G. Petrone, C. Balocco
BE CAE & Test, Catania, Italy
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Firenze, Firenze, Italy
High levels of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Operating Theatres (OT) is an important issue in order to contribute in prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSI). Despite of specific plant layouts are applied for OT ventilation (e.g. unidirectional flow), the effective use conditions can heavily modify the design microclimate and air quality levels. Medical staff presence and movements and sliding ...
Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia, Milan, Italy
The concept of cranial Primary Respiratory Mechanism (MRP) is used by osteopathic practitioners to explain the perceptual characteristics arising from the clinical palpation approach of the human skull. The theoretical apparatus and the same MRP existence is always element of controversy among the scientific community. The results arising from this study highlight the intrinsic capability of ...
N. N. V. Ramirez, L. M. Raymundo, J. O. Trierweiler
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
It is desired to design a photobioreactor for the production of voluminous samples of microalgae for lipid quantification. The reactor should provide good growing conditions even with periodic withdrawal of samples. It also should be compact for better use of laboratory space. Therefore, a photobioreactor with concentric tubes was modeled to verify the circulation of the culture medium. The ...
M. A. Saucedo-Espinosa , M. Rauch , B. H. Lapizco-Encinas ,
 Department of Microsystems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
Insulator-based dielectrophoresis (iDEP) employs arrays of electrically insulator posts in a microfluidic device to create dielectrophoretic forces that affect particle movement (Figure 1). The trapping performance of iDEP devices involves a careful balance between electrokinetics (EK) and dielectrophoresis (DEP), where EK is the superposition of electroosmosis (EO) and electrophoresis (EP). The ...
Thermal Performance of a Deviated Deep Borehole Heat Exchanger: Insights from a Synthetic Heat and Flow Model
M. Le Lous , F. Larroque , A. Dupuy , A. Moignard 
 ENSEGID, Bordeaux, France
 Fonroche Géothermie, Pau, France
Earth heat exchangers are drawing increasing attention and popularity due to their efficiency, sustainability and universality. In addition, DBHE can offer higher temperatures and more return on investment than conventional system. DBHE is also an alternative to geothermal power generation or to direct use applications in an extreme engineered (or enhanced) geothermal systems (EGS). However, the ...
F. Mbailassem , Q. Leclere ,
 LVA - INSA de Lyon, France
This paper introduces an efficient model to describe energy dissipation in acoustic. When the propagation domain has hard wall boundary conditions only viscous and thermal losses happen and are completely described by the so-called Full Linearized Navier-Stokes model (FLNS) which is implemented in thermoacoutics interface using the COMSOL Acoustics Module. This model defined by a set of ...
G. Perillo , G. De Natale , M. G. Di Giuseppe , A. Troiano , C. Troise ,
 University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy
 INGV – Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy
Electric, magnetic and electromagnetic (em) methods are widely used to monitor active volcanoes. A review of such applications is presented in Johnston (cit). Em signals were recorded in correspondence of numerous volcanic eruptions, for example in the case of the Mt. Unzen in Giapppone, of Merapi in Indonesia, Etna in Italy and during rapid deformation in Long Valley in California. ...
E. Ruiz-Reina , F. Carrique , A.V. Delgado , M.M. Fernández ,
 Department of Applied Physics II, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
 Department of Applied Physics I, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
 Department of Applied Physics, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Capacitive energy extraction based on double layer expansion (CDLE) is a new method devised for extracting energy from the exchange of fresh and salty water in porous electrodes. First suggested by D. Brogioli, it is enclosed in a group of emergent technologies jointly known as Capmix methods. The CDLE technique is based on the fact that the capacitance of the electric double layer (EDL) ...
A. Koushki ,
 Rostock University, Rostock, Germany
Solder connections are one of the most essential parts of the PCBs. Despite many well-known scientific works that have been done about overlap solder interconnection properties, such as fracture, fatigue and reliability studies, little attention have been given to the investigation of the connection between effects of electrical properties and laboratory soldering shortages such as effects of ...
李振 , 毛冬麟 , 李晨 , 路鹏 ,
引言：电容成像检测技术是一种新型的无损检测技术，它是利用一对共面电极板之间产生的准静态边缘电场对缺陷进行检测，电容成像探头的形状是成像性能的关键因素，据此设计了点对点三角形探头(A型)、边对边三角形探头(B型)、正方形探头(C型)和圆形探头(D型)，如图1所示，并利用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 对它们的性能进行分析。 计算方法：通过 COMSOL Multiphysics 软件的 AC/DC 模块对电容成像探头的电容值、电势分布和灵敏度进行研究。仿真中用到了“静电（es）”接口。 结果：仿真得到了四种电容成像探头的电容值（图2）、电势分布图（图3）和灵敏度分布图（图4）。 结论：电容成像探头的探测深度与灵敏度之间相互制约。在这四种电容成像探头中，点对点三角形探头的电容值是最大的，电势分布是趋于集中的，边对边三角形探头的灵敏度是最高的 ...