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COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations of Cracking in Point Loaded Masonry with Randomly Distributed Material Properties

A.T. Vermeltfoort[1], A.W.M. van Schijndel[1]
[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This paper describes COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations of the stress and crack development in the area where a masonry wall supports a floor. In these simulations one of the main material properties of calcium silicate, its E-value, was assigned randomly to the finite elements of the modeled specimen. Calcium silicate is a frequently used building material with a relatively brittle fracture ...

Model Order Reduction using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - A Compact Model of a Wireless Power Transfer System

J. Pico [1], T. Bechtold [1], D. Hohlfeld [1],
[1] University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

This work presents the application of mathematical methods of model order reduction (MOR) for automatic generation of highly accurate, compact models for wireless power transfer systems. We apply a block two-sided second order Arnoldi algorithm to automatically compute a compact model, which is highly accurate, but only demands several orders of magnitude smaller CPU time and can be used for the ...

Modeling Wear of Journal Bearings

P. Bergmann [1], F. Grün [1],
[1] Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Montanuniversität Leoben, Leoben, Austria

Wear in hydrodynamic journal bearings resulting from solid contact in the mixed friction regime becomes an increasingly prominent topic leading to the necessity of numerical wear evaluations. A numerical method tackling this topic based on Archard’s wear law is presented and applied on a close-to-component journal bearing test rig. This approach allows a validation of numerical results by ...

The Influence of Core Shape and Material Nonlinearities to Corner Losses of Inductive Element

M. Puskarczyk[1], B. Jamieson[1], W. Jurczak[1]
[1]ABB Corporate Research Center, Kraków, Poland

The effects of sharp corners on the flux distribution in a ferromagnetic core are modeled using COMSOL Multiphysics® to determine the time-domain flux density for an applied field which is uniform in the non-corner section of the core. The frequency spectrum of the flux distribution is calculated for testing points through the corner and the effects of harmonic frequencies on the flux and loss ...

Thermomechanical Design of a Gas Turbine Reheat Combustor Experiment Using FEM Analysis with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

F. M. Berger [1], M. Eser [1], T. Sattelmayer [1],
[1] Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Enhanced operational flexibility and low levels of pollutant emissions are achieved with a sequential arrangement of premixed combustion stages in gas turbines for power generation. In the second – reheat – combustion stage, hot flue gases of approximately 1500K are enriched with fuel and establish a self-igniting flame – i.e. flame stabilization occurs mainly through auto-ignition. This work is ...

A Numerical Euler-Lagrange Method for Bubble Tower CO2 Dissolution Modeling

D. Legendre [1], R. Zevenhoven [1],
[1] Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

While the processes taking place in a bubble reactor are simple to describe in a few sentences it is much more difficult to give a physical description that is useful for engineering purposes. A better understanding of a cluster of bubbles dissolving in a liquid where the species transferred reacts with other dissolved species is an interesting engineering challenge that could result in ...

Simulation of Optical Ring Resonator Based on Lithium Niobate on Insulator

H. Kumar [1], V. Janyani [1], B. Oleh [2], U. Serhij [2], S. Dmytro [2], G. Singh [1],
[1] Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engg., Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India
[2] Inst. of Tele. Radioelectronics and Electronic Engg.,Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine

In this paper, all optical microring resonator based on Lithium Niobate on Insulator (LNOI) has been proposed. LNOI has high refractive index contrast and also show better electro-optic & acousto-optic effects. The optical ring resonator resonates when the optical path-length of the ring is equal to the integral multiple of the wavelength. The Wave Optics Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® software ...

Double Pipe Heat Exchanger Modelling - COMSOL Uses in Undergraduate Education

L. Desgrosseilliers, and D. Groulx
Mechanical Engineering
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

A cornerstone of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate programs the world over is the experimental and theoretical study of heat exchange. Graduating engineering students gain some appreciation in their lab course by comparing empirical correlations combined with the thermodynamics of heat exchange with the real operation of a counter-current, double pipe, single-phase heat exchanger.

Comparison of Classic and Finned Piston Reciprocating Linear Air Compressor Using COMSOL Multiphyics® - new

M. Heidari[1], P. Barrade[1], A. Rufer[1]
[1]LEI, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

The current work is dedicated to develop a FEM model for compressors using moving mesh. An analytical model is already developed for a classic compressor based on mass and energy balance and is extended to a finned piston compressor. COMSOL Multiphysics® is employed to verify the analytical results and to provide an insight to detailed modeling of the system in desired areas. Moving mesh is ...

Heat Transfer in Borehole Heat Exchangers from Laminar to Turbulent Conditions - new

E. Holzbecher[1], H. Räuschel[1]
[1]Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Borehole heat exchangers (BHE) in connection with heat pumps and floor heating in many countries are becoming an alternative to conventional heating or cooling systems using fossil resources. We describe how 1D components for heat transport in pipes can be coupled with a 2D or 3D component for the ground. Thermal conductances are derived for laminar, transitory and turbulent flow conditions in ...