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Parametric Investigation of the Common Geometry Shapes for Added Mass Calculation

J. H. Lee [1], A. Koushesh [1],
[1] American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

This work is aimed to demonstrate how variation of geometries' parameters would affect the fluid loading effect in water using COMSOL Multiphysics and compared with analytical data. When a structure is placed in water, the interaction between the water and the structure plays an important role in determining the amount of fluid loading mass. The calculated results of added mass of the common ...

3D Modeling of Hydrogen Absorption in Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage Bottles

R. Busqué [1], R. Torres [1], A. Husar [2], J. Grau [1]
[1] Escola Universitària d'Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
[2] 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 ...

Simulation of Thermal Elastohydrodynamic Lubricated (TEHL) Gear Contacts - new

T. Lohner [1], A. Ziegltrum [1], K. Stahl [1],
[1] Gear Research Centre (FZG), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Garching, Germany

Thermal elastohydrodynamic lubricated (TEHL) contacts occur very frequently in drive technology and thus in gear drives. In this presentation, the implementation of a finite element based TEHL simulation approach for gear contacts in COMSOL Multiphysics® software is shown. The physically based simulation approach used is different to most of the existing TEHL simulations and is required to ...

CFD Simulation of Pore Pressure Oscillation Method to Measure the Permeability of Tight Formations

M. Mokhtari [1], S. A. Madani [1], A. Seibi [1],
[1] Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA

Accurate estimation of rock permeability and porosity play a crucial role in the evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs. This evaluation is, however, challenging in tight formations such as shale due to the slow transition of fluid in such formations with extremely-low permeability. To overcome the long experimental time of conventional technique for permeability measurement (steady-state method), ...

Simulating Fluid Flow through a Culture Chip for Cell Migration Studies in Microgravity

A. Dhall [1], T. Masiello [1], L. Butt [1], M. Strohmayer [1], M. Hemachandra [1], N. Tokranova [1], J. Castracane [1],
[1] Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany, NY, USA

Exposure to microgravity is known to alter genomic and proteomic expression and suppress immune cell activity. These changes may influence cancer development. Studying cancer cells in this environment, may help uncover novel therapeutic targets. SUNY Polytechnic Institute and SpacePharma, Inc. have teamed up to study the effect of microgravity on cancer cell migration. This will be achieved ...

Design of a Self-Recharging Untethered Mobile Inspection Tool inside a Pipeline

W. Chalgham [1], A. C. Seibi [1],
[1] University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA

Pipeline inspection tools present some limitations related to power supply which require recharging after each operation. Using batteries or tethered tools make the duration to inspect any pipeline very limited and time consuming. This paper aims at designing a spherical self-recharging untethered mobile ball flowing inside a given pipeline using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The ball will ...

Modeling of Silicon Transport into Germanium Using a Simplified Crystal Growth Technique

F. Mechighel[1][3], B. Pateyron[1], M. El Ganaoui[1], S. Dost[2], and M. Kadja[3]

[1]Laboratory SPCTS UMR CNRS, ENSCI, Limoges University, Limoges, France
[2]Crystal Growth Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria, Canada
[3]Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Constantine, Constantine, Algeria

A numerical simulation study, using COMSOL Multiphysics®, was carried out to examine the temperature and concentration fields in the dissolution process of silicon into germanium melt. This work utilized a simplified configuration which may be considered to be similar material configuration to that used in the Vertical Bridgman growth methods. The concentration profile for the SiGe sample ...

Numerical Simulations of Spherical Gap Flows

K. Buehler, and J. W. Louw
University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany

Rotating fluids are important in nature and technology. Many applications can be found in the field of meteorology and in rotating machinery. This investigation concerns the application of the swirl flow application mode in COMSOL Multiphysics to simulate nonlinear aspects of flows within spherical geometries. The results show the non-uniqueness of the supercritical solutions and ...

Modeling of Energy Efficient Continuous Sterilisation of ABP from Food Wastes

S. Dalrymple[1], R. Heslop[1]
[1]C-Tech Innovation Ltd. , Capenhurst, United Kingdom

Ohmic heating is a volumetric heating technology which can effectively process almost any pumpable fluid with extremely high energy efficiency (>95%). This is particularly useful for very thick fluids, those that burn on to hot surfaces and those with high solids content which would cause difficulties for conventional heating techniques. Processing of animal by-products (ABP) faces all these ...

CFD Analysis of a Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger

K. Wegman [1], X. Sun [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

In this experiment, the performance of a Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger (PCHE) was studied using COMSOL Multiphysics® software. PCHEs are diffusion bonded heat exchangers containing semicircular, chemically etched flow paths. Helium was used as the working fluid on both the hot and cold sides. A simplified model was used in the simulation, and the results were compared to experimental results. ...