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Transport of Cadmium through Molten Salt to Argon Cover Gas in Electrorefiner

K.Revathy[1], S. Agarwal[1], B. Muralidharan[1], G. Padmakumar[1], K. K. Rajan[1]
[1]Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India

Electro refining is one of the important step in the Pyro processing nuclear spent fuel with molten salt. The electro refiner is a process vessel consists of anode ,cathodes and stirrers and ultra –high pure argon gas is provided at the top for inert atmosphere and at the bottom a cadmium layer is provided. The vapor pressure of the cadmium is high at the operating temperature, the cadmium vapor ...

Modeling Flow and Deformation During Salt-Assisted Puffing of Single Rice Kernels - new

T. Gulati[1], A. K. Datta[1]
[1]Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Puffing of biomaterials involves mass, momentum and energy transport along with large volumetric expansion of the material. Development of physics-based models that can describe heat and moisture transport, rapid evaporation and large deformations can help understand the puffing process. In this context, a fundamentals based study of salt-assisted puffing of rice is described. A multiphase model ...

Investigation of Ablation of a Copper Surface Caused by 220 Nanosecond Laser Pulse

M. Dillmann [1], B. Braun [1], M. Kottcke [1],
[1] Technische Hochschule Georg-Simon-Ohm, Nuernberg, Germany

This work investigates the ablation of a copper surface caused by the irradiation of a 220 ns laser pulse. Our focus is on the heat transport within the copper and takes the proceeding vaporization of surface substance into account. Our model ignores plasma dynamics and simulates the energy deposition using a surface heat source. The underlying absorption coefficient is made temperature ...

Modeling of Pulsed Laser Thermal Annealing for Junction Formation Optimization and Process Control

R. Negru [1], K. Huet[1], P. Ceccato[1], B. Godard[1]
[1]Excico, Gennevilliers, France

It is now a well known that the next generation devices in many fields of the semiconductor industry will be based on 3D architectures. In this framework, low thermal budget annealing technological solutions are required. For many applications, either in the field of sensors, microprocessors or high density memories, the Laser Thermal Annealing (LTA), an ultrafast and low thermal budget process, ...

Optimal Heat Sink Fin and Cold Lid Heights for Liquid Immersed Servers

A. Almaneea[1], J. Summers[1], H. Thompson[1], N. Kapur[1]
[1]University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

The system in this study is a closed server filled with Novac dielectric cooling liquid. The aim of this study is to find out the optimum value of the fin height and the cold lid height in order to reduce CPU temperature. A mesh accuracy investigation was conducted. The model set up in this work is validated with published experiment. An Optimal Latin Hypercube design (OLH) of experiment used to ...

Statistical Sensitivity Analysis of Li-ion Pouch Battery Cell Dimension and Design

A. Samba[1], N. Omar[2], H. Gualous[3], Y. Firouz[2], O. Capron[2], M. Abdel MonemO[2], J. Smekens[2], P. Van den Bossche[2], J. Van Mierlo[2]
[1]VUB ETEC, Brussel, Belgium and UCBN, LUSAC, Cherbourg, France
[2]VUB ETEC, Brussel, Belgium
[3]UCBN, LUSAC, Cherbourg, France

Multi-Scale and Multi-Dimensional (MSMD) modeling approaches have been proposed to simulate the thermal, electrical distributions and concentration behaviors of large size pouch cell. This approach is based on coupling of the energy balance with the Newman’s electrode model. Newman’s 1D electrochemical model is often used for small size batteries but not sufficient enough for large size where ...

Using Multiphysics for Detecting Atmospheric Ice Through MuVi Graphene - Atmospheric Icing Sensor

U. N. Mughal [1],
[1] Narvik University College, Norway

This paper is a preliminary design study to develop a hybrid atmospheric icing sensor which have an adequate potential to detect an icing event, icing type and icing rate together with icing load. The physics to detect icing event and icing type have been numerically understood using Debye analytical model. Also the conductivity variations in the Debye model have been understood using modified ...

Investigation of Thermal Contact Gas Gap Conductance Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

J. D. Freels[1], P. K. Jain[1], C. J. Hurt[2]
[1]Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
[2]The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Our safety analysis group in the Research Reactors Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a project to investigate the production of Pu-238 isotope for missions of deep space travel in the High Flux Research Reactor. COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used to support this activity in the past, and we have successfully installed and irradiated three different target designs. The gas-gap ...

Effect of Deficient Thermal Grease on the Junction Temperature of LEDs Package

K. B. Abdelmlek [1], Z. Araoud [1], K. Abderrazak [2], K. Charrada [1], G. Zissis [3]
[1] Unité d'Etude des Milieux Ionisés et Réactifs, Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
[2] Unité de Thermique et Thermodynamique des Procédés Industriels, Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
[3] Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Énergie, Toulouse, France

The use of LEDs package for lighting presents a thermal problem. In fact, 70% of the energy consumption is converted to heat. This affects widely the LEDs performance especially lifetime and luminous efficiency. Thermal management of LED is interested in natural convection cooling. The heat sink geometry and its design is important to ensure good heat transfer. Nevertheless, the control of the ...

3D Simulation of the Thermal Response Test in a U-tube Borehole Heat Exchanger

L. Schiavi[1]

[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy

Simulated Thermal Response Test (TRT) data are analyzed in order to evaluate the effect of the tridimensionality model’s feature in determining the proper value of the soil thermal conductivity and borehole thermal resistance. The 3D system’s simulation during the TRT is realized by adopting the finite element method. The comparison of the numerical results with the analytical ...