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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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Development of Eddy Current Probe using FEM for Matte Level Detection in Pyrometallurgical Furnaces

A. Saleem [1], P. R. Underhill [1], D. Chataway [2], T. Gerritsen [2], A. Sadri [2], T. W. Krause [1],
[1] Department of Physics and Space Science, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2] Hatch Ltd., Mississauga, ON, Canada

Pyrometallurgical furnaces are used to produce metals such as copper, nickel and platinum by the smelting process. During smelting, the undesired material components are separated from the desired metal resulting in the formation of a slag and matte/metal phase. The slag phase ... Read More


昌梦雨 [1], 白忠臣 [1],
[1] 贵州大学医学院

过去十几年里,量子点从材料科学到生命科学、从基础研究到实际应用都开展了广泛的研究。量子点在生物成像、光治疗、药物/基因转运、太阳能电池等领域均具有广泛的应用。通过调节量子点的表面性质,实现量子点与细胞相互作用的可控性是一个关键的问题。本文主要利用胶体化学合成的方法在油酸-石蜡的体系下制备了TiN/CdSe量子点的生物陶瓷复合材料,并研究了这种生物陶瓷复合材料在荧光发光方面的性质以及发光的机理,为后续使用其可见-近红外光热检测探究医学病变细胞有重要的作用。采用连续胶体化学法制备了TiN/CdSe量子点生物陶瓷复合材料。利用SEM、TEM和EDX对纳米复合材料的表面形貌 ... Read More


李振 [1], 毛冬麟 [1], 李晨 [1], 路鹏 [1],
[1] 中国石油大学(华东),青岛,中国

带有防腐层的金属管道被广泛应用到油气输送,金属管道表面缺陷的存在会对管道运行产生安全隐患,如何检测防腐层下金属表面缺陷一直是无损检测领域的难题;本文设计了一种基于电容成像技术的新型电容成像探头(图1),利用该探头对不同深度的表面缺陷进行线扫描研究,并搭建电容成像实验装置(图2)进行实验研究,最后对比分析仿真结果(图3)与实验结果(图4)。 计算方法:通过 COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件的 AC/DC 模块,利用背对背三角形电容成像探头对不同深度的表面缺陷进行线扫描。求电容值仿真中用到了“静电(es)”接口,涉及到了基本的电磁学方程。 结果 ... Read More

Optimal PDE Control Using COMSOL Multiphysics

I. Neitzel[1], U. Prüfert[2], and T. Slawig[3]

[1]Technische Universität Berlin / SPP 1253
[2]Technische Universität Berlin / Matheon
[3]Excellence Cluster The Future Ocean, Algorithmic Optimal Control - Oceanic CO2-Uptake/SPP 1253

An optimal control problem (OCP) is studied to a PDE of elliptic type as well as state constraints. The resulting optimality system contains two PDEs, one algebraic equation and the so called complementary slackness conditions, i.e. dual products between function spaces. At this point, ... Read More

Modeling the Thermal-Mechanical Behavior of Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults

E. Roland[1], M. Behn[2], and G. Hirth[3]
[1]MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Woods Hole, MA, USA
[2]Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA
[3]Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

To investigate the thermal-mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults, we calculate 3-D steady-state incompressible mantle flow and heat transport using COMSOL Multiphysics. Our model incorporates a nonlinear viscous rheology with a visco-plastic approximation to simulate ... Read More

High-Temperature Sodium/Metal Chloride Storage Battery

M. Vallance[1], and R. White[2]
[1]General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, USA
[2]Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

Sodium/metal chloride storage batteries, used in hybrid propulsion applications, provide high energy and power densities safely and reliably. To understand the dynamics of electrochemical cycling, a high-temperature sodium/ferrous chloride storage cell was modeled in two dimensions. The ... Read More

FEM Simulation of the Scanning Electrochemical Potential Microscopy (SECPM)

R. Hamou, P. Biedermann, M. Rohwerder, and A. Blumeneau
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

The present work focuses on modeling a new experimental technique: Scanning Electro-chemical Potential Microscopy (SECPM), which is used to probe the potential profile of the electric double layer (EDL). We used an electrostatic approach to compute the EDL potential measured within the ... Read More

Modeling and Characterization of Superconducting MEMS for Microwave Applications in Radioastronomy

N. Al Cheikh[1], P. Xavier[1], J. Duchamp[1], and K. Schuster[2]
[1]Institute of Microelectronics, Electromagnetism and Photonics (IMEP-LAHC), Grenoble, France
[2]Institute of Millimetrics Radio Astronomy (IRAM), Grenoble, France

Superconducting GHz electronics circuits are frequently used in Radio Astronomy instrumentation. The features of these instrumentations can be significantly improved by using tuneable capacitances, which can be realized by electrically actuated, micromechanical bridges (MEMS) made of ... Read More

Designing the Actuator for the Next-Generation Astronomical Deformable Mirrors: a Multidisciplinary and Multiphysics Approach

C. Del Vecchio[1], R. Biasi[2] , D. Gallieni[3], and A. Riccardi[1]

[1]INAF-OAA, Fierenze, Italy
[2]Microgate Srl, Bolzano, Italy
[3]ADS International Srl, Valmadrera, Italy

The actuation system of the deformable mirror is one of the crucial components of an Adaptive Optics unit. One possible implementation comprehends a linear force motor and a capacitive sensor providing the feedback measure signal. Choosing a magnetic circuit that makes optimum use of the ... Read More

Modeling Contact Line Dynamics in Evaporating Menisci

J. Plawsky[1], A. Chatterjee[1], and P.C. Wayner Jr.[1]
[1]Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

The Constrained Vapor Bubble is a fundamental fluid mechanics experiment that is scheduled to run aboard the International Space Station starting in August 2009. The experiment is focused on looking at evaporation and condensation processes at the contact line, where vapor, liquid and ... Read More