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Comparison of Magnetic Barkhausen Noise Tetrapole and Dipole Probe Designs

P. R. Underhill [1], T. W. Krause [1],
[1] Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

COMSOL Multiphysics® software is used to understand the difference in behaviour of two Magnetic Barkhausen Noise (MBN) probes. The dipole probe has to be physically rotated to sample the angular distribution of the MBN. The tetrapole probe uses vector superposition to rotate the magnetic field without probe motion. Using the AC/DC Module and non-isotropic material properties, it was found that, ...

Cooling Study of Baffles Integration in the Molding Industry

B. Noailles [1] , S. Meunier [1], V. Bruyere [2]
[1] RocTool, Savoie Technolac, Module R, France
[2] SIMTEC, France

In the molding industry, high productivity rate, low energy consumption, large 3D parts, and homogeneous temperature distribution are the main targets. The 3iTech® inductive technology developed by RocTool ensures both good temperature homogeneity and short heating time. Conventionally, to guarantee efficient cooling, a turbulent water flow is directly integrated into the mold. Ideally, to cope ...

COMSOL Multiphysics® 在热发电用真空集热管设计中的应用

赵旭山 [1], 郝雷 [1], 蒋利军 [1], 米菁 [1], 杨海龄 [1],
[1] 北京有色金属研究总院,北京,中国

随着能源紧张、油价攀升,环境污染严重,利用可再生绿色能源又成为不懈努力的方向。槽式太阳能热发电技术具有兼容性强、对电网冲击小、性价比高、发电成本低、可存储可调度等特点,近年来得到了迅猛发展,其核心部件为高温太阳能真空集热管,如图1所示。本研究利用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 针对真空集热管真实工况下的动态过程开展研究,并在此基础上开展集热管结构的优化设计。 由图1可知:集热管在电站中服役工况下,槽面会聚的太阳光主要集中于集热管下半面,上半面接收的会聚太阳光较少;导热工质自吸收管一端进入,接收会聚太阳光辐照能量,从吸收管另一端流出,流入→流出过程中,导热工质被加热;集热管外表面与外部环境通过热辐射和对流两种方式换热;吸收管与玻璃罩管间形成的环形密闭高真空区域各内表面通过热辐射换热,不考虑对流;集热管两端支撑固定于聚光器上,由于本身自重和热应力 ...

Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer in an Attic Duct Model

H. Liu [1], A. Fallahi [1], J. Kosny [1]
[1] Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Boston, MA, USA

Air ducts play an important role in the energy efficiency of residential homes across the country. While transporting the conditioned air from the HVAC system to the conditioned space, 30-40% of the thermal energy can be lost due to conduction [1]. The loss of thermal energy can reduce the HVAC efficiency to up to 18% [2]. Air ducts can be responsible for up to 12% of the air leakage or 30% of ...

Modeling Radiofrequency Ablation of a Spherical Breast Tumor

R. Repaka [1], S. Singh [1], , ,
[1]Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Rupnagar, Punjab, India


A three-dimensional heterogeneous model of breast has been modeled with a spherical tumor of 1.5 cm. PID controller has been used to perform temperature-controlled RFA of breast tumor. The coupled effect of blood perfusion and variable conductivity during RFA has been investigated. The effect of set target temperature on ablation volume, temperature distribution and input voltage requirements ...

Simulation of Reverse Saturable Absorption

N. Bambha [1],
[1] U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Hillandale, MD, USA

This poster describes a simulation of reverse saturable absorption in a solution C_60 molecules using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The optical processes in C_60 can be modeled through a five-level system. The energy states include three levels of the singlet state, coupled to two levels of an excited triplet state. The optical process is modeled with simple rate equations coupled to a ...

Numerical Study of Secondary Flows in a Sinusoidal Pipe

O. Ayala [1], I. Ahumada [2], L. Renaudin [2],
[1] Engineering Technology Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
[2] Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, CAPES, Brasilia DF, Brazil

The direction of the fluid is strongly related to the Reynolds number; as it increases, so does the centrifugal acceleration which tends to push the axial flow towards the outer side of the pipe. Secondary flow appear as 2 or 4 vortical structures after the inflection point. For low Reynolds number, the rotational direction of vortical structures remains unchanged. The core of the vortical ...

3D Simulation of the Electric Field of Polymeric Insulators under Adverse Conditions

D. F. Reis [1], E. J. da Silva [1], I. J. S. Lopes [1],
[1] Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Recent studies report problems related to premature aging and degradation of high-voltage polymeric insulators. Corona activity, which is induced in areas of high electric field levels, is considered one of the leading causes of these problems. The insulator operation under adverse conditions including rain, fog, dew and pollution is affected by these key factors that modify the electric field ...

Numerical Simulation of Bull's Eye Grating Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

D. Ray [1], A. Prabhakar [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Plasmonic gratings like bull's eye can localize E field due to excitation of surface plasmons and when integrated with Ge-on-Si photodetector they can help in fabrication of ultra small photodiodes with high sensitivity. We have numerically carried out a frequency analysis for the grating using COMSOL Multiphysics® software with plane wave excitation at normal incidence. We have used the ...

Optimization of Product from a Segregated Reactor via a Hybrid Modeling Approach

E. Akgün [1], V. Souza [1], J. Appel [1]
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, Burgkirchen, Germany

In the field of chemical reaction engineering chemical kinetics and fluid dynamics are described by various mathematical approaches. Such tools help to shorten the time-to-market of novel products and processes. Thanks to the continuously improving computation power, it is possible to consider the kinetics of chemical reactions as source terms in the Navier-Stokes equations. Even a coupling with ...