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Residual Stresses and Failure Probability of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Due to the Sintering Process

F. Greco[1], J. van Herle[1], A. Nakajo[1]
[1]FUELMAT Group, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is composed of four layers (anode, electrolyte compatibility layer and cathode) of different ceramic materials. The anode layer is produced by tape casting, the remaining layers are deposited by screen-printing. The layers are sintered together at high temperatures. During heating up and cooling down (manufacturing process), stresses are generated in the layers due ...

Investigation on MEMS Based Thermal Sensor for Cancer Detection

A. V. Lakshmi[1], K. C. Devi[1]
[1]PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

This paper presents the design and simulation of a thermal sensor using COMSOL Multiphysics® software for the detection of low body temperature syndrome which can allow the early detection of cancer. This sensor is made of an alloy consisting of two materials with different coefficients of thermal expansion. The main objective of this work is to investigate the structural change in the sensor ...

Modeling Mechanical Property Changes During Heating of Carrot Tissue - A Microscale Approach - new

S. Kadam[1], A. K. Datta[1]
[1]Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Turgor pressure loss and pectin degradation result in texture loss during cooking of plant based materials. To simulate texture loss, a simultaneous heat and moisture transfer, pectin degradation in the cell wall material and solid mechanical model was developed at the microscale using finite elements to predict the homogenized Young’s Modulus of the carrot tissue during heating. The model ...

A Lesson in Cartilage Therapy: Do Chondrocytes Utilize Mechanical Energy from Exercise for Cell Maintenance and Growth?

A. Miller [1], H. Viljoen [1], A. Chama [2], T. Louw [2],
[1] Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
[2] Department of Chemical Engineering, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

- Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Acoustics Module: Chondrocytes modeled attached to a plane (to mimic in vivo constraints) are shown to resonate near 5MHz. At resonance, the mechanical energy density in the nucleus is two times higher than in the cytoplasm. - Impact exercise is modeled as traveling pressure pulses and shown to cause cells to vibrate primarily at the resonance frequency. - Two ...

方便餐盒微波加热特性研究

宋春芳 [1], 王燕 [1], 金光远 [1], 崔政伟 [1],
[1] 江南大学,无锡,江苏,中国

方便餐盒微波加热特性研究 宋春芳※ 王燕 金光远 崔政伟   (江苏省食品先进制造装备技术重点实验室,江南大学机械工程学院,江苏,无锡,214122) 摘要:本文采用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 建立了电磁与传热耦合的仿真模型,研究方便餐盒微波加热传热特性规律,模型包括加热腔、波导以及可旋转的转盘和物料,通过比较不同转速对仿真结果的影响,选用 7.5rpm 作为转盘转速。研究结果表明,微波功率为 700W,90s 的微波加热后,方便餐盒空间温度场分布和瞬态温度曲线与实验结果基本保持一致,微波仿真模型可行,研究结果为方便餐盒的微波快速加热及工业化生产与加工提供一定的理论依据。 关键词:微波;仿真;转盘;传热;转速

Model of Moisture Dynamics in Road Systems of Sweden

H. Rasul [1], M. Wu [1], B. Olofsson [1],
[1] KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

In high latitude regions, the moisture dynamics in road systems is more complicated due to freezing/thawing. A better understanding of moisture dynamics in road systems in cold regions is essential for a stable road structure design and also for a sustainable road hydrologic environment. An observation system was installed in a highway in Sweden to detect water, heat and solute dynamics during ...

电力母线板稳态、瞬态多物理场模型差异分析

程屾 [1], 刑燕好 [1]
[1] 沈阳工业大学,沈阳,中国

随着电力工业的快速发展,母线板作为汇集、分配和传送电能的装置,广泛应用于各个电工领域。由于流过母线板的电流一般较大,其温升发热问题不容忽视。该问题涉及电磁场、温度场、流场及位移场等多个物理场的综合。为了更好地研究其发热散热问题,本文采用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 多物理场直接耦合分析软件,基于有限元理论,在考虑设备几何形状和材料物理特性影响的基础上,对母线板进行三维建模。分别在瞬态和稳态情况下对母线板进行电—热—力耦合场分析,电—热—流耦合场分析,从而研究母线板的温度、电流密度分布规律和由于热膨胀引起的形变大小。最后加入层流,分析在考虑气流冷却效应时,母线板的散热情况,并对仿真结果进行研究分析。

Transient Process Simulation of Heat Transfer in Laser Beam Welding with an Equivalent Heat Source

A. Artinov [1], M. Bachmann [1], M. Rethmeier [1],
[1] BAM Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany

The Finite Element Method (FEM) has become an established numerical tool used for different academic and industrial purposes. It allows the prediction of weld pool geometry, thermal cycle, final distortion and residual stress field during and after fusion welding. The capability of the method to predict the heat distribution in the workpiece is often used for better understanding of the process ...

Finite-Element Evaluation of Thermal Response Tests Performed on U-Tube Borehole Heat Exchangers

E. Zanchini, and T. Terlizzese
[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria Energetica, Nucleare e del Controllo Ambientale, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

The results of two thermal response tests recently performed on two vertical borehole heat exchangers (BHEs) are presented. The BHEs have the same cross section and a depth of 100 m and 120 m respectively. The evaluation of the thermal properties of the ground and grout are performed by a finite-element simulation method, developed through the software package COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4.

Steady-state simulation of mono-valent ion distributions within a nanofluidic channel

W. Booth[1], J. Schiffbauer[1], J. Fernandez[2], K. Kelley[3], A. Timperman[3], and B. Edwards[1]

[1]Physics Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
[2]Chemical Engineering Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
[3]Chemistry Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

The steady-state non-equilibrium distributions of two species of mono-valent ions around a charged nanofluidic channel have been examined. Large reservoirs were placed on either side of the nanoscale channel to simulate bulk concentration of ions in a fluid. Results from COMSOL Multiphysics simulations show that the effect of the potential bias across the nanochannel yields a significant ...