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Application of System Identification Methods to Implement COMSOL Models into External Simulation Environments

A.W.M. van Schijndel[1] and M. Gontikaki[1]

[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Full coupling of distributed parameter models, like COMSOL, with the lumped models often lead to very time-consuming simulation duration times. In order to improve the speed of the simulations, the idea of using system identification methods to implement the distributed parameters models of COMSOL into external simulation environments, is explored. It is concluded that the system identification ...

Numerical Study of an LTD Stirling Engine with Porous Regenerator

N. Martaj[1], P. Rochelle[1][2], L. Grosu[1], R. Bennacer[3], and S. Savarese[4]
[1]Universitè de Paris, Paris, France
[2]Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Université Paris 6
[3]Laboratoire LEEVAM «Environnement, Energétique, Valorisation, Matériaux», Universitéde Cergy-Pontoise
[4]COMSOL France, 5 pl. R Schuman, 38000 Grenoble

The alternative engines of Stirling type, are engines running on "hot air", using both an external heat source and regeneration. They should be considered as an alternative for the effective conversion of renewable energy sources into work, with their theoretical yield equal to the theoretical Carnot limit. The output efficiency and the power of these engines are strongly related to the ...

Use of COMSOL as an Educational Tool Through its Application to Ground Water Pollution

A. Modaressi-Farahmand-Razavi[1]
[1]MSS-Mat Laboratory, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Paris, Châtenay Malabry, France

Ensuring the quality of underground water and controlling its quantity is of major concern for the population. Therefore, this subject attracts many students from different specialties at different levels of their curriculum. In fact, the pedagogic objectives of the course may be different according to the level or/and interest of the students and COMSOL is used due to its versatility. In this ...

Making Cartograms and Using them for Data Acquisition

P. Mercure[1], and R. Haley[2]
[1]The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
[2]ATM Research, Midland, MI

We demonstrate cartogram construction, where a geographical map is distorted to represent some measure, for example population, while trying to keep the shape of regions recognizable. We then apply this cartogram construction technique to optimize thermocouple locations. A heat generation and conduction model is used initialize the cartogram construction algorithm. A uniform distribution of ...

Inverse Problem and a New Device to Estimate Thermal Conductivity of Composite Phase Change Material

M. Karkri [1], A. Nachaoui [2]
[1] Université Paris-Est, CERTES, Créteil Cedex, France
[2] Département de Mathématiques 2, Nantes Cedex, France

A new experimental device has been developed in order to characterize the phase change material (PCM) thermal properties (thermal conductivity k, sensible and latent heat thermal energy storage, cp and Lf) in the solid phase, during the solid-liquid transition and in the liquid phase. It allows to measure cylindrical samples of maximum 60 mm radius and 10 mm thick. A typical measurement consists ...

挠曲电效应对多畴铁电薄膜 I-V 特性的影响

徐肖飞 [1], 徐光楠 [1], 刘志远 [1], 吴鹏 [1], 彭金霖 [1], 许保磊 [1],
[1] 湘潭大学,湘潭,湖南,中国

引言:铁电薄膜材料是一类具有优异性能的功能材料而被广泛应用于电子元器件中。理想状态下铁电薄膜材料为绝缘体或宽禁带半导体,但实际中铁电薄膜材料会因为制备或者在元器件中因为界面引入带电粒子或缺陷,引起较大的电流,影响电子元器件的性能。我们建立了考虑挠曲电效应及带电粒子漂移扩散的相场模型用以研究挠曲电效应对 Pt/PZT/Pt 多层结构的 I-V 特性的影响。 COMSOL Multiphysics® 的使用:我们使用 COMSOL 建立了一个二维平面模型(如图1),使用的是 PDE 接口,未使用案例库模型。 结果:我们通过模拟得到了不同挠曲电耦合系数下铁电薄膜的应变梯度云图(如图2)、极化云图(如图3)和电势云图(如图4),做出了不同挠曲电耦合系数下铁电薄膜的 I-V 曲线。 结论:极化与纵向应变梯度之间的耦合会导致铁电薄膜内电势的降低,增加载流子空穴在铁电薄膜内的浓度 ...

Building Energy Simulation Using the Finite Element Method

J. van Schijndel[1]
[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

In order to predict, improve and meet a certain set of performance requirements related to the indoor climate of buildings and the associated energy demand, building energy simulation (BES) tools are indispensable. Due to the rapid development of FEM software and the Multiphysics approaches, it should possible to build and simulate full 3D models of buildings regarding the energy demand. The ...

Several Benchmarks for Heat Transfer Problems in COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Titarenko[1]
[1]University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Nowadays all branches in modern science and industry tend to solve ever complicating problems. As the result the computational time increases considerably and it become very important to reduce the processing time and use available resources more efficiently. Parallelizing problem proves itself as efficient way to overcome the described problem. In the poster we compare different methods of ...

Computation of Three-Dimensional Electromagnetic Fields for an Augmented Reality Environment

A. Buchau, and W. Rucker
Institut für Theorie der Elektrotechnik, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Augmented reality is predestined for visualization of electromagnetic fields in air or inside transparent matter. Real existing objects are studied and invisible electromagnetic fields are added as virtual objects. Hence, experts as well as students are able to connect electromagnetic fields easily with studied objects. They can concentrate on physical effects instead on reading figures. Here, ...

Simulation of Pumping Induced Groundwater Flow in Unconfined Aquifer Using Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Method

Y. Jin[1], E. Holzbecher[1], S. Ebneth[2]
[1]Department of Applied Geology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
[2]Hoelscher Dewatering, Haren, Germany

A novel numerical method characterizing groundwater flow in unconfined aquifer is demonstrated. In contrast to the conventional method (Dupuit approach considering horizontal flow only), hydraulic head is simulated in horizontal and vertical directions. The new approach is introduced via developing a 2-D-axisymmetric model representing the vertical cross section of the aquifer. The model solves ...