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La5Ca9Cu24O41 Layers as 1D Heat Spreaders for Thermal Management Solutions

C. Orfanidou, and J. Giapintzakis
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus

This paper deals with the design of a viable thermal management solution using La5Ca9Cu24O41 layers for heat channeling. The simulations are carried out with the finite element method using COMSOL Multiphysics Heat Transfer Module. COMSOL 4.2 was used to model and optimize silicon devices. Malfunctioning elements on silicon devices are sometimes converted into hotspots resulting in the ...

CFD Analysis of Argon Cell for Pyrochemical Processing

S. Agarwal[1], S. P. Ruhela[1], B. Muralidharan[1], B. P. Reddy[2], B. K. Sharma[1], K. Nagarajan[2], C. A. Babu[3], and K. K. Rajan[1]
[1]Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
[2]Chemistry Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
[3]HBNI & CDG, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research

An inactive Demonstration facility for the integrated pyroprocess, named High temperature Electrorefining (HTER) facility is in developing stage. This facility is equipped with several types of pyroprocess equipment such as electro-refiner, salt and cadmium distillation equipment, scraping equipment and tilting equipment inside an Argon cell. To operate the argon cell safely, all generated ...

COMSOL Multiphysics and The Library of Babel

William T. Vetterling, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow of ZINK Imaging, Inc. and manager of its Image Science Laboratory in Bedford, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in condensed-matter physics from Harvard University, and joined the Harvard faculty in 1976. In 1984 he began working with Polaroid Corporation, where he remained for over 20 years performing research and modeling studies of imaging ...

Finite Element Analysis of Induced Electroosmotic Flow in Brain Tissue and Application to ex vivo Determination of Enzyme Activity

Y. Ou[1], A. Rupert[1], M. Sandberg[2], S. Weber[1]
[1]University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
[2]University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Ectopeptidases are commonly accepted to be a means of clearing active peptides. However, studies have shown that they can also regulate peptide activity. We have developed a technique of electrokinetic push-pull perfusion (Ek-PPP, Figure 1) to examine this largely unexplored mechanism of modulation of peptide function. We push the neuropeptide galanin through organotypic hippocampal slice ...

Reactive Transport Processes in Compacted Bentonite

A.E. Idiart[1], M. Pekala[1], A. Nardi[1], D. Arcos[1]
[1]Amphos 21, Barcelona, Spain

The Swedish Organization for Radioactive Waste (SKB) is considering disposal High Level Wastes in a deep underground repository. Bentonite clay is planned to be used in the near-field of the waste packages as buffer material. The buffer is expected to provide a favorable environment with limited radionuclide migration due to slow diffusion and retardation by sorption and cation-exchange effects. ...

Using COMSOL for Optimal Design of Engineering Barriers of Nuclear Waste Repositories

L.M. de Vries[1], A. Nardi[1], A.E. Idiart[1], P. Trinchero[1], J. Molinero[1], F. Vahlund[2], H. von Schenck[2]
[1]Amphos 21, Barcelona, Spain
[2]Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management, Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB) is responsible for final disposal of spent fuel and radioactive waste. SKB operates SFR, an underground waste repository in crystalline rock. The evolution of groundwater flow within the repository needs to be estimated considering different options for the design of the engineered barriers. The goal is to predict the effects of flow and ...

Modeling Charge/Discharge Heat Generation of Li-ion Cells and Experimental Verification of Temperature Distribution

Tatsuya YAMAUE[1]
[1] Kobelco Research Institute, Inc., Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Modeling the heat generation and the heat transfer of the electrode of lithium-ion battery are introduced. There are several models, such as an homogeneous heating model and a model considering the current and reaction distribution of electrode. Generally, electrodes have large area and the calculation load of the model becomes high. Therefore, some approximated models are required to analyze ...

An Approach to Modeling Vacuum Desorption - new

C. F. Gomez[1], R. Schunk[1], R. F. Coker[1], J. Knox[1]
[1]NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

The objective of this simulation effort is to develop a mathematical model of vacuum desorption on a POC (Proof of Concept) canister loaded with Zeolite 13X/5A . This canister contains a pelletized adsorption bed which is used to adsorb H2O and CO2. Once this bed is fully saturated with an equilibrium loading, desorption is then accomplished by reducing the pressure to near vacuum. This type of ...

Design and Characterization of MEMS Based Accelerometers for Various Applications - new

R. Singh[1], M. Singh[2]
[1]National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka, India
[2]Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Today, MEMS based accelerometers are used in a variety of applications. To name a few, they are used in safety systems in automobiles, it has added a new dimension to miniaturization of devices, it has replaced traditional piezoelectric accelerometers, which were big and difficult to use. For its various applications, differing bandwidth (operating frequency range) and amplitude of vibration are ...

Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer in an Attic Duct Model

H. Liu [1], A. Fallahi [1], J. Kosny [1]
[1] Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Boston, MA, USA

Air ducts play an important role in the energy efficiency of residential homes across the country. While transporting the conditioned air from the HVAC system to the conditioned space, 30-40% of the thermal energy can be lost due to conduction [1]. The loss of thermal energy can reduce the HVAC efficiency to up to 18% [2]. Air ducts can be responsible for up to 12% of the air leakage or 30% of ...

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