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Sliding Performance of a Hyperelastic Seal

H. van Halewijn[1]
[1]Physixfactor, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

A hyperelastic seal is pulled over a metal ring in a coffee machine for maintenance reasons. The force needed to pull the hyper elastic seal over the part is too high and should be reduced for maintenance reasons. Using the COMSOL Multiphysics® Structural Mechanics Module, and using the non-linear hyperelastic for the stick slip movement, a reliable simulation was generated. It resulted in an ...

Detector and Calibration-source Models for the SAFARI Detector Test Facility

M. Audley[1], G. de Lange[1], C. Bracken[2]
[1]SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Groningen, The Netherlands
[2]National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

SAFARI is a far-infrared imaging spectrometer for the Japanese satellite observatory SPICA. SAFARI covers the wavelength range 34—210 μm (1.4—8.8 THz) using Transition-Edge-Sensor (TES) bolometers. We have built a test facility to qualify and characterize the SAFARI focal plane units using cryogenic optical calibration sources. To support this work we have used COMSOL Multiphysics® to model the ...

Stability of an Underground Limestone Mine

R. Haemers[1], F. Broekkamp[1], H. van Halewijn[1]
[1]Fontys University of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The hills of South-Limburg, the Netherlands, are crisscrossed with underground limestone mines. These "caves" are not equally stable, and can be dangerous. With COMSOL Multiphysics® a stability assessment has been made. The first study examines the full stress and displacement profile without excavation. In a second study the domains of the corridors are excluded, to represent the excavation ...

Theoretical Study of Phase and Amplitude Characteristics of Microwave Coplanar Delay Line Containing Thin Ferroelectric Layer

V. Nikolaevtsev[1], S. Yankin[2], S. Suchkov[1], D. Suchkov[1], A. Litvinenko[1]
[1]Saratov State University, Saratov, Russian Federation
[2]Joint International Laboratory LICS/LEMAC, IEMN UMR CNRS 8520, EC Lille, France

We theoretically studied the microwave coplanar line of different geometry based on MgO substrate with a thin (30 nm) ferroelectric layer under the external electric field using the environment of 3D modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®, RF Module, Frequency Domain. Frequency dependence of delay line coefficient S21 was obtained. Sizes of the microstrip and the gap between the strip and the ground ...

Simulation of GMR in Granular C/Co Nanoparticles in Agarose - new

P. Hainke[1], D. Kappe[1], A. Hütten[1]
[1]Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

As the importance of nanoparticles is growing more and more, controlling and understanding the properties of nanoparticles became a focus of research. In this field Meyer at al. [1] are researching the GMR effect in granular gels to develop magnetoresistive sensors. The GMR in granular gels is simulated to investigate the physical processes in those systems. As soon as the models coincide with ...

Microwave Exposure System for In Vitro and In Vivo Studies - new

C. Nadovich[1, 2], W. D. Jemison[2], J. A. Stoute[3], C. Spadafora[4]
[1]Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA
[2]Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
[3]Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, USA
[4]INDICASAT AIP, Ciudad del Saber, Panama

A computer controlled microwave exposure system and specialized applicators were constructed for the purpose of facilitating accurate observations of microwave radiation effects on uninfected and infected biological tissue in vitro and in vivo under different electromagnetic modalities and exposure configuration. To address diverse requirements, three different applicators were developed: a ...

Numerical Analysis of the Self-Heating Behaviour of Coal Dust Accumulations - new

D.Wu[1], E. Van den Bulck[1]
[1]Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Introduction Self-heating behaviour of dust accumulations is a multiphysics field coupled heat and mass transfer in the porous media. A typical experimental apparatus with a hot storage oven and mesh wire baskets has been taken as the study object. The influence of gas flow velocity, oxygen concentration and ambient temperature on the self-heating behaviour of the dry coal dust sample has been ...

稳态磁场对激光熔凝熔池的抑制作用研究 - new

王梁[1], 胡勇[1]
[1]浙江工业大学,杭州,浙江,中国

激光熔凝通常被作为材料表面的最终处理工艺,然而激光熔凝处理后,材料表面容易出现高低起伏的波纹,降低了其表面质量。因此,为了在激光熔凝处理后获得平整的表面,同时降低后续机加工所需的成本和时间,本文提出了利用稳态磁场抑制激光所致熔池运动的方法。以固液相变统一模型为基础,建立了考虑热传导、流体运动、相变及电磁场作用的多物理场耦合2D瞬态仿真模型,将洛仑兹力以体积力形式添加到动量方程源项中,并利用移动网格(ALE)的方法在模型中计算了熔池表面的运动形态。通过该模型计算了由稳态磁场引起的熔池中的洛伦兹力与由表面张力引起的Marangoni对流影响熔池表面形貌的相互影响过程以及不同磁场强度下熔池速度场、温度场分布情况。同时,包含激光功率、扫描速度、表面张力温度系数等相关材料属性和工艺参数对熔池表面形貌的影响也进行了仿真分析。通过激光熔凝后试样表面的实际高度扫面图像结果以及温度对比图 ...

Fluid Dynamic Analysis of the Multi-Lumen Thoracic Catheter

S. Budar [1], A. Ritter [1]
[1] Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

In order to achieve an optimized design of the Multi-Lumen Thoracic Catheter (MLTC), fluid dynamics analyses were conducted utilizing COMSOL Multiphysics® software with LiveLink™ for Solidworks®. Lumen placement, diameters, and termination points were adjusted to ensure maximum drainage efficacy. It was determined through this study that even with the additional flow through the access lumen, ...

Diverse Models for Graphite Brick Deformation and Stress State in UK AGR Nuclear Reactors

J. Burrow [1], A. Bond [1],
[1] Quintessa Ltd, United Kingdom

The UK Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor fleet, operated by EDF Energy, utilize a graphite core consisting of a lattice of around 3000 annular bricks. Due to irradiation, oxidation and thermal effects, the bricks deform and loose mass as they age. Of key concern is the late-life behavior of the bricks, in particular the predicted time at which brick shrinkage reverses into expansion, generating large ...