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Numerical Simulation of Flow Electrolysers: Effect of Various Geometric Parameters

P. Shukla[1], K. K. Singh[1], P. K. Gupta [1], S. K. Ghosh[1]
[1]Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India

Flow electrolysers find several applications in industry. They are used for production of metals and synthesis of chemicals, gases. Cleaning and preservation of old artifacts, electrolytic refining of metals, electrolytic winning of metals, alkaline water electrolysis, anodization, electrometallurgy, electroplating, electrolytic etching of metal surfaces are other industrial applications of flow ...

Testing and Analyzing Complex Loading Conditions and Designs to Improve Subsea Cable Life


Tim Poole graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters degree in Engineering in 2008 and immediately joined JDR Cables Systems, a leading supplier of custom subsea oil and gas umbilical systems and renewable energy cables. He started in the Research and Development team, working on creating new products lines and testing umbilicals, which included fatigue, tensile and bend stiffness ...

Evaluation of Internal Resistance and Power Loss in Micro Thermoelectric Generators (µTEGs)

S. Seif[1], K. Cadien[1]
[1]Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

One of the major challenges in designing µTEGs is to minimize power loss due to internal resistance (r) of Thermoelectric (TE) materials. To solve this problem we have performed simulation analysis and calculated the internal resistance of eight different TE materials. The internal resistances of these TE materials were then compared to the power generated across the copper electrode as seen in ...

3D COMSOL Multiphysics® Model of a Plate Heat Exchanger to Support a Laboratory Teaching Environment - new

N. Medeiros[1], W. Clark[1]
[1]Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA

Chemical engineering students and practitioners need an understanding of fluid flow and heat transfer inside heat exchangers. Because the flow within plate heat exchangers is difficult to visualize, we developed COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations of plate heat exchangers for students to study alongside a physical heat exchanger in a laboratory setting. Simulative experiments allow students to ...

Determination of the Load-dependent Thermal Conductivity of Porous Adsorbents

O. Kraft [1], J. Gaiser [1], M. Stripf [1],
[1] University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Baden-Würtemberg, Germany

Standard measuring techniques for thermal conductivity cannot be readily applied to determine the load-dependent thermal conductivity of porous adsorbents, because the local ad- and desorption inside the specimen and the thickness of the specimen are not considered. Hence, in this work a new measuring procedure combining the transient hot bridge (THB) with a three dimensional finite element ...

Model of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Adhesion of Synthetic Leather to a Plastic Substrate

S. Soldatov [1], J. Meiser [2], B. Lepers [1], G. Link [1], J. Jelonnek [3],
[1] Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, IHM), Karlsruhe, Germany
[2] Carl Meiser GmbH & Co. KG, Albstadt, Germany
[3] Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, IHM, IHE), Karlsruhe, Germany

The lamination of substrates with thin coatings is commonly used in furniture, automotive and avionic industries. In the lamination process the hot melt adhesives are widely used and typically activated at temperatures from 80°C to 140°C by resistive heating. This requires a heat transfer through the coating and/or the substrate. To make the process more flexible, to decrease its energy ...

Modeling of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

J. Drillet [1],
[1] DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut, Frankfurt, Germany

This work aims at the modelling of a 5 cm^2 Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) with mixed serial/parallel serpentine flow fields in terms of current/voltage behavior. One of the main challenge to overcome consists on lowering the so-called methanol cross over from the anode through the polymer membrane to the cathode that is responsible for mixed-potential formation at the cathode where both ...

电晕放电紫外光谱仿真与测量

庾金涛 [1], 李清灵 [1], 房陈岩 [1],
[1] 中科院上海技术物理研究所,上海,中国

随着我国国民经济的持续高速发展,生活与生产的用电量越来越大,电力行业的规模日益增大。电力设备在不正常工作时,大多会产生电弧电晕,通过检测电晕电弧等目标,就可以获知电力系统设备的损害程度。然而,目前并没有对真实的电弧电晕目标进行非光子计数方式的定量化研究。本文作者研制了一套紫外外波段的面阵成像探测系统,对实验室人工制造的高电压电弧电晕目标进行了相关的分析与实验研究。 利用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 的等离子体物理场接口的 DC 放电接口,对实验所用的天梯仪器的放电行为建模,分子碰撞数据选择大气压下的空气模型,对电晕放电辉光主要贡献的成分N2+,进行密度分布计算,结果换算成光强,得到定性的光强分布,与相机拍摄结果对比。 自制的一套紫外面阵成像系统,对由实验室高压设备在空气中产生的电弧电晕目标开展了紫外成像实验,对电弧电晕目标在 200-1000nm ...

Keep it Simple and Learn More - On a Stationary Study of a Time-Dependent Problem

B. Baumann [1], J. Schwieger [1, 2], U. Stein [1], M. Wolff [1],
[1] Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
[2] University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, United Kingdom

Today’s driver hardware for High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps is bulky, expensive and not particularly energy-efficient. A downscaling of the devices seems possible by increasing the operation frequency from typically 400 Hz to some hundred kilohertz. However, efforts to design high-frequency lamp-driver systems were not successful, since the periodic Joule-heating generates sound waves, ...

Optimization of an Explosive Mixture Cooling Process Including a Phase Change

J. D. Wheeler [1], P. Namy [1], C. Coulouarn [2], E. Benade [2],
[1] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France
[2] TDA Armements, LA-FERTÉ-SAINT-AUBIN, France

In the scope of improvement of the industrial “ammunition cooling” process, a COMSOL Multiphysics® model is developed to transfer an existing cooling process. A device filled with a liquid explosive mixture is placed in an apparatus which controls the environment temperature. This explosive mixture undergoes a phase change during the cooling and the solidification enthalpy is introduced to the ...