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.

Theoretical Modeling of a Thermophotovoltaic System

Mattarolo, G., Bard, J.
ISET, Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik, Kassel

Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) is an emerging technology based on the direct conversion of thermal radiation coming from a heat source into electricity by using photovoltaic (PV) cells. The first target for the TPV research is to break the threshold of 10% of efficiency, which would allow to start the commercialization of such technology in different applications. Defining and simulating a ...

Modelling massive forming processes with thermally coupled fluid dynamics

Schmitter, E.D.
University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck

With massive forming processes like rolling, extrusion and friction stir welding metal alloys are deformed in a hot solid state. Material flow under ideally plastic conditions can be modelled with computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This approach has advantages especially in case of large deformations. Material properties enter via a viscosity function, that can be related to the flow stress ...

Simulation of Faults by Means of Finite Element Analysis in a Switched Reluctance Motor

Briso-Montiano, J.R., Karrelmeyer, R., Dilger, E., Bosch, R.
Robert Bosch GmbH Stuttgart, Dept. CR/AEY

The influence of the presence of errors in the behavior of a switched reluctance motor is investigated in this paper. The dynamic response of a Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) is analyzed by the coupled structural and electromagnetic Finite Element Method (FEM). The dynamic behavior of the motor under failure operation can lead us to non-invasive diagnosis of faults and rotor eccentricity in ...

Ultrasound Propagation in Viscoelastic Material Guides

Castaings, M.1, Predoi, M.V.2, Hosten, B.1 1 Laboratoire Mécanique Physique, Univ. Bordeaux 1, UMR CNRS 5469, Talence, France
2 Catedra de Mecanica, Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania

Wave propagation in elastic waveguides is a problem of constant interest from the last decades. Several numerical approaches exist. The most intuitive uses time-marching routines that solve the equations of dynamic equilibrium and supply displacements of the structure nodes as time functions. This procedure is usually time and memory consuming due to huge number of temporal iterations required ...

Sensor Modeling for an Electrical Capacitance Tomography System Applied to Oil Industry

Flores, N., Gamio, J.C., Ortiz-Alemán, C., Damián, E.
Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, México, D.F., México

Multiphase flow characterization is an important task for monitoring, measuring or controlling industrial processes. This can be done by means of process tomography. One category of process tomography, is electrical capacitance tomography (ECT), where the cross section to be imaged is surrounded by a set of capacitance electrodes formed from simple metal plates. This paper presents the ...

Interactions Between the RF-field and a Stereotactic Frame during MRI, a 3D Study

Eriksson, O., Kjäll, P.
University of Uppsala, Sweden

Stereotactic frames are used during surgical interventions in order to localise and, with high accuracy and precision, help the surgeon to reach a target in the brain. By using an image modality, e.g. MRI or CT, the target can be localised and its coordinates determined prior to the surgery. Previous phenomenological and experimental studies of the Leksell® Coordinate Frame during 3T MRI ...

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 ...

Numerical Calculations of Pulsed Laser Heating of Non-isotropic Materials

Gamborg Andersen, G., Petrunin, V.V., Baurichter, A.
University of Southern Denmark, Physics Department, Odense, Denmark

We used FEMLAB (Finite Element Modelling LABoratory) for modelling heat propagation in 4 dimensions (time and the 3 spatial dimensions) after pulsed laser heating of non-isotropic materials during surface science experiments. As an example, the spatial and temporal evolution of a laser induced temperature jump in highly oriented pyrolytically grown graphite (HOPG) was calculated on a ns time ...

A study of nonlinear deflection dynamics of a piezoelectric accelerometer

Kaya, T., Koser, H.
Yale University

This work focuses on the study of large amplitude, nonlinear deflection dynamics of a piezoelectric accelerometer and aims to determine the material and geometry limitations on the structural integrity of the device. FEMLAB’s multiphysics capabilities are used throughout this FEA study to understand the relationship of the geometry and materials to the resonance modes, large deflection ...

Model predictive control of a complex rheological forming process based on a finite element model

Bernard, T., Herrero Blanco, I., Peters, M.
Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing IITB, Business Unit Systems for Measurement, Control, and Diagnosis (MRD), Karlsruhe

Rheological forming processes of glass and plastics, where heat conduction, radiation and fluid dynamics are the main physical effects, are strongly nonlinear. The aim of this paper is to investigate a control design with the use of the spatially distributed model. As control methodology we investigate linear and nonlinear model predictive control (MPC, NMPC) schemes. These approaches are ...

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