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.

Analysis of an Electromagnet for Diverse Safety Rod Drive Mechanism

N. Subbulu[1], P. Sharma[1], V. Sharma[1], S.K. Das[1], R. Veerasamy[1], B. Krishnakumar[1], P. Kalyanasundaram[1], and G. Vaidyanathan[1]
[1] Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) has two independent, diverse, fast acting & fail safe shut down systems to achieve the required level of safety & reliability (1). The shut down systems comprises of nine numbers of Control & Safety Rod Drive Mechanisms (CSRDM) & three numbers of Diverse Safety Rod Drive Mechanisms (DSRDM). DSRDM facilitates SCRAM of the reactor on abnormal ...

COMSOL® Implementation of a Viscoelastic Model with Cure-Temperature-Time Superposition for Predicting Cure Stresses and Springback in a Thermoset Resistant

B. Patham[1]
[1] General Motors Global Research and Development, India Science Lab, GM Technical Centre India.

Multi-physics simulations of the evolution of cure induced stresses in a viscoelastic thermoset polymeric resin are presented. The viscoelastic material model is implemented with a relaxation spectrum with 34 relaxation time constants. The trends in viscoelastic stresses at different degrees of cure and temperatures are compared and contrasted with an equivalent cure–dependent (but ...

Magneto-structural Analysis of Fusion grade Superconducting Toroidal Field Coils

A. Amardas [1], and S. Dwivedi[2]
[1] Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
[2] COMSOL Multiphysics Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka , India

In this paper, detail magnetostructural analysis of fusion grade superconducting toroidal field coils that are used in ‘tokamaks’ is presented. The stresses that arise due to Lorentz forces in large size superconducting coils that carry high currents are of catastrophic type in nature. These stresses are expected to influence the integrated performance of the magnet system. In this ...

A Semplified Model for the Evolution of a Geothermal Field

L. Meacci[1], A. Farina[1], F. Rosso[1], I. Borsi[1], M. Ceseri[1], and A. Speranza[1]

[1]Dipartimento di Matematica U. Dini, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy

The problem is to understand how a geothermal field can evolve from a water dominated state into a vapor dominated one. A first answer to this question is given by a simplified mathematical model of the dynamics of a geothermal field in which the geothermal fluid is entirely composed by pure H2O. We considered a 1-D geometry and we developed a dynamic model that presents a clear interface between ...

Control of Systems Modeled by COMSOL Multiphysics® as Distributed Parameter Systems

G. Hulkó[1], C. Belavý[1], P. Bucek[1], K. Ondrejkovic[1], and P. Zajícek[1]

[1]Institute of Automation, Measurement and Applied Informatics of Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

In systems and control theory dynamical systems described by partial differential equations are known as distributed parameter systems. So for modeling and dynamical analysis of distributed parameter systems wide possibilities are offered by COMSOL Multiphysics® based on numerical solution of sets of partial differential equations by finite element method. Paper presents actual possibilities ...

Optimization of Bending-Type Ultrasonic Transducers with Rotational Symmetry Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. Jungwirth[1] and M. Rabl[1]

[1]Wels School of Engineering, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Wels, Austria

Ultrasonic sensors are commonly used for a wide variety of non-contact presence, proximity or distance measuring applications in industry, especially the automotive branch. This paper shows how the radiation properties of bending-type ultrasonic transducers with rotational symmetry depend on shape, dimensions and material parameters. In order to determine their dependencies, the behavior of such ...

The Use of Multiphysics Modeling in the Steel Industry

Filip Van den Abeele
Simulation Expert, OCAS, Belgium

OCAS is a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and the Flemish Region. She uses COMSOL Multiphysics for the following: Enamel solidification Magnetic Pulse Forming Electromagnetic modelling of electric machines Vortex Induced Vibrations Model Identification for Orthotropic Materials and much more ---------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography:Filip Van den Abeele has a ...

Solid Modeling of Living Endothelial Cells

Butler, P.J.1, Ferko, M.C.2
1 Department of Bioengineering, Penn State University
2 Stryker Orthopedics Corporation

Biological cells are complex structures which are internally and externally regulated by mechanical forces and chemical signals. To better understand these complex interrelationships, bioengineers have developed numerous mathematical predictive models which characterize discrete biological functions of idealized cells. However, it is increasingly apparent that cell structure and function are ...

Accelerated Virus Capture to Surfaces Inside Physiological Media by using AC Electrokinetic Effects

Zhang, B., Docoslis, A
Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Canada

This paper presents a numerical investigation of the mechanism by which nonuniform electric fields, created by planar microfabricated electrodes, can cause accelerated transport and capture of virus to a surface inside media of physiological ionic strength. Numerical calculations presented here suggest that the primary mechanism of expeditious virus transport from the bulk of a sample to the ...

Virtual Homogeneous Isotropic and Real Unhomogeneous Anisotropic Metamaterials

Akalin, T.
IEMN (Institut d’Electronique de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie), CNRS UMR 8520, Dpt DHS, USTL (Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille)

Characteristics on metamaterials and potential applications are presented with the FEMLAB® software simulations results. By definition, metamaterials are materials which exhibit properties which do not exist naturally. Another point is that metamaterials are associated with the negative refractive index property. In the first part, negative refraction will be defined and illustrated by ...

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