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.

Simulation of a Polyimide Based Micromirror

A. Arevalo[1], S. Ilyas[2], D. Conchouso[1], I. G. Foulds[1,3]
[1]Computer, Electrical & Mathematical Sciences & Engineering Division (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
[2]Physical Sciences & Engineering (PSE), King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
[3]School of Engineering, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The simulation of a micromirror using polyimide as the structural material is presented. The simulation was used to verify the initial design parameters and to explore the different characteristics of the electromechanical device. For simulation simplicity the electrodes are integrated as part of the structural layer. The device thickness is 6 μm while the electrodes are 300 nm thick. For the ...

FEMLAB Simulation von Hohlkathodenentladungen zur Erzeugung von extrem ultravioletter (EUV) Strahlung

Wieneke, S., Kromer, J., Ach, F., Viöl, W.
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst, Fakultät Naturwissenschaften und Technik, Göttingen

Für intensive Strahlungsquellen im Spektralbereich von Vakuumultraviolett (VUV, 10 -200 nm) über extremes Ultraviolett (XUV, 1 – 10 nm) bis in den Bereich der weichen Röntgenstrahlung (SXR, 0,1 – 1 nm) (siehe Abbildung 1) besteht in Forschung und Industrie ein hoher Bedarf, der in der Zukunft noch deutlich wachsen wird. Insbesondere im Bereich der Röntgenlithographie zur Herstellung von ...

A Model for High Temperature Inductive Heating

S.A. Halvorsen[1]
[1]Teknova AS, Kristiansand, Norway

COMSOL Multiphysics has been applied to develop a model for inductive heating. A coarse, lumped model of the interior of a high temperature reactor is coupled to finite element models for the electromagnetic field, the temperature distribution outside the reactor, and mechanical stresses in the crucible. The model can be applied to study operational conditions, thermal stresses, or design details ...

Permanent Magnet Arrangements for Low-Field NMR

C. Horch[1], S. Schlayer[1], and F. Stallmach[1]
[1]Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

For low-field NMR (Nuclear magnetic resonance), NdFeB permanent magnet arrangements are proposed to provide the static polarizing magnetic field. Especially a parallel and a circular arrangement of the permanent magnets, iron yokes and small shim magnets were tested and improved by COMSOL. The intent was to guide the design and the construction of NMR magnets by calculating the magnetic field ...

Fast Computation of Capacitance Matrix and Potential Distribution for Multiconductor in Non-Homogenous Multilayered Dielectric Media

S.M. Musa[1], and M.N.O. Sadiku[1]

[1]Prairie View A&M University Networking Academy, Prairie View, Texas, USA

This paper presents the fast computational and modeling of multiconductor transmission lines interconnect in non-homogenous multilayered dielectric media using the finite element method (FEM). We illustrate the potential distribution of the multiconductor transmission lines for the models and their solution time. We compared some of our results of computing the capacitance matrix with method of ...

Determining the electric characteristics of an electromagnetic actuator by static simulations

T. Müller1, A. Schwenger2, and H. Haase1
1Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Messtechnik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany
2Volkswagen AG, Hannover, Germany

This paper describes the determination of the electric characteristics of an electromagnetic actuator with respect to a required time dependent displacement. The model used here analyzes an actuator with a permanent magnet rotor; a nonlinear iron magnetization curve is considered. The result is the force of the actuator depending on ampere-turns and displacement. Additionally, the flux linkage to ...

3-D Modeling of a Differential Impedance Obstacle Detection Sensor for Horizontal Directional Drilling Operations

J. N. Shah1, A. Jaganathan1, E. N. Allouche1, M. Kieba2, and C. J. Ziolkowski2
1Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, USA
2Gas Technology Institute, Chicago, IL, USA

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a commonly used technology for the installation of pipelines, conduits and cables in urban areas and across obstacles such as rivers, railways and freeways. A main concern in using the HDD method is the risk of hitting existing buried utilities during the boring process. The Differential Impedance Obstacle Detection (DIOD), developed by the Gas Technology ...

Optimization of Skin Impedance Sensor Design with Finite Element Simulations

F. Dewarrat, L. Falco, A. Caduff, and M. Talary
Solianis Monitoring AG, Zürich, Switzerland

Impedance spectroscopy is a measurement technique that has been investigated in a wide variety of medical applications. An example is the measurement of the dielectric properties of the skin and underlying tissue using sensors placed in contact with human skin with capacitive fringing field electrodes. The aim of this work is to use finite element methods for optimizing the sensor design to ...

Effective Medium Theory of Nanodielectrics for Embedded Energy Storage Capacitors

R. Bikky, N. Badi, and A. Bensaoula
University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA

In this work, we present the effective properties of nanodielectrics with gold (Au) nanoparticles embedded in polymer (Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone (PVP)) matrix, calculated by using finite element method (FEM) based simulation in COMSOL Multiphysics software. Drude model is used to calculate size dependent complex dielectric function of Au. EMTs of Maxwell-Garnett, Bruggeman and Looyenga models are ...

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 ...

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