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A Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Cathode

The fuel cell presented in this example is the Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC), a high temperature fuel cell for stationary applications. The fuel is oxidized at the anode, and can be either hydrogen or natural gas, while oxygen is reduced at the cathode together with carbon dioxide. The electrolyte is defined in the porous electrode and in the free electrolyte, while the solid phase is ...

AC Electrokinetically Enhanced Surface Reactions

This model studies the use of AC electrokinetic forces to enhance the rate of transport of electrolytic reactants to a reaction surface on the wall of a microchannel. If transport was to be governed by flow alone, then the flow velocity perpendicular to the surface would be so small that the analyte would be transported mainly by diffusion. The reaction rate at the surface is large enough ...

Polymerization in a Semibatch Reactor

As reactant monomer converts into polymer chains, the density of the reacting mixture often changes notably. In this example you will look at how this effect impacts the total production of polymer in a process. The liquid phase polymerization takes place in a semibatch reactor, where two operating conditions are compared. In the first scenario, the feed of monomer to the reactor is turned off ...

Molecular Flow in an RF Coupler

This model computes the transmission probability through an RF coupler using both the angular coefficient method available in the Free Molecular Flow interface and a Monte Carlo method using the Mathematical Particle Tracing interface. The computed transmission probability determined by the two methods is in excellent agreement with less than a 1% difference. This model requires the Particle ...

Caughey-Thomas Mobility in a Semiconductor

With an increase in the parallel component of the applied field, carriers can gain energies above the ambient thermal energy and be able to transfer energy gained by the field to the lattice by optical phonon emission. The latter effect leads to a saturation of the carriers mobility. The Caughey Thomas mobility model adds high field velocity scattering to an existing mobility model (or to a ...

Argon Boltzmann Analysis

The electron energy distribution function (EEDF) plays an important role in the overall behavior of discharges. Analytic forms of the EEDF exist such as Maxwellian or Druyvesteyn, but in some cases they fail to fit the discharge physics. This tutorial model investigates the effects of various parameters on the electron energy distribution function and rate coefficients for an argon discharge. ...

Sheet Metal Forming with Orthotropic Plasticity Hill '48

Metal Forming is the metalworking process of reshaping metal parts through mechanical deformation without adding or removing material. This is mainly based on plastic deformation that enables permanent deformation of the bodies. Here, a numerical simulation of the sheet metal forming process was carried out using an orthotropic material law for metal plasticity (Hill '48). Different forming ...

Critical Frequencies for a Rotor

The rotor in an electric motor is analyzed. In the design of a motor it is important that no eigenfrequencies for the rotor lie within the operating interval of the revolution speed (in revolutions / second) for the motor. If the eigenfrequencies of the rotor lie in this interval then this shortens the engines lifetime, and can sometimes even lead to dysfunction and breakdown. This 3d model of ...

Thermal Bridges in Building Construction—3D Structure Between Two Floors

This model studies the heat conduction in a building structure separating two floors from the external environment. Four materials with distinct thermal conductivities k compose the structure. The exterior and interior boundaries are facing environments respectively at 0°C and 20°C. The lowest temperatures on internal surfaces and the heat fluxes through each surface is compared with published ...

Split-Recombine Mixer Benchmark

This example models a split and recombine mixer channel in which a tracer fluid is introduced and mixed by multi-lamination. Diffusion is removed from the model using an extremely low diffusion coefficient so that any numerical diffusion can be studied in the lamination interfaces. The results compare well with Glatzel et al (Ref 1.) in both the lamination patterns and total pressure drop ...

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