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Numerical Modeling of Power Reactors' Fuel Bundles

R. Schmidt[1], T. Yousefi[2], B. Farahbaksh[2], M. Z. Saghir[2]
[1]University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
[2]Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Fuel bundles in the CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium) reactor are designed for heating a pressurized coolant (heavy water) to generate electricity. The designs for the fuel bundles differ based on the number of heating elements. The flow of heavy water over the elements and inside the shell is highly turbulent. In this paper, COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to simulate the heavy water flow ...

Behavior Models of Virtual Impactors

R. Haft[1]
[1]Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Hayward, CA, USA

A pocket-size portable particle size detector for diesel and cigarette smoke aerosols is being designed using particle size and composition methods. Aerodynamics, fluid properties, material composition and aerosol composition are taken into account. Testing methods for the design include using an impactor and virtual impactor with two quartz crystal resonators to determine particle composition ...

Dynamic Simulation of Interface Shapes During Chemical Vapor Deposition

J. V. Jayaramakrishna[1], S. K. Thamida[1]
[1]National Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, India

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) finds application in many manufacturing processes of microelectronic devices and MEMS as a recent development. It is also useful for preparation of functionalized surfaces in microsensor kind of devices. The phenomena that is studied is deposition of a crystalline material for example Silicon from the gas phase substance such as Silicon Hydride (SiH4). The ...

3D COMSOL Multiphysics® Model of a Plate Heat Exchanger to Support a Laboratory Teaching Environment - new

N. Medeiros[1], W. Clark[1]
[1]Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA

Chemical engineering students and practitioners need an understanding of fluid flow and heat transfer inside heat exchangers. Because the flow within plate heat exchangers is difficult to visualize, we developed COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations of plate heat exchangers for students to study alongside a physical heat exchanger in a laboratory setting. Simulative experiments allow students to ...

Comparison of Magnetic Barkhausen Noise Tetrapole and Dipole Probe Designs

P. R. Underhill [1], T. W. Krause [1],
[1] Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

COMSOL Multiphysics® software is used to understand the difference in behaviour of two Magnetic Barkhausen Noise (MBN) probes. The dipole probe has to be physically rotated to sample the angular distribution of the MBN. The tetrapole probe uses vector superposition to rotate the magnetic field without probe motion. Using the AC/DC Module and non-isotropic material properties, it was found that, ...

Simulation of Acoustical Transfer Paths for Active Noise Control

L. Fromme [1], J. Waßmuth [1], D. Wehmeier [1],
[1] Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany

The knowledge of the acoustical transfer paths in active noise control systems is very important for the performance of the system. Unfortunately, simulation is challenging since even simple configurations require comprehensive experience in physics and modeling. Two test setups were chosen for basic investigations on modeling, simulation and validation. The first results presented here are ...

Determination of the Load-dependent Thermal Conductivity of Porous Adsorbents

O. Kraft [1], J. Gaiser [1], M. Stripf [1],
[1] University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Baden-Würtemberg, Germany

Standard measuring techniques for thermal conductivity cannot be readily applied to determine the load-dependent thermal conductivity of porous adsorbents, because the local ad- and desorption inside the specimen and the thickness of the specimen are not considered. Hence, in this work a new measuring procedure combining the transient hot bridge (THB) with a three dimensional finite element ...

Modeling and Characterization of Piezoelectric Structures: From Bulk Material to Thin Film

M. Bavencoffe [1], N. Tembhurnikar [1], B. Negulescu [2], J. Wolfman [2], G. Feuillard [1]
[1] INSA Centre Val de Loire, GREMAN, UMR CNRS 7347, 3 rue de la Chocolaterie, 41034 Blois, France
[2] François Rabelais University, GREMAN, UMR CNRS 7347, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours, France

With the development of micro and nanotechnologies, integrated structures based on piezoelectric thin films are widely investigated and their characterization become a crucial issue for the development of new applications. A laser interferometry is here used to assess the mechanical response in quasistatic regime of a piezoelectric sample. To complete this experimental approach, a numerical ...

A Model to Simulate Laser Ablation in Tumor Using Dynamic Photothermal Coupling Interaction Model

Zhifang Li [1], Xiyang Zhang [1],
[1] College of Photonic and Electronic Engineering, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China

Laser immunotherapy (LIT) was developed to treat late-stage, metastatic cancers through local laser irradiation and immunological stimulation. In ILIT, the photothermal effect induces immune responses by destroying and interrupting tumor cells through temperature elevation in target tissue. Tumor is rich in vascularture, and plays a critical part in photothermal effect. Vascularized tumour ...

How Apps Can Support COMSOL Multiphysics® Users?

G. Petrone [1], C. Barbagallo [1],
[1] BE CAE & Test, Catania, Italy

Disposing of easy-to-use COMSOL Multiphysics® app to exploit FE-based simulations represents an important opportunity for people working in several industrial areas – from the electronics to the process engineering. In supplying consultancy services, Engineers at BE CAE & Test propose their Customers to use COMSOL Multiphysics® apps to run parametric models and carry-out predictive analyses ...