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COMSOL News Magazine 2017

Simulation of Electro-Thermal Behavior of an Overlap Solder Interconnection

A. Koushki [1],
[1] Rostock University, Rostock, Germany

Solder connections are one of the most essential parts of the PCBs. Despite many well-known scientific works that have been done about overlap solder interconnection properties, such as fracture, fatigue and reliability studies, little attention have been given to the investigation of the connection between effects of electrical properties and laboratory soldering shortages such as effects of ...

Multiphysics Analysis of Inductive Brazing Process using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

A. F. Biju[1], A. Pandey [1],
[1] Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The objective is to analyze temperature rise and distribution in different parts of an inductive brazing process. This process includes multiphysics phenomena - electromagnetic excitation- eddy heating- heat transfer in solids. AC Inductive heating physics coupled to heat transfer in solid including conduction, convection and radiation effects are modeled using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software.

An Application Built with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Software for Managing Computational Sequences in Thermal Fluid Applications

G. Petrone [1], C. Barbagallo [1],
[1] BE CAE & Test, Catania, Italy

An app built with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software allows both expert and beginner users to carry out parametric simulations thanks to flexible and user-friendly customized interfaces. Many people, with or without expertise in numerical analysis, can now access, exploit and share simulation tools, representing a new frontier in virtual prototyping. The investigated topic concerns an industrial ...

Design of a Heat Trap for Optimal Heat and Current Conduction on Soldering Pads

F. Figueroa [1], P. Aguirre [1],
[1] STW, Sensor Technik Wiedemann GmbH, Kaufbeuren, Germany

This poster presents an evaluation study of a couple of heat trap designs, analyzing the generation of Joule heating and heat dissipation characteristics. Through parametric simulations of the heat traps varying geometries, it is possible to see the generated temperature difference at a constant current. Simulating a soldering process, the heat traps are tested on time dependent studies to see ...

Thermal Clothing Engineering Using a COMSOL® Simulation App

B. Van Der Smissen [1], S. Vasile [2],
[1] University College Ghent, Faculty of Science and Nature, Mechatronics, Ghent, Belgium
[2] University College Ghent, Science and Nature, Fashion, Textile and Wood Technology, Ghent, Belgium

In this paper the development of a COMSOL® app for the engineering design of thermal quality clothing has been started. The software architecture is developed for different design strategies. Specific design requirements lead to different simulation models for the clothing wearing system ranging from simple 1D, 2D to complex time-consuming 3D models. The COMSOL app uses finite element method ...

A 3D Thermal Model for Lunar Surface Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software: Validation and Results

K. Durga Prasad [1], S.V.S. Murty [1], V. K. Rai [1],
[1] Planetary Sciences Division, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

A comprehensive three dimensional finite element thermal model has been developed using COMSOL Multiphysics® software to understand the thermo-physical behaviour of the uppermost regolith layer of the moon. The model can simulate variable layers, layer thickness and dimensions and can account for complex geometry, different size, irregular meshing, parametric based variation in physics and ...

Establishing Tolerances and Limits of Failure for Sample and Reagent Flow Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

S. Kumar [1], D. Dendukuri [1]
[1]Achira Labs, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Microfluidics is the science of manipulating and controlling fluids at the micron scale. Although, fluid flow in standard geometries can be determined easily by analytical methods, a more rigorous computational model is required for custom geometries. Achira’s microfluidics cartridge has a microchannel with intricate curvatures to allow the entrapment of biosensors. The number and dimensions of ...

Pulsed Electric Field Based Material Removal in Microelectrical Discharge Machining

T. Roy[1],, P. Ranjan[2], , R. Balasubramaniam[2]
[1]Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India
[2]Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Micro electrical discharge machining (MEDM), a scaled down version of EDM process, is a micro machining process used to fabricate micro holes and intricate shapes in electrically conductive materials irrespective of its hardness. In this process, an electric spark is generated in the gap between the two electrodes (tool as cathode and workpiece as anode) submerged in dielectric that leads to a ...

Dynamics of Slender Structures

K. Lund
Kurt Lund Consulting, Del Mar, CA , USA

The present work formulates the dynamics of a slender structure as a long beam. This results in a PDE that is fourth-order in space, and second order in time. In COMSOL the coupling method is used to decompose this problem into two second-order equations, one for displacements, and one for bending moments, which are then solved to obtain frequencies and mode shapes. For verification of ...

Investigation of Natural Convective Air Flow Field through Comb Channels

R. Umhack, M. Rainer, M. Tamerle, and G. Hillmer
Process-, Environmental- and Bio- technology, MCI - University of Applied Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria

A new type of radiator with a package of combs, to gain a larger area for heat exchange, instead of trapezoidal convector plates, is investigated. The main aim is to find the optimal comb diameter. To solve this problem, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) with COMSOL Multiphysics is used. A chart showing radiator power was produced, which includes radiator power for different temperatures and ...