E. Bertarelli, R. Ardito, E. Bianchi, K. Laganà, A. Corigliano, G. Dubini, and R. Contro
Department of Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
In this work, an electrostatic diaphragm micropump is investigated by means of COMSOL Multiphysics®. A fluid-dynamic model is adopted to evaluate the fluid flow characteristics inside the pumping chamber, in static conditions. In parallel, electromechanical quasi-static simulations are performed to evaluate the occurrence of membrane movement and pull-in phenomena. Finally, a simplified ...
J. Feigenblum, D. Perrier, Y. Mocellin, and E. Roland
ROCTOOL, Savoie Technolac, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Laboratoire SIMAP, Bâtiment EPM, St Martin d’Hères, France
In this paper, after a brief presentation of our company, we will detail our technology and the importance of the simulation step. In the same time, we will describe different levels of FEA (Finite Element Analysis) we have followed and we will conclude on the best balance, for our industrial target, between complexity of models and accuracy of results.
A. Montisci and R. Pintus
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
The aim of the proposed device is to overcome the typical drawbacks of MHD generators, such as the needed of a very high external magnetic field, the strong dependency of the efficiency by the temperature of the fluid, and the deterioration of the electrodes that are in contact with the high temperature plasma. In fact the proposed device does not need an external magnetic fluid to work, but it ...
Boundary Conditions Identification for Thermostatic Cauchy Problem by Minimizing an Energy-like Function
LDMS, UMR CNRS-INSA 5006, ISTIL - Université Claude Bernard, Lyon
An energy-like error function is introduced in the context of the ill-posed problem of boundary data recovering, which is commopnly known as a Cauchy problem. Here the problem is converted into an optimization problem. Numerical simulations highlight the efficiency and robustness of the proposed method.
F. Cipitì, L. Pino, A. Vita, M. Laganà, and V. Recupero
The paper presents a two-dimensional model to describe the gas flow in a propane autothermal reactor, developed at the CNR-ITAE Institute, and aimed to design a Beta 5 kWe hydrogen generator, named HYGen II, to be used with Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs) for residential applications. The main aim of the mathematical model was to optimize the reactor geometrical key parameters (diameter ...
A. E. Khabbazi, A.J. Richards, and M. Hoorfar
School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC Canada, Canada
Using COMSOL Multiphysics 3.5, a numerical model has been developed to determine the effect of the channel geometry and electrode configuration on cell performance based on polarization curves. The Butler-Volmer equation was implemented to determine the reaction rates at the electrodes. The Conductive Media DC module is used to model the electric fields within the fuel cell.
Simulation of Evaporating Droplets on AFM-Cantilevers II: Confocal Microscopy and Transversal Bending
T. Haschke, E. Bonaccurso, H.J. Butt, F. Schönfeld, and W. Wiechert
 Universität Siegen, Lehrstuhl für Simulationstechnik, Siegen
 Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
 Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Mainz
The evaporation process of microscopic drops was investigated by depositing them onto atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilevers and measuring the deflection of the cantilever in response to the presence of the drop. We could thus improve a previously presented FE simulation model by comparing the simulations of the cantilever’s transversal deflection to 3-D images of the cantilever’s ...
R.E. Tosh, and H.H. Chen-Mayer
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Primary reference standards for determining absorbed dose to water in radiotherapy beams used at cancer clinics and hospitals ultimately must make reference to the temperature change in water produced by ionizing radiation. The most direct experimental technique for this purpose is water calorimetry. Since the dose distributions delivered by such beams are nonuniform, temperature signals ...
S. Thomas, P.Y. Franck, and P. André
Department of Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Liège, Arlon, Belgium
This paper presents the heat flow model and the experimental test bench developed to optimize a new kind of heating floor. In the first part of the text is described the new kind of high reactivity emitting device for building heating and cooling. The second part illustrates the numerical model developed to evaluate the device efficiency. Finally experimental test bench implementation and ...
Politecnico di Milano
The control of the flux within continuous casting systems used in the metallurgical field can be obtained through the application of electromagnetic. The model here has been solved through a linear time-harmonic solver. The results of the electromagnetic model have then been applied to the fluid-mechanics model through volume Lorentz forces.