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Papers and Presentations from the COMSOL Conference 2018

At the COMSOL Conference 2018, scientists and engineers from around the globe showcased their multiphysics simulation projects. See how researchers in your industry are currently using numerical modeling to optimize designs, streamline processes, and improve products by browsing the technical papers and presentations below. Use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area or conference location.

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Geologic Carbon Storage: Implications of Two-Phase Flow on Injection-Induced Stress on Faults

S. Prasun [1], S. Kim [2], S. A. Hosseini [3],
[1] Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
[2] Department of Civil Engineering University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Omaha, NE, USA
[3] Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas - Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Geologic carbon storage that involves injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into a subsurface sequestration site provides the vital approach for reducing CO2 emissions into atmosphere and thus addressing climate change issue. One challenge associated with CO2 geologic storage is that pore ... Saiba Mais

Light-tissue Interaction Modeling Using COMSOL Multiphysics® for Multi-layered Soft Tissues new

Vysakh V [1], Sujatha Narayanan Unni [1],
[1] Indian Institutes of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Soft tissues are longest tissue structures found throughout a human body. It plays a vital role in connecting, providing support or surround other structures and organs of the body. Muscles, skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels are commonly classified as ... Saiba Mais

Multi-objective Optimization of Microneedle Design for Transdermal Drug Delivery

M. Sarmadi [1], K. McHugh [1], R. Langer [1], A. Jaklenec [1],
[1] David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Microneedles have been recognized as a potent and novel method of transdermal drug delivery over the last decade. Despite recent advances in nano- and microfabrication techniques, less is known about the structural properties and design optimization of microneedles in a systematic ... Saiba Mais

Development and Analysis of Solid-State Batteries through Implementation of the COMSOL® Platform

J. Neyra [1], R. Acacio [1], S. Miorana [1], T. Garrison [1], C. Coddington [1], C. Scaduto [1], K. Baldwin [1], R. Integlia [1],
[1] Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL, USA

This report explores the utilization of COMSOL® to investigate material properties and perform finite element analysis in solid-state batteries. Over the years, the increase of energy density in Lithium-Ion batteries has begun to plateau. The impact of mainstream consumer electronics ... Saiba Mais

Comprehensive Numerical Modeling of Filamentary RRAM Device

D. Niraula [1], V. Karpov [1],
[1] University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

Resistive random-access memory (RRAM) is a non-volatile memory that operates via resistive switching between the insulating (OFF) and conducting (ON) states, representing the logical ‘0’ and ‘1’ binary states, in response to external bias. Attributes such as high memory density, fast ... Saiba Mais

Design and Simulation of 3D Printed Check Valves Using Fluid-Structure Interaction

A. M. Melvin [1], T. J. Roussel [1],
[1] Department of Bioengineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

Passive, one-way valves, also known as check valves, while common at the macro scale, are an essential microfluidic feature that facilitate flow rectification. These structures are also commonly used in reciprocating micropump configurations to control flow. Their operation can be ... Saiba Mais

Modeling of Random Nanostructures Based on SEM Images and Analysis of Resulting RF-Performance

K. Neumann [1], J. Moeller [1], L. Kuehnel [2], A. Rennings [1], N. Benson [2], R. Schmechel [2], D. Erni [1],
[1] General and Theoretical Electrical Engineering (ATE), University of Duisburg-Essen, and CENIDE – Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
[2] Institute for Nanostructures and Technology (NST), University of Duisburg-Essen, and CENIDE – Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

In the last few years printable electronics has gained a great deal of interest since it promises mechanical flexibility and extremely low production costs. One approach to achieve printable electronic devices relies on the usage of specific inks containing e.g. dispersed semiconductor ... Saiba Mais

Magnetic Control of Deformation of a Ferrofluid Droplet in Simple Shear Flow

C. Wang [1], M. R. Hassan [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

This study investigates the effect of uniform magnetic field on the deformation of a ferrofluid droplet in a two dimensional (2D) simple shear flow by means of numerical simulation. The magnetic field is applied in a perpendicular direction to the flow direction. A numerical scheme ... Saiba Mais

Damage Simulation of Fracture Asperity in Geothermal Systems

C. Zeng [1], W. Deng [1],
[1] Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

Mechanical simulation at one pair of asperity contact has been conducted using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and the Structural Mechanics Module to study the sliding friction of rock fractures surface as real fracture surface contact slides driven by pressure solution. The evolving ... Saiba Mais

Automated Meshing of Evolving Microstructures from High-Throughput Grain Growth Simulations

M. Golt [1], E. Hernandez-Rivera [1],
[1] U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA

Microstructure evolution simulations using the kinetic Monte Carlo algorithm and the phase field method are routinely used to model and simulate sintering and densification of ceramic and metallic materials. Understanding evolution of microstructural features is important as these are ... Saiba Mais