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Evaporation Induced Convection Under a Gas Channel

H. Machrafi[1], A. Rednikov[2], P. Colinet[2], P.C. Dauby[1]
[1]University of Liège, Thermodynamics of Irreversible Phenomena, Institut de Physique, Liège, Belgium
[2]Universite Libre de Bruxelles, TIPs - Fluid Physics, Bruxelles, Belgium

This work falls into the framework of an ESA experiment, which consists of observing the behavior of patterns and structures that can be formed after instability onset in a HFE7100 liquid layer, evaporating into a nitrogen gas flow. This study is performed by a three-dimensional numerical simulation of the transient temperature and fluid motion. The results show that first several small rolls ...

Generating Simulated Data for Spot Heating/IR Camera Analysis of Coal Slag Surfaces - new

M. Silva[1], T. Ring[1]
[1]Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

For combustion simulations, the wall temperature and heat transfer is an important piece of information. Coal combustion systems typically have walls that are initially a cast ceramic, but, with time, slag is deposited on the surface and coal and soot are incorporated into the slag. It is this slag coated ceramic that determines the rate at which heat is transferred from the wall combustion ...

Investigating the Performance of Mechanically Ventilated Double-Skin Facades with Solar Control Devices in the Main Cavity - new

C. G. Galante[1]
[1]Newtecnic Ltd, London, England, UK

The use of ventilated facades may reduce the cooling and heating energy demands of the building. Double-skin facades (DSFs) belong to the wider group of ventilated facades and currently represent one of the most interesting and studied facade systems. The purpose of this study is to investigate the thermal behaviour and performance of a DSF being designed for a real project in the Middle East ...

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 ...

微波干燥电磁场、多相传输及大变形三维耦合模型

张春 [1], 朱铧丞 [1], Ashim Datta [1],
[1] 四川大学,成都,四川,中国

引言:微波干燥过程涉及多物理场的耦合,物理过程十分复杂。不仅有被加热物质的形态改变,还有气态、液态和固态三相的相互作用。为了更清楚地理解微波干燥过程,本模型将电磁场、多相流和物理变形用相应的方程耦合到一起建模分析,并用相应的物理参数表征微波干燥过程。(图1) COMSOL Multiphysics® 的使用:借鉴微波加热接口土豆模型,添加气体和固体传热接口以及自定义方程,用方程和参数实现多物理场耦合。实验模型中,干燥物为土豆,且被视为多孔弹性介质。物质变形用相应的矩阵来表征。 结果:在仿真结果的基础上,利用家用微波炉干燥土豆,设计实验,并测量了微波干燥过程中的重要物理参数,如温度、水分和形变。(图2,图3) 结论:该仿真模型和实验基本吻合,较清晰地反应了微波干燥的复杂物理过程。

Smart Radiator Upgrade (Super Smart with Natural Gas)

E. Bozelie[1], P. Bruins[1]
[1]Saxion University Enschede, Enschede, The Netherlands

In heating upgrades, most attention is paid to the boiler. When upgrading to HR++-boilers (eff of 107%) however, difficulties may occur since the high efficiency boilers are designed for water temperatures around 40°C, while the old radiators are designed for water temperatures higher than 60°C. The resulting mismatch may lead to reduced performance, a larger carbon footprint and increased ...

3D Modeling of Hydrogen Absorption in Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage Bottles

R. Busqué [1], R. Torres [1], A. Husar [2], J. Grau [1]
[1] Escola Universitària d'Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
[2] Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain

The storage of hydrogen as an absorbed element in metal hydride bottles is a promising technique for energy storage. In this work, a three-dimensional model of a charging process in a metal hydride container has been developed to simulate the absorption reaction and resultant heat and mass transport phenomena in metal hydride vessels. The model has been experimentally validated showing a good ...

Sensibility Analysis of Inductance Involving an E-core Magnetic Circuit for Non Homogeneous Material

K. Z. Gomes [1], T. A. G. Tolosa [1], E. V. S. Pouzada [1],
[1] Mauá Institute of Technology, São Caetano do Sul, SP, Brazil

In this work, a methodology is developed, based on the application of finite element method in the frequency domain, using the COMSOL Multiphyics software, aiming the sensibility analysis of inductance calculation involving some configurations of an E-core magnetic circuit. Such important analysis, are made from several geometries and considering different frequencies for the source current ...

Thermal Characterization of Low-Melting-Temperature Phase Change Materials (PCM)

L. Salvador [1], J. Hastanin [1], F. Novello [2],
[1] Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL), Angleur, Belgium
[2] CRM Group, Liège, Belgium

The successful implementation of a high-efficient latent heat storage system necessitates an appropriate experimental approach to investigate and quantify the variations of the Phase Change Material (PCM) thermal properties caused by its aging, as well as its potential demixing induced by cyclic freezing and melting. In this paper, we present a concept for the PCM characterization. The proposed ...

Heat Transfer Model for Embedded Thermocouple in Firefighter Glove

D. Mrugala, T. Riebeck, and W. Lang
Institute for Microsensors, -actuators and –systems (IMSAS)
University of Bremen
Bremen, Germany

The Integration of contact heat measurement with intelligent fire fighter gloves assumes parametric simulations with the heat transfer module of COMSOL. A thermocouple is embedded into high temperature protective layers of the glove and measures contact heat. This is done by by pressing the hand backside of the glove against a hot device like a door. The Heat transfer module has been used to ...