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Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Gas Stream in a Plasma Torch Reactor - new

C. Soares[1], N. Padoin[1], F. A. Cassini[1], M. Sanchez[2]
[1]Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
[2]University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

Plasma technology has potential applications in a wide range of areas, such as microwave reflectors/absorbers, material processing, sterilization and chemical neutralization. The knowledge about the fluid behavior in such systems has a central role, since the stability of the flow in the region of the electrical arc is essential for the development of a well-behaved torch. In this work, a ...

Cycling-Induced Degradation of Batteries

M. Vallance [1], A. Meshkov [1], R. White [2], M. Guo [2], S. Rayman [2], L. Cai [2]
[1] GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY, USA
[2] R.E. White & Associates, Columbia, SC, USA

Rechargeable batteries solve electrification and communication problems. As examples, hybrid battery-diesel generator power supplies efficiently power cell towers in remote locations, detached from the power grid. Large battery banks are used to load level user power requirements, reducing stress on power generation infrastructure. Batteries firm the output capacity of intermittent wind ...

Simulation of Acoustical Transfer Paths for Active Noise Control

L. Fromme [1], J. Waßmuth [1], D. Wehmeier [1],
[1] Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany

The knowledge of the acoustical transfer paths in active noise control systems is very important for the performance of the system. Unfortunately, simulation is challenging since even simple configurations require comprehensive experience in physics and modeling. Two test setups were chosen for basic investigations on modeling, simulation and validation. The first results presented here are ...

Modeling of a Multilayered Propellant Extrusion in Concentric Cylinders

S. Durand [1][3], C. Dubois [1], P. Lafleur [1], V. Panchal [2], D. Park [2], P. Paradis [3], D. Lepage [3]
[1] École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
[2] US Army ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, USA
[3] General Dynamics OTS Canada Valleyfield, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, Canada

A novel propellant technology requires extruding two formulations with differential burning rates (slow and fast) together as a multilayered propellant. This multilayered propellant is processed into a concentric cylinder configuration, in the form of slow-fast-slow with single perforation. The main challenge originated from the different path lengths between the inner and outer sections of the ...

Optimization of Drying Step to Obtain Large, Transparent Magnesium-Aluminate Spinel Ceramics

J. Petit [1], L. Lallemant [1],
[1] ONERA, Chatillon, France

To obtain large transparent ceramic samples, we optimized the drying step process using COMSOL Multiphysics®. Indeed, green body's drying in a climate chamber is the critical step when large size and complex shape samples are needed. Then we obtained 75 mm diameter and 10 mm thickness highly transparent spinel ceramics.

Implementation of Immersed Finite Element Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction Applications

N. Nama [1], T. J. Huang [1], F. Costanzo [1],
[1] Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) refers to a class of problems in which the motions of fluid and solid are coupled. FSI is of great significance in many applications such as aero-elasticity, biomechanics, and design of various engineering systems. Typically, the multiphysics involved in the FSI problems render them too complex to solve analytically, necessitating the use of numerical ...

Modeling Thermo-Fluid Dynamics of a Processing Unit of the Fast-track Trigger for ATLAS

N. Delmonte [1], P. Cova [1], A. Lanza [2], P. Giannetti [3], A. Annovi [3], S. Daniele [4], ,
[1] University of Parma and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
[2] Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
[3] Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
[4] University of Parma - Department of Information Engineering, Parma, Italy

We describe the thermal modeling of a crate hosting boards with Associative Memories (AM) designed for the Fast Tracker Trigger (FTK) system of the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. FTK is a highly paralleled hardware system designed to provide global tracks reconstructed in the inner detector. The hardware system is based on AM for pattern recognition and fast FPGAs for track ...

A Novel Type of Pattern Synthesis Implementation using Corrugated Apertures

N. Herscovici [1], A. Boryssenko [2]
[1] Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA
[2] A&E Partnership, Belchertown, MA, USA

The antenna pattern synthesis problem is of the utmost importance in almost every kind of antenna applications. Therefore, a very large number of contributions have appeared on this subject. A number of different implementation methods are well known, and widely used. In this paper we present a new method that takes advantage of the antenna geometry to generate an aperture phase distribution ...

Microfluidic Simulation of a Separation System of T.cruzi from Blood Samples

S. L. Florez [1], M. J. Noguera [1], A. L. Campaña [1], J. C. Cruz [1], J. F. Osma [2],
[1] Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
[2] Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Microelectronics Center, University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

In 2014, it was estimated that there are between 6 to 7 million people worldwide infected by Chagas disease and approximately 25 million people are currently at risk. The parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) causes this disease and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) it can be found all over the world with its highest incidence rates in Latin American countries. In the United ...


张秀海 [1], 屈治国 [1],
[1] 热流科学与工程教育部重点实验室,西安交通大学能动学院

引言 声子晶体是一类结构或物理参数周期变化的材料,可以用来调控声波的传播。声子晶体在波导、隔声、吸声等领域具有潜在的应用。除此之外,研究学者还发现声子晶体具有一些新颖的功能,如负折射、负弹性模量、负质量密度等。受翅片式结构启发,本文设计了翅片式声子晶体(PCFs),并通过数值模拟研究了该类声子晶体的隔声性能。 COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS® 的使用 模拟中采用COMSOL Multiphysics的声学模块和结构力学模块,采用完美匹配层以获得更好的模拟结果。 结果 本文模拟了翅片式声子晶体在6300 Hz时的声压场,并计算了传递损失。将翅片式声子晶体的模拟结果与普通声子晶体(PCs)模拟结果对比。结果表明,与普通声子晶体相比,翅片式声子晶体传递损失峰值更高,且峰值向低频移动。可以推断,在一定的频率范围内,翅片式声子晶体传递损失较普通声子晶体具有更多的峰值。 结论 ...