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Theoretical and Experimental Validation of Micro Hot Embossing on Polymeric Substrates

F. Lai [1], N. K. Shivaprakash [1], J. Zhang [1], A. Panwar [1], J. Mead [1], C. Barry [1], Q. Truong [2],
[1] University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA
[2] US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, MA, USA

Micro hot embossing on a large area polymeric substrates using roll-to-roll (R2R) mode has been considered as one of the most promising technologies that can offer continuous fabrication of large area polymeric substrates. Besides continuous operation, roll-to-roll (R2R) process offers advantages such as low forming load and higher replication accuracy. Consequently, R2R embossed polymeric ...

Modeling the Behavior of a Composite Riser

C. V. Amaechi [1], J. Ye [1],
[1] Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

Currently, there are approximately 3,400 deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) having depths greater than 150 meters, and a worldwide undiscovered deepwater reserves estimated to exceed 200 billion barrels and 25% of the total US reserves (BOEM, 2016), while others are in regions such as Angola, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Morocco and the UK. The application of composite risers in ...

Multiphysics Simulation of Space Charge and Electric Field for Liquid Argon Neutrino Detector

S. D. Luise [1], L. M. Bueno [1],
[1] ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

The DUNE experiment (http://www.dunescience.org/) is an international collaboration of more than 100 research institutes and universities (among them CERN and Fermilab) which is taking the challenge of building the next-generation experiment for the study of neutrino particles. The detector conceived to detect neutrinos consists of a gigantic cryogenic apparatus able to keep 700,000 tons of ...

用于防腐层下缺陷检测的电容成像装置

李振 [1], 毛冬麟 [1], 李晨 [1], 路鹏 [1],
[1] 中国石油大学(华东),青岛,中国

带有防腐层的金属管道被广泛应用到油气输送,金属管道表面缺陷的存在会对管道运行产生安全隐患,如何检测防腐层下金属表面缺陷一直是无损检测领域的难题;本文设计了一种基于电容成像技术的新型电容成像探头(图1),利用该探头对不同深度的表面缺陷进行线扫描研究,并搭建电容成像实验装置(图2)进行实验研究,最后对比分析仿真结果(图3)与实验结果(图4)。 计算方法:通过 COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件的 AC/DC 模块,利用背对背三角形电容成像探头对不同深度的表面缺陷进行线扫描。求电容值仿真中用到了“静电(es)”接口,涉及到了基本的电磁学方程。 结果:仿真得到了对不同深度表面缺陷线扫描的电容值图,实验得到了对不同深度表面缺陷线扫描的电压值图。 结论:(1) 电容成像技术能穿透绝缘防腐层对缺陷宽为 2mm 的金属表面进行成像检测。 (2 ...

COMSOL Simulations for Steady State Thermal Hydraulics Analyses of ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor

P.K. Jain[1], V.B. Khane[2], J.D. Freels[1]
[1]Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
[2]Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

Simulation models for steady state thermal hydraulics analyses of ORNL’s HFIR have been developed using COMSOL. A single fuel plate and coolant channel of each type of HFIR fuel element was modeled in three dimensions. The standard k-? turbulence model was used in simulating turbulent flow with conjugate heat transfer. The COMSOL models were developed to be fully parameterized to allow ...

Modeling the Thermal-Mechanical Behavior of Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults

E. Roland[1], M. Behn[2], and G. Hirth[3]
[1]MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Woods Hole, MA, USA
[2]Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA
[3]Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

To investigate the thermal-mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults, we calculate 3-D steady-state incompressible mantle flow and heat transport using COMSOL Multiphysics. Our model incorporates a nonlinear viscous rheology with a visco-plastic approximation to simulate lithospheric brittle failure. We incorporate the effects of hydrothermal circulation and hanges in frictional ...

FEM Analysis of Micromachined Flow Sensor with Wheatstone Bridge Read-out

A. Talic[1], S. Cerimovic[1], F. Kohl[1], R. Beigelbeck[1], F. Keplinger[2], and J. Schalko[1,2]
[1]Research Unit for Integrated Sensor Systems, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wr. Neustadt, Austria
[2]Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

In this work, we present simulations of a novel micromachined calorimetric flow sensor using COMSOL Multiphysics. The sensor is based on four germanium thermistors that serve as heat sources and as temperature sensors simultaneously. In operational mode, the heated membrane is cooled by any passing flow and the local cooling rate depends on the flow velocity. The simulation results demonstrate ...

Simulation of PCM Melting Process in a Rectangular Enclosure Differentially Heated

G. Petrone[1], G. Cammarata[1]
[1]Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

This study deals with a numerical investigation of the melting process of a PCM in a rectangular enclosure differentially heated. COMSOL Multiphysics is used in order to numerically solve Navier-Stokes and energy equations in the considered system. Adopting an enthalpy formulation, one single equation is used to solve transient conduction and convection heat transfer in both the solid and liquid ...

Optimization of Thermal Properties Identification of Complex Thin Films Using MATLAB® and COMSOL Multiphysics

N. Semmar[1], B. Wane[1]
[1]GREMI, UMR7344, CNRS-University of Orleans, Orléans Cedex 2, France

The importance of laser processing and thermal properties investigation of bulk materials and thin layers is still increasing. For thermal properties investigation many experimental systems were developed based on the photothermal effect. One of typical ways is to induce a rapid surface temperature increase is to use a pulsed laser beam, create a simplified model of this interaction, and compare ...

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 ...