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A Flow and Transport Model of Catalytic Multi-Pump Systems with Parametric Dependencies

A. Sen [1], D. Myers [1], A. Altemose [1],
[1] Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

This poster studies catalytic micropumps and their ability to induce fluid flow on the microscale. The goal of the study is to design a long-distance, directed convective loop. An array of catalytic micropumps was constructed in the domain, comprised of two distinct catalysts in an alternating pattern with a uniform concentration of their respective reagents in the surrounding geometry. Two ...

A Simulation App for Determining How Best to Cool a Beer Bottle

J. Richter[1], T. Hilbig[1], C. Schröder[1]
[1]University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany

The scope of this project was the creation of a short and comprehensive tutorial for the use of COMSOL® Application Builder for students at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld. The tutorial is based on the everyday life “problem” how to cool a beer bottle most efficiently. It shows how to use the most important features and tools (e.g. creating buttons, input fields, methods, generating ...

Determination of NFC-Antenna Operating Distance by COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation of Planar Transformer Modeling

A. K. Palit [1],
[1] ZF-Lemförder Electronic GmbH, Espelkamp, Germany

Although the Near Field Communication (NFC) concept has been developed for the short distance communication between the NFC-reader antenna and transponder/Tag, yet the requirements of different Automotive OEMs vary drastically. For instance, for the keyless entry into the car based on capacitive type sensor in door handle project which consists of a rectangular NFC-reader antenna of size 80mm x ...

Meshing Challenges in Simulating the Induced Currents in Vacuum Phototriode

S. Zahid [1], P. R. Hobson [1],
[1] Brunel University London, London, United Kingdom

Vacuum phototriodes (VPT) have been used as photodetectors for many years in particle physics experiments. For example, they were used in the OPAL experiment at LEP and are currently used in the endcap Electromagnetic Calorimeter of the CMS experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Existing VPTs are fast, low-gain devices that are able to operate in strong magnetic fields at angles up to ...

Tunable Metamaterial-Inspired Resonators for Optimal Wireless Power Transfer Schemes

A. X. Lalas [1], N. V. Kantartzis [2], T. T. Zygiridis [3], T. P. Theodoulidis [4],
[1] Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas, 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
[2] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
[3] Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
[4] Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece

The advent of wireless power transfer (WPT) technology has offered a gradually evolving research field with a multitude of triggering applications, like electric vehicles, bio-medical implants and wireless charging media for consumer electronics. However, since the initial establishment of its principal characteristics, instructive WPT efficiencies have been implemented only for rather small ...

FEM Modeling of a 3D Carbon Fiber Pylon

B. Chiné [1], I. López [1], J. León [1],
[1] Costa Rica Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Cartago, Costa Rica

The evolution of specific three dimensional (3D) fabrication printing technologies has developed the capability to fabricate functional parts in several fields of engineering. This has also enabled the possibility to create optimized complex organic structures to use, for example, in new biomedical applications. In this case the lower limb trans-tibial exoprosthesis pylon is the structure of our ...

Analysis of Mixing Chambers for the Processing of Two-Component Adhesives for Transport Applications

P. Steinert [1], R. Paul [1], I. Schaarschmidt [1], M. Zinecker [1], M. Hackert-Oschätzchen [1], Th. Muschalek [2], J. Esslinger [2], A. Schubert [1]
[1] Professorship Micromanufacturing Technology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
[2] Rublic+Canzler GmbH, Dresden, Germany

Two-component adhesives are commonly used for sealing and joining in transport applications for mechanically highly stressed connections. At the Chemnitz University of Technology an innovative system technology for the user-friendly, wireless and energy-efficient processing of two-component adhesives with electrical drive is developed. In this context, the simulation-based layout of main ...

等离子体活性粒子处理水果表面细菌

程鹤 [1], 刘大伟 [1],
[1] 华中科技大学

摘要 目的:大气压非平衡等离子体技术在食品安全方面凸显巨大潜力。探究空气DBD等离子体对苹果表面细菌生物膜的影响。方法:利用COMSOL软件建立二维空气DBD仿真模型,通过设定细菌生物膜的电导率和介电常数,并结合泊松方程,计算整个空间的电场,利用等离子体输运方程实现粒子在苹果表面和电极之间的自洽传输,利用能量守恒方程计算电子温度。结论:(1)传播特性表明当流注头部与生物膜的距离1mm时生物膜附近的电离有助于负流注的传播。(2)生物膜的结构导致了ROS和RNS (通过通量flux和时间流量time fluence反映)的非均匀分布。(3)在一个周期结束后,虽然ROS和RNS的密度减少了6~7个数量级,但是扩散仍能导致ROS和RNS在空腔内呈均匀分布。

Modeling Nanoscale Heat Flow

S. Palaich, and B. Daly
Physics and Astronomy Department, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

When the dimensions of the material approach is a comparable size to the phonon mean free path, heat flow enters a new regime, the nanoscale. The Fourier and Cattaneo Equations describe bulk heat flow well, but radiative boundary terms must be considered when modeling nanoscale heat flow. We take these equations and input them into COMSOL with the hope of eventually linking nanoscale and bulk ...

Study of the CO2 Transfer Rate in a Reacting Flow for the Refined Sodium Bicarbonate Production Process

C. Wylock[1], A. Larcy[1], P. Colinet[1], T. Cartage[2], and B. Haut[1]
[1]Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
[2]Solvay S.A., Brussels, Belgium

This work deals with the quantification of the CO2 transfer rate from a bubble to the surrounding liquid in a bubble column. A model is successfully developed using COMSOL Multiphysics. The validated model is used to study the enhancement influence of chemical reactions on the transfer rate. Moreover, the results of this study are compared with a classical 1-D approach and excellent comparison ...