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Radiation Force Effect at the Dielectric Water-Air Interface - new

G. V. B. Lukasievicz[1], N. G. C. Astrath[2], L. C. Malacarne[2], M. L. Baesso[2], S. E. Bialkowski[3]
[1]Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Toledo, PR, Brazil
[2]Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil
[3]Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

The radiation force effects on the surface displacement can be calculated by solving the Navier-Stokes equation with appropriated boundary conditions. The surface deformation can be described by the radiation pressure as well as those forces due to gravity and surface tension. We used the photomechanical mirror (PM) method to measure the time-evolution of the nanometer deformation generated on ...

Computational Evaluation of Improved Anaerobic Digestion Reactor Designs

A. A. Forbis-Stokes [1], M. A. Deshusses [1],
[1] Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact on number of baffles placed in horizontal- or vertical-alignment of an anaerobic baffled reactor (HABR and ABR, respectively). Computational fluid dynamics was used to evaluate hydraulic performance of each and determine what number of compartments should be used to optimize reactor volume while adding minimal complexity. The findings ...

实现微流控粒子分选芯片几何参数预估与高效设计的传递函数拟合法

张岩 [1],
[1] 清华大学精密仪器系,北京,中国

引言: 对于微流控分选芯片而言,分支出口的位置、宽度等几何参数会直接影响到粒子分选精度与回收效率。但是,遗憾的是,对于流道各分支出口位置的高效设计方法却鲜有报道。当前的设计方法主要是对每一种目标粒子直接进行轨迹仿真[1~7]。但这种方法的运算成本巨大,如果粒子分散体系涉及到的粒径种类繁多且流道结构复杂,那么对每种粒径都进行仿真分析将会使得计算量与计算精度之间的矛盾愈加尖锐;而且,每引入一种没有被仿真研究过的粒径,都要对其重新进行仿真运算,运算成本巨大[8~10]。 据此,本文提出了一种结合有限元分析仿真与系统辨识方法的粒子出射位置预测方法:利用少量的几组仿真实验结果即可以对多分散粒子体系进行出射位置的定量预测,大大减小运算量,提高芯片几何设计的效率。具体方案如下: COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件的使用: 首先,进行仿真实验,获得原始拟合数据。仿真分为两部分 ...

Model and Simulation of a Tunable Birefringent Fiber Using Capillaries Filled with Liquid Ethanol

C. Zeringue, and G.T. Moore
Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, USA

Conventional polarization maintaining fiber is constructed using a pair of borosilicate rods on either side of the fiber core. Current manufacturing processes prohibit the construction of fibers with the required accuracy needed for applications requiring precision birefringence. Through the use of COMSOL, this paper describes simulated results of fiber with a mutually orthogonal secondary set ...

Multiphysics Modelling in the Electromagnetic Levitation and Melting of Liquid Metals

A. A. Roy, V. Bojarevics, and K. Pericleous
University of Greenwich
London, UK

The aim of this article is to demonstrate the capability of the software for predicting free-surface motion and internal fluid flow in an electromagnetically levitated sample of liquid metal. Multiphysics solutions which demonstrate the usefulness of Comsol as a powerful MHD simulation tool have been generated to two industrial problems using the ALE moving-mesh module in combination with the ...

Undergraduate Studies of Supersonic Flow from a Converging-Diverging Nozzle

K. Stein[1], N. Gessner[1], R. Peterson[1], A. Wiedmann[1]
[1]Department of Physics, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, USA

Undergraduate studies are carried out to examine the supersonic flow from an axisymmetric converging-diverging nozzle. Flow in the nozzle is initiated by the rupture of a diaphragm that is positioned between the nozzle and a 1-gallon pressurized air tank. Simulations are carried out in COMSOL Multiphysics® for unsteady, axisymmetric flow with the High Mach Number interface of the CFD Module. ...

Effect of Permeability Diminution in Nutrient Diffusion in Intervertebral Disc

M. A. Chetoui [1], O. Boiron [2], A. Dogui [3], V. Deplano [2],
[1] Université de Monastir, Ecole Nationale D'ingénieurs de Monastir; Ecole centrale Marseille, Marseille, France
[2] Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Ecole Centrale, Marseille, France
[3] Université de Monastir, Ecole Nationale D'ingénieurs de Monastir, Marseille, France

Intervertebral discs (IVD) are fibro-cartilages situated between vertebrae providing their joint flexibility. They play a major role in the transmission and absorption of load through the spine. The disc can undergo progressive structural and quantitative changes in its composition and morphology related to mechanical load applied to the spine which can lead to disc degeneration; this disease is ...

Aerodynamic Analysis of a Ski Jumper: a CFD Approach

R. Latchman [1], A. Pooransingh [1],
[1] The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, the jump length difference between first and second place was only 5cm. This illustrates why ski jumpers are constantly tinkering with their posture in order to gain even the smallest of advantages. Experiments such as those shown in Figures 1 and 2 (b), conducted with ski jumpers in large-scale wind tunnels showed that even small changes in position can lead to ...

CFD Analysis of Loss Of Vacuum Accident for Safety Application in Experimental Fusion Reactor Facility

C. Bellecci[1], P. Gaudio[1], I. Lupelli[1], A. Malizia[1], M.T. Porfiri[2], R. Quaranta[1], and M. Richetta[1]

[1]EURATOM, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Roma, Italy
[2]ENEA Nuclear Fusion Tecnologies, Frascati, Roma, Italy

In an experimental nuclear fusion facility dust is generated both during normal machine operations and by macroscopic erosion of the plasma facing materials due to intense thermal loads. This dust can be mobilized by air ingress in case of LOVA (Loss of Vacuum Accident) threaten safety of workers and public. A small facility, Small Tank for Aerosol Removal and Dust (STARDUST), was set up in ...

Influence of Inlet Fluctuations on the Development of The Turbulent Two-Stream Mixing Layer

J. Tawfik, and R. Arimilli
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

The finite element method applied to the k-epsilon turbulence model is used to investigate the two-stream turbulent mixing layer. Whereas the model is known as one of the most popular of the turbulence models to date, the model has yet to be applied to the classical mixing layer problem to the best of our knowledge. A transient k-epsilon turbulence model in COMSOL is used to solve this ...