COMSOL Grab Bag: How to Use a Versatile CFD Code to Model Interesting Problems from Cryogenic Storage to Biofuel Production
Senior Research Engineer,
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Emily Nelson received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a senior research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center and specializes in the formulation and solution of problems in microgravity science, multiphase flow, porous media, risk analysis, and gravitational biology. This leads her to fundamental and applied approaches on a range of issues ...
J. Volkmann, O. Mohnke, N. Klitzsch, and R. Blaschek
E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH-Aachen, Aachen, Germany
The frequency dependent electrical impedance of porous media is studied by modelling the charge transport in the electrolyte filled pore space using COMSOL Multiphysics. The corresponding experimental method, called Spectral Induced Polarization (or Impedance Spectroscopy), shows a frequency dependent phase shift between a measured electric current and an applied alternating voltage. It is ...
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
In this study, numerical simulations of mixing in turbulent flow, subject to a change in density, are performed. Attention is focused on the binary mixing between two streams of fluid in which a variable density step are formed due to a difference in the temperature. This binary mixing problem performed by assuming low Mach number flow. The results demonstrate the variable density effects and ...
Dr. Franck Pigeonneau is currently working in the joint laboratory between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the company Saint-Gobain. He received his Ph. D. in 1998 from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France). His main research activities are devoted to the transport phenomena in high viscous fluids relevant for glass melting processes. He is using COMSOL ...
J. Wegner, L. Ganzer
Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal, Germany
In this paper we used COMSOL Multiphysics to model basic physico-chemical effects relevant in polymer enhanced oil recovery (EOR) such as non-Newtonian rheology of the displacing phase, permeability reduction, adsorption and salinity effects. COMSOL\'s PDE interface as well as Species Transport in Porous Media interface was used for solving the underlying equations. The validity of the ...
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy
The work is focused on the numerical analysis of forced convection in curved tubes investigating the correlation between the heat transfer and friction factor enhancement and the effects of the wall curvature. The analysis was performed by integrating the continuity, momentum and energy equations within COMSOL Multiphysics. The local Nusselt number reaches values higher than the ones expected for ...
The Gillette Company
The ability of an industrial mixing tank to homogenize its contents decays rapidly as the Reynolds number is decreased in the transitional regime and approaches the laminar regime. A model of a mixing tank was developed using FEMLAB and using a CFD technique known as momentum source modelling. The model predictions of velocity components agree well with LDA measurements. Decolorization ...
Simulation of the Convective Heat Transfer and Working Temperature Field of a Photovoltaic Module Using COMSOL Multiphysics®
E. Ruiz-Reina and M. Sidrach-de-Cardona
Departamento de Física Aplicada II, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
The aim of this work is the Finite Element Analysis (FEA), by using COMSOL Multiphysics®, of the convective heat transfer and working temperature field of a photovoltaic module under different wind conditions.
Heat Transfer Effects in a Water Calorimeter for Measuring the Absorbed Dose of Therapy-Level Radiation Beams
R. E. Tosh, and H. H. Chen-Mayer
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Water calorimetry that directly measures the temperature rise (at the mK level) due to radiation heating is used as a primary standard for therapy-level gamma-radiation beams. The temperature rise is measured at a given point in space where the spatial distribution of the absorbed dose is non-uniform, and therefore is subject to heat conduction and convection distortions that must be corrected to ...
J.M. Gozalvez-Zafrilla, M.C. Leon-Hidalgo, J. Lora-Garcia, A. Santafe-Moros, and J.C. Garcia-Diaz
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Brine disposal from desalination plants placed in inland areas far from sea is an important problem. Evaporation ponds can be used for reducing the waste to solid state but they require huge amounts of land. Evaporation using arrays of wet surfaces can minimize the land requirements. One characteristic of the methods based on natural evaporation is the uncertainty associated to the influent ...