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Getting State-Space Models from FEM Simulations

A. W. M. van Schijndel [1],
[1] Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Finite element based modeling is one of the most powerful computational tools currently available. Amongst others a possible drawback could be the computation duration time, that can be expected at transient nonlinear problems, or at more simple problems with a large time span. One of the possible solutions is trying simplify the FEM model into a lower order system without losing its ...

Heat, Air, and Moisture (HAM) Modeling of Historic Windows

H.L. Schellen[1]
[1]Eindhoven University Of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Windows are the thermal weakest places in the external envelop of buildings. This is true for historic windows with original single pane glazing in historic buildings. To reduce the energy consumption and to improve thermal comfort of historic buildings, replacing these windows by modern double glazed windows affects the authentic character of these buildings too much. One way to improve the ...

A Field Simulator for Permanent Magnet Applications

E. Ledwosinska [1], J. Gammel [1]
[1] Silicon Labs, Austin, TX, USA

Permanent magnets are ubiquitous in our world today, from refrigerator magnets to industrial sensor applications. Often, the magnitude of the field at a specific distance from an arbitrarily shaped magnet of variable strength is a necessary parameter for end-use systems. We used the the AC/DC module of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to simulate field strength of permanent magnets for aiding ...

Introduction to COMSOL based Modeling of Levitated Flywheel Rotor

A. Pilat
AGH University of Science and Technology
Kraków, Poland

This elaboration presents a pre-study on automatic rotor construction for the flywheel energy storage system dedicated to operate in the levitation mode. The optimization profile model is used as a basic profile source. The 3D flywheel shape is generated on the base of obtained profiles. Eigenfrequencies are calculated to validate the operation on rigid mode. A steel and aluminum based ...

Looking for the Origin of Power Laws in Electric Field Assisted Tunneling

H. Cabrera[1], D.A. Zanin[1], L.G. De Pietro[1], A. Vindigni[1], U. Ramsperger[1], D. Pescia[1]
[1]Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

A sharp tip approached perpendicular to a conducting surface at subnanometer distances and biased with a small voltage builds a junction across which electrons can be transferred from the tip apex to the nearest surface atom by direct quantum mechanical tunneling. Such a junction is used e.g. in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM). When the distance d between tip and collector is increased ...

Multicomponent Diffusion Applied to Osmotic Dehydration - new

H. Cremasco[1], K. Angilelli[1], D. Borsato[1]
[1]Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil

The transfer of sucrose and fructooligosaccharides to melon and water to solution was modeled based on generalized form of Fick’s second law for simultaneous diffusion and resolved by the finite element method using the software package COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The diffusion coefficients, the mass transfer coefficient and the Biot number were determined using the simplex optimization ...

Estimation of Boundary Properties Using Stochastic Differential Equations and COMSOL

A. Atalla[1], and A. Jeremic[1]
[1]McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The inverse diffusion problems deal with the estimation of many crucial parameters such as the diffusion coefficient, source properties, and boundary conditions. Such algorithms are widely applied in many design problems in different physical, chemical, and biological fields. Recently, the estimation of the boundary properties, of the diffusion process, have attracted researchers. We first ...

Equation-Based Modelling: True Large Strain, Large Displacement and Anand's Plasticity Model with COMSOL's Moving Mesh Application Mode

O. Toscanelli[1], V. Colla[1], and M. Vannucci[1]

[1]Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pontedera, PI, Italy

In this work the solution of the structural problem obtained by mean of the velocity approach is presented. More in detail the balance and constitutive equations are expressed in Eulerian form, the mesh is not material. The approach is general, is suitable both for material boundary or no-material boundary and for a generic material model. The Hooke's elastic model and the Anand's plasticity ...

Modal Analysis of Rotating Machines

C. Frankrone [1], L. Fromme [1],
[1] Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany

Machines with rotating components are prone to vibrations because an imbalance of the rotor would always act as a harmonic excitation force to the machine. Thus oscillations close to the natural frequencies are tried to pass through fast in the run-up and cast-down or even completely avoided for higher structural frequencies. Nevertheless vibrations still occur and affect the design of the ...

Thermal Characterization of Low-Melting-Temperature Phase Change Materials (PCM)

L. Salvador [1], J. Hastanin [1], F. Novello [2],
[1] Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL), Angleur, Belgium
[2] CRM Group, Liège, Belgium

The successful implementation of a high-efficient latent heat storage system necessitates an appropriate experimental approach to investigate and quantify the variations of the Phase Change Material (PCM) thermal properties caused by its aging, as well as its potential demixing induced by cyclic freezing and melting. In this paper, we present a concept for the PCM characterization. The proposed ...