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 ...
F. Ferrero, M. Kluge, R. Zeps, T. Spoormaker
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
Chairman PlasticsEurope Fluoropolymers TFE Safety Task Force, Du Pont De Nemours, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
The self-ignition of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) caused by contact with hot surfaces has been analyzed with the help of simulations performed with COMSOL Multiphysics®. The current study focuses on large-scale heated reactors for the industrial production of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) from TFE at high pressures. Simulations of the self-heating and consequent self-ignition of TFE in a 100-dm3 ...
Numerical Modeling of Sampling Airborne Radioactive Particles Methods from the Stacks of Nuclear Facilities in Compliance with ISO 2889 - new
Sogin Spa, Rome, Italy
The main objective of this study is to verify the compliance of an ongoing nuclear facilities stack design with the ISO 2889 requirements, during normal and off-normal conditions. In particular, with the numerical simulations, they have been identify well-mixed sample locations along the chimney and the compliance with the International Standard requirements as result of stack flow rate and ...
D. Maciel, N. Bouchonneau
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
The maintenance plan or rush-to-repair of a subsea pipeline for oil transport may result in the shutdown of the line, in other words, may stop the flow of fluid. During the shutdown, the temperature of the oil tends to decrease continuously, and the heavy molecules tend to crystallize and suspend in the oil, which increase the viscosity of the oil, and even form a paraffinic compound or freeze ...
S. Loire, and P. Kauffmann
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
Recently, electrokinetic flows have raised the interest of the scientific community. Driving flow with an electric field leads to promising applications for mixing, concentration, pumping application in lab on chips. However, current models are still inaccurate and don\'t fit the measures. The simple decoupled model developed by Ramos et al does not predict velocities for all parameters. ...
Design Optimization of an Electronic Component with an Evolutionary Algorithm Using a MATLAB-COMSOL Based Model
E. Pelster, and D. Wenger
Wenger Engineering GmbH
Electric construction components exposed to alternating high voltage have to withstand a significant amount of thermal loads and, resulting from the changes in Temperature , structural stresses. In order to achieve minimization of these loads, optimizing the geometry can be a helpful tool in the design process. In this study COMSOL is used to predict thermal and mechanical loads on a high ...
N. H. Elabbasi, M. J. Hancock, S. B. Brown
Veryst Engineering, LLC., Needham, MA, USA
Wear is a complex phenomenon relevant to many problems involving frictional contact, such as mechanical brakes, seals, metal forming, and orthopedic implants. The rate of wear depends on the properties of the contacting materials and operating conditions. One widely used model of wear is Archard’s law, which relates the rate of material removal due to wear to the contact pressure, sliding ...
F. L. Durán Martínez , A. M. Billet , C. Julcour-Lebigue , F. Larachi ,
 Toulouse University, Toulouse, France
 Laval University, Quebec, Canada
In the present work, numerical simulations of a Monolith Reactor (MR) are carried out in order to develop a pre-design tool for industrial-scale reactors applied to highly exothermal reactions. The reacting circular channels (2-4 mm internal diameter) are coated with a few micron thick catalytic layer (washcoat), and host a gas-liquid segmented flow (the so-called Taylor flow) known to enhance ...
T. Lopez , O. Shchekin ,
 Lumileds, Eindhoven, Netherlands
The versatility of COMSOL Multiphysics® software has positioned it at competitive levels against other considered industrial-standard engineering software tools. This contribution is directed towards emphasizing the need of further developing the basic concepts of this versatile tool in order to enable the implementation of complex physics modeling techniques in rapid, flexible and customized ...
Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling for an Optimized Design of a Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting MEMS Generator
I. Kuehne, A. van der Linden, J. Seidel, M. Schreiter, L. Fromme, and A. Frey
Siemens AG, Corporate Research & Technologies, Munich, Germany
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH, Göttingen, Germany
This paper reports the design of a piezoelectric energy harvesting micro generator for an energy autonomous tire pressure monitoring wireless sensor node. For our design we use a piezoelectric MEMS generator approach without additional mass. The intrinsic mass of the cantilever is in the microgram region and the resulting acceleration forces are very small. The generator has a triangular ...