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A Novel Physics Interface for Nakamura Crystallization Kinetics

A. Levy [1],
[1] Laboratoire de Thermocinétique de Nantes, Nantes, France

Crystallization phenomena are of first interest in several industrial applications (polymer forming processes, metallurgy, phase change flow, energy storage...). A classical way to model the crystallization evolution is using the Nakamura kinetics law. In this paper, a novel physics interface is developed using the Physics Builder of COMSOL Multiphysics® , which accounts for the resolution of ...

Design and Analysis of a Wetting Lens for the Pinhole Cameras of a Two Phase Flow System

A. K. Reddy[1], T. Satyanarayana[1]
[1]Lakireddy Balireddy Autonomous College of Engineering, Mylavaram, A.P., India

The present work reports the fabrication process of micro lens for pinhole cameras, modeled using COMSOL Multiphysics®, by satisfying the wetting properties. Wetting is a change in contact angle between the liquid and solid surface area. The wetting properties are clearly understood in terms of forces. The two immiscible fluids were taken for the formation of fluid-fluid and wall-fluid ...

Analysis of a Metal Foam Heat Exchanger

V. Villani [1], G. Bella [2],
[1] University "Niccolò Cusano", Engineering Department, Rome, Italy
[2] University "Niccolò Cusano", Engineering Department, Rome, Italy; University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

We present a numerical investigation on a metal foam radiator in natural convection. Metal foams are innovative lightweight materials with unique heat dissipation properties. COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used to reproduce experimental data and generate an optimized geometry to maximize the heat flux. Local Thermal Equilibrium approach has been used. The model was generated taking advantage of ...

A Computational Acoustic Interrogation of Damage to Wind Turbine Blades

R. Canturk [1], M. Inalpolat [1],
[1] University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA

Modern wind turbine blades consist of composite airfoil shaped structures that form a hollow acoustic cavity. Because of continually varying aerodynamic forces, gravitational loads, lightning strikes, and weather conditions, all blades will experience leading and trailing edge splits, cracks, or holes. Acoustic sources (speakers and wind flow) excite this dynamic cavity structure. The blade ...

Simulation of the Flow of an Autonomous Spherical Ball inside a Pipeline

W. Chalgham [1], A. C. Seibi [1], M. Mokhtari [1],
[1] University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA

One of the limitations of pipelines performance and structural integrity assessment is the continuous inspection of possible leaks due to corrosion or other types of failure mechanisms. Efforts to develop new technologies started several decades ago where different inspection techniques were used to enhance pipelines structural integrity. However, although available technologies present some ...

Deformation of Stamp Features with Slanted Walls During Microcontact Printing - new

F. E. Hizir[1], H. M. Al-Qahtani[1, 2], D. E. Hardt[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
[2]King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Microcontact printing is a method for depositing patterns of thin films or molecular monolayers on surfaces using a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) stamp for selective mechanical contact (Figure 1). Undesired deformation of the stamp features during printing affects printed pattern quality. Hence, stamps need to be well-designed to prevent erroneous prints. Existing investigations identify the ...

Investigations on Polarization Losses in Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

S. T. Aruna [1], S. Senthil Kumar [1], A. Iyer [1], B. ShriPrakash [1]
[1] CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

In recent years, various configurations of planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) have been developed for enhancing its performance. The objective of these efforts are centered on reducing polarization losses (also referred as "overpotential") by optimizing the structure and properties of three key components- anode, electrolyte and cathode. The present work was aimed at developing a model for ...

Thermal Design of Lithium Sulfur Batteries

R. Purkayastha [1], S. Schleuter [1], G. Minton [1], S. Walus [1], M. Wild [1],
[1] Oxis Energy Ltd, E1 Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, United Kingdom

OXIS Energy Ltd is a pioneer in the research and development of Lithium Sulfur batteries. Scaling up from R&D level coin cells to pouch cells for automotive use, engineering design and thermal management start to become critical. In this study, heat flow at various levels of the cell is investigated. We analyzed different heat flow scenarios of the cell, and found that standard pack arrangements ...

Transformation Optics Simulation Method for Stimulated Brillouin Scattering

R. Zecca [1], P. T. Bowen [1], D. R. Smith [1], S. Larouche [1],
[1] Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is a nonlinear phenomenon coupling optical and elastic waves. Traditionally regarded as an undesirable side-effect, it has garnered renewed interest as a platform for investigating slow light, nonreciprocity, and for designing high-performance chip-integratable optical elements. While the design of such devices relies on numerical simulations, frequency ...

Level Set Method for Fully Thermal-Mechanical Coupled Simulations of Filling in Injection and Micro-Injection Molding Process

M. Moguedet[1], R. Le Goff[1], P. Namy[2], and Y. Béreaux[3]
[1]Pôle Européen de Plasturgie, Bellignat, France
[2]SIMTEC, Grenoble, France
[3]INSA de Lyon, Site de Plasturgie, Bellignat, France

In this work we tackle a more theoretical aspect of micro-injection molding, to better understand physics during the process, through numerical simulations of cavity filling. We developed a two phase flow approach by the use of COMSOL Multiphysics®. In a first step, a Level Set model is applied to several configurations: Newtonian and non Newtonian fluid (Cross viscosity law), coupled with a ...