L. Nayana, P. Manohar, S. Babu
Department of Electrical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
In this paper some discrete parts of a valveless piezoelectric micropump for drug delivery system is designed and simulated. The core components of the micropump are actuator unit that converts the reciprocating movement of a diaphragm actuated by a piezoelectric actuator into a pumping effect and Nozzle/diffuser elements that are used to direct the flow from inlet to outlet. Simulations are ...
Analysis & Design Optimization of Laterally Driven PolySilicon Electro-thermal Microgripper for Micro-objects Manipulation
T. Pahwa, S. Gupta, V. Bansal, R. Narwal, B. Prasad, D. Kumar
Electronic Science Department, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India
Micro-grippers find applications in micro-robotics, microsurgery, micro-fluidics, micro-relays, assembling and miniature medical instrumentation. Actuation principle involved may be electrothermal, electrostatic, piezoelectric, shape memory and electromagnetic. It has been found that thermal actuation provides greater displacement at low voltages when compared to other mechanisms. A 3-D ...
S. Roy, G. Konar
Power Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Energy storage is an essential component for hybrid power system using non-conventional energy resources. Batteries, compressed air energy storage, pumped hydro plants etc. have been developed for storage. However, these have demerits like losses involved in energy conversion and time delay. Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) can be a good alternative as it stores electrical energy ...
S. Sunithamani, P. Lakshmi, E. E. Flora
Department of EEE, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India
Piezoelectric energy harvester converts mechanical vibrations into electrical energy via piezoelectric effect. The geometry of the piezoelectric cantilever beam greatly affects its vibration energy harvesting ability . In this paper a MEMS based energy harvester with a non-traditional geometry is designed. The design of the energy harvester consists of a rectangular cantilever structure with ...
Modelling and Simulation of Single Phase Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Packed Beds using COMSOL Multiphysics
S. Sachdev, S. Pareek, B. Mahadevan, A. Deshpande
Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar, Goa, India
Computational fluid dynamics has emerged as an advanced tool for studying detailed behavior of fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in many chemical engineering applications like packed beds. Packed beds play an important role in various chemical industries. Hence understanding the fluid flow behavior and temperature variation in different sections of packed bed is essential. Geometric ...
M. C. B. Kumar, D. B. Prabhu, R. Akila, A. Gupta, M. Alagappan
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil nadu, India
This paper discusses the simulation studies on a vibration based energy harvesting system to convert the undesirable mechanical vibration to useful green power. The design consists of a resonating proof mass and a spring system enclosed in housing and fixed on the source of vibration. A piezoelectric suspension acts as the transducer and generates a voltage that is used to charge the batteries ...
V. Ranjan, A. Kumar, G. Prakash, R. Mandal
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
Understanding the flow fields at the micro-scale is a key to develop methods of successfully mixing fluids for micro-scale applications. This paper investigates flow characteristics and mixing of three different geometries in micro-channel. A Circular groove micro mixer has been designed and simulated. One such channel is shown in Figure1. The geometry of the channels taken was rectangular with ...
S. Gunsekaran , R. C. Thiagarajan
ATOA Scientific Technologies Private Limited, Bangalore, India
Multiphysics Simulations of Physico-chemical and Biological Treatment of wastewater is increasing due to the demand for cost efficient plant design and utilization. Among the many processes, a thorough understanding of the settling behavior of an activated granular sludge in the secondary settler of an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) is critical for the plant designers to determine the efficiency ...
G. Samdani, S. Mahajani, A. Ganesh, P. Aghalayam, R. K. Sapru, D. K. Mathur
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
UCG Group, IRS, ONGC, Chankheda, Ahmadabad
The Thermo- Gravimetric Apparatus (TGA) is often used for kinetics determination. In TGA setup, gasification reaction may be limited by the reach (diffusion) of the gasification agent to the internal surfaces of the char particles. In addition to this, after some time, ash is formed between the bulk of the gas and the upper surface of char. The present modeling exercise is aimed at examining the ...
Comparative Numerical Studies of Scramjet Inlet Performance Using k-? Turbulence Model with Adaptive Grids
V. Gopal, R. Kolluru
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Scramjet inlet design remains as a key aspect for hypersonic flight. To assess the inlet design, the performance parameters namely; air-capture ratio, total pressure efficiency, inlet drag coefficient, and kinetic energy efficiency are evaluated and analysed. In the current study comparison of performance parameters is carried out by performing numerical computation of 2-D turbulent flow field ...