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.

Coupled Electro-thermal Field Simulations in HVDC-Cables

H. Ye, E. M. Boudoudou, E. Scholz, and M. Clemens
Chair of Electromagnetic Theory
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

For PE insulated cables both the temperature difference ?T and the electric field coefficient ? have a significant influence on the electric field distribution because PE has a nonlinear electric conductivity which is approximately a function of the temperature and the electric field strength. The coupled electric-thermal simulations are carried out for PE insulated HVDC-cables. The influence ...

Simulation of Deep Geothermal Heat Production

E. Holzbecher, P. Oberdorfer, F. Maier, and Y. Jin
Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Geothermal heat production from deep reservoirs (5000-7000 m) is currently examined, not only in Germany. Our reference set-up consists of two pipes within a single borehole: one for pumping. We examine a design, where a single borehole splits into two legs at a certain depth. The two legs are connected by highly permeable geological, natural or artificial strata in the deep subsurface. The ...

Modeling of a Switchable Permanent Magnet Magnetic Flux Actuator

I. Dirba, and J. Kleperis
Institute of Solid State Physics of University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

A simple magnetic circuit consisting of ferromagnetic core material, air gap, permanent magnets and current coils can be used to form magnetic actuators, motors etc. devices. In this work the current coils are not used to generate working magnetic field, but just to switch magnetic flux created by permanent magnets in necessary direction. Analytical and numerical (Finite Element Model, COMSOL) ...

Thermal Modelling of a Solar Water Collector Highly Building Integrated

F. Motte, and C. Cristofari
University of Corsica
Laboratory of Vignola
Ajaccio
Corsica, France

A new concept of solar water collector, highly building integrated has been developed and patented. This collector is hidden into a drainpipe and is totally invisible from the ground level. The drainpipe keeps its water evacuation function. Each installation is composed of several modules serial connected. An experimental wall has been build to test the thermal performances of the instalation ...

Comparison Between Honeycomb and Fin Heat Exchangers

P. Gateau[1], P. Namy[2], and N. Huc[3]
[1]SAS SYNGAS, rue du camp d’aviation, 44320, Saint Viaud, France, paul.gateau@syngas.eu
[2]SIMTEC, 8 rue Duploye, 38100, Grenoble, patrick.namy@simtecsolution.fr
[3]COMSOL FRANCE, WTC, 38000, Grenoble, nicolas.huc@comsol.fr

Metal honeycombs are used as catalyst supports. They can be considered as complex fins for heat exchange. A simple heat transfer model was compared with 2D simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics. There was a good correlation when the fluid temperature was the same in all cells. However, significant discrepancy apperared when compared with a 3D simulation with laminar flow. Honeycomb cells ...

Transient Modelling of a Fluorine Electrolysis Cell; Fully Coupled Electric Currents, Heat-Transfer, Diluted Species Transport and Laminar Bubbly Flow

R. Pretorius[1], P. L. Crouse[1], and C. J. Hattingh[2]
[1]University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
[2]Metallurgical Testing and Consultation (MTC) cc, Farrarmere, South Africa

A laboratory-scale fluorine reactor was simulated with COMSOL Multiphysics®. This model employs fundamental fully coupled electron-, heat-, mass- and momentum transfer (two-phase) equations to deliver a transient model of the above-mentioned reactor. Quasi-steady-state results were produced for the current density, electric field, temperature, reactive species concentration, gas- and liquid ...

Near-fields in Arrays of Triangular Particles: Coupling Effects and Field Enhancements

M. Goncalves[1], T. Makaryan[2], G. Papageorgiou[3], U. Herr[3], and O. Marti[1]
[1]Ulm University - Inst. of Experimental Physics, Ulm, Germany
[2]Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia
[3]Ulm University - Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials, Ulm, Germany

Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) investigations of silver and gold triangular nanoparticles reveal strong field enhancements at the corners of the particles. Though the measurements were done at wavelengths far from the surface-plasmon resonance of the particles, large field enhancements can be generated by near-field coupling between the triangular particles and smaller metal ...

Modeling and Simulation of Hydrogen Storage Device for Fuel Cell Plant Using COMSOL Multiphysics

O. Akanji, and A. Kolesnikov
Department of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
Tshwane University of Technolgy
Pretoria, South Africa

In this work, a 2D dynamic simulation for a portion of metal hydride based hydrogen storage tank was performed using computational software COMSOL 4.0a Multiphysics. The software is used to simulate the diffusion and heating of hydrogen in both radial and axial directions. The model consists of a system of partial differential equations (PDE) describing two dimensional heat and mass transfer of ...

Current Distribution and Magnetic Fields in Complex Structures Using Comsol Multiphysics

S. F. Madsen, and C. Falkenstrøm Mieritz
Highvoltage.dk ApS
Lejre, Denmark

The present paper presents numerical calculations of the magnetic fields and the current distribution within a wind turbine nacelle. The results are used by control system engineers designing panels and cables, who must ensure that the immunity of the equipment complies with the environment within the turbine. Since the release of the International standard concerning lightning protection of ...

Analysis of a Three-phase Transformer Using COMSOL Multiphysics and a Virtual Reality Environment

A.Buchau, and W. M. Rucker
Institut für Theorie der Elektrotechnik
Universität Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany

The simulation software COMSOL Multiphysics is applied to the numerical com-putation of the magnetic fields of a three-phase transformer. A three-dimensional model of the geometrical configuration is created with the help of the CAD tools of COMSOL Multiphysics. There, all dimensions of the transformer are defined by parameters. The creation of an optimal finite element mesh is improved by some ...

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