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Conical Quantum Dot

Quantum dots are nano- or microscale devices created by confining free electrons in a 3D semiconducting matrix. Those tiny islands or droplets of confined “free electrons” (those with no potential energy) present many interesting electronic properties. They are of potential importance for applications in quantum computing, biological labeling, or lasers, to name only a few. Quantum dots can ...

Process Control Using a PID Controller

This model shows how a flow model can be coupled to a process control mechanism. Controlling application parameters according to other application parameters is important within process engineering. Most control mechanisms use the data at a wall or an outlet to control inlet parameters. More accurate control can occur if you can control inlet parameters due to data found within a component ...

An Integro-Partial Differential Equation

The heat distribution in a hollow pipe, whose ends are held at two different temperatures, is studied. The outside surface is assumed to be thermally isolated and the inner surfaces have radiation boundary conditions. The role of convection in the heat transfer is taken to be negligible. The temperature is assumed to be constant along the thickness of the pipe and rotational symmetry is also ...

Electric Sensor

This is a model from electric impedance tomography, a method of imaging the interior permittivity distribution of a body by measuring current and voltage at the surface. This model demonstrates how the shape and placement of figures with different material properties inside a closed box can be determined with this non-invasive technique. Applying a potential difference on the boundaries of ...

Vacuum Drying

Vacuum drying is a chemical process frequently used in the pharmaceutical and food industries to remove water or an organic solvent from a wet powder. When designing a vacuum drying system, engineers aim to minimize the drying time while maintaining high quality in the product. This model investigates vacuum drying in a Nutsche filter-dryer, which consists of a cylindrical drum filled with wet ...

Tuning Fork

When a tuning fork is struck, it vibrates in a complex motion pattern that can be described mathematically as the superposition of resonant modes, also known as eigenmodes. Each mode is associated with a particular eigenfrequency. The tuning fork produces its characteristic sound from the specific timbre that is created by the combination of all of the eigenfrequencies. The Tuning Fork app ...

Traveling Load

This example shows how to model a load which varies in space and time. A series of load pulses travel along a beam which is supported at equal distances. For some combinations of the traveling speed of the load pulses and the spacing between them, it is possible to excite resonances in the beam. The effects of four different combinations of these parameters are investigated.

Electrical Signals in a Heart

Modeling the electrical activity in cardiac tissue is an important step in understanding the patterns of contractions and dilations in the heart. The heart produces rhythmic electrical pulses, which trigger the mechanical contractions of the muscle. A number of heart conditions involve an elevated risk of re-entry of the signals. This means that the normal steady pulse is disturbed, a severe and ...

Eigenvalue Analysis of a Crankshaft

This model describes a modal analysis of a crankshaft. The pistons’ reciprocating movement is transferred to the crankshaft through connecting rods by means of crankshaft throws. The forces, torques, and bending moments, which are highly variable both in time and space, subject the crankshaft to very high and complex loading. The crankshaft design must therefore incorporate careful and ...

Automotive Muffler

This model simulates the pressure wave propagation in a muffler for a combustion engine. It uses a general approach for analysis of damping of the propagation of harmonic pressure waves. The model is solved in the frequency domain and provides efficient damping in a frequency range of 100-1000 Hz.