Hydro-Mechanical Modelling of Infiltration Test for a Bentonite-Sand Mixture: Model Verification and Parameter Identification
M. Hasal, R. Hrtus, Z. Michalec, R. Blaheta
Institute of Geonics AS CR, Ostrava, Czech Republic
The first aim of our work is to create a hydro-mechanical model (HM) of unsaturated fluid flow in bentonite-sand mixture (BSM) MX-80. The second aim is to validate and calibrate the developed model by using the data from a laboratory infiltration test of BSM. The used multi-physics model combines Richards type unsaturated flow with diffusive vapour flow and (nonlinear) elastic response of the ...
S. Patra , A. Dalal , G. Biswas , S. Shah 
 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India
 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
The present study manifests the several ground breaking flow phenomena arising out of hydrodynamic interactions between two microorganisms swimming inside a microchannel with close proximity. The results theorized in the present investigation scrutinizes the varying behavior of the bacteria while moving inside a micro-capillary at different Reynolds number (Re). At high Re, the two swimming ...
A Preliminary Approach to the Neutronics of the Molten Salt Reactor by Means of COMSOL Multiphysics®
V. Memoli, A. Cammi, V. Di Marcello, and L. Luzzi
Nuclear Engineering Division, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
The Molten Salt Reactor (MSR), proposed along with other five innovative concepts of fission nuclear reactor by the Generation IV International Forum (GIF-IV), represents a challenging task from the modeling perspective because of the strong coupling between neutronics and thermo-hydrodynamics due to liquid fuel circulation in the primary loop. In this paper COMSOL Multiphysics® is adopted to ...
L. Dube, W. McElroy, and D. Pepper
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
We discuss the use of COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 in the aerodynamic optimization process of the UNLV solarpowered UAV. We also address the use of COMSOL’s Multiphysics ability and how it was used within the scope of the project. In particular we highlight the development of wingtip devices, some of which are non-planar lifting surfaces, and we analyze how these changes affect the airframe ...
J.M. Gozalvez-Zafrilla, and A. Santafe-Moros
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Flat membrane modules are widely used to study the membrane performance at the laboratory which is influenced by pressure and velocity. Most modules designed for laboratory studies have high pressure drop and abrupt changes of flow direction what yield to lack of uniform flow and pressure uncertainty over the membrane surface. With the aim to minimize these drawbacks, we developed a new module ...
J. Hrdlicka, P. Cervenka, and D. Snita
Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
This contribution is devoted to the mathematical modeling of the AC electroosmotic micropumps in COMSOL Multiphysics and Matlab. The mathematical model involves the microchannel surroundings and several AC-voltage driving modes. The weak form has been used for handling singularities and other problems. The system dynamic behavior and conditions at the phase interfaces will be discussed.
A. I. Elzawawy , J. D. Freels , F. G. Curtis [2, 3],
 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, East Elmhurst, NY, USA
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
The high flow rate within the HFIR cooling water flow channel causes the fuel plates to deflect which in turn, changes the coolant flow characteristics. This nonlinear feedback loop between the coolant and the fuel plate is the focus of the present simulation of the fluid-solid interaction between the coolant flow and the fuel plates to accurately predict the plate’s deflection using the Fluid ...
V. Mamet , P. Namy , N. Berri , L. Tatoulian , P. Ehouarn , V. Briday , P. Clemenceau , B. Dupont 
 DBV Technologies, Bagneux, France
 SIMTEC, Grenoble, France
Introduction Droplet-based microfluidics is a large source of research for scientists of new biotechnologies, aerosols or other 2D-Microfluidics devices. Here, we will focus on an industrial application of a 3D microfluidic device : the PH2DG, Pneumo-HydroDynamic Droplet Generator. The aim of the process is to produce mono-disperse, regular pattern of droplets, with a minimum size. To use it in ...
Wall Effect on A Spherical Particle Settling along The Axis of Cylindrical Tubes Filled with Carreau Model Fluids
D. Song, R. Gupta, and R. Chhabra
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
The effect of finite boundaries on the drag experienced by a rigid sphere settling along the axis of cylindrical tubes filled with Carreau model fluids has been examined systematically over a wide range of condition. As expected, the presence of finite boundaries leads to an increase in the drag force exerted on a falling sphere thereby retarding its descent due to the obstruction caused by ...
F. Noto[1,2], V. Bellini[1,2], E. Cisbani[3,4], V. De Smet[1,5], F. Librizzi, F. Mammoliti[1,2], and C. Sutera
Dipart. di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
INFN – Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
IINFN – Sezione di Roma - Sanità Group, Roma, Italy
Italian National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy
Haute Ecole Paul-Henri Spaak, ISIB, Bruxelles, Belgium
NFN - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
The Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) technology has been proven to tolerate rate larger than 50 MHz/cm2 without noticeable aging and to provide the sub millimeter resolution on working chambers up to 45x45 cm2. A new GEM based tracker is under development for the Hall A upgrade at Jefferson Lab. The chambers of the tracker have been designed in a modular way: each chamber consists of 3 adjacent ...