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Geometric Multigrid Solver and Experimental Validation in Laser Surface Remelting

M. M. Pariona [1], F. de Oliveira [1],
[1] State University of Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this work is to verify the effect of Multigrid method on the CPU time for the resolution of the heat transfer model, based on the Finite Element Method (FEM), in order to simulate the laser surface remelting (LSR) of the Al–1.5 wt.% Fe alloy. To accelerate the convergence of Single grid methods, Multigrid method (MG) was employed in order to reduce the CPU time. In ...

Free Convection In A Square Cavity Partially Filled With Porous Media With Spatial Wall Temperature

A. I. A. Alsabery [1]
[1] Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia

Free convective fluid flow and heat transfer in cavity domains has received considerable attention over the past few years and the importance of this problem is due to the broad spectrum of industrial applications and environmental situations. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of Darcian free convective heat transfer in a square cavity partially filled with porous media with ...

Optoelectronic Transducer with an Optical Fiber Transmission Used for Current Measurement

J. Golebiowski [1],
[1] Dept. of Semiconductor and Optoelectronics Devices, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

The transducer's construction used for current measurement in medium voltage power lines for current values kA is shown. The transducer involves magnetic circuit with a gap in which a MEMS structure with a movable cantilever is placed. The beam is made of silicon with a NiFe layer. The beam with the ferromagnetic layer is deflected due to effecting magnetic field. The deflection of the beam is ...

Green Walls for Sustainable Buildings and Cities: Aerodynamic Characterization of Vegetation

K. Koch [1], R. Samson [1], S. Denys [1],
[1] University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

A wind tunnel experiment was modelled using COMSOL Multiphysics® CFD software. A k-ω coupled turbulence model was considered including the Brinkman equation for stationary air flow through a porous vegetation section.

Pervaporation Membrane Module Design with Simulation

J. Boon [1], H. Heuver [2], F. Velterop [2], H. van Veen [1], A. de Groot [1],
[1] ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
[2] Pervatech, Rijssen, The Netherlands

Pervaporation is the selective evaporation of one component in a liquid mixture using a membrane. HybSi pervaporation membranes consist of porous ceramic support tubes with a thin selective layer on the inside or feed side. Modules for 7 and 19 membrane bundles (surface area up to 2.0 m2) are studied in COMSOL Multiphysics® for the absence of pressure drop on the permeate side. With a water flux ...

Simulation of a Dynamic Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger for Non-Newtonian Fluids

S. Birla [1],
[1] ConAgra Foods, Omaha, NE, USA

Scraped surface heat exchangers (SSHEs) are commonly used in the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries for heat transfer, crystallization, and other continuous processes. One of the factor posing difficulties to heat transfer is viscosity. Highly viscous fluids tend to generate deep laminar flow, a condition with very poor heat transfer rates and high pressure losses involving a ...

Multiphysics Analysis of a Photobioreactor

L. T. Gritter [1], E. Dunlop [2], J. S. Crompton [1], K. C. Koppenhoefer [1]
[1] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
[2] Pan Pacific Technologies Pty Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Photo-bioreactors generate biomass by providing a controlled environment for the cultivation of algae due to photosynthesis. Algae cultivation can be controlled through the operating parameters and bioreactor environment to allow for high productivity and the use of systems with large surface-to-volume ratios offers maximum efficiency in the use of light compared to alternative batch systems. ...

Optimization of an Electrochemistry System

D. Mi [1],
[1] KEISOKU Engineering System Co., Ltd., Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Optimization of a typical electrochemical system with insulating shields is considered in this work, which objective is to reduce the current peak due to singularity and smooth the current density distribution along electrode surface. Moving mesh method was adopted to allow change in design variables, i.e., position and width of the insulating shields. It was found that combining optimization ...

Measurement of Blood Flowrate in Large Blood Vessels Using Magnetic Flowmeter

S. Dasgupta [1], K. Ravikumar [1], P. Nenninger [2], F. Gotthardt [2],
[1] ABB, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
[2] ABB, Gottingen, Germany.

This paper is an investigation into the effect of blood vessel movement on measurement accuracy of blood flow rate using magnetic flow meters. The investigation used a Finite Element model of the magnetic flowmeter built using COMSOL Multiphysics® software by integrating the modules of laminar fluid (blood) flow, electric and magnetic field and structural dynamics (FSI), to mimic performance of ...

Design of a MEMS Bolometer with Absorptive Element as Piezo-Protein

H. Sinha [1], A. Mukherjee[1], N. Chattoraj[1],
[1]Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Bolometer is a thermal infrared sensor used for measuring the intensity of radiation via the heating of a material due to the radiations. A bolometer consists of an absorptive element, a thin layered material, connected to a thermal reservoir. The result is that any radiation received on the absorptive element raises its temperature above that of the reservoir: the greater the absorbed ...