Improving Heating Uniformity of Dried Fruit in RF Treatments for Pest Control: Model Development and Validation - new
B. Alfaifi, J. Tang, Y. Jiao, S. Wang, B. Rasco, S. Jiao, S. Sablani
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
Non-uniform heating is one of the most important challenges during the development of radio frequency (RF) heat treatments for pest control. A computer simulation model using finite element–based COMSOL Multiphysics® software was developed to investigate the heating uniformity of raisins packed in a rectangular plastic container and treated using RF heating. The developed model was then ...
M.J. Jakubinek[1,2], C.A. Whitman[2,3], and M.A. White[1,2,3]
Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Institute for Research in Materials, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
There is considerable interest in the possibility of combining NTE materials with normal (positive) thermal expansion materials, to reduce the potential of failure of a material or component due to thermal stress fracture. Finite element analysis (FEM) is used to explore the overall expansion and thermal stress in composites.
Heat Generation from H₂/D₂ Pressurization of Nanoparticles: Simulation of the Experiments on COMSOL Multiphysics®
A. Osouf, G. Miley, B. Stunkard, T. Patel, E. Ziehm, K. Kyu-Jung, A. Krishnamurthy
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
A COMSOL Multiphysics® model of our apparatus has been created in order to simulate the pressurizations of our nanoparticles by Deuterium. Using reference measurements during a cooling process, we calibrated the model so that its thermal aspects reflect the ones of our experimental set up. To reproduce the pressurizations, the following variables are parameters : the location of the heat ...
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Nowadays all branches in modern science and industry tend to solve ever complicating problems. As the result the computational time increases considerably and it become very important to reduce the processing time and use available resources more efficiently. Parallelizing problem proves itself as efficient way to overcome the described problem. In the poster we compare different methods of ...
Analysis of Heat Transfer in a Complex Three Dimensional Structure Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing - new
C. Settle, K. Hoshino
Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
The goal of this study was to create a three dimensionally designed biomedical device with multiple functionalities and analyze its simulated heat transfer. The device would be fabricated through additive manufacturing; specifically electron beam melting (EBM). EBM has a feature size constraint of 1 mm (acceptable for this design) and is only capable of manufacturing titanium alloys ; a ...
Extraction of Thermal Characteristics of Surrounding Geological Layers of a Geothermal Heat Exchanger by COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations - new
N. Aranzabal, J. Martos, J. Soret, J. Torres, R. García-Olcina, Á. Montero
Technical School of Engineering, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Department of Applied Physics, Politechnical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
It has been demonstrated that is possible obtain the thermal parameters of geological layers of a BHE (Borehole Heat Exchanger) by fitting temperature evolution in an observer pipe inserted into borehole.
L. Murtomäki, S. Kotha
Aalto University, Greater Helsinki, Finland
University Of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
There is a great need for an effective drug treatment of the posterior eye, as the major reason for visual disability in industrial countries is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). In USA alone, there are almost 2 million people affected by AMD . A virtual pharmacokinetic 3D model of the human eye is built to address this problem, using COMSOL Multiphysics® software, based on the Finite ...
B. Watzke, H. Deyber, and H. Limbach
Nestlé Research Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland
Research Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland
The freezing curve of the food material was extracted from Differential Scanning Calorimetry experiments. A heat conductive model was generated in COMSOL, including the thermo-physical characteristics and the phase transition behavior. The resulting temperature-time evolutions at different positions in space were in excellent agreement with our experimental data. Changing scale, the variation ...
Assessing the Potential of Ventilated Facades on Reducing a Buildings’ Thermal Load Using Decoupled COMSOL Simulations
J. van Schijndel, C. van Dronkelaar
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Solar radiation is a prominent contributor of energy in buildings, and can be transmitted directly into a building through opaque surfaces, but it can also be absorbed by building components (i.e. walls, roofs etc.). This study discusses the use and effect of ventilated facades, with an external facade cladding, a sub-structure anchored to the wall surface of the building under solar radiation, ...
I.M. Abdel-Motaleb, K. Allen 
Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
The design of a RFID-enabled temperature sensor is described in this paper. In this sensor, a change in temperature causes structural beams to bend, which results in a proportional displacement of the plates of the capacitor. Plates\' displacement results, in turn, in changing the value of its capacitance. The capacitor of the sensor is coupled to the LC resonant network of a passive RFID tag. ...