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.

Magnetotelluric Response Distortion Over Rugged Topography

D. Rizzello[1], P. Canepa[1], E. Armadillo[1]
[1]DISTAV - University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Topographic effects on magnetotelluric responses may be severe on rugged terrains. Finite elements simulation is a valuable tool to quantify this effect, due to its capability to match real morphologies. To do the estimate of the distortion, the AC/DC Module of COMSOL has been employed, using a model of homogeneous resistivity on which a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) profile of the Deep Freeze ...

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 ...

Numerical Simulation versus Experiments and Analytical Computation for Design Optimization

Mario Jungwirth
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
Wels, Austria

This presentation deals with how COMSOL Multiphysics can be used in education. The presentation is performed by demonstrating various multiphysics examples, their setup, modeling approach, and solution. ------------------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography: Dr. Mario Jungwirth has been a professor at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences since 2003. In 2001, he ...

Multiphysics Analysis for the Electromagnetic Vibration Absorber

K. Liu, and Y. He
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

This paper reports a multiphysics analysis for a newly developed electromagnetic vibration absorber (EMVA). The EMVA uses an electromagnet, permanent magnet, and aluminum beam to form a variable spring. By changing the current of the electromagnet, the stiffness of the EMVA can be adjusted instantaneously. Such a device belongs to the family of tunable vibration absorbers. The tunable vibration ...

Dynamic Response Characteristics of a Novel Electrolyte Transistor

M. C. Hollenbeck1,2, H. Zohdy2,3, R. Brower2, R. Ewing2, and K. Stevens1
1University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
2AFRL/IFTA, Wright Patterson, OH, USA
3Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA

The research presented here shows a multiphysics model for a polymerelectrolyte transistor (PET) simulated in COMSOL Multiphysics.Dynamic transient response and current-voltage characteristics are determined from multiple simulations of an alkaline-acid-alkaline PET in a common collector configuration, showing transistor activity in the ionic currents of the device. This shows that increasing ...

Track Visualisation of Charged Particles in a Dipole Magnetic Field

B. Polychronopulos
Smiths Detection (Watford) Ltd, Watford, UK

This paper presents results on the visualisation of tracks of charged particles in a non-uniform magnetic field. The field modelled is that generated by a coil driven by DC current. The motion of typical particles, such as electrons, ions and multiply-charged heavy particles has been simulated.  The motion is initially assumed to be in vacuum, so that collisions with neutral particles can be ...

Finite Element Analysis of Multilayer Transmission Lines for High-Speed Digital Interconnects

S.M. Musa, and M.N.O. Sadiku
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA

In this paper, we consider the finite element modeling of multilayer transmission lines for high-speed digital interconnects. Using COMSOL we mainly focused on the modeling of the transmission structures with both cases of symmetric and asymmetric geometries. We specifically designed asymmetric coupled microstrips and four-line symmetric coupled microstrips with a two-layer substrate. We ...

Modeling Of A Single Pulse Electric Discharge At Sphere/Flat Interface By Coupling Contact Multiphysics And Phase Transformations

G. Maizza, P. Di Napoli, and R. Cagliero
Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Contact electro-thermal phenomena are of great theoretical and technological interest to a large number of processing applications, such as spot welding, current-assisted sintering, electrical circuitry (switches) and motors. A model has been developed, aiming at predicting physical and metallurgical phenomena in a steel sample upon rapid heating induced by current pulse discharge. Electric pulse ...

Simulation of a Magnetic Induction Method for Determining Passive Electrical Property Changes of Human Trunk Due to Vital Activities

H. Mahdavi[1], J. Rosell Ferrer[1]
[1]Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

The human body consists of many different types of tissues each with specific passive electrical properties. Vital activities lead to a characteristic change of these properties and geometrical changes. Magnetic induction is a non-contact method which can be used to determine these changes. The method is based on the creation of a primary magnetic field that will produce eddy currents in the ...

Numerical Simulation of a Human Body Subjected to Electrostatic Fields for Study of the Turin Shroud Body Image

G. Fanti[1], L. Matordes[1], V. Amoruso[2], M. Bullo[1], F. Lattarulo[2], G. Pesavento[1]
[1]Dip. di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy
[2]Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

The TS (Turin Shroud) [1,2] is a fine linen fabric showing a not yet explainable [3] double body image of a scourged and crucified man stabbed on the side. Many hypotheses have been formulated without success [4] and perhaps the most reliable is one correlated to the Corona Discharge [5] that supposes the presence of an intense electric field, amplified by the presence of ionization induced by ...

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