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Modeling the Effect of Headspace Steam on Microwave Heating of Mashed Potato - new

J. Chen[1], K. Pitchai[1], D. Jones[1], J. Subbiah[1]
[1]University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA

Introduction: Domestic microwave ovens are widely used to heat food products, because of rapid and convenient heating. Nonuniform heating is the biggest issue in microwave heating process, which also causes food quality and safety issues. Microwave heating models are promising tools to assist in developing food products that deliver uniform heating. Due to intensive heating, moisture evaporation ...

The Analysis of the Conditions of Flow in the Tundish Performed by a Numerical and Physical Method

T. Merder [1], J. Jowsa [2], A. M. Hutny [2], J. Pieprzyca [1], M. Warzecha [2],
[1] Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland
[2] Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland

Studies of the liquid metal movement (hydrodynamic) in a real object (tundish) are substantially precluded due to the objective difficulties (high temperature and the size of metallurgical equipment), compared to their execution by the use of physical and numerical modeling. In presented study, two test methods for analyzing the flow and mixing of the liquid steel in the tundish were used. The ...

Modeling the Acoustic Scattering from Objects Buried in Porous Sediment Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

A. Bonomo [1], M. Isakson [1],
[1] Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

A frequency-domain finite element (FE) technique for computing the acoustic scattering from axially symmetric fluid-loaded structures subject to a nonsymmetric forcing field based on Ref. 1 is extended to poroelastic media and implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics® software. This method allows for the scattering body to consist of any number of acoustic, elastic, and poroelastic domains. The ...

Aerodynamic Analysis of a Ski Jumper: a CFD Approach

R. Latchman [1], A. Pooransingh [1],
[1] The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, the jump length difference between first and second place was only 5cm. This illustrates why ski jumpers are constantly tinkering with their posture in order to gain even the smallest of advantages. Experiments such as those shown in Figures 1 and 2 (b), conducted with ski jumpers in large-scale wind tunnels showed that even small changes in position can lead to ...

Simulation of Slag/Gas and Slag/Iron Interface Tilting in Blast Furnace Hearth During Slag Tapping

Y. Kaymak [1], T. Hauck [1], R. Lin [2] , H. Rausch [2]
[1] VDEh Betriebsforschungsinstitute GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
[2] AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, Dillingen, Germany

The blast furnace hearth drainage constitutes a major part of the blast furnace operation. Especially, keeping track of the iron and slag levels is crucial to adapt the tapping strategy. The operational target is usually not only to empty the blast furnace as far as possible but also to keep the slag below a critical level to prevent flooding of the tuyeres where the hot blast is injected into ...

Comparison Between COMSOL Multiphysics® and Star-CCM+® Simulation Results and Experimentally Determined Measured Data for a Venturi Tube

E. Weizel [1], A. Diring [1], L. Fromme [1], M. Petry [1]
[1] University of Applied Sciences, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany

Numerical simulation tools offer the opportunity to ascertain characteristic values, which are difficult to measure. A possible approach for validating simulation models by easy measurable data and gaining the needed values is described in this study of a Venturi tube. The examination of the turbulent flow in a Venturi tube was performed using CFD models created with COMSOL Multiphysics® and ...

Modeling of Silicon Transport into Germanium Using a Simplified Crystal Growth Technique

F. Mechighel[1][3], B. Pateyron[1], M. El Ganaoui[1], S. Dost[2], and M. Kadja[3]

[1]Laboratory SPCTS UMR CNRS, ENSCI, Limoges University, Limoges, France
[2]Crystal Growth Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria, Canada
[3]Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Constantine, Constantine, Algeria

A numerical simulation study, using COMSOL Multiphysics®, was carried out to examine the temperature and concentration fields in the dissolution process of silicon into germanium melt. This work utilized a simplified configuration which may be considered to be similar material configuration to that used in the Vertical Bridgman growth methods. The concentration profile for the SiGe sample ...

Development of a New Blade Profile for a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

S. Yoshioka[1]
[1]Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan

The vertical axis wind turbine design depicted in (Fig.1) is widely considered a wind turbine of a wind power generation system because it can be easily miniaturized, it generates low noise, and it rotates regardless of wind direction. The vertical axis wind turbine has, however, low rotation performance when compared with that of a horizontal axis wind turbine. Therefore, we need to improve the ...

Hydrodynamics of Lake Victoria: Vertically Integrated Flow Models in COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

S. Paul[1], R. Thunvik[1], D. D. Walakira[2], J. Mango[2], J. Oppelstrup[3], R. Wait[4]
[1]The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
[2]Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
[3]COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden
[4]Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Lake Victoria is the largest tropical lake in the world and is very important for environment and economy in East Africa. The hydrodynamic processes in the shallow (40-80 m deep) water system are unique due to its location at the equator which makes Coriolis effects noticeable also for vertical transport. The limited river inflow, and the large surface area compared to its volume make Lake ...

Single Phase Flow Models in Fractal Porous Media Using a Fractal Continuum Mechanics Approach

E. Linares-Pérez [1], M. Díaz-Viera [1, 2],
[1] Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, DF, México
[2] Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Ciudad de México, DF, México

The primary motivation of this work was to develop flow models in porous media with fractal properties to represent the anomalous behavior observed in some pressure tests in naturally fractured reservoirs.