Modelling and Simulation

Giuseppe Petrone and Giuliano Cammarata

This book collects original and innovative research studies concerning modeling and simulation of physical systems in a very wide range of applications, encompassing micro-electro- mechanical systems, measurement instrumentations, catalytic reactors, biomechanical applications, biological and chemical sensors, magnetosensitive materials, silicon photonic devices, electronic devices, optical fibers, electro-microfluidic systems, composite materials, fuel cells, indoor air-conditioning systems, active magnetic levitation systems and more. Some of the most recent numerical techniques, as well as some of the software among the most accurate and sophisticated in treating complex systems, are applied in order to exhaustively contribute in knowledge advances.


  • Braking Process in Automobiles: Investigation of the Thermoelastic Instability Phenomenon
    M. Eltoukhy and S. Asfour
  • Multi-Agent Systems for the Simulation of Land Use Change and Policy Interventions
    Pepijn Schreinemachers and Thomas Berger
  • Pore Scale Simulation of Colloid Deposition
    M. Ekrem Cakmak, Bin Gao, John L. Nieber and Tammo S. Steenhuis
  • Practical Application of Simulation Technique for the Resonators Using Piezoelectric Ceramics
    Jeong-Ho Cho, Yong-Hyun Lee, Myung-Pyo Chun and Byung-Ik Kim
  • Computation of the Complex Impedance of a Cylindrical Conductor in an Ideal Two-Probe Configuration
    V. Siva Kumar G. Kelekanjeri and Rosario A. Gerhardt
  • Evolutionary Constructive Approach for Studying Dynamic Complex Systems
    Takashi Hashimoto, Takashi Sato, Masaya Nakatsuka and Masanori Fujimoto
  • Transient Runaway in a Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactor
    Redhouane Henda
  • Carotid Plaque Stresses
    Samuel Alberg Kock and Jens Vinge Nygaard
  • Electromagnetic Flow Metering
    Jens Krause
  • Finite Element Modelling of Micro-cantilevers Used as Chemical Sensors
    G. Louarn and S. Cuenot
  • Analysis of Electrical Phenomena Occurring in Thermally Assisted Mechanical Dewatering Processes (TAMD)-a Preliminary Study
    Akrama Mahmoud, Aurora Fernandez and Patricia Arlabosse
  • Simulation of Plastic Deformation Processes Through a Navier-Stokes Approach
    Carlo Mapelli, Cristian Corna and Francesco E. Magni
  • 2D Model of a Floating Body Under Nonlinear Waves
    Luca Martinelli and Piero Ruol
  • Modelling of Magnetosensitive Elastomers
    Bohdana Marvalova
  • Simulation of Net Structures Hydrodynamic Fields
    Leonid Meyler
  • Modeling and Simulation of Microscale Flows
    Auro Ashish Saha and Sushanta K. Mitra
  • Multiphysics Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
    Alexandru M. Morega and Juan C. Ordonez
  • New Methods to Model and Simulate Both Air Exchange and Particle Contamination of Portable Devices
    Markus Olin, Lauri Laakso, Jukka Hannula, Timo Galkin, Kyösti Väkeväinen, Kari Hartikainen and Eini Puhakka
  • Recent Advances in Modelling and Simulation of Silicon Photonic Devices
    Vittorio M. N. Passaro and Francesco De Leonardis
  • Numerical Modelling for Thermal Design of Electronic Equipments
    Giuseppe Petrone and Giuliano Cammarata
  • Modelling of Long Period Gratings in Photonic Crystal Fibres and Sensors Based on Them
    Jovana Petrovic
  • A New Methodology for RF MEMS Simulation
    Peyrou David, Coccetti Fabio, Achkar Hikmat, Pennec Fabienne, Pons Patrick and Plana Robert
  • Active Magnetic Suspension and Bearing
    Adam Krzysztof Pilat
  • Modeling and Simulation of Piezoelectric Devices
    Dorina Popovici, Florin Constantinescu, Mihai Maricaru, Florea Ioan Hantila, Miruna Nitescu and Alexandru Gheorghe
  • Multiphysical Modeling of DC and AC Electroosmosis in Micro- and Nanosystems
    Michal Pribyl, Dalimil Snita and Milos Marek
  • Efficient Simulation of Thermal and Electrical Behaviour of Industrial Cables
    Hans-Peter Schmidt
  • Finite Element Simulation of Heat Transfer in Ferrofluid
    Tomasz Strek
  • Computational Modelling of Mass Transport in Large Arteries
    Nanfeng Sun, Nigel B. Wood and X. Yun Xu
  • Modeling of Surface-bed Reactor for Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions Coupling
    Salvatore Vaccaro and Paolo Ciambelli
  • Multiscale Heat, Air and Moisture Modelling and Simulation
    A.W.M. van Schijndel
  • Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Air Flows in Aseptic Clean Rooms
    Eleonora Bottani, Roberto Rizzo and Giuseppe Vignali
  • Elastic Modulus FEM Modelling of the Layered Woven Composite Material
    Pavla Vozkova
  • Two-Dimensional PEM Fuel Cells Modeling using COMSOL Multiphysics
    Zhongying Shi and Xia Wang

About the Authors

Giuseppe Petrone is a researcher in the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Catania (Italy). He earned his BSc in Mechanical Engineering at that school and then his Ph.D. at the University of Marne-la-Vallee (France). His primary focus is the use of numerical methods and modeling in fluid dynamics, applied thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Giuliano Cammarata is a professor of applied thermodynamics and heat transfer at the University of Catania (Italy). From 1994 to 2002 he was Director of the Institute of Technical Physics. He uses CFD tools extensively in his research fields, which include energy distributions in buildings, room acoustics, solar energy, combustion analysis and waste incineration.