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Improving Fuel Usage in Microchannel Based Fuel Cells

P. Fodor, and J. D'Alessandro
Dept. of Physics
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH

In this work a miniaturized fuel cell design based on microchannels, into which the liquid fuel and oxidizer streams are fed through T shaped connectors, is optimized for improved fuel usage. This particular design exploits the laminar nature of the fluid flow at small Reynolds numbers to keep the fuel and oxidizer confined in the vicinity of the corresponding electrodes without the need of a ...

Thermal Modelling of a Solar Water Collector Highly Building Integrated

F. Motte, and C. Cristofari
University of Corsica
Laboratory of Vignola
Ajaccio
Corsica, France

A new concept of solar water collector, highly building integrated has been developed and patented. This collector is hidden into a drainpipe and is totally invisible from the ground level. The drainpipe keeps its water evacuation function. Each installation is composed of several modules serial connected. An experimental wall has been build to test the thermal performances of the instalation ...

Assessment of Spatial Variably Saturated Flow by Irrigation Moisture Sensors in 2-Dimensions using the COMSOL Multiphysics 4.1

A. Boluwade, and C. A. Madramootoo
Bioresources Engineering, McGill University
Ste. Anne De Bellevue, QC
Canada

This paper reports on the application of COMSOL Multiphysics’ Richard\'s Equation Interface in the assessment of irrigation moisture sensors for detecting the level of water saturation in a spatial variably saturated soil. The Richard\'s Equation (in COMSOL) provides the interface which automates the van Genuchten equation. A hypothetical soil column 4m by 4m was set up with seven irrigation ...

Effect of Property Distribution on Flow Behavior in Microfluidic System

M. Motosuke
Tokyo University of Science
Tokyo
Japan

This presentation includes: * A discussion on the role of properties in the micro-world * A simulation of a temperature-dependent property * A numerical model that investigates the effects of temperature and velocity fields This paper is in Japanese.

Impact Assessment of Hydrologic and Operational Factors on the Efficiency of Managed Aquifer Recharge Scheme

M.A. Rahman[1], P. Oberdorfer[1], Y. Jin[1], M. Pervin[1], E. Holzbecher[1]
[1]Department of Applied Geology, Geoscience Center, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

Due to increased demands on groundwater accompanied by increased drawdowns (ca. 2-3 meters/year), technologies that use alternative water resources have been suggested for Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Preliminary studies show that managed aquifer recharge (MAR) would help in optimal use of available water resources and to reduce adverse effects of pumping in the Dupitila aquifer of the city. In this ...

Analysis and Design of Antennas for an Implantable Medical Device System for Functional Electrical Stimulation

H. Suri[1]
[1]Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Valencia, CA, USA

This poster outlines the results of finite element analyses to study the antenna radiation pattern of an implanted medical device. Also presented are simulation results used to design an electrically small antenna for a portable control unit that communicates with the implants over the Medical Micropower Network Frequency Range [413 MHz to 457 MHz]. Alfred Mann Foundation’s Functional Electrical ...

Electromagnetic Wave Analysis of Wave And Shielded Stripline

S. Singh[1], A. Marwaha[1]
[1]Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering Technology Longowal, Punjab, India

Electromagnetic wave analysis of waveguide has been done in this paper with the help of Finite Element Method (FEM) based COMSOL Multiphysics. The design is further extended by placing conductor on a dielectric slab included in the waveguide to form a shielded microstrip transmission line. The simulated models are analyzed to determine the wave propagation characteristics. The validation is ...

The Application of Low Temperature Plasma in COMSOL Multiphysics

Cheng-Che (Jerry) Hsu[1]
[1]Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Multiphysics simulation was used in this work to model inductively coupled plasmas (ICPs). Developing a model of an ICP is challenging due to the complex relationship between the applied electric field and mixture of chemical species that develops. A preliminary model was developed and validated for an Ar/O2 plasma including neutral, ionic, and all major reactions. The validated model was used ...

Electric Field Analysis of a Green Rust Surface Treatment Tank for High/Super Alloys

H.K. Yang[1], S.C. Tseng[1]
[1]Institute of Mechanical Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science Technology, Taiwan

In order to perform rust surface treatment for stainless wires, we proposed an electrolyzing equipment to do so. It has the following advantages: safer, cheaper and less environmental pollution. To study the performance of the electrolyzing process, numerical simulation for electric fields will be conducted by using COMSOL Multiphysics software. Taguchi methods was also used to obtain better ...

Flow Analysis and Optimization of a Hierarchical Plate Heat Exchanger for an Adsorption Heat Pump

E. Tempfli[1], F.P. Schmidt[1]
[1]Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Fluid Machinery (FSM), Karlsruhe, Germany

The paper investigates the hydrodynamic performance of a hierarchical parallel channel network for the objective of optimal thermal coupling to heat released in the adsorption processes, as in adsorption heat pumps. More specifically, the uniformity of the fluid flow over the network is improved by optimizing the topology of the manifold channels of the two hierarchical levels. For this purpose ...