Extraction of Thermal Characteristics of Surrounding Geological Layers of a Geothermal Heat Exchanger by COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations - new
N. Aranzabal, J. Martos, J. Soret, J. Torres, R. García-Olcina, Á. Montero
Technical School of Engineering, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Department of Applied Physics, Politechnical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
It has been demonstrated that is possible obtain the thermal parameters of geological layers of a BHE (Borehole Heat Exchanger) by fitting temperature evolution in an observer pipe inserted into borehole.
H. Alrowais ,
 School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
This abstract introduces a sensor design for detecting angular acceleration in a single plane using thermal convection. The working principal of the device is based on probing temperature profile changes along a micro-torus caused by angular acceleration. By properly choosing the locations of the heaters as well as the temperature sensors, the output signal will correlate to in-plane angular ...
A Lesson in Cartilage Therapy: Do Chondrocytes Utilize Mechanical Energy from Exercise for Cell Maintenance and Growth?
A. Miller , H. Viljoen , A. Chama , T. Louw ,
 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
 Department of Chemical Engineering, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Acoustics Module: Chondrocytes modeled attached to a plane (to mimic in vivo constraints) are shown to resonate near 5MHz. At resonance, the mechanical energy density in the nucleus is two times higher than in the cytoplasm. - Impact exercise is modeled as traveling pressure pulses and shown to cause cells to vibrate primarily at the resonance frequency. - Two ...
D. Bayat , I. Kjelberg , G. Spinola Durante , D. Schmid 
 CSEM SA, Neuchatel, Switzerland
 CSEM SA, Alpnach, Switzerland
 CSEM SA, Landquart, Switzerland
An ion trap resonator, used for mass spectrometry, is investigated. Simulations are used to define the stabilization criterion of ion trajectories by optimization of the electrode configurations. The ion interactions are investigated and shown to help in reduction of ion-diffusion. Space charge effects simulate the induced voltages on pickup electrodes.
D. R. M. Vieira , S. A. Cardoso , A. S. Santos ,
 Universidade Federal do Pará, Pará, Brasil
A biotransformação de substratos utilizando enzimas imobilizadas em nanopartículas presentes num meio fluido (substrato), contido num bioreator CSTR, foi investigada. O software COMSOL Multiphysics foi usado para simular o sistema através do uso das equações de difusão de espécies apropriadas para o consumo do substrato. Nessa investigação, a difusão na superfície da nanopartícula, onde ocorre a ...
Y. K. Hwa 
 National University of Singapore, Singapore
The present work investigates the role of suspended liquid-gas interfaces for applications involving the reduction in flow resistance using the COMSOL multiphysics software. A pressure-driven viscous flow of a liquid through microtubes containing superhydrophobic surfaces patterned with alternating micro-grooves and ribs has been considered. Employing a 3D simulation, a fully-developed laminar ...
Thermal Simulation Of Chemical-Synthesized Thick Film As Thermal Interface Material In Downlight LED
M. J. Wen 
 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
As the light output of the LED is strongly dependent on the thermal performance, thermal interface material (TIM) has become an area of interest that can be used to sink more heat out to the ambient. In COMSOL Multiphysics, physics interfaces like joule heating, heat transfer in solid and laminar flow are used to simulate the thermal dissipation with the specific material properties and ...
P. Piskur, W. Tarnowski, and K. Just
Koszalin Technical University, Koszalin, Poland
In this paper a poly-optimization of the design of the electromechanical actuator is presented. The shape of the actuator is defined by the decision variables. The number of decision variables under consideration is up to ten but in the next step while the multi-coils system will be analyzed the number of decision variables will increase up to hundred, so the genetic algorithm has been used. The ...
High Coupling Factor Piezoelectric Materials for Bending Actuators: Analytical and Finite Elements Modeling Results
I.A. Ivan, M. Rakotondrabe, and N. Chaillet
FEMTO-ST Institute, University of Franche-Comte, Besançon, France
New giant piezoelectric factor materials such as PMN-PT and PZN-PT were researched during the last decade and are actually becoming commercially available. As they seem very attractive for actuator designs, we studied their potential in replacing PZT ceramics. In a first comparative approach, we tested a series of classic rectangular composite bimorph structures of different combinations of ...
COMSOL Multiphysics® as a Tool for Reducing Animals in Biomedical Research: An Application in Dermatology
F. Rossi and R. Pini
Istituto di Fisica Applicata “Nello Carrara”, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze, Italy
In biomedical research the use of animal models gives rise to several ethical problems. COMSOL Multiphysics® may be used as a non-animal technique, very useful in overcoming all these concerns. In this presentation a particular application in dermatology is shown. Bioheat equation mode and diffusion approximation were used to design a theoretical model of blue LED light interaction with an ...