Particle Tracing Simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics

Live Presentation - Thursday, January 23, 2014   2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

The Particle Tracing Module extends the functionality of the COMSOL Multiphysics environment for computing the trajectory of particles in fluids and electromagnetic fields, including particle-particle, particle-field, and fluid-particle interactions. A variety of different forces are allowed to act on the particles including electric, magnetic and collisional for electromagnetic applications, and drag, gravity, dielectrophoretic, thermophoretic etc. for fluid applications.

This webinar introduces particle tracing for applications such as flow visualization, mixing, particle separation, mass spectrometry,  ion optics, beam physics, computing the ion energy distribution function and acoustophoresis. The webinar will end with a Q&A session.


Simulation of the flow in a static mixer containing twisted blades. The mixing performance is evaluated via the calculation of the suspended particles' trajectory through the mixer.



  Christopher Boucher, Developer, COMSOL

Christopher Boucher received his B.S. in aerospace engineering and physics from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2012. He joined COMSOL as an applications engineer in September 2012. Christopher now works as a developer of the Particle Tracing Module.

  Jennifer Segui, Technical Marketing Engineer, COMSOL

Jennifer Segui is a Technical Marketing Engineer at COMSOL in Burlington, MA. Before joining COMSOL, her research focused on the design and characterization of electronic devices including solar cells and digital x-ray detectors for medical imaging. She received her master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering specializing in Medical Physics from SUNY-Stony Brook.

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