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Numerical Design of a Test Plant for Dynamic Analysis of High Temperature Thermoelectric Generators

M. Rohne [1], A. Schlott [1], V. Pacheco [1], J. Meinert [1],
[1] Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Branch Lab Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Thermoelectric generators (TEG) use Seebeck’s effect to directly convert heat into electricity. TEG represent, therefore, a promising option for energy harvesting of waste heat, for example in car exhaust systems. To investigate the dynamic behavior of high temperature TEG, a test facility was numerically designed and finally constructed. Transient thermal simulations were performed in order to ...

生物颗粒光声功率谱的有限元数值模拟研究

李勇 [1], 方晖 [2],
[1] 晋中学院,太原,中国
[2] 深圳大学,深圳,中国

定量分析生物颗粒形态的变化可以为疾病诊断提供依据。例如血红细胞形态的变化常常会伴随有相应的血液疾病[1],细胞的癌变常常伴随有细胞核形态的变化[2]等等。无标记的光学显微成像技术已经可以对生物颗粒的尺度和形状进行直接测量。光声显微成像技术(PAM)利用生物颗粒固有的吸光本领,已经可以对单个生物颗粒(如细胞和细胞器)进行成像[3]。 最近,光声流式仪(the photoacoustic flow-cytometry)已经实现了对单个生物颗粒进行连续检测[4]。然而,为了在大量的生物颗粒中快速检测生物颗粒的形貌,最好的方法是并非对其进行直接成像,而是采用高频光声显微技术[5],它的分辨率来源于实际测量与光声功率谱的分析。 光声功率谱分析需要通过计算建模来获取。我们使用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 有限元分析软件的声学模块用来建模 MFC7 细胞核的光声功率谱 ...

Modeling of Shrinkage Behavior in Cement Paste Using Thermal-structural Interaction

T. Chen[1], and P.G. Ifju[1]
[1]University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

This paper describes using thermal structural interaction to model the shrinkage behavior in cement paste under drying. An inverse method of combining the finite element analysis and the least-squares method is implemented to fit experimentally determined shrinkage in order to obtain material propertiesfrom the complex geometry used in the tests. The finite element model is created in COMSOL ...

Analysis of Infrared Signature of a Ship Operating in MIR and FIR Bands

A. Pellegrini[1], A. Beucci[1], and F. Costa[1]

[1]ALTRAN Italia, Pisa, Italy

In this paper a methodology for calculating the infrared signature of complex objects is presented. The transient thermal analysis allows us to evaluate the temperature distribution on the investigated object, pointing out which parts tend to be warmer. These temperature values are handled in the post processing phase in order to evaluate the zero range radiance distribution and the radiance of ...

Optimization of Thermal Properties Identification of Complex Thin Films Using MATLAB® and COMSOL Multiphysics

N. Semmar[1], B. Wane[1]
[1]GREMI, UMR7344, CNRS-University of Orleans, Orléans Cedex 2, France

The importance of laser processing and thermal properties investigation of bulk materials and thin layers is still increasing. For thermal properties investigation many experimental systems were developed based on the photothermal effect. One of typical ways is to induce a rapid surface temperature increase is to use a pulsed laser beam, create a simplified model of this interaction, and compare ...

Modeling Flow and Deformation during Hot Air Puffing of Single Rice Kernels

T. Gulati[1], A. Datta[1]
[1]Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

When rice is subjected to intense heating, it results in rapid evaporation of liquid water to vapor. As a consequence, large pressures are generated within the kernel in a span of 15s resulting in large volume changes causing the kernel to puff rapidly. Under suitable conditions, the ratio of initial volume to volume after puffing could be as high as 10. Rice puffing process is a complex ...

Full System Modeling and Validation of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly - new

R. F. Coker[1], J. Knox[1]
[1]NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

The Atmosphere Revitalization Recovery and Environmental Monitoring (ARREM) project was initiated in September of 2011 as part of the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program. Under the ARREM project, testing of sub-scale and full-scale systems has been combined with multiphysics computer simulations for evaluation and optimization of subsystem approaches. In particular, this paper describes ...

基于等效热模型的三维封装快速热仿真技术

唐旻 [1], 冯强强 [1], 董一琳 [1]
[1] 上海交通大学,上海,中国

近年来,三维系统级封装技术逐渐成为人们的关注焦点,是下一代集成电路封装设计最有发展潜力的实现方案。然而,热管理是系统级封装技术需解决的关键问题。图1是典型的系统级封装结构,包含堆叠芯片、硅通孔、封装基板、热界面材料以及多层凸点结构。若对该结构的所有细节进行建模,将会消耗巨大的计算资源,导致分析效率非常低下。因此,本论文将封装中的硅通孔层以及凸点层等复杂结构进行等效处理,提取它们在水平和垂直方向上的等效热导率以及等效比热容、等效密度等参数。例如,在建模过程中,采用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 传热模块对硅通孔层的水平方向等效热导率进行提取,边界设置如图2所示,通过仿真得到的热源端温度来推导等效热导率。类似地,垂直方向的等效热导率提取如图3所示。经过上述处理,可将封装中的硅通孔层以及凸点层等复杂结构等效为介质均匀的材料,然后再采用 COMSOL 进行整体封装结构的热仿真 ...

Enhanced Transient Modeling of Hybrid Photovoltaic Air (PVT) Module - new

R. Kiflemariam[1], M. Almaz[1], F. Zevallos[1], C. Lin[1]
[1]Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

A 2D transient heat conduction model was created in COMSOL Multiphysics® software to study the performance of photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) water system. The model captures the variation of important environmental and system parameters such as outside temperature, solar irradiation, air velocity and temperature. The model has a good agreement with experimental data for the photovoltaic cell ...

3-Dimensional Numerical Modeling of Radio Frequency Selective Heating of Insects In Soybeans

S. Wang [1], Z. Huang [1],
[1] Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

Radio frequency (RF) heating have potential as alternatives to chemical fumigation for disinfesting legumes. This study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of RF selective heating of insect larvae in 3 kg soybeans packed in a rectangular plastic container using a 6 kW, 27.12 MHz RF heating system. A finite element based computer simulation program-COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to solve ...