S. Mitra, R. Naik, and A. Narain
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA
The paper outlines a two-dimensional computational methodology and presents results for laminar/laminar condensing flows inside mm- scale ducts. The methodology has been developed using MATLAB/COMSOL platform and is currently capable of simulating film-wise condensation for steady and unsteady flows. The results obtained are shown to be in agreement with an independently developed quasi-one ...
Multiphysics Simulations in Complex 3D Geometry of the High Flux Isotope Reactor Fuel Elements using COMSOL
J. Freels, and P. Jain
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
A current research and development project is ongoing to convert the operating High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from highly-enriched uranium (HEU U3-O8) fuel to low-enriched uranium (LEU U-Mo) fuel. Because LEU HFIR-specific testing and experiments will be limited, we are relying on COMSOL to provide the needed multiphysics simulation capability to ...
D. Krizaj, I. Iskra, Z. Topcagic, and M. Remskar
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Institut Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia
We are developing nanoparticle detector for airborn particles. The detection principle is based on condensation of nanoparticles forming micron sized water droplets and detection of the droplets by a capacitive type nanodetector. We have successfully performed some experimental evaluations of the detection principle and are in the stage of optimization of several parts of the system. As ...
K. Singh, N. Kothari, and S. Choudhary
Electronics and Communication Engineering Department
Geetanjali Institute of Technical Studies
This paper presents the ill-effects of EM exposure through experiment, simulation and modelling using COMSOL Multiphysics. Biological Effects of microwave radiations on living creatures are studied supported with the practical results.
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 ...
J. Petit , L. Lallemant ,
 ONERA, Chatillon, France
To obtain large transparent ceramic samples, we optimized the drying step process using COMSOL Multiphysics®. Indeed, green body's drying in a climate chamber is the critical step when large size and complex shape samples are needed. Then we obtained 75 mm diameter and 10 mm thickness highly transparent spinel ceramics.
Yang Jiao , Yulin Li , Yifen Wang 
 Shanghai Ocean University, Engineering Research Center of Food Thermal-processing Technology, Shanghai, China
Imported beef often comes in halves or quarters of frozen bodies, which are irregular. Radio frequency (RF) heating can reduce processing time and minimize nutritional damage when applied in meat thawing. Because of its large penetration depth and high heating rate, RF thawing has a great potential for rapid thawing and heating uniformity improvement. The purpose of this study was to explore the ...
K. Zhou, S. Alpay, and S. Boggs
Institute of Material Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Finite Element analysis is used to model 2-D and 3-D paraelectric-dielectric composites (BaTiO3 spherical fillers randomly distributed in constant dielectric matrix). The effective dielectric response and tunability are studied under different filler sizes and different volume fractions. The results are consistent with previous theoretical and experimental results: with the increasing of filler ...
Thickness Designs for Micro-Thermoelectric Generators Using Three Dimensional PDE Coefficient-COMSOL Multiphysics 4.2a Analysis
S. Seif, K. Cadien
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Predicting the optimum thickness and gap size between n-type and p-type legs of micro thermoelectric devices are the major challenges in designing micro thermo electric generators. We have reported the gap size and optimal thickness for optimal output power. We found that the gap size should be 0.1 microns; but, depending on fabrication capability, the gap size can be varied from 0.1 to 6 ...
M. Bottarelli, M. Bortoloni
Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Architettura, Ferrara, Italia
Ground Heat Exchangers (GHXs) are rarely installed horizontally in linked ground source heat pumps used for space conditioning, because their energetic performance is lower than in the vertical solution. However, the horizontal one holds several advantages: it is easy to carry out and upkeep, it is more compliant with environmental regulations, and interferes marginally with groundwater systems. ...