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Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer Model to Simulate Hygrothermal Behavior of Bio-Based Materials

M. Asli [1], F. Brachelet [1], A. Chauchois [1], E. Antczak [1]
[1] Université d'Artois, Béthune, France

This poster presents a numerical modeling approach for hygrothermal behavior of bio-based materials. The mathematical model describes the heat and moisture transfer through a wall of bio-based materials. The studied wall is subjected to both convective heat transfer and moisture flux transfer with the surroundings. Consequently, an optimal proposal can be suggested to attain the main objective, ...

Simulation of Thermomechanical Couplings of Viscoelastic Materials

F. Neff [1], T. Miquel [2], M. Johlitz [1],
[1] Universität der Bundeswehr München, Munich, Germany
[2] École polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Using COMSOL Multiphysics® software, a new model was implemented with the Physics Builder functionality, which provides a thermomechanical coupling. It consists of two independent physics interfaces, one for the mechanical, viscoelastic behavior and one for the heat transfer. With the multiphysics coupling features it is now possible to add the effects of thermal expansion and dissipation or ...

Influence of a Refurbishing on an Old Residential Building’s Wall in Paris in Summer: Mass and Heat Transfer Approach - new

K. Azos-Diaz[1], B. Tremeac[2], F. Simon[2], D. Corgier[2], C. Marvillet[1]
[1]Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire, Génie des Procédés Chimique et Energétique, Paris, France
[2]MANASLU Ing., Savoie Technolac, Le Bourget du Lac, France

The implementation of thermal insulation in old residential building walls could compromise the hygrothermal behavior of the construction, especially in summer time when it is placed inside. A bad installation of insulation could have consequences on the quality of indoor air conditions and on the health of the wall mostly during hot periods. Thus, the evaluation of heat and mass transfer ...

Sensibility Analysis of Inductance Involving an E-core Magnetic Circuit for Non Homogeneous Material

K. Z. Gomes [1], T. A. G. Tolosa [1], E. V. S. Pouzada [1],
[1] Mauá Institute of Technology, São Caetano do Sul, SP, Brazil

In this work, a methodology is developed, based on the application of finite element method in the frequency domain, using the COMSOL Multiphyics software, aiming the sensibility analysis of inductance calculation involving some configurations of an E-core magnetic circuit. Such important analysis, are made from several geometries and considering different frequencies for the source current ...

Thermal Study of Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries and Electronics Chamber Used in Stand-Alone Street Lighting Applications - new

D. Groulx[1], J. Skaalum[1], T. Jamieson[1]
[1]Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

This paper presents a study on the heat generation of Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries used in off-grid streetlighting applications from PoleCo, a Halifax based company. One goal of the project was to produce validated COMSOL® models of the enclosure that holds these VRLA batteries. This model can then be used to investigate methods of reducing the temperature of the batteries based on ...

Micromechanical Design of Novel Thermal Composites for Temperature Dependent Thermal Conductivity - new

R. C. Thiagarajan[1],
[1]ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Materials with an order variable in thermal conductivity as a function of temperature are desirable for thermoelectric heat energy recovery, building thermal insulation and solar thermal applications. Thermal Conductivity is an inherent material property. Engineering the fundamental thermal conductivity needs manipulation at thermal photon level for conventional materials. Engineering thermal ...

Simulation and Validation of Seasonal Soil Temperature Variations Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

L. J. Matel [1],
[1] Green Streets Infrastructure LLC, Seattle, WA, USA

The influence of the energy (heat) stored in the earth as a major factor in environmental soil processes is recognized by the soil science community. The heat (energy) supplied by the earth is known to fluctuate with depth below ground surface and time of year, obviously as a function of solar radiation variations through the seasons. The variation of energy available to drive evaporation can ...

Local Conduction Heat Transfer in U-pipe Borehole Heat Exchangers

J. Acuna[1] and B. Palm[1]

[1]Department of Energy Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

The most common way to exchange heat with the bedrock in Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) applications is circulating a fluid through a U-formed closed loop in vertical boreholes drilled several tenths of meters into the ground. This study presents and compares the results of eight cross sectional U-pipe Borehole Heat Exchanger configurations. Values from recent experimental temperature ...

Analysis of Superheater Tubes with Mutual Irradiation as Applied to a Solar Receiver Steam Generator

N. Lemcoff[1], S. Wyatt[2]
[1]Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, CT, USA
[2]Alstom Power, Windsor, CT, USA

The objective of this paper is to analyze the temperature variations within a superheater tube of a solar receiver steam generator. The tube is heated by concentrated, collimated solar irradiation with major cooling by an internal steam flow. The influence of heat loss by radiation, internal convection, and conduction are considered. Analytical models are obtained for an isolated tube, and the ...

Thermal Field in a NMR Cryostat - new

A. D'Orazio[1], C. Agostini[1], S. Fiacco[1]
[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria Astronautica, Elettrica ed Energetica - Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Fundamental component of the NMR tomograph is the magnet. By using the property of superconductivity it is possible to achieve an induction field extremely homogeneous, stable and high. To maintain the material below the superconducting critical temperature (7.2K), the coils are immersed in liquid helium at 4K, within a cryostat. In this paper, we present the preliminary results related to the ...