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Terminal Falling Velocity of a Sand Grain

The first stop for polluted water entering a water work is normally a large tank, where large particles are left to settle. Generally, gravity settling is an economical method of separating particles. If the fluid in the tank is moving at a controlled low velocity, the particles can be sorted in separate containers according to the time it takes for them reach the bottom. This model simulates ...

Thin Film Resistance

In modeling of transport by diffusion or conduction in thin layers, we often encounter large differences in dimensions of the different domains in a model. If the modeled structure is a so-called sandwich structure, we can replace the thinnest geometrical layers with a thin layer approximation, provided that the difference in thickness is very large. This method can be used in many ...

Marangoni Convection

Marangoni convection occurs when the surface tension of an interface (generally liquid-air) depends on the concentration of a species or on the temperature distribution. In the case of temperature dependence, the Marangoni effect is also called thermo-capillary convection. The Marangoni effect is of primary importance in the fields of welding, crystal growth and electron beam melting of metals. ...

Effective Diffusivity in Porous Materials

Transport through porous structures is usually treated using simplified homogeneous models with effective transport properties. This is in most cases a necessity, since the typical dimensions of the pores and particles making up the porous structure are several orders of magnitude smaller than the size of the domain that is to be modeled. This model introduces the concept of effective ...

Electrical Signals in a Heart

Modeling the electrical activity in cardiac tissue is an important step in understanding the patterns of contractions and dilations in the heart. The heart produces rhythmic electrical pulses, which trigger the mechanical contractions of the muscle. A number of heart conditions involve an elevated risk of re-entry of the signals. This means that the normal steady pulse is disturbed, a severe and ...

Rock Fracture Flow

A potential flow model of fluid flow in a rock fracture uses the so-called Reynolds equation. It shows how to use experimental data interpolated to a function used in the equation.

Buoyancy Flow in Free Fluids

This model couples the Navier Stokes equations and the heat transfer equations to examine density driven flow of free fluids. Here the fluid is in a square cavity with a heated wall. The buoyancy force is a Boussinesq term added to the Navier-Stokes equations. The equation is nondimensionalized, so the material coefficients are set up using Rayleigh and Prandtl numbers. The parametric solver ...

Parameterized Busbar Geometry

This is a template MPH-file containing the physics interfaces and the parameterized geometry for the model Electrical Heating in a Busbar.

Diffraction Patterns

This example resembles the well-known 2-slit interference experiment often demonstrated in schools with water waves or sound. This model mimics the plane-wave excitation with two thin waveguides leading to slits in a screen, and it computes the diffraction pattern on the screen’s other side. This diffraction pattern is clearly visible. The main effect of quantization is that the numerical ...

Joule Heating in a MEMS Device

This model exemplifies the use of the Material Library in the modeling of Joule heating in MEMS devices. The purpose of this analysis is to estimate the temperature of a conductor given an applied electrical potential difference. Both the thermal and electrical conductivities are temperature dependent. The influence of the temperature on the electrical conductivity results in a nonlinear ...

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