S.A. Lottes, and R.W. Lyczkowski
Argonne National Laboratory
The main focus of this paper is the modeling, simulation, and analysis of the CaBr2 hydrolysis reactor stage in the Calcium-Bromine thermochemical water splitting cycle for nuclear hydrogen production. One concept is to use a spray reactor of CaBr2 into steam. Given the large heat reservoir contained in a pool of liquid CaBr2 that allows bubbles to rise easily, using a bubble column for the ...
V.V. Narvekar, Q. Fan, and S. Warner
Dept. of Materials and Textiles, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
A computational model is used to describe the current density distribution and the water management in the Nafion® 117 and Nafion®1115/PP composite membranes. The effects of the change in the membrane water content and the back-diffused water on distribution of proton concentration is discussed.
G.H. Miley, and E.D. Byrd
 Department of NPRE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Department of ECE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A model has been designed and constructed for the all-liquid, sodium borohydride/hydrogen peroxide fuel cell. The electrochemical behavior, momentum balance, and mass balance effects within the fuel cell are modeled using the Butler-Volmer equations, Darcy’s law, and Fick’s law, respectively within COMSOL Mutiphysics. The simulations performed with the model indicate that an optimal ...
S.P. Katukota, J. Chen, and R.F. Boehm
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis is potentially a sustainable and cost-effective technology for generating hydrogen. The present work is aimed to develop a numerical model for the PEM electrolyzer cell.
This presentation summarizes three different types of modeling using COMSOL Multiphysics. It is divided into three parts: Compressible flow, Multiphase flow, and Plasma Simulations. For the first part, we perform a special case study of the Mass Flow Verifier. A Mass Flow Verifier validates the accuracy of a Mass Flow Controller by measuring the rate of change of pressure in a fixed volume. ...
H.A. Lecuyer, F.H. Bertrand, P.A. Tanguy, J.P. Mmbaga, and R.E. Hayes
 Ecole Polytechnique , Montreal
 University of Alberta, Edmonton
This presentation is concerned with the modelling of deformable non-Newtonian Flow using COMSOL Multiphysics. This general modelling approach has more concrete applications such as paper coating in a metering size press, meniscus location by PIDS to mention a few.
V. Mathur, J. Li, and W.D. Goodhue
Photonics Center, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
In this work a micro-cantilever optical-MEMS sensor based on the AlGaAs system is designed and modeled. The device consists of two micro-cantilever beams perfectly aligned with the free ends separated by approximately 200 nm up to 2000 nm. The finite element method (FEM) (COMSOL Multiphysics) has been employed here to model the structural deformation and light propagation through the device. ...
Optimization of an Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator’s Superconducting Magnet Shield for the Micro-X High-Resolution Microcalorimeter X-ray Imaging Rocket
E. Figueroa-Feliciano, M. Cavolowsky, C. Macklin, Z. Li, A. Sharer, and A. Walker
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
 Olin College, Needham, MA
We are working on the design of a sounding rocket payload to perform high-resolution imaging spectroscopy of the Puppis A supernova remnant. This rocket payload uses Transition-Edge-Sensor Microcalorimeters, which are superconducting detectors that obtain very high (2 eV FWHM at 6 keV) imaging spectra. These devices need to be cooled to 50 mK, for which we are designing an adiabatic ...
Study of the Electric Field Intensity in Bushing Integrated ZnO Surge Arresters by Means of Finite Element Analysis
Shahid Abbaspour (PWUT) University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
In this paper, the electric field in different types of ZnO surge arresters has been investigated by means of finite element modeling using COMSOL Multiphysics. Both conventional and novel built-in-bushing type arresters were studied. Electric field modeling helps designers consider important factors affecting the maximum field intensity in the arrester, avoiding damages to the arrester ...
M.A. Rojas, and V. Grechka
 University of Houston
 Shell International E&P
We present static and dynamic computations of the apparent properties for stacks of horizontal isotropic layers (VTI symmetry). The effective stiffness tensors of such media are given by the Backus theory for statics in the limit of zero thicknesses of the constituent layers. We used COMSOL Multiphysics to verify the theoretical static bounds for these effective stiffnesses.