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Multiphysics Modeling of a Metal Foam

B. Chinè [1][3], M. Monno[2]
[1]Laboratorio MUSP, Macchine Utensili e Sistemi di Produzione, Piacenza, Italy
[2]Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Milano, Italy
[3]Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, Cartago, Costa Rica

Introduction: In metal foams production, nucleated gas bubbles expand in a heated metal in a mold, then the foam cool and solidify. Thereby energy, mass and momentum transfer mechanisms are present simultaneously in the system and must be taken into account. Metal foam (Figure 1) can be obtained by foaming a precursor, i.e. a mixing of aluminum (Al) powders with the blowing agent TiH2, placing ...

Predicting the Transformation of a Liquid Food Product within a Tubular Heat Exchanger

A. Plana-Fattori [1], E. Auger [1], C. Doursat [1], D. Flick [1]
[1] AgroParisTech, Paris, France

Continuous heat treatment is employed in food industry as a key step in the production of selected products, like dairy desserts. The evolution of an aqueous suspension of starch granules along an existing heat exchanger is here studied by 3D modeling of fluid flow, heat transfer and transformation. 3D modeling puts in evidence the role played by the curved tubes (bends) situated between ...

Numerical Analysis of Copper Heat Sink with Different Micro Pin Fins

S. V. Jadhav [1], P. M. Pawar [1],
[1] SVERI's College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India

Micro heat sinks can be widely used for cooling in modern microelectronic high heat flux components where the amount of heat generated sometimes exceeds the limit which the system can withstand. Microstructures when introduced into the channels of heat sinks in form of micro fins enhance the heat transfer performance of the heat sinks further. Copper heat sinks with different types of micro fins ...

Simulation of a Dynamic Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger for Non-Newtonian Fluids

S. Birla [1],
[1] ConAgra Foods, Omaha, NE, USA

Scraped surface heat exchangers (SSHEs) are commonly used in the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries for heat transfer, crystallization, and other continuous processes. One of the factor posing difficulties to heat transfer is viscosity. Highly viscous fluids tend to generate deep laminar flow, a condition with very poor heat transfer rates and high pressure losses involving a ...

Coupled Optical & Thermal Model of a Silicon Microprobe

Cs. Ö. Boros [1], Sz. Beleznai [1], P. Koppa [1], Z. Fekete [2], Á. Cs. Horváth [3]
[1] Department of Atomic Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
[2] MTA EK NAP B Research Group for Implantable Microsystems, Budapest, Hungary
[3] Óbuda University Doctoral School of Material Science & Technology, Budapest, Hungary

The topic of my work is modeling of a multimodal waveguide microprobe which is suitable for deep brain infrared stimulation. The goal of the research is the investigation of the therapeutic effect of optical IR excitation on biological active substances. In the physical model I investigated the transmission, in- and out coupling, scattering and absorption of the exciting light in the brain. I ...

HAMSTAD Benchmarks Using the COMSOL Multiphysics® Software Revisited

J. v. Schijndel [1], S. Goesten [1], H. Schellen [1],
[1] Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Benchmarks are important tools to verify computational models. In the research area of building physics, the so-called HAMSTAD (Heat, Air and Moisture STAnDardization) project is a very well known benchmark for the testing of simulation tools. In this paper we revisit this benchmark by modeling all five subtasks using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. Again we conclude that the COMSOL® software ...

Numerical Analysis of Conjugate Heat Transfer in a Combustion Chamber and Firetubes

K. R. Anderson [1], C. Collizi [2],
[1] California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma, CA, USA
[2] Cryoquip, Inc., Murrieta, CA, USA

This paper presents the use of COMSOL's Conjugate Heat Transfer capabilities to model the coupled conduction, convection and surface-to-surface radiation heat transfer in a combustion chamber, firetube heat exchanger device. The paper details the geometry, mesh, governing equations and provides post procession results. The motivation of the study was to compare the COMSOL CFD based results for ...

Building a Complex Geological Model Using Parametric Surfaces

S. Hoyer[1], M. Bottig[1], F. Zekiri[1], G. Götzl[1], A.K. Brüstle[1], G. Schubert[1], A. Nador[2]
[1]Geological survey of Austria, Vienna, Austria
[2]Geological Institute of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary

Temperature measurements of the subsurface are available due to hydrocarbon exploration in the project area, where the average drilling depth is about 2-4 km and the deepest well reaches about 8.5 km. Since the data is heavily uneven distributed, standard interpolation techniques did not deliver satisfying results. This is why numerical modeling was applied to assess the thermal regime of the ...

Towards a Quantitative Prediction of Ice Forming at the Surface of Airport Runways

J. D. Wheeler [1], P. Namy [1], M. Rosa [1], L. Capobianco [1],
[1] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

Anticipation of meteorological events such as ice forming is a key challenge to optimise the use of antifreeze on airport runways. To obtain a predictive numerical tool of ice forming on the runways, Groupe ADP and SIMTEC developed a COMSOL Multiphysics® model, in which several physical phenomena contributing to the temperature variations of the runway are involved. Radiative exchanges occur ...

Modeling and Analysis of a Direct Expansion Geothermal Heat Pump (DX): Part I-Modeling of Ground Heat Exchanger

C. Rousseau[1], J. Fannou[1], L. Lamarche[1], M. Ouzzane[2]
[1]École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Québec, Canada
[2]CanmetENERGY, Varennes, Québec, Canada

Geothermal heat pump technology is actually one of the most interesting processes to provide heat and cold to a building. In this study, a model of the ground exchanger of a direct expansion geothermal heat pump (DX) is going to be presented in 1 dimension. The model represents the phase change of the refrigerant, here Chlorodifluoromethane R22, with governing continuity, momentum and energy ...