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Model Based Stimulus Experiments to Improve Biological Wastewater Treatment Performance

N. Do [1], M. Stich [1],
[1] Non-linearity and Complexity Research Group, System Analytics Research Institute, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The municipal wastewater treatment in a sustainable context requires a smart technology in which an optimal combination of the ecological status and energy demand can be achieved. The integration of electron conductive materials into a traditionally constructed wetland (CW) has been demonstrated as an emerging strategy for wastewater treatment [1, 2]. By exploiting the electron transfer ...

How Apps Can Support COMSOL Multiphysics® Users?

G. Petrone [1], C. Barbagallo [1],
[1] BE CAE & Test, Catania, Italy

Disposing of easy-to-use COMSOL Multiphysics® app to exploit FE-based simulations represents an important opportunity for people working in several industrial areas – from the electronics to the process engineering. In supplying consultancy services, Engineers at BE CAE & Test propose their Customers to use COMSOL Multiphysics® apps to run parametric models and carry-out predictive analyses ...

Analysis of Asphalt Solar Collectors Using a Finite Element Approach

G. Guldentops [1], C. Vuye [2], S. Arimilli [2],
[1] Department of Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA
[2] Construction Department, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Current trends of research aims at the reduction of conventional fossil fuel consumption so as to mitigate anthropogenic global warming and thus to combat with the climate change. This can be done by shifting to more efficient, alternate, non-conventional and environmental friendly energy resources. This necessity encourages the research community to develop alternate and reliable sources of ...

Multiphysics Simulations for the Design of a Superconducting Magnet for Proton Therapy

C. Calzolaio [1], H. Carolin [1], S. Stephane [1],
[1] Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland

The use of proton therapy for cancer treatment shows a growing trend, since the radiation dose delivered to the target volume is maximized and the dose to the surrounding healthy tissues is minimized. To direct the proton beam from all directions to the tumor in the patient, the last part of the beam transport system is mounted on a gantry rotating 360° around the patient. This system consists ...

Optics at the Nanoscale: Merging Nanoparticles with Light

Naomi Halas
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemistry and Bioengineering,
Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Naomi Halas is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemistry, and Bioengineering at Rice University. She is the inventor of nanoshells, nanoparticles with optical resonances spanning the visible and infrared regions of the spectrum. She is co-founder of a company developing nanoshell-based cancer therapy. She is author of more than 150 refereed publications, more than ...

2D Extraction of Open-Circuit Impedances of Three-Phase Transformers

R. Escarela-Perez[1], E.A. Gutierrez-Rodriguez[2], J.C. Olivares-Galvan[1], M.S. Esparza-González, and E. Campero-Littlewood[1]

[1]Departamento de Energia, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana - Azcapotzalco, Mexico D.F., Mexico
[2]Instituto Tecnologico de Aguscalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico

This work is concerned with the study of the asymmetrical phenomenon observed in three-phase transformers during the standard short-circuit test. The purpose of our work is to see if the asymmetric measurements can be predicted with the use of 2D finite-element models. To this end, we use the AC/DC Module of COMSOL Multiphysics. A multi-port network impedance is then determined to explain the ...

Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer Processes in Enclosed Environments

J.L.Wilson[1], and R. Dwivedi[1]

[1]New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Geothermally driven natural convection in enclosures is a ubiquitous process occurring in many physical environments such as caves, mines, etc. We have numerically simulated laminar and turbulent natural convection in isolated air-filled cavities, buried in a more conductive rock mass. We have modeled heat transfer using COMSOL's Convection and Conduction mode. To better understand the ...

An Analysis of Skimboard Hydrodynamics

N.D. Barnett[1], and E. Gutirrez-Miravete[2]
[1]General Dynamics-Electric Boat, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
[2]Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

This paper report on a study of the hydrodynamics of skimboards and surfboards using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) module in COMSOL. The study analyzes the flow in a thin water layer underneath a skim board in a 2-D Cartesian coordinate. Three different sets of boundary conditions were employed and one of them produced the best agreement with previous findings.

Simulating the Influence of the Nozzle Diameter on the Shape of Micro Geometries Generated with Jet Electrochemical Machining

A. Schubert[1][2], M. Hackert[1], and G. Meichsner[2]

[1]Chair Micromanufacturing Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
[2]Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz, Germany

Jet Electrochemical Machining (Jet-ECM) is an unconventional procedure for micromachining. Based on localized anodic dissolution three-dimensional geometries and microstructured surfaces can be manufactured using Jet-ECM. COMSOL Multiphysics is used at Chemnitz UT to simulate the electric current density in the jet and the dissolution process. A mesh displacement dependent on the normal current ...

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 ...