Div. of Building Technology, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
In building physics it is a fact that a large part of the knowledge available from research is not applied in construction and design. The main reason for this is that the physics often include nonlinear field problems that are difficult to solve for the ordinary engineer. With a software that allows the combination of many different physics, the solvability of such problems increases.The ...
A. S. Zurkinden1, F. Campanile1, and L. Martinelli2
1Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
2Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
This note addresses the concept of wave energy conversion by means of a piezoelectric material. The ocean surface waves represent an important source of energy. A multiphysics simulation is used to focus on different aspects, namely the free surface wave, the fluid-structure interaction, the mechanical energy input to the piezoelectric material and the electric power output, using an equivalent ...
Heat Transfer Effects in a Water Calorimeter for Measuring the Absorbed Dose of Therapy-Level Radiation Beams
R. E. Tosh, and H. H. Chen-Mayer
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Water calorimetry that directly measures the temperature rise (at the mK level) due to radiation heating is used as a primary standard for therapy-level gamma-radiation beams. The temperature rise is measured at a given point in space where the spatial distribution of the absorbed dose is non-uniform, and therefore is subject to heat conduction and convection distortions that must be corrected to ...
Modeling Materials through a Phase Transition: Using COMSOL Multiphysics and Applying Physics First Principles Techniques
R. W. Pryor
Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
This paper presents a new phase transition model that is easily created and runs rapidly. It is designed so that the modeler can determine immediately the relative accuracy of the end result by use of the first principles of physics.Phase transitions are readily observable in many commonly utilized engineering materials. In fact, most modern devices and/or tools employ a phase transition in their ...
A. Avanzini, and G. Donzella
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
The mitral valve apparatus is a complex and refined mechanism located between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart which can manifest various kinds of pathologies. In order to support identification of potentially critical conditions resulting from some typical cardiosurgery operations, it is important to develop models of the mitral valve that enable prediction of both stress in ...
COMSOL Grab Bag: How to Use a Versatile CFD Code to Model Interesting Problems from Cryogenic Storage to Biofuel Production
Senior Research Engineer,
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Emily Nelson received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a senior research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center and specializes in the formulation and solution of problems in microgravity science, multiphase flow, porous media, risk analysis, and gravitational biology. This leads her to fundamental and applied approaches on a range of issues ...
D. Wenger, W. Polifke, and E. Schmidt-Ihn
Wenger Engineering GmbH, Ulm, Germany
Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Daimler AG, Kirchheim/Teck, Germany
Metal hydrides are a widely-used method for storing and releasing hydrogen chemically under moderate conditions. This paper will present how highly dynamic metal hydride storage has been simulated and optimized using COMSOL Multiphysics. It will be shown how mass, energy and momentum balances were implemented and what boundary conditions were set to resolve various scenarios. The result of the ...
K. McIlhany, and R. Malek-Madani
Physics Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
Mathematics Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
In 1966, mathematician Mark Kac proposed the question "Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum?" in an article for American Mathematical Monthly. In attempting to resolve the Chesapeake Bay from an eigenfunctional approach, a one-to-one mapping of this famous problem has been identified. The quote above will re-write to "Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum from Multiple Point-Sampled Spectra?". This ...
H. Porteanu, and R. Gesche
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Berlin, Germany
Microplasmas at atmospheric pressure are required in many applications, where treatments in normal ambient, with spatial resolution, are important. The interest on such miniaturized sources has increased due to the availability of a new generation of microwave sources based on high power GaN transistors. The present work deals with a simulation of the plasma formation after the application of the ...
Computational Analysis of the Mechanical and Thermal Stresses in a Thin Film PProDOT-Based Redox Capacitor
J. Sotero-Esteva, M. Rosario-Canales, P. Gopu, and J. Santiago-Avilés
Department of Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, Humacao, PR
Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Among the several types of capacitors, the double-layer and redox types have gathered increasing attention to address some of the heavy power demands of modern technology. In redox capacitors, charge is stored chemically via oxidation/reduction processes in the active materials like electroactive polymers (EAPs) or metal oxides. This work investigates the stresses and heat flux of the electrode ...