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Multiphase Porous Media Model for Microwave Drying Spherical Potatoes - new

H. Zhu[1], T. Gulati[2], K. Huang[1], A.K. Datta[2]
[1]Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
[2]Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Mathematical description of microwave drying requires the solution of two different physics: electromagnetics in the microwave oven cavity and food material and, transport process (mass, momentum and heat transport) in the food material. Maxwell’s equations for electromagnetics were solved using the RF Module using the GMRES iterative solver with the GeometricMultigrid preconditioner. Mass, ...

Simulating Light Propagation during I-PDT of Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

E. Oakley [1], H. Arshad [1], G. Shafirstein [1],
[1] Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA

Interstitial photodynamic therapy (I-PDT) can be applied for the treatment of locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC). The complex anatomy of LA-HNSCC requires careful planning of the light delivery and fiber insertion. We have developed an image-based approach, using finite element analysis, to suggest the number and location of treatment fibers needed for I-PDT and to ...

Simulation of a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst Used in a NOx Storage and Reduction system for Heavy Duty Trucks

C. Odenbrand, and E. Senar Serra
Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

This work concerns the performance of an oxidation catalyst used in a NOx storage and reduction system. The oxidation of NO is the main objective of this study, where the presence of CO and propene has also been taken into account. Experimental data has been determined on a monolithic oxidation catalyst mounted after a heavy duty diesel engine in a rig. The conversion of hydrocarbons is ...

Analysis of Deformation of a Liquid Packaging Made With Board of the LPB Type

K. B. Matos [1], I. Neitzel [1],
[1] FATEB, Telêmaco Borba, PR, Brazil

The liquid food product packaging are today predominantly made with board LPB type board (Liquid Packaging Board) composite formed by board, which offers mechanical strength, polyethylene, constituent responsible for protection against the passage humidity, and aluminum foil, which helps protect against oxygen flow. On the day, paper and board are words used as synonyms for each other. ...

Fundamental Three Dimensional Modeling and Parameter Estimation of a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst for Heavy Duty Trucks

A. Holmqvist[1] and C.U.I. Odenbrand[1]


[1]Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Mathematical optimization can be used as a computational engine to generate the best solution for a given problem in a systematic and efficient way. In the context of monolithic converter systems, the parameter estimation problem (or inverse problem) is solved using Partial Differential Equations (PDE)-based models of the physical system coupled with an optimization algorithm. These problems are ...

Na-MCl2 Cell Multiphysics Modeling: Status and Challenges

R. Christin [1][2], M. Cugnet [2], N. Zanon [3], G. Crugnola [4], P. Mailley [5],
[1] FIAMM, Aubergenville, France
[2] Laboratory for Electrochemical Storage (CEA), Le Bourget du Lac, France
[3] FIAMM R&D, Montecchio, Italy
[4] FIAMM R&D, Stabio, Switzerland
[5] Laboratory of Chemistry for Materials and Interfaces (CEA), Grenoble, France

Introduction: After more than 20 years of experience in EV applications, the sodium nickel chloride technology is fully mature for large scale energy storage. Early on, mathematical modeling of Na-MCl2 cell (M standing for Fe or Ni) has attracted attention to help identifying predominant mechanisms at work during operation. However, these models were rarely validated with data coming from ...

Reacting Flows in Industrial Duct-burners of a Heat Recovery Steam Generator

G. Petrone[1], G. Cammarata[1], S. Caggia[2], and M. Anastasi[2]
[1]Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
[2]Engineering Maintenance - ISAB Energy Services, Priolo Gargallo, Italy

In this study, COMSOL Multiphysics is applied in order to simulate reacting flows for duct burner systems arranged in the post-firing section of a Heat Recovery Steam Generator of a combined cycle power plant. Two- and three-dimensional simulations are carried out in order to investigate on operative conditions mainly responsible of duct burners overheating. The results are obtained for several ...

Turbulent Compressible Flow in a Slender Tube

K.O. Lund[1], C.M. Lord[2]
[1]Kurt Lund Consulting, Del Mar, CA, USA
[2]Lord Engineering Corp., Encinitas, CA, USA

Pressure-drop experiments were conducted for the turbulent, compressible flow of air in a small, slender tube, and modeled with COMSOL heat transfer module, and analytically. A scalar integration variable is introduced which integrates the mass velocity [kg/m²s] over the inlet area and iteratively equates this to the input mass flow [kg/s]. For computation, the temperature specification is ...

Modeling an Enzyme Based Electrochemical Blood Glucose Sensor with COMSOL Multiphysics

S. Mackintosh[1], J. Rodgers[1], S.P. Blythe[1]
[1]Lifescan Scotland, Inverness, Scotland

This paper describes the modeling of a blood glucose sensor using COMSOL Multiphysics. Chemical species interaction and diffusion, coupled with electrochemical oxidation of multiple blood species produced a powerful working model used in developing and refining a range of blood glucose sensors for the commercial market.

Simulation of Methane Adsorption in ANG Storage System

P.K. Sahoo[1], K.G. Ayappa[1], M. John[2], B.L. Newalkar[2], and N.V. Choudary[2]
[1]Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka
[2]Corporate R&D Centre, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Greater Noida, India

Recently adsorptive storage has been identified as the most promising low-pressure (3.5 - 4.0 MPa) alternative for storing natural gas for vehicular use. However in order to successfully implement this technology, the filling and discharge characteristics of the adsorbent bed must be well understood. Significant temperature changes that occur during adsorption and desorption retard the system ...