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Influence of Non-Newtonian Blood Viscosity on Wall Pressure in Right Coronary Arteries with Serial Stenoses

B. Liu [1]
[1] Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, USA

Three dimensional mathematical models are developed to simulate the blood flows in patient specific right coronary arteries with two stenoses. Simulations are carried out with various flow parameters under physiological conditions. Both Newtonian and non-Newtonian blood viscosity models are applied in the simulations to examine the influence of non-Newtonian viscosity of blood on the wall ...

电极压缩程度对钒液流电池性能的影响

王琼 [1], 屈治国 [1],
[1] 西安交通大学,西安,中国

钒液流电池储能技术作为高效电化学储能技术之一,可应用于新能源储能,电网削峰填谷、调频调幅、应急电源等。钒液流电池储能技术具有独立的的额定功率和额定能量,高输出功率,低成本等特点[1]。本文采用分区建模,模型耦合的方式进行模拟。 结果: 钒液流电池在组装过程中需要一定的组装压力以避免电解液的泄漏,同时可减小电极与集流板的接触电阻[2]。如图1所示,有研究表明有流道的集流板与石墨毡电极接触并挤压时,由于流道脊与流道的不均匀表面,会使石墨毡电极出现非均匀压缩现象[3]。图2为均匀模型(SU-5)与非均匀模型(SNI-5)电池压降与实验结果(Exp-5)在CR=55.67%的对比。结果显示考虑了石墨非均匀压缩导致的变形之后的模拟结果与实验结果相吻合。图3为非均匀模型与均匀模型在CR=41.83%情况下的对比图。如图所示,非均匀模型浓度分布更加均匀,将产生比较小的过电势 ...

Pulsed Electric Field Based Material Removal in Microelectrical Discharge Machining

T. Roy[1],, P. Ranjan[2], , R. Balasubramaniam[2]
[1]Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India
[2]Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Micro electrical discharge machining (MEDM), a scaled down version of EDM process, is a micro machining process used to fabricate micro holes and intricate shapes in electrically conductive materials irrespective of its hardness. In this process, an electric spark is generated in the gap between the two electrodes (tool as cathode and workpiece as anode) submerged in dielectric that leads to a ...

CFD Investigation of a Photocatalytic Multi-Tube Reactor for Indoor Air Purification

J. van Walsem [1], J. Roegiers [1], S. Lenaerts [1], S. Denys [1],
[1] Department of Bioscience Engineering, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

In industrial countries, people spend most of their time indoors. Stringent heat-insulation measures in combination with deficient ventilation have a negative impact on indoor air quality [1]. Integration or retrofitting of a photocatalytic oxidation or PCO reactor into continuous flow systems like HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) equipment is an interesting approach for abating ...

Model Based Stimulus Experiments to Improve Biological Wastewater Treatment Performance

N. Do [1], M. Stich [1],
[1] Non-linearity and Complexity Research Group, System Analytics Research Institute, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The municipal wastewater treatment in a sustainable context requires a smart technology in which an optimal combination of the ecological status and energy demand can be achieved. The integration of electron conductive materials into a traditionally constructed wetland (CW) has been demonstrated as an emerging strategy for wastewater treatment [1, 2]. By exploiting the electron transfer ...

HIIPER Space Propulsion Simulation Using AC/DC Module

Z. Chen [1], D. Ahern [1], G. Miley [1],
[1] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

The Helicon Injected Inertial Plasma Electrostatic Rocket (HIIPER) is an electric space propulsion concept being studied that utilizes a helicon source to generate a plasma and metal grids from inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) fusion experiments to accelerate ions, generating a thrust. The IEC-type grids are of interest as a way to simultaneously generate a beam of high energy electrons ...

Multiphysics Simulations for the Design of a Superconducting Magnet for Proton Therapy

C. Calzolaio [1], H. Carolin [1], S. Stephane [1],
[1] Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland

The use of proton therapy for cancer treatment shows a growing trend, since the radiation dose delivered to the target volume is maximized and the dose to the surrounding healthy tissues is minimized. To direct the proton beam from all directions to the tumor in the patient, the last part of the beam transport system is mounted on a gantry rotating 360° around the patient. This system consists ...

Investigating the Loading Behaviour of Intact and Meniscectomy Knee Joints and the Impact on Surgical Decisions

M. S. Yeoman [1],
[1] Continuum Blue Ltd., Cardiff, United Kingdom

Knee joints are often subject to high loads, which can lead to injury, malalignment, and the progression of osteoarthritis in patients. To better understand the behavior, and the effect of meniscal damage and different meniscectomy repair approaches, a 3D structural mechanics model of a patient specific knee was developed in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The model made use of the Structural Mechanics ...

超导转变边探测器 (TES) 的电热仿真

吕越 [1],
[1] 中国科学院上海微系统与信息技术研究所

超导转变边沿探测器 (TES) 是一种电压偏置的电热器件,稳态时超导薄膜产生的焦耳热与通过热连接传递到热沉的热量相等。本文利用有限元仿真软件 COMSOL Multiphysics® 对处于热平衡的 TES 进行了电流-热传导仿真。得到稳态时TES器件的温度分布,并计算得到TES器件的关键参数热导 G,同时得到了器件处于稳态时薄膜温度与偏置电压 (V-T) 的关系,这对于器件设计有着极大的帮助。

±800kV 直流输电线路标称电场计算

王平 [1], 李抗 [1], 钦雨晨 [1], 赵映宇 [1],
[1] 华北电力大学

为提高长距离大容量输电的经济性,我国采用特高压直流技术。随着特高压工程的建设和民众电磁环境意识的增强,电磁环境成为影响输电线路结构和建设费用的重要因素。合成电场是特高压输电工程的电磁环境效应之一,其由导线电荷产生的标称电场和空间电荷产生的离子流场组成。标称电场的计算是合成电场计算的前提,本文采用 COMSOL 软件计算了 ±800kV 直流输电线路周围的标称电场。