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.

Mathematical modeling of nanomaterials

Strauss, D.J., Trenado, C.
Institute of New Materials, Saarbrücken

Mathematical modeling at the Institute of New Materials has played a crucial role in supporting the manufacturing and design of new technologies of nanomaterials, whose applications range from transportation, electronics and optics engineering to environmental sciences. In this paper, we focus our attention to two mathematical models together with their corresponding FEMLAB simulations: The ...

Finite Element Models for the Solution of Underwater Acoustics Problems

Zampolli, M., Tesei, A., Jensen, F.B.
NATO Undersea Research Centre, 19138 La Spezia, Italy

Acoustic waves are used in SONAR systems for the detection and classification of objects which may be swimming in the water column, proud on the seafloor, or buried below the sediment. In some applications, such as low frequency detection and classification of structurally complex objects immersed in a fluid, signal processing techniques must be aided by a-priori model based knowledge of the ...

Confinement Loss Computations in Photonic Crystal Fibres using a Novel Perfectly Matched Layer Design

Viale, P., Février, S., Gérôme, F., Vilard, H.
IRCOM, CNRS UMR 6615, Limoges, France

To modelize infinite photonic crystal fibre (PCF) with 2D-finite-geometry mode solver, it is necessary to use a perfectly matched layer (PML). We have performed a new type of PML design to simulate propagation in PCFs. The results obtained with index-guiding PCFs are in very good agreement with previous theoretical published results. Our PML is quickly optimized. The link between MATLAB and ...

Modeling the Thermo-mechanical Behavior of a “V”-shaped Composite Buckle-beam Thermal Actuator

Kushkiev I., Jupina, M.A.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

In this paper, we validate a numerical model of a “V”-shaped buckle-beam electro-thermal actuator through FEMLAB simulation. The motivation here is similar to that of the simulation of purely electronic VLSI circuits: before manufacturing a prototype, one wishes to virtually build the device and predict its behavior. FEMLAB allowed us to study the effect of temperature dependant ...

Finite Element Analysis of Fluid and Solute Transport in Hemodiafiltration Membranes

Steven Conrad
Computational Dynamics Laboratory
Louisiana State University
LA, USA

Fluid and solute transport in hemodiafilter hollow fibers occurs through a non-trivial interaction of convection and diffusion, modulated by a number of factors that include the non-Newtonian behavior of blood, the density and viscosity dependence of blood on the local hematocrit and protein concentration, the Fahraeus-Lindquist effect on hematocrit, the osmotic effects of protein and partially ...

FEM Characterization of Terahertz Wave on Metal Wire Waveguides

Deibel, J.A., Wang, K., Escarra, M.D., Mittleman, D.M.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

The terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum (100 GHz to 10 THz) remained relatively unexplored until developments in ultrafast laser technology provided techniques for the generation and detection of THz radiation. Recently, simple metal wires were found to be effective terahertz waveguides that exhibited very low loss and dispersion. The THz radiation propagates along the surface ...

Double Gate MOSFET modeling

Gidon, S.
CEA Grenoble Leti

We use the MOS transistor model from COMSOL as a template to do our own model of double gate MOSFET. At the present time, it seems that double gate devices- going to non-planar transistor architectures- could be a solution for sub-32nm nodes. In addition, new design flexibility is allowed when gates are not interconnected. However, appropriate models must be developed. In our investigation, we ...

Electromagnetics at Optical and Microwave Frequencies using COMSOL Multiphysics

Howie Stuart
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Whippany, USA

The flexibility of COMSOL Multiphysics enables a variety of computational approaches to be applied towards solving electromagnetic problems across the whole spectrum. I will describe techniques for studying resonant electromagnetic interactions in a range of structures, including materials with negative electric permittivity (metals at optical frequencies), and small microwave resonators and ...

A computational fluid dynamics model of a 20Kg induction stirred laboratory scaled ladle

Pal, M., Eriksson, R., Jönsson, P.
MSE, KTH-Stockholm

In this paper a computational fluid dynamics model of a 20 Kg laboratory scaled induction ladle is presented. This particular laboratory furnace can be equipped with an electromagnetic stirrer, which can be used to agitate the steel melt. The CFD model so developed will make it feasible to have information about the fluid flow in this particular laboratory furnace. The objective of this paper ...

Electric Field Distribution in Biological Tissues for Various Electrode Configurations - A FEMLAB Study

Mitchell, W., Sundararajan, R.
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ

Electroporation or Electropermeabilization (EP) is a non-viral physical process of inducing and/or increasing permeability of biological membranes by the application of high intensity and short duration electrical pulses. The resulting high field strength in the membrane can lead to the formation of regions of increased permeability, often called pores that allow transmembrane transport of ...

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