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Chemical Reaction under Highly Precise Microwave Irradiation

Satoshi Fujii et al.[1]

[1]Chiba University, Chiba, Chiba, Japan

Chemical reactions conducted under microwave irradiation have high reaction rates and high selectivity, but these reaction rates are not always reproducible. To achieve reproducibility, a solid-state microwave source with an ultra precise oscillator, high power amplifier module (HPA), and elliptical applicator is developed. This HPA has up to 141 W average power and generates pure 2.45-GHz sine ...

Sensitivity of the Compression-Softening Effect to Mesh Imperfections in Compressed Flexures - new

S. Saha[1], A. Ramirez[1], C. DiBiasio[2], M. Culpepper[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
[2]Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

Introduction: Flexures are low-cost bearings that are capable of providing motion guidance with high repeatability and low friction (Figure 1). However, applications of flexure bearings are often limited by their low range. This is because motion guidance in flexures is provided by bending/flexing of members; thus, range is limited by the bending stiffness. As the bending stiffness can be ...

Two Step Study of Flow in an Industrial Pulp Screen, Solved with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Mixer Module - new

R. Wetind[1]
[1]Wetind Technology AB, Alnö, Sweden

An industrial pulp screen is investigated. The dilute pulp is pumped through a screen barrier. In order to avoid the fiber network to plug, it is necessary to 1) fluidize the shear thinning pulp 2) expose the barrier with plug releasing pressure pulses. This work involves a 2-step study. Step 1: The full screen flow is simulated using Mixer Module Frozen Rotor k-. Essential pressure field ...

Princípio Calorimétrico Aplicado a Medição de Vazão - new

T. Cavalcanti[1], A. Lima[1], J. Neto[1]
[1]Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campina Grande, PB, Brasil

Introdução: A medição adequada de vazão de fluidos é de grande importância nos processos industriais, pois tem implicações diretas na qualidade, produtividade, segurança e eficiência dos processos. Assim, torna-se necessário compreendermos como os fluidos se comportam para baixas velocidades, podendo, dessa forma, projetar estruturas que possam trabalhar em uma faixa de operação mais larga ou ...

稳态磁场对激光熔凝熔池的抑制作用研究 - new

王梁[1], 胡勇[1]

激光熔凝通常被作为材料表面的最终处理工艺,然而激光熔凝处理后,材料表面容易出现高低起伏的波纹,降低了其表面质量。因此,为了在激光熔凝处理后获得平整的表面,同时降低后续机加工所需的成本和时间,本文提出了利用稳态磁场抑制激光所致熔池运动的方法。以固液相变统一模型为基础,建立了考虑热传导、流体运动、相变及电磁场作用的多物理场耦合2D瞬态仿真模型,将洛仑兹力以体积力形式添加到动量方程源项中,并利用移动网格(ALE)的方法在模型中计算了熔池表面的运动形态。通过该模型计算了由稳态磁场引起的熔池中的洛伦兹力与由表面张力引起的Marangoni对流影响熔池表面形貌的相互影响过程以及不同磁场强度下熔池速度场、温度场分布情况。同时,包含激光功率、扫描速度、表面张力温度系数等相关材料属性和工艺参数对熔池表面形貌的影响也进行了仿真分析。通过激光熔凝后试样表面的实际高度扫面图像结果以及温度对比图 ...

Plasmonic Waveguide Analysis - new

K. C. Koppenhoefer [1], S. Yushanov [1], J. S. Crompton [1],
[1] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA

Surface Plasmons (SP) or Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPP) are electromagnetic excitations that propagate at the interface between a dielectric and a conductor, and are evanescently confined in the perpendicular direction to the propagation. They arise via coupling of the electromagnetic field to oscillations of the conductor’s electron plasma and are characterized in terms of dispersion and ...

FEM Convergence for PDEs with Point Sources in 2-D and 3-D - new

M. Gobbert [1], K. M. Kalayeh [2], J. S. Graf [1],
[1] Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
[2] Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

Numerical theory provides the basis for quantification of the accuracy and reliability of a FEM solution by error estimates on the FEM error vs. the mesh spacing of the FEM mesh. This paper presents techniques needed in COMSOL Multiphysics® software to perform computational studies for elliptic test problems in two and three space dimensions that demonstrate this theory by computing the ...

Interpretation of Measurements with Novel Thermal Conductivity Sensors Suitable for Space Applications

N. I. Kömle[1], G. Kargl[1], E. Kaufmann[2], J. Knollenberg[2], and W. Macher[1]
[1]Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria
[2]DLR Institut für Planetenforschung, Berlin, Germany

Thermal conductivity of near surface soil layers is a key parameter for understanding the energy balance of planetary bodies. To measure this property, heated needle sensors are frequently used in field and laboratory applications. To adapt this type of sensors for application on space missions, various modifications have to be implemented. An example for such a modified sensor is the so ...

The Use of Multiphysics Modeling in the Steel Industry

Filip Van den Abeele
Simulation Expert, OCAS, Belgium

OCAS is a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and the Flemish Region. She uses COMSOL Multiphysics for the following: Enamel solidification Magnetic Pulse Forming Electromagnetic modelling of electric machines Vortex Induced Vibrations Model Identification for Orthotropic Materials and much more ---------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography:Filip Van den Abeele has a ...

Finite Element Modeling a Redox-Enzyme-Based Electrochemical Biosensor

Y. Huang[1], and A. Mason[1]
[1]Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

This paper describes the modeling of an electrochemical biosensor embedded in a microfluidic channel to determine the concentration of a target biomolecule. The total amount of analyte in the sample can be calculated by integrating the analyte concentration over the duration of the peak current. The biosensor is constructed by immobilizing redox-enzyme on an interdigitated array (IDA) electrode ...

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