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Zero Dispersion Modeling in As2S3-Based Microstructured Fibers

P. Gagnon[1], H. Manouzi[1], M. El Amraoui[1], Y. Messaddeq[1]
[1]Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada

An important step in designing a microstructured optical fiber is the computation and management of its dispersion curve. It is well-known that computing chromatic dispersion can be done analytically for certain geometries (e.g. step-index fibers), but no such analytical methods is known in the realm of microstructured optical fibers. Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3 illustrate cross-sections of ...

Singlet Oxygen Modeling of BPD Mediated-PDT Using COMSOL

T.C. Zhu[1], B. Liu[1], X. Liang[1]
[1]University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Singlet oxygen (1O2) is the major cytotoxic agent during photodynamic therapy (PDT). A previously developed model that incorporates the diffusion equation for the light transport in tissue and the macroscopic kinetic equations for the generation of the singlet oxygen, can be used to numerically calculate the distance-dependent reacted 1O2 using finite-element method (FEM). The formula of reacted ...

Modeling and Optimization of a Mg-Metal Hydride Rectangular Tank in the Hydriding Process

E.I. Gkanas[1], S.S. Makridis[1], A.K. Stubos[2], A. Lopez[3], J. Folch[4], G. Noriega[4]
[1]Materials for Energy Applications Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
[2]Environmental Technology Laboratory, Institute of Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece
[3]Universidad Politécnica De Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain
[4]Cidete INGENIEROS, Barcelona, Spain

Hydrogen storage can be considered as a key factor in the development of hydrogen economy. Hydrogen storage in a magnesium hydride MgH2 is a very promising technique for numerous of reasons. Magnesium is abundant, relatively cheap, life – friendly , weight storage capacity of 7.6% and low price of Mg metal. A simulation work is presented in order to study the absorption kinetics of a Mg – ...

Modeling of Lead-acid Flow Battery

M. N. Nandanwar[1], S. K. Gupta[1]
[1]Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Failure of conventional lead-acid battery is attributed to degradation of solid active mass (PbO2 and PbSO4 ). A number of research efforts are underway worldwide to overcome degradation of active mass to improve the cycle life of lead-acid batteries. Soluble lead-acid flow battery (SLFB) is a new kind of lead-acid flow battery in which products of discharge remain in dissolved state. SLFB ...

Design and Simulation of MEMS based Thermally Actuated Positioning Systems

D. Mallick[1], P. K. Podder[1], A. Bhattacharyya[1]
[1]Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

With continuous advancement in nanotechnology, requirement is rising for high precision motion controlled positioning system. Such system plays crucial role in the fabrication of micro and nano-sized objects and assemblies. They can be used for automated mask aligner, as biological sensors, in optical technology as deformable mirrors. Most significant requirements for the actuators in a ...

Transient RF Heating of a Conductive Implant: Coupled Electromagnetic/Thermal Simulation and Experimental Validation

A. Leewood[1], D. Gross[1], J. Crompton[2], S. Yushanov[2], O. Simonetti[3], Y. Ding[3]
[1] MED Institute Inc., West Lafayette, IN, USA
[2] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
[3] Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

The purpose of this work was to establish a reliable radio frequency (RF) heating simulation which directly provides transient temperatures for medical devices with high geometric fidelity. These temporal results of localized temperatures can be used to determine conditions for safety of medical devices in the magnetic resonance (MR) environment. Information from this work will directly benefit ...

Modeling Magnetic Induction from Transient Events Impinging upon a Conducting Moon

H. Fuqua[1], G. Delory[1], I. de Pater[2], R. Grimm[3]
[1]University of California - Berkeley, Space Sciences Lab, Berkeley, CA, USA
[2]University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
[3]Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA

Electromagnetic sounding measurements utilize magnetic induction to constrain the interior geophysical properties of planetary bodies. Under some conditions, the Earth’s moon can be approximated by the response of a conducting sphere in a vacuum. Transient magnetic fields originating from the sun can interact directly with the moon, producing eddy currents that generate an induced magnetic ...

Optimization of Around-The-End Hydraulic Mixer Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Mohammadighavam[1], B. Kløve[1]
[1]University of Oulu, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering ,Oulu, Finland

After rapid mixing of waste water and coagulant, an effective slow mixing during a reasonable retention time will cause to grow the size of flocs up which will settle out easily. Around-the-end hydraulic mixer with barriers is one of the efficient facilities that have been used in water treatment plants for this purpose. A uniform velocity gradient (G) is needed to achieve efficient mixing and ...

Detector and Calibration-source Models for the SAFARI Detector Test Facility

M. Audley[1], G. de Lange[1], C. Bracken[2]
[1]SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Groningen, The Netherlands
[2]National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

SAFARI is a far-infrared imaging spectrometer for the Japanese satellite observatory SPICA. SAFARI covers the wavelength range 34—210 μm (1.4—8.8 THz) using Transition-Edge-Sensor (TES) bolometers. We have built a test facility to qualify and characterize the SAFARI focal plane units using cryogenic optical calibration sources. To support this work we have used COMSOL Multiphysics® to model the ...

Flow-induced Vibrations of the Uvula and its Implication on Snoring

J. Xi[1], Q. M. Mohamad[1], Y. E. Yuan[1], J. Rohlinger[1]
[1]Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

1. Flow-induced uvula deformation considerably altered the flow dynamics inside the nose. 2. For a weak soft palate, complete flow occlusion can occur (sleep apnea). 3. Vibration of the airway structures is crucial to better understand snoring generation mechanisms and breathing-related disorders.