

Y.A. Urzhumov[1][,][2], N.I. Landy[1][,][2], C. Ciraci[2], D.R. Smith[1][,][2]
[1]Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
[2]Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Linear wave propagation through inhomogeneous structures of size R?? (Fig.1) is a computationally challenging problem, in particular when using finite element methods, due to the steep increase of the number of degrees of freedom as a function of R/?. Fortunately, when the geometry of the problem possesses symmetries, one may choose an appropriate basis in which the stiffness matrix of the ...

Analysis of Electromagnetic Propagation for Evaluating the Dimensions of a Large Lossy Medium

A. Pellegrini[1] and F. Costa[1]
[1]ALTRAN Italia, Pisa, Italy

In this paper the propagation of a plane wave in a large lossy medium is presented. The investigated geometry consists in a wedgeshaped lossy dielectric embedded in a lossy material with different electromagnetic properties. The aim of the study is to determine the feasibility of a radar technique for measuring the length of the dielectric wedge. In order to address this problem and to evaluate ...

Modeling of Drying of Cellular Ceramic Structures: Coupled Electromagnetic and Multiphase Porous Media Model

A. Dhall[1], G. Peng[2], G. Squier[2], M. Geremew[3], L. Bogaczyk[2], J. George[3], W.A. Wood[3], and A.K. Datta[1]
[1]Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
[2]Manufacturing Technology & Engineering, Corning Inc., Sullivan Park, Corning, New York, USA
[3]Corporate Research, Corning Inc., Sullivan Park, Corning, New York, USA

Cellular ceramic substrates are extensively used for pollution control systems in vehicles. The manufacturing process of them can involve microwave drying. In this study, we describe the development of a modeling framework for the microwave drying process of these substrates. The transport model is implemented in COMSOL 3.5a using 4 PDEs: 1) Convection-Conduction for temperature, 2) ...

Modeling Microwave Chiral Material Based On Crank Resonators Arrays Using COMSOL Multiphysics

J. Muñoz[1], G.J. Molina [1], M.M. Rojo[1]
[1]Dpto. Electromanetismo y Electrónica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Murcia, Campus Espinardo, Murcia, Spain

Electromagnetic metamaterials present exotic and unusual properties hardly to be found in nature with many potential applications. They are usually built by distributing small resonant structures in periodical lattices. If the structure has chiral symmetry, the medium is called chiral metamaterial. Here the electrodynamics behavior of a chiral structure with a huge electromagnetic activity at ...

A Study of Geometrical Shape of Central Plate in Electrostatic Actuation

K. M. V. Swamy[1], B. G. Sheeparamatti[1], G. R. Prakash [1]
[1]Department of Electronics and Communication, Basaveshwara Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India

This study is performed to know which central plate geometry is best suited for electrostatically actuated switch. The simulation is carried out in COMSOL Multiphysics, where user is free to model the geometry without depth knowledge about geometrical dependency of electrostatic. The study of the centrally suspended geometrical models such as circle, square and rectangle suspended by two short ...

Theoretical Study of Phase and Amplitude Characteristics of Microwave Coplanar Delay Line Containing Thin Ferroelectric Layer

V. Nikolaevtsev[1], S. Yankin[2], S. Suchkov[1], D. Suchkov[1], A. Litvinenko[1]
[1]Saratov State University, Saratov, Russian Federation
[2]Joint International Laboratory LICS/LEMAC, IEMN UMR CNRS 8520, EC Lille, France

We theoretically studied the microwave coplanar line of different geometry based on MgO substrate with a thin (30 nm) ferroelectric layer under the external electric field using the environment of 3D modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®, RF Module, Frequency Domain. Frequency dependence of delay line coefficient S21 was obtained. Sizes of the microstrip and the gap between the strip and the ground ...

Numerical Studies of a Confocal Resonator Pick-up with FEMLAB

Ekelöf, T., Ferrari, A., Johnson, M., Rydberg, A., Ziemann, V., Öjefors, E.
Department of Radiation Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Diagnostic devices aimed at measuring beam profiles in high intensity accelerators are often perturbed by microwave Fields generated by the beam itself upstream of the detection device, which propagate inside the vacuum pipe. These parasitic waveguide modes can significantly reduce the signal-to-noise ratio and thus the sensitivity of the beam monitor. This warrants investigation of detection ...

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