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Modeling and Simulation of Control Valves via COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Zhuang [1],
[1] CAEaid, Inc., Austin, TX, USA

Valves are widely used to control fluid flow in various engineering applications. It’s crucial to study the flow characteristics inside the valve and the fluid-structure interaction between the fluid and valve’s sleeve for design, optimization and improvement of valves. However, because of complex valve geometry, complicated contact status, large deformation, nonlinear material characteristics ...

Solving Distributed Optimal Control Problems for the Unsteady Burgers Equation in COMSOL Multiphysics®

F. Yilmaz[1] and B. Karasözen[2]

[1]Department of Mathematics, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
[2]Department of Mathematics and Institute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

We use COMSOL Multiphysics® for solving distributed optimal control of un- steady Burgers equation without constraints and with pointwise control constraints. Using the first order optimality conditions, we apply projection and semi-smooth Newton methods for solving the optimality system. We have applied the standard approach by integrating the state equation forward in time and the ad- joint ...

Bridging the Complexity Gap in Modern Engineering Education with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

L. Fromme[1], C. Schröder[1]
[1]Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany

Multiphysics simulations play an important role in researchanddevelopment in almost all disciplines. Therefore it is necessary to teach them at the universities to provide the industry with well-trained graduate students. In our lectures about the finite element method we use a simple but rich enough example problem, which can be solved analytically. By comparing numerical and analytical ...

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 ...

Electromagnet Shape Optimization using Improved Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization (IDPSO)

R. S. Wadhwa[1], T. Lien[1], and G. Monkman[2]
[1]NTNU Valgrinda, Inst. for produksjons- og kvalitetstek., Trondheim, Norway
[2]FH Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

The magnetic field gradient produced by an electromagnet gripper head depends on its design. Stochastic Methods offer certain robustness to the design optimization process. In this paper, Improved Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization (IDPSO) searching technique is applied to the shape and magnetic field gradient optimization of an electromagnet head. The magnetic field and forces are ...

Modeling Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Pressure-Controlled Current-Limiting Valve

N. Mügge [1], A. Waschke [1], L. Fromme [1], M. Petry [1],
[1] Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany

This assignment deals with the modeling of a pressure controlled current-limiting valve. For this purpose the CAE-Software COMSOL Multiphysics® is used. Current-limiting valves are used as a measure of safety in many hydraulic applications. They are deployed in cases of a high decrease in pressure due to a burst pipe or leaks. The chief aim of this project is to find a beneficial modeling ...

Virtual Experiments: Numerical Computations as a Powerful Tool for Engineers

P. Schmitz[1], A. Cockx[2], S. Geoffroy[3], and J. Gunther[1]
[1]Biochemical Engineering Dpt., Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
[2]Chemical Engineering Dpt., Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
[3]Mechanical Engineering Dpt., Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

An undergraduate course is developed to initiate future engineers to multiphysics numerical simulation by approaching concrete cases in various fields such as: heat transfers, fluid flow, mechanics, chemistry and electrostatics. The so called “Virtual Experiments” course consists of four projects given successively to students. Each project lasts about ten hours. The major notions related to ...

Investigations on Hydrodynamic in Stirred Vessels for Educational Purposes

A. Egedy, T. Varga, and T. Chován
University of Pannonia
Department of Process Engineering
Veszprém, Hungary

With detailed hydrodynamic modelling of a system the critical parameters and operation limits can be determined. In the field of fluid dynamic and reactor engineering one of the most important aspects is the practical knowledge of future engineers and technicians. In our research several different reactor constructions and impeller configurations were modelled to achieve a better ...

Transient Pseudo-3D Model of Multi-Beam Laser Thermal Treatment System

J. Brcka
Technology Development Center
TEL US Holdings, Inc.
Albany, NY

Laser thermal treatment (LTT) systems have applications in IC fabrication for improving low-k dielectrics properties, polymer curing and resist processing. This contribution deals with a transient model of fast scanning and pulsing laser multi-beam system used in semiconductor processing. General Heat Transfer application mode formulation with multi-scale modelling approaches are employed. ...

Reliable Full-Wave EM Simulation of a Single-Layer SIW Interconnect with Transitions to Microstrip Lines - new

J. L. Chavez-Hurtado[1], J. E. Rayas-Sanchez[1], Z. Brito-Brito[1]
[1]ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico

We present a procedure to obtain reliable EM responses for a SIW interconnect with microstrip line transitions. The procedure focuses on two COMSOL® configuration settings: meshing size and simulation bounding box. Once both are properly configured, the implemented structure is tested by perturbing the simulation bounding box to ensure it has no effect on the EM responses.