M. S. Santhanakrishnan , T. Tilford , C. Bailey ,
 The University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Introduction Thermal management is a key challenge in development of modern microelectronics systems. This is becoming an increasingly critical area of microelectronics packaging design due to the ever increasing levels of miniaturisation, integration and operating frequency which result in significantly higher power densities. This study looks to address this challenge through advanced ...
J. Acuna and B. Palm
Department of Energy Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
The most common way to exchange heat with the bedrock in Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) applications is circulating a fluid through a U-formed closed loop in vertical boreholes drilled several tenths of meters into the ground. This study presents and compares the results of eight cross sectional U-pipe Borehole Heat Exchanger configurations. Values from recent experimental temperature ...
P. Gateau, P. Namy, and N. Huc
SAS SYNGAS, rue du camp d’aviation, 44320, Saint Viaud, France, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIMTEC, 8 rue Duploye, 38100, Grenoble, email@example.com
COMSOL FRANCE, WTC, 38000, Grenoble, firstname.lastname@example.org
Metal honeycombs are used as catalyst supports. They can be considered as complex fins for heat exchange. A simple heat transfer model was compared with 2D simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics. There was a good correlation when the fluid temperature was the same in all cells. However, significant discrepancy apperared when compared with a 3D simulation with laminar flow. Honeycomb cells ...
V. Bruyère , T. Paris , P. Namy ,
 SIMTEC, Grenoble, France
 CEA DAM, Is-sur-Tille, France
In order to predict and optimize the design of pipes and reservoirs during a depressurization process, the gas behavior must be precisely understood. Numerical modeling is an effective tool to study and understand the effect of each gas properties on the gas behavior. Nevertheless, compressible flow modeling still remains quite challenging, especially when the Mach number is close to one. In ...
P.A. Koski and M.S. Mikkola
Department of Applied Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
A 3D FEM (Finite Element Method) model for predicting the internal pressure distribution of a fuel cell stack is presented. The model includes contact pair boundary conditions between the most critical components, thermal expansion and Young's moduli as a function of temperature. The model is used to investigate the changes in pressure distribution inside a PEM fuel cell at realistic ...
P. Van Ransbeeck , R. Benoot , B. Van Der Smissen 
 University College Ghent, Faculty of Science and Nature, Department of Mechatronics, Belgium
This publication aims to investigate conjugate heat and mass transfer around a clothed virtual manikin. This research can be performed at different scales: (1) at material scale where a piece of textile is investigated in 1D or 2D space or (2) at system level where a clothed cylindrical body (2D) or a complete manikin (3D) is modeled. The work is based on previous methods and results from ...
J. Rivenc ,
 Airbus Group Innovations, Toulouse Cedex, France
The purpose of this study is to predict, with a multiphysics model, the degradation area of a composite material when a current is injected into the material. The main physical phenomenon is an exothermic reaction, with an irreversible nonlinear variation of the electrical conductivity. The strategy is presented, in order to perform a computation that correctly takes the physics into account. In ...
采用有限元模拟软件 COMSOL Multiphysics® 对液封直拉法（LEC）生长锑化镓（GaSb）晶体的物理过程进行计算机建模。模拟分析了晶体旋转与坩埚旋转工艺对 GaSb 固-液界面形貌的影响。模拟结果表明，晶体旋转与坩埚旋转工艺将导致强烈的熔体强制对流，并进一步影响固液相变物理过程。上述工艺将分别具有促使凸向熔体的固液界面曲率减小和增大的作用，且同等转速条件下，坩埚旋转对固液界面形貌影响更大。基于上述模拟结果优化了实验中坩埚转速、晶体转速参数，最终获得了近似“平面”形貌的固液界面，由此获得了低位错密度的 GaSb 单晶。
Extraction of Thermal Characteristics of Surrounding Geological Layers of a Geothermal Heat Exchanger by COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations - new
N. Aranzabal, J. Martos, J. Soret, J. Torres, R. García-Olcina, Á. Montero
Technical School of Engineering, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Department of Applied Physics, Politechnical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
It has been demonstrated that is possible obtain the thermal parameters of geological layers of a BHE (Borehole Heat Exchanger) by fitting temperature evolution in an observer pipe inserted into borehole.