Renewable Energies and Environmental Technologies Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo, TN, Italy
Stationary flow configurations in curved pipes constitute an important subject from both the theoretical and the practical point of view. A typical application concerns the calculation of secondary flow effects on the thermal efficiency of heat exchangers. Motivated by a similar problem, this paper investigates the flow patterns in a helical duct of non trivial cross section. The considered ...
T.I. Bjørnarå, E. Aker, and E. Skurtveit
NGI, Oslo, Norway
Safe short term storage of CO2 depends mainly on structural and solubility trapping. On longer term, mineral trapping is also contributing to the trapping of CO2. To be able to investigate the importance of these different storage mechanisms, a finite element model for simulation of CO2 injection has been developed in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The model describes and solves for two-phase flow ...
Finite Element Modeling for the Mechanical Behavior of Silicon Diaphragms Using COMSOL Multiphysics®
J. Ren, M. Ward, Peter Kinnell, and Russell Cradock
School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
GE Druck Limited, Fir Tree Lane, Leicester, United Kingdom
The silicon diaphragm is one of the most common structures in Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS). However, it is susceptible to creep deformation at elevated temperatures. This paper presents a transient finite element model which simulates the mechanical behavior of the micromachined silicon diaphragms at the temperature of 900 °C. The constitutive equations proposed by Alexander and ...
B. Baudouy and F. Visentin
CEA, Irfu, SACM, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
The construction of high magnetic field superconducting coils requires the use of low temperature superconductors that must be cooled down to liquid helium temperature (4.2 K). Natural two-phase convection loops, i.e. thermosiphon loop, are used as cooling system for large superconducting magnets mainly because of its passive nature. The study present a thermohydraulics model realized with COMSOL ...
R. Tovo and S. Capetta
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
This paper is concerned with the fatigue behavior of complex, three-dimensional, stress concentrations under multiaxial loadings. Starting from the stress field obtained from a linear elastic analysis and taking advantage of the so-called implicit gradient approximation, an effective stress index connected with the material strength is calculated. Besides, this work summarizes a first ...
M. Guizzetti, V. Ferrari, D. Marioli, and T. Zawada
Dept. of Electronics for Automation, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Meggitt, Ferroperm Piezoceramics A/S, Kvistgaard, Denmark
The conversion of mechanical energy from environmental vibrations into electrical energy is a key point for powering sensor nodes toward the development of autonomous sensor systems. Piezoelectric energy converters realized in a cantilever configuration are the most studied for this purpose. In order to improve the performances of the converter, the geometry has to be properly designed. In this ...
S. Burgarella, B. Dell’Anna, V. Perna, G. Zarola, and S. Merlo
STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, MI, Italy
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is a method for cell manipulation without physical contact in lab-on-chip devices, since it exploits the dielectric properties of cells suspended in a microfluidic sample, under the action of locally generated high-gradient electric fields. The DEP platform that has been developed offers an integrated solution for customizable applications. Several functional units, ...
Benchmark Calculations with COMSOL of the Transport of Radionuclides Through Clay and Bentonite Barriers in a Geological Repository
M.L. Sentís, F. Altorfer, M. Herfort, A. Jakob, G. Kosakowski, and S. Friedel
Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, Villigen, Switzerland
Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
COMSOL Multiphysics GmbH, Zürich, Switzerland
A benchmark study was carried out by the Swiss Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) in collaboration with the Laboratory for Waste Management (LES) of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in order to evaluate the capabilities of the program COMSOL for the calculation of the transport of radionuclides through clay and bentonite barriers in a geological repository for radioactive waste. In this study ...
A.H. Feyissa, J. Adler-Nissen, and K.V. Gernaey
Food Production Engineering, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
A 2D mathematical model of coupled heat and mass transfer describing oven roasting of meat was formulated from first principles. The current formulation of model equations incorporates the effect of shrinkage phenomena and water holding capacity. The model equations are based on conservation of mass and energy. The pressure driven transport of water in meat is expressed using Darcy’s equation. ...
Equation-Based Modelling: True Large Strain, Large Displacement and Anand's Plasticity Model with COMSOL's Moving Mesh Application Mode
O. Toscanelli, V. Colla, and M. Vannucci
Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pontedera, PI, Italy
In this work the solution of the structural problem obtained by mean of the velocity approach is presented. More in detail the balance and constitutive equations are expressed in Eulerian form, the mesh is not material. The approach is general, is suitable both for material boundary or no-material boundary and for a generic material model. The Hooke's elastic model and the Anand's plasticity ...