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.

Modeling Controlled Release of Actives from Structured Foods

A. D. Haydock, J. Melrose, P. Rayment, M. F. Butler, and G. Lian
Unilever R&D Colworth, Colworth House, Sharnbrook Bedford, UK

In this presentation, we describe the use of COMSOL for modeling release of active molecules from hydrogels as a model system of structured foods. We first discuss the structural changes of hydrogel in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract environment and how this is modelled mathematically. We then discuss how to implement the mathematical equations in COMSOL. Computer simulations have been performed ...

Using COMSOL Multiphysics for Modeling of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

R. L. Spilker
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA

In this presentation, we study the modeling of physiology and muscoskeletal biomechanics using COMSOL. The outline for the presentation is in particular: Why is COMSOL particularly powerful for modeling physiology? Modeling soft tissues like cartilage Optimization to determine soft tissue properties Modeling of moving loads in the TMJ Robust 3D models from imaging data Model of primary ...

Cavity Sprayer Flow Optimization for Medical Devices Industry

T. Selvam, V.P. Kotte, and M. Marimuthu

HCL Technologies Ltd, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Globally in Otolaryngology industry, Sinusitis is one of the most common diseases related to the nose. Sinusitis is caused when the cilia fail to move the mucus. As a result sinus tissue gets infected that leads to blockage of the sinuses. All the sinusitis can not be cured through drugs and certain require surgery. When a sinus cavity subjected to a nasal endoscopic surgical procedure, one of ...

Modeling of Articular Cartilage Growth Using COMSOL

K. Manda, and A. Eriksson
KTH Mechanics
Royal Institute of Technology
100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Articular cartilage is an avascular connective soft tissue in the diarthrodial joints and functions in a highly demanding mechanical environment. The degeneration or wear of the cartilage is a huge problem that effects millions of people every year. The long term objective of the present work is to develop an analytical articular cartilage growth model. A simplified 2D axisymmetric ...

Bone Remodeling Following Total Hip Replacement: Short Stem Versus Long Stem Implants

M.S. Yeoman[1], A. Cizinauskas[1], C. Lowry[2], G. Vincent[3], S. Collins[3], D. Simpson[3]
[1]Continuum Blue, Tredomen, Ystrad Mynach, United Kingdom
[2]Corin Group, Cirencester, United Kingdom
[3]Imoprhics, Manchester, United Kingdom

Bone resorption around hip stems, in particular periprosthetic bone loss, is a common observation post-operatively. A number of factors influence the amount of bone loss over time and the mechanical environment following total hip replacement (THR) is important. Conventional long stem prostheses have been shown to transfer loads distally, resulting in bone loss of the proximal femur. More ...

Modeling of Silicon Piezoresistive Pressure Sensor: Application to Prevent Some Diabetes Complications

F. Kerrour[1], A. Beddiaf[1], M. Benabbas-Marir[1]
[1]MODerNa Laboratory, University Mentouri, Constantine, Algeria

Several analytical solutions describing the mechanical behavior of a silicon micro membrane deflection, perfectly embedded and subjected to a uniform and constant pressure have been proposed. The obtained results are compared with those obtained by using COMSOL software for a rectangular diaphragm deflection. COMSOL Multiphysics is powerful software for solving problems based on partial ...

Modeling an Enzyme Based Electrochemical Blood Glucose Sensor with COMSOL Multiphysics

S. Mackintosh[1], J. Rodgers[1], S.P. Blythe[1]
[1]Lifescan Scotland, Inverness, Scotland

This paper describes the modeling of a blood glucose sensor using COMSOL Multiphysics. Chemical species interaction and diffusion, coupled with electrochemical oxidation of multiple blood species produced a powerful working model used in developing and refining a range of blood glucose sensors for the commercial market.

Multiphysics Modeling of Swelling Gels

A. Lucantonio[1], P. Nardinocchi[1], L. Teresi[2]
[1]Università degli Studi La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
[2]LaMS - Modelling & Simulation Lab, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy

Polymer gels belong to the realm of soft active materials as they are capable of responding to a non-mechanical stimulus – the permeation of a solvent – with a mechanical action – a volume change, thanks to the coupling between different physics. This mechanism of coupling can be exploited in a wide range of applications, including biomedical devices, making crucial the understanding of the ...

The Effects of the Electrical Double Layer on Giant Ionic Currents through Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

G. Zhang[1][,][2][,][3], S.L. Bearden [1]
[1]Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
[2]Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
[3]Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

Electrofluidic transport through a single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) is enhanced by electroosmosis. Electroosmosis is made possible in these devices by the combination of a large slip length within SWCNTs and the interfacial potential at the solution/nanotube interface. A computational model of a SWCNT device was developed using COMSOL Multiphysics to investigate the complete electrical ...

An Assessment of the Suitability of the Body and Adult Head Coils for Transmission during Paediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging

G.R. Cook[1], M.J. Graves[1], F.J. Robb[2], D.J. Lomas[1]
[1]Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
[2]General Electric Healthcare Coils, Aurora, Ohio, USA

MRI offers many advantages over other modalities and its lack of ionizing radiation is important for children, but can be limited by the radio-frequency (RF) coils available. This work calculates Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and homogeneity of the RF transmit field (B1+) when imaging infants in adult coils. Two birdcage-type coils were loaded by a tissue model and their B1+ homogeneities ...

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