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Creep Deformation Behavior of Heating Filaments in High Temperature Applications

B. Valentini [1],
[1] Plansee SE, Reutte, Austria

Resistive heating filaments used in high temperature applications at 2000°C and above are often made of refractory metals. The lifetime of such filaments is mainly limited by creep deformations which can in the worst case lead to a short circuit between filaments and other furnace components. With the aid of COMSOL Multiphysics software, the time-dependent creep deformation behavior of a heater ...

基于声学超材料的近场点声源亚波长分辨率显微成像模拟

韩建宁 [1],
[1] 中北大学,太原,山西,中国

所谓近场声学,是相对于远场声学而言。传统的声学理论,通常只研究远离光源或者远离物体的声场分布,一般统称为远场声学。远场声学在原理上存在着一个远场衍射极限,限制了利用远场光学原理进行显微和其它光学应用时的最小分辨尺寸和最小标记尺寸。而近场声学则研究距离光源或物体一个波长范围内的光场分布。在近场声学研究领域,远场衍射极限被打破,分辨率极限在原理上不再受到任何限制,可以无限地小,从而基于近场声学原理可以提高显微成像与其它光学应用时的光学分辨率。 声学超材料自问世之日起就受到了国内外科学家们的广泛追捧,在很多领域都可以看到其踪迹,以声子晶体为代表的声超材料具有很多天然材料所不具备的声学特性,为声学信号处理带来了很多创新的思路和途径。 声超材料的突出特点在于采用尺寸远小于入射波长的人工结构构建出等效参数,利用等效参数实现“小尺寸结构调控大尺寸波长”的目的。 ...

Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis On Microchannel Heat Sinks For High Power LEDs

D. Chakravarthii [1]
[1] Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Light emitting Diode (LED) has been proved to be the best resource for commercial as well as industrial lighting applications. However, thermal management in high power LEDs is a major challenge in which the thermal resistance (Rth) and rise in junction temperature (TJ) are notable parameters. Heat dissipation in the LED has been partly achieved with the evolution of efficient heat sinks. This ...

Insulator String Design Optimization Using Non-Linear Optimization Techniques

K. Aramugam [1]
[1] Asia Pacific University, Malaysia

Insulator strings are widely used in high voltage transmission lines to mechanically support the line and electrical insulator fixed between line and the tower. Corona discharges may cause a complete failure of an insulator string due to the high intensity of electric field. Applying a corona ring on insulator string is an important approach to decrease the effect of corona. This work analyzed ...

Numerical Simulation of Electrokinetic Convection-Enhanced Delivery of Macromolecules

Y. Ou [1], A. Jaquins-Gerstl [1], S. G. Weber [1],
[1] Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The brain is a heterogeneous porous medium with regions of anisotropy. Measurements of tortuosity (λ) showed that diffusion in gray matter (e.g. striatum) is isotropic (λ = 1.65), whereas it is anisotropic in white matter (e.g. corpus callosum) (λparallel = 1.38, λperpendicular = 1.80)[1-2]. Pressure-driven convection-enhanced delivery (CED) of macromolecules (e.g. drugs) was first described in ...

Aluminization Process from Ionic Liquid in Operative Conditions: Validation and Perspective

A. Giaccherini [1], E. Berretti [2], S. Martinuzzi [1], S. Caporali [1],
[1] INSTM, Firenze, Italy
[2] Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

This work is a first evaluation of the validity of the frozen rotor approximation for the simulation of a stirred beaker. The agreement is good, further analysis will be carried before using the model to optimize labscale setup dedicated to IL electrochemistry.

Modeling Research Reactor Fuel Plate Hotspots with the Thin Layer and Thermal Contact Feature in the COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

M. J. Richards [1], A. E. Ruggles [2], J. D. Freels [3], ,
[1] Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
[2] Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
[3] Research Reactors Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

One challenge with converting nuclear research reactors to low enrichment fuels is the thermal-fluid performance. Local areas of high temperature, known as hotspots, limit reactor performance and thus require accurate modeling. A simplified fuel plate model is eveloped to compare traditional FEA techniques with the thin layer and thermal contact features in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software for ...

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 ...

Hybrid Finite Element-Finite Volume Algorithm for Solving Transient Multi-Scale Non-Linear Fluid-Structure Interaction during Operation of a Hydraulic Seal

A. Thatte, and R. Salant
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

This paper presents a hybrid finite element – finite volume algorithm for solving multi-scale fluid-structure interaction during transient operation of a hydraulic rod seal. The elasto-hydrodynamic model consists of several micro-scale and macro-scale analyses types, all incorporated in a single hybrid iterative computational framework to solve these highly coupled nonlinear multiphysics ...

Symmetric Stack Model of a Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC) with Indirect Reforming

M. Pfafferodt[1], P. Heidebrecht[2], and K. Sundmacher[1,2]
[1]Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany
[2]Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany

A model of a Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC) stack with internal reforming is presented.  It describes the concentrations in the gas phase, the temperatures and the current densities in this highly integrated system. The differential equations, boundary conditions and the coupling equations used in the model are presented. A strategy to solve the system of partial differential ...