Inverse Problem and a New Device to Estimate Thermal Conductivity of Composite Phase Change Material
M. Karkri , A. Nachaoui 
 Université Paris-Est, CERTES, Créteil Cedex, France
 Département de Mathématiques 2, Nantes Cedex, France
A new experimental device has been developed in order to characterize the phase change material (PCM) thermal properties (thermal conductivity k, sensible and latent heat thermal energy storage, cp and Lf) in the solid phase, during the solid-liquid transition and in the liquid phase. It allows to measure cylindrical samples of maximum 60 mm radius and 10 mm thick. A typical measurement consists ...
V. Di Marcello, A. Cammi, and L. Luzzi
Department of Energy, Nuclear Engineering Division (CeSNEF), Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the coupled thermo-hydrodynamics and neutronics of circulating nuclear fuel systems in a nuclear reactor that adopts a molten salt mixture. This flows up through channels in a graphite moderated core and plays the role of both heat generator and coolant. A strongly coupled system is needed since the velocity pattern is affected by the neutron ...
E. Firat, G. Bandlamudi, M. Crisogianni, P. Beckhaus, A. Heinzel
Centre for Fuel Cell Technology (ZBT), Duisburg,NRW, Germany
Heat management is crucial for the satisfactory operation of HT-PEM (High temperature polymer-electrolyte-membrane) fuel cells. Current work investigates the use of heat pipes in a HT PEMFC stack consisting of 24 cells, each with an active area of 300 cm^2. Heat pipes are known to be thermal superconductors operating on the principles of high convective heat transfer and phase transition. ...
K.O. Lund, C.M. Lord
Kurt Lund Consulting, Del Mar, CA, USA
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 ...
Numerical Modeling of the Original and Advanced TEMKIN Reactor for Catalysis Experiments in Laboratory Scale - new
D. Götz, M. Kuhn, P. Claus
Ernst-Berl-Institute/Chemical Technology II, Darmstadt, Germany
Many industrial, especially heterogeneously catalysed, processes are characterised by a strong interaction between the reaction kinetics and transport phenomena. Because experiments in laboratory scale can be very time- and cost-intensive, Temkin andKul’kova developed a new reactor design for the direct testing of industrial catalysts. Based on this concept of linearly alternating catalyst and ...
M. R. Naik
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
In a modern IC design, the capability of predicting the temperature profile is critically important as well as cooling and related thermal problems are the principal challenges. To address these challenges, thermal analysis must be embedded within IC synthesis. This paper presents thermal analysis of the FCBGA chip with a 4mm×4mm×0.3mm silicon die. The silicon die dissipates heat flux of ...
R. Busqué , R. Torres , A. Husar , J. Grau 
 Escola Universitària d'Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
 Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain
The storage of hydrogen as an absorbed element in metal hydride bottles is a promising technique for energy storage. In this work, a three-dimensional model of a charging process in a metal hydride container has been developed to simulate the absorption reaction and resultant heat and mass transport phenomena in metal hydride vessels. The model has been experimentally validated showing a good ...
Multiphysics and Simulation of MEMS based Bolometer for Detecting the Radiations in Nuclear Power Plants
K. Umapathi, S. Swetha, K. Ranjitha, K. Vinodh, K. Deebiga, R. Harisudarsan
United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India
Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
High performance micro sensors are important to detecting special nuclear materials radiations in different fields to save the globe. This paper is mainly focused on to develop a MEMS based bolometer for detecting the nuclear radiation to provide the high security in Nuclear power Plants. A thermally sensitive micro metal plate is designed and placed on a substrate through micro thermal link. ...
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Nowadays all branches in modern science and industry tend to solve ever complicating problems. As the result the computational time increases considerably and it become very important to reduce the processing time and use available resources more efficiently. Parallelizing problem proves itself as efficient way to overcome the described problem. In the poster we compare different methods of ...
Improving Heating Uniformity of Dried Fruit in RF Treatments for Pest Control: Model Development and Validation - new
B. Alfaifi, J. Tang, Y. Jiao, S. Wang, B. Rasco, S. Jiao, S. Sablani
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
Non-uniform heating is one of the most important challenges during the development of radio frequency (RF) heat treatments for pest control. A computer simulation model using finite element–based COMSOL Multiphysics® software was developed to investigate the heating uniformity of raisins packed in a rectangular plastic container and treated using RF heating. The developed model was then ...