J.D. Freels, I.T. Bodey, and R.V. Arimilli
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Recent new releases of COMSOL provide the user with a dramatic new interface from which to interact, and many new features “under the hood” for solving problems more efficiently and with even greater accuracy and consistency than before. This paper will explore several of these new version 4+ features for the conjugate heat transfer class of problems. Our environment is unique in that we ...
J. Tawfik, and R. Arimilli
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
The finite element method applied to the k-epsilon turbulence model is used to investigate the two-stream turbulent mixing layer. Whereas the model is known as one of the most popular of the turbulence models to date, the model has yet to be applied to the classical mixing layer problem to the best of our knowledge. A transient k-epsilon turbulence model in COMSOL is used to solve this problem. ...
N. Katte, J. Haus, J.B. Serushema, and M. Scalora
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA
Charles M. Bowden Research Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL, USA
We show that diffraction can be suppressed in a one-dimensional metallodielectric stack (MDS) at visible wavelengths to achieve super-resolution imaging. In our calculations we use two popular techniques, which can be adapted to investigate the imaging properties of MDSs. The two methods are the transfer matrix method (TMM) and the Finite element method based software, COMSOL Multiphysics. The ...
X. Wang, J. Peitzmeier , and S. Kapturowski
Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA
The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
The flow channel design on bipolar plates affects proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell performance by influencing reactant distribution and water removal in an operating fuel cell. The fuel cell performance can be improved by varying the type, size, or arrangement of channels. Two bio-inspired designs have been proposed by a research group at Oakland University, which results in improvement ...
X. Ni, A. Kildishev, E. Narimanov, and L. Prokopeva
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
We model an ideal optical black hole device in COMSOL Multiphysics as an electromagnetic scattering problem. The device is illuminated with a Gaussian beam which is focused at a fixed position in horizontal direction (x0) and different positions in vertical direction (y0). The device is modeled as a cylindrical system with a gradient-index shell and absorbing core. Using the classical paraxial ...
H. Lee, and J.V. Clark
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
In this paper we present a method to mitigate the effect of thermally-induced noise in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) through a force feedback circuit. Inherent noise-induced vibrations, which would be inconsiderable in macro scale, are considered as a limitation in micro- and nano- scale since it diminishes the high performance of MEMS devices. For instance, depending on the stiffness ...
Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
Steven Conrad received his MD degree from Louisiana State University in 1978, and his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1985. His clinical practice includes intensive care and emergency medicine, and his research interests include computational dynamics and bioinformatics. He has worked with dynamic models of gas transport in artificial lungs, and more ...
SORIN Group, France
In all implantable medical devices, one main challenge is to assure no water penetrates in the electronic part of the system. To be able to transmit the electronic information from the inside of the device to the lead without any water infiltration, we used a complex part called feed through. This piece is made of four different materials: titanium, alumina, gold and platinum. It is ...
FEM-Investigations Of Superconductor/Ferromagnet Heterostructures: A Compliance Test Between Various Models
P. Krüger, F. Grilli, Y. Genenko, and R. Brambilla
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, ERSE Spa, Milan, Italy
In recent years, a number of numerical and finite-element-methods in particular - some implemented in COMSOL - have been developed to investigate various properties of superconducting materials. Following converse conclusions by different models regarding similar physical phenomena, the consistency of these models has been of increased interest. In this publication the accordance of an ...
C. Del Vecchio, G. Agapito, G. Tomassi, and E. De Santis
National Institute for Astrophysics, Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Firenze, Italy
University of Cassino, Cassino, Italy
The next-generation of Extremely Large Telescopes adaptive optics systems require high-order, long-stroke, quite large deformable mirrors. Higher forces and greater actuator densities than the ones provided by the current technology are needed, still maintaining the severe accuracy and bandwidth requests. Based on a very simple magnetic circuit, providing a compact device, the VRALA actuator ...