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Multiphysics Modelling of a Microwave Furnace for Efficient Solar Silicon Production

N. Rezaii [1], J. P. Mai [1],
[1] JPM Silicon GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany

The JPM Silicon GmbH presents a novel method for the production of solar grade silicon in the microwave oven. This method can specially reduce the energy costs and increase the efficiency of the process. A numerical model is developed which depicts the physical, chemical and electromagnetic phenomena of silicon production process. In order to increase the efficiency of the system, it is ...

Thermal Design of Lithium Sulfur Batteries

R. Purkayastha [1], S. Schleuter [1], G. Minton [1], S. Walus [1], M. Wild [1],
[1] Oxis Energy Ltd, E1 Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, United Kingdom

OXIS Energy Ltd is a pioneer in the research and development of Lithium Sulfur batteries. Scaling up from R&D level coin cells to pouch cells for automotive use, engineering design and thermal management start to become critical. In this study, heat flow at various levels of the cell is investigated. We analyzed different heat flow scenarios of the cell, and found that standard pack arrangements ...

Modeling of Wettability Alteration during Spontaneous Imbibition of Mutually Soluble Solvents in Mixed Wet Fractured Reservoirs - new

M. Chahardowli[1], H. Bruining[1]
[1]Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Mutually-soluble solvents can enhance oil recovery both in completely and partially water wet fractured reservoirs. When a strongly or partially water-wet matrix is surrounded by an immiscible wetting phase in the fracture, spontaneous imbibition is the most important production mechanism. Initially, the solvent moves with the imbibing brine into the core. However, upon contact with oil, as the ...

Iterative Learning Control for Spatio-Temporal Repetitive Processes

D. Kowalów [1], M. Patan [1]
[1] Institute of Control & Computation Engineering, Zielona Góra, Poland

Recently, due to the dynamically increasing complexity of modern systems, a strong necessity appears for more systematic approaches to high quality control and process monitoring. Requirements imposed by process control in the area of spatio-temporal physical systems also called distributed parameter systems (DPSs) are associated with using very accurate models in which spatial dynamics cannot ...

Modelagem da Perda de Umidade da Banana Durante o Processo de Secagem

J. P. Wojeicchowski [1], A. P. Ramos [2], J. S. Sousa [1], L. G. Maciel [1], M. M. Pariona [1],
[1] Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brasil
[2] Universidad Peruana Unión, Juliaca, Peru

O objetivo deste trabalho foi modelar a perda de umidade de bananas Caturra com os modelos empíricos e com o software COMSOL Multiphysics, definindo os coeficientes convectivo de transferência de massa e difusivo. O valor obtido para coeficiente de difusão, com base no ajuste matemático da 2ª Lei de Fick para cilindros foi de 1,89.10-9 m²/s. O valor do coeficiente convectivo de transferência de ...

PDT Study Using a Model Incorporating Initial Oxygen Concentration and Blood Flow Increase

R. Penjweini[1], T. C. Zhu[1],
[1] Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Introduction: Type II photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an experimental modality for cancer treatment based on the combined action of a photosensitizing drug (photosensitizer), a special wavelength of light and singlet oxygen (1O2) generation; the cell killing is caused by the reaction of cellular acceptors with 1O2. A mathematical model has been previously developed to incorporate the macroscopic ...

Design and Optimization of Gas Sensor Testing Chamber using COMSOL Multiphysics®

K.Govardhan[1], K.Narmada[2], Nirmala Grace[3]
[1]VIT University, MEMS & Sensors Division, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
[2]VIT University, Sensor System Technology, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
[3]VIT University, Center for Nanotechnology Research, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

This study aims at the design and optimization of a Gas Sensing Chamber. The design takes advantage of the multiphysics simulation capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® to incorporate various physics such as CFD, Micro fluidics, Solid Mechanics, Electro thermal effects etc. The optimization needs to be done at multiple levels such as mixture of two gases, arriving laminar flow over the substrate, ...

Optimization of the Slot Dimensions of a Large Air-gap Linear Synchronous Motor - new

F. Giacometti[1], C. R. Lines[1], R. J. Cruise[1]
[1]Texchange Limited, London, UK

A COMSOL Multiphysics® model is used to optimise the slot geometry of a large air-gap linear synchronous motor. Fixed dimensions are used for the pole pitch, stator depth, stator width and air-gap, since the amount of available space is usually limited. A parametric sweep of the slot-width-to-tooth-width ratio is used to find the optimum geometry where the maximum thrust force is produced ...

COMSOL Multiphysics® Software Used as a Laplacian Potential Simulator for an Electrospray Propulsion System Extraction Region

S. Gallucci [1], P. Mirbod [1],
[1] Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA

Electrospray propulsion is a contemporary type of thruster technology that electrostatically drives particles through an extractor grid without the need of a pump. The basis of this propulsion system is the coalescence of propellant into a Taylor cone and through a charged extraction grid. Analysis of the Taylor cone to extraction grid area, known as the extraction region, aims to define the ...

Modeling of Resonant Optical Trapping in a 2D Photonic Crystal Cavity

U.P. Dharanipathy[1], N. Descharmes[1], Z. Diao[1], M. Tonin[1], R. Houdré[1]
[1]Institut de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Photonic crystals (PhC) are optical nanostructures that are widely known for their strong spatial and temporal confinement of electromagnetic radiation. Here, we study the resonant optical trapping of a single nanoparticle within a hollow circular photonic crystal cavity. The Electromagnetic Waves (emw) interface of COMSOL Multiphysics® was extensively used during the analysis of all our ...