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Effects of Solvers on Finite Element Analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

C. Ravi[1]
[1]Siemens Technology and Services Private Limited, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Introduction: Solver section of FEA plays a very important role; it takes the input from the preprocessor and solves millions of equations using numerical methods. Capability of any analysis tools can be measured based on the solver. Understanding the nature and operation of various structural solid mechanics solvers is the interest of the present study. Results: Contact pressure is ...

Thermal Modeling of Chlorination Reactor

A. A. Bhat [1], D. Sujish [1], B. Muralidharan [1], G. Padmakumar [1], K. K. Rajan [1]
[1] Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India

Chlorine reactor is used to dry molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt before it is put to use in electrorefining operation. Molten salt electrorefining is a pyrochemical method of separation of heavy elements from spent metallic nuclear fuel. It is a high-temperature process which uses molten salt as supporting electrolyte for electrodeposition of heavy metals. The LiCl component in the molten LiCl-KCl ...

Simulation of a Multilayer Thermal Regulator for an Optical Reference

J.A. Ospina[1] and E. Canuto[1]
[1]Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

The research project under which the COMSOL simulations are performed deals with multilayer and fine thermal control of an optical reference cavity for space applications. The cavity, made of Ultra Low Expansion glass (Corning ULE), must be kept close to the zero expansion temperature of the glass (close to room temperature). The target can only be met by active control, while leaving the cavity ...

Laser Activated Gold Nanorods for the Photothermal Treatment of Cancer

F. Rossi[1], F. Ratto[1]
[1]CNR - Institute of Applied Physics "Nello Carrara", Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

Photothermal therapy through Gold Nanorods (GNRs) is a new approach for the minimally invasive treatment of cancerous tissue. In order to design the proper settings, it is important to study the thermal effect that are induced close to the nanoparticle (nanoscale model), in the close vicinity and in the cancerous tissue (microscale model). A temperature dependent 2D-model of this particular ...

Modeling of HTPEM Fuel Cell Start-Up Process by Using COMSOL Multiphysics

Y. Wang[1], D. Uwe Sauer[1]
[1]Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems, Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

HTPEM fuel cells are considered to be the next generation fuel cells. The electrochemical kinetics for electrode reactions are enhanced by using PBI membrane at an operation temperature between 160-180 °C comparing to LTPEM fuel cells. But starting HTPEM fuel cells from room temperature to an operation temperature is a challenge. In this work, using preheated air to heat up the fuel cells ...

A study on Spray Drying in Food Industry

S. Singh[1], N. Baheti[1], A. Tiwari[1]
[1]Institute of Engineering & Science, IPS Academy, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Spray drying is a common drying technique in food industries to convert liquid to powder form. A good understanding on the dynamic behavior of the process is important to ensure proper control. The aim of this study is to develop empirical models for spray drying of whole milk powder and orange juice powder. A preliminary study on the effect of several inputs such as inlet air temperature, feed ...

Análise de Influência da Utilização de Propriedades Termodependentes na Simulação de Juntas Soldadas

A. A. S. B. Cruz [1], N. S. B. da Silva [1],
[1] Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PB, Brasil

Visando minimizar os cálculos envolvidos em simulações numéricas de juntas soldadas e diminuir a quantidade de informações necessárias, busca-se fazer simplificações que não tenham influências consideráveis nos resultados. Para o presente trabalho, analisou-se, através do COMSOL Multiphysics, o impacto das propriedades dos materiais dependentes da temperatura neste tipo de simulação. Para ...

Analysis of Coupled Dynamics of Molten Salt Reactors

V. Di Marcello, A. Cammi, and L. Luzzi
Department of Energy, Nuclear Engineering Division (CeSNEF), Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the coupled thermo-hydrodynamics and neutronics of circulating nuclear fuel systems in a nuclear reactor that adopts a molten salt mixture. This flows up through channels in a graphite moderated core and plays the role of both heat generator and coolant. A strongly coupled system is needed since the velocity pattern is affected by the neutron ...

Heat Pipe Assisted Thermal Management of an HT PEMFC Stack

E. Firat[1], G. Bandlamudi[1], M. Crisogianni[1], P. Beckhaus[1], A. Heinzel[1]
[1]Centre for Fuel Cell Technology (ZBT), Duisburg,NRW, Germany

Heat management is crucial for the satisfactory operation of HT-PEM (High temperature polymer-electrolyte-membrane) fuel cells. Current work investigates the use of heat pipes in a HT PEMFC stack consisting of 24 cells, each with an active area of 300 cm^2. Heat pipes are known to be thermal superconductors operating on the principles of high convective heat transfer and phase transition. ...

Turbulent Compressible Flow in a Slender Tube

K.O. Lund[1], C.M. Lord[2]
[1]Kurt Lund Consulting, Del Mar, CA, USA
[2]Lord Engineering Corp., Encinitas, CA, USA

Pressure-drop experiments were conducted for the turbulent, compressible flow of air in a small, slender tube, and modeled with COMSOL heat transfer module, and analytically. A scalar integration variable is introduced which integrates the mass velocity [kg/m²s] over the inlet area and iteratively equates this to the input mass flow [kg/s]. For computation, the temperature specification is ...