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.

Deep Desulfurization of Diesel Using a Single-Phase Micro-Reactor

G. Jovonavic[1], J. Jones[1], and A. Yokochi[1]
[1]School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

This paper describes the benefits of computational fluid dynamics in the development of a microreactor used in the desulfurization of aromatic compounds. It is crucial to verify diffusion and extinction coefficients to ensure accurate simulation results prior to experiments. COMSOL Multiphysics was used to model the behavior of all of the possible species present and reactions that may occur.

Heat Transfer Models for Microwave Thawing Applications

S. Curet, O. Rouaud, and L. Boillereaux
ENITIAA, GEPEA – UMR, Nantes

This study deals with numerical and experimental investigations of a microwave thawing process. The microwave power generation is calculated from Maxwell’s equations and then from Lambert’s law, using COMSOL Multiphysics. For those two different approaches, the heat source term depends on the dielectric properties of the material. Numerical simulations are compared with experimental ...

Störwirkungsanalyse transienter elektromagnetischer Feldimpulse auf integrierte Schaltungen

S. Korte, and H. Garbe
Universität Hannover, Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Messtechnik, Hannover

Dieses Paper zeigt Untersuchungen zum Zerstörverhalten elektronischer Logikbauelemente bei Beaufschlagung mit elektromagnetischen Feldimpulsen (EMP). Es wird zunächst generell auf den Prozess der Einkopplung transienter Feldverläufe in elektronische Systeme eingegangen. Daraus werden die für eine spätere Simulation benötigten Störsignale innerhalb der Systeme abgeleitet und analytisch ...

A Tool for Studying the Ecology of Hydrosystems

D. Peyrard[1], Ph. Vervier[1], S. Sauvage[1], J.M. Sánchez-Pérez[1], and M. Quintard[2]
[1] Laboratoire d’Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes, Toulouse
[2] Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse

The hyporheic zone is defined as an area where water and matter exchange through the sand, gravel, sediments and other permeable soils under and beside streams. Its impact on the hydro-system function is determined by the proportion of subsurface biogeochemical reactions and the fluxes of water exchanging with the hyporheic zone and flowing through the porous sediments. The objective of our ...

Simulation and in-situ Investigation of the Water Transport in the Porous Layers of Hydrogen Operated PEM Fuel Cells

C. Ziegler, T. Heilmann, and J. Hermann
Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme, Freiburg

Water management is one of the most important issues of current research in the field of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). Understanding the transport of liquid water in the fuel cell is necessary for the optimization of the design and the control of PEMFCs. This paper presents a mathematical model that describes the dynamic two-phase transport and the experimentally observed ...

Influence of COMSOL on the Design and Testing of the High Flux Isotope Reactor HB-4 Cold Source: Validation of the Simulation

J. D. Freels
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

This presentation concerns our numerical and experimental research on the High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR, located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In this presentation we give a Brief Pictorial Introduction to the HFIR, som physical properties of Supercritical Hydrogen, and Simulations of both natural and forced convection problems using COMSOL Multiphysics. This presentation also ...

COMSOL Multiphysics and the Fuel Cell

J.J. Hwang
National University of Tainan

This presentation considers multiphysics modeling of Fuel Cells. The presentation introduces the fundamentals of Fuel Cells, the need for computer aided modeling of them, different difficulties and hindrances one encounters when modeling Fuel Cells, and methods to overcome these difficulties when modeling them. A good understanding and thorough discussion on different types of Fuel Cells ...

Using COMSOL in Curved Spacetimes

Christian Cherubini
Universitá Campus Biomedico
Rome, Italy

Finite elements are a very powerful tool for theoretical physics. COMSOL allows people to easily handle them without facing the problem of programming long FORTRAN/C++ codes. This presentation will show the use of COMSOL in curved spacetimes. --------------------------------- Christian Cherubini was one of the keynote speakers at the COMSOL User's Conference, fall 2005 in Milano

Heat and Mass Transfer in Multilayer Fabrics

S. Quiniou1, F. Lesage1, V. Ventenat2, and M. A. Latifi1
1Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, Nancy, France
2Centre de Recherche Decathlon, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

In this paper, an investigation of heat and mass transfer in two-layer fabrics, used in the manufacture of comfortable sportswear, is presented. It is based on a model described by partial differential equations representing the mass balance of water vapor, free and adsorbed water and the heat balance in the fabric. The model involves several unknown physical and transfer parameters. A specific ...

Image Denoising and Segmentation using COMSOL Multiphysics

F. Zama
Department of Mathematics, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy

Partial differential equations have recently become popular and useful tools for several image processing tasks such as image de-noising and segmentation.In this work, we implement a unified image de-noising and segmentation approach which is based on a nonlinear diffusion equation with a reactive term for achieving edge preserving smoothing and segmentation. This model is highly nonlinear and ...

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