Using COMSOL for Studying the Occurrence of a Constant-shaped Concentration Front in the Retention of Gaseous Pollutants by Adsorption Columns
A. Joly, V. Volpert, and A. Perrard
 Université de Lyon
 Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, Lyon
Various models, based on mass transfer and different isothermal adsorption equilibrium laws, are developed using COMSOL Multiphysics. These isotherms are representative of the adsorption of various pollutant-adsorbent systems frequently found in decontamination processes. Consequences on breakthrough curves are examined and possible applications to decontamination processes are discussed.
LAAS, Groupe M2D, Paris
La présentation repose sur l’analyse de l’influence de la rugosité du diélectrique sur la capacité à l’état bas.
Numerical Simulation of Moving Boundary Problems with the ALE Method: Validation in the Case of a Free Surface and a Moving Solidification Front
Université de Bretagne Sud
This work investigates numerical simulations of problems involving moving boundaries. The first case concerns the simulation of incompressible Newtonian fluid flow problems with free surfaces in the presence of surface tension (the sloshing problem). The second case deals with a problem of heat transfer in the presence of an advancing solidification front (the Stefan problem).
Modeling the Coupled Mass Transfer Phenomena During Osmotic Dehydration of Fresh and Frozen Mango Tissues
J. Floury, Q.T. Pham, and A. Le Bail
 UMR STLO–INRA–Agrocampus
 School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, UNSW
 UMR CNRS GEPEA–ENITIAA, Nantes
In this paper, we present a mathematical model for simulating the mass transfer, during the osmotic dehydration of mango cubes. The mass balance equation for the transport of each constituent is established separately for intracellular and extracellular volumes but accounts for the mass exchange across the cell membrane and the shrinkage of whole tissue.
J. Frassy, C. Lécot, C. Delattre, and A. Soucemarianadin
 LEGI UMR 5519, Grenoble
 LAMA UMR 5127, Le Bourget-du-Lac
 LETI, CEA Grenoble
We present simulations of drops spreading on heterogeneous surfaces. The droplet height is the solution of a time-dependent non-linear fourth order partial differential equation, which is solved using COMSOL Multiphysics. In the fully wetting case, we compare our results with experimental data and with previous results reported in the literature. The simulation results reveal how ...
S. Quiniou, F. Lesage , V. Ventenat, and M.A. Latifi
 Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, Nancy
 Centre de recherche Décathlon, Villeneuve d’Ascq
In this paper, an investigation of heat and mass transfer in fabrics used in the manufacture of comfortable sportswear is presented. It is based on a model which is described by partial differential equations representing the mass balance of free and adsorbed water and vapour and the heat balance in the fabric. The model involves several unknown physical and transfer parameters. Two ...
A. Proust, G. Girardin, B. Vuillemin, P. Combrade, and R. Oltra
 AREVA NP - Centre Technique - Département Corrosion-Chimie, Le Creusot
 Université de Bourgogne - Laboratoire de Recherche sur la Réactivité des Solides
The most common case of crevice corrosion occurs on passive materials such as stainless steels, in oxidizing-chloride environments. A flexible crevice propagation model has been developed to allow parametric studies of the solution. Our main results allow us to establish diagrams of stability of solid and gas phases within the crevice and to evaluate the influence of the external ...
Laboratoire Techniques de l'Imagerie, de la Modélisation et de la Cognition, Faculté de Médecine, Domaine de la Merci
The aim of this work is to study tissue morphogenesis as a consequence of the constitutive cells dynamics. Tissue morphogenesis is modelled as a cellular system coupled with a global chemical control. p> Two concrete examples are presented, the secondary growth of conifer trees and the epithelial invagination.
S. Momjian, and D. Bichsel
 Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
 HESSO Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Genève, Switzerland
Elastic and poro-elastic models of ventricular dilatation in hydrocephalus are presented in this paper. An important result was the accumulation of fluid capping the horns of the ventricles. This indicates the importance of interstitial fluid in calculating of the deformation of the brain.
Low Frequency Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Large Cavities, Study of the Cavity of Titan after the Cassini-Huygens Mission
F. Simões, and M. Hamelin
CETP/IPSL-CNRS 4, Saint Maur, France
The propagation of low frequency electromagnetic waves in the cavity of celestial bopdies with ionospheres has been studied, namely for inferring thunderstorm and lightning activity. The measurement of resonant states provides useful information for the analysis of the electric environment in the cavity. We present a 3D finite element model of the cavity, compute the lowest eigenfrequencies ...