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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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3D Acoustic-Structure Interaction of Ultrasound in Fluids for the Manufacture of Graded Materials

J. Holt [1], C. Torres-Sanchez [1], P. Conway [1], M. G. Garcia-Romero [1],
[1] The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK

Functionally graded materials (FGM) are those that contain chemical, phase or structural gradients. Whilst the design of functionally graded structures is well researched in areas such as shape optimisation and topology optimization, their manufacture is still in development. One ... Read More

Diffusion and Reaction in Fe-Based Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Using Micro Kinetic Rate Expressions new

A. Nanduri[1], P. L. Mills[1]
[1]Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) is a highly exothermic polymerization reaction of syngas (CO+H2) in the presence of Fe/Co/Ru-based catalysts to produce a wide range of paraffins, olefins and oxygenates, often known as syncrude. Multi-Tubular Fixed Bed Reactors (MTFBR) and Slurry Bubble ... Read More

Deformation of Stamp Features with Slanted Walls During Microcontact Printing new

F. E. Hizir[1], H. M. Al-Qahtani[1, 2], D. E. Hardt[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
[2]King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Microcontact printing is a method for depositing patterns of thin films or molecular monolayers on surfaces using a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) stamp for selective mechanical contact (Figure 1). Undesired deformation of the stamp features during printing affects printed pattern quality. ... Read More

Simulation and Validation of Pan Evaporation Rates Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

L. J. Matel [1]
[1] Green Streets Infrastructure LLC, Seattle, WA, USA

The four foot diameter class A evaporation pan is used by the scientific community as the standard for determining evaporation rates for a number of purposes. The COMSOL Multiphysics® software provides the necessary tools to adequately develop synthetic estimates of evaporation values ... Read More

Transformation Optics Simulation Method for Stimulated Brillouin Scattering

R. Zecca [1], P. T. Bowen [1], D. R. Smith [1], S. Larouche [1],
[1] Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is a nonlinear phenomenon coupling optical and elastic waves. Traditionally regarded as an undesirable side-effect, it has garnered renewed interest as a platform for investigating slow light, nonreciprocity, and for designing high-performance chip ... Read More

Development of a Micro Ultrasonic Transducer new

F. F. Dall'Agnol[1], A. C. F. de Mattos[1]
[1]Center for Information Technology Renato Archer (CTI), Campinas, SP, Brazil

We simulate a Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer (CMUT) using COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The CMUT is an electromechanical system, therefore, we couple the physics of electrical and structural mechanics to describe its dynamics. We obtain the distributions of the electric ... Read More

Finite Element Analysis of Transient Ballistic-Diffusive Heat Transfer in Two-Dimensional Structures new

S. Hamian[1], T. Yamada[2], M. Faghri[3], K. Park[1]
[1]University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
[2]Lund University, Lund, Sweden
[3]University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA

For the last two centuries, the conventional Fourier heat conduction equation has been used for modeling a diffusive nature of macroscale heat conduction by considering the energy conservation and Fourier's linear approximation of heat flux. However, it cannot accurately predict heat ... Read More

Modeling Conventional Swing of a Cricket Ball

R. Latchman [1], A. Pooransingh [1],
[1] University of the West Indies - St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Conventional swing is one phenomenon which a bowler uses to gain an advantage over the batsman. This study involved simulating conventional swing in the CFD Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® software and comparing the simulated results with experimental results of previous researchers. The ... Read More

Simulation of Slag/Gas and Slag/Iron Interface Tilting in Blast Furnace Hearth During Slag Tapping

Y. Kaymak [1], T. Hauck [1], R. Lin [2] , H. Rausch [2]
[1] VDEh Betriebsforschungsinstitute GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
[2] AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, Dillingen, Germany

The blast furnace hearth drainage constitutes a major part of the blast furnace operation. Especially, keeping track of the iron and slag levels is crucial to adapt the tapping strategy. The operational target is usually not only to empty the blast furnace as far as possible but also to ... Read More

COMSOL® Modeling and Tensile Loading of Aluminum Material Test Samples

J. L. Palladino [1],
[1] Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA

Material test samples are commonly subjected to tensile testing, with an extensometer used to measure changes in length of the material to determine strain. Lacking an extensometer, strain gages were used to measure longitudinal and transverse strain, with the location and magnitudes of ... Read More