Investigation of Transport Phenomena in Nanochannels and its Applications in Energy Conversion using COMSOL Multiphysics
Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Chutung, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Well‐designed and controlled nanochannels are ideal physical modeling systems to study fluidics in a precise manner. Electrokinetics refers to transport phenomena related to the non‐electroneutral EDL, which is created to neutralize the surface charges produced on surface. Surface charges are produced by the dissociation of surface functional groups. We created a mathematical model of a ...
Evaluation of Performance of Enzymatic Biofuel Cells with Microelectrode Arrays Inside a Blood Artery via Finite Element Approach
C. Wang, Y. Song
Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Enzymatic biofuel cells (EBFCs) are considered as a promising candidate for powering miniature implantable devices. In order to predict the performance in the human blood artery, we simulated a 3D EBFC chip with highly dense micro-electrode arrays. In this simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics®, we applied the 1) Michaelis Menten equation; 2) Nernst potential equation; 3) Navier Strokes velocity, ...
C. F. Gomez, R. Schunk, R. F. Coker, J. Knox
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA
The objective of this simulation effort is to develop a mathematical model of vacuum desorption on a POC (Proof of Concept) canister loaded with Zeolite 13X/5A . This canister contains a pelletized adsorption bed which is used to adsorb H2O and CO2. Once this bed is fully saturated with an equilibrium loading, desorption is then accomplished by reducing the pressure to near vacuum. This type of ...
Computational Multiphysics to Optimize Humidification Chamber for a Novel PEM Fuel Cell Power System Used in Automobile Application - new
Tata Motors, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells are quickly becoming an attractive technology due to their ability to meet increasing energy demands in a cleaner, more efficient way compared to existing methods. A fuel cell is an electrochemical device which converts the chemical energy of a fuel and an oxidant directly into electricity without the intermediate step of classical, chemical combustion ...
M. Belferman , R. Katsman , A. Agnon , Z. Ben-Avraham ,
 The Dr. Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, Leon H.Charney School of marine sciences. Haifa University, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel
 Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
The Levant has been repeatedly devastated by numerous earthquakes since prehistorical times. In order to understand the role of the dynamics of the water bodies in triggering the deformations in the Levant basin, a new theoretical thermo-mechanical model is constructed and extended by including a fluid flow component, in COMSOL Multiphysics simulation environment. The latter is modeled on a ...
Large Ray Optics Simulations for the Prediction of Solar Radiation Concentration Due to Reflective Walls
H. Rouch ,
 INOPRO IAO, Villard-de-Lans, France
Abstract: Some of recent and unconventional buildings are using reflective material for their walls. In case of curved walls, like in the Vdara Hotel tutorial, or of complex shape walls like in the present case, the risk of solar radiation concentration is difficult to predict. Such concentration may damage the impinged material. Then it has to be studied by simulation. The presented case ...
Research and Development of Multiphysics Models in Support of the Conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel
The findings presented in this report are results of a five-year effort led by the Research Reactors Division (RRD) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which is focused on research and development toward the conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) fuel from high-enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU). This report focuses on the tasks accomplished by the ...
L. Y. Jiann 
 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia
Descemet membrane detachment (DMD) happen when the aqueous humour (AH) in the aqueous chamber flow into the descrement membrance (DM) space through a break and separate the membrane from the stroma. This often happen after the cataract surgery. The fluid is driven by the buoyancy force that generated by to the existing of temperature different between the cornea and the pupil. COMSOL ...
F. Bircher and P. Marmet
Institute of Print Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf, Switzerland
Electromagnetic micro valves are currently developed empirically or the different physics are treated separately. To accelerate the development-process and for a better understanding of the overall system, a multiphysics simulation is built up. This simulation considers the electromagnetics, the electronics (including the control of the process), the mechanics and the fluidics with respect to ...