C. Orfanidou, and J. Giapintzakis
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Cyprus
This paper deals with the design of a viable thermal management solution using La5Ca9Cu24O41 layers for heat channeling. The simulations are carried out with the finite element method using COMSOL Multiphysics Heat Transfer Module. COMSOL 4.2 was used to model and optimize silicon devices. Malfunctioning elements on silicon devices are sometimes converted into hotspots resulting in the ...
C. Karl, C. Slater, M. Strangwood, K. Tank, S. O'Connor
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Strip Tinning Ltd, Birmingham, UK
Solders are typically used to join similar or dissimilar metals, referred to as substrates. In some cases solders are also used to join completely different classes of materials. For example, a joint between copper busbar and silicon solar cell represents a set of dissimilar substrates. In the formation of a solder-substrate couple, the system must have been subjected to at least a single ...
Interpretation of Measurements with Novel Thermal Conductivity Sensors Suitable for Space Applications
N. I. Kömle, G. Kargl, E. Kaufmann, J. Knollenberg, and W. Macher
Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria
DLR Institut für Planetenforschung, Berlin, Germany
Thermal conductivity of near surface soil layers is a key parameter for understanding the energy balance of planetary bodies. To measure this property, heated needle sensors are frequently used in field and laboratory applications. To adapt this type of sensors for application on space missions, various modifications have to be implemented. An example for such a modified sensor is the ...
S. Kumar, and S. Panigrahi
 Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
The novel concept of distributing the food super chilled (partially frozen) in order to prolong the shelf life has been suggested in the project. The temperature of the distribution chain is envisaged to be +5C. The suggested application has the following advantages: 1) Partial thawing of the product in the distribution chain makes it easier to handle. 2) The unhealthy and labour-demanding ...
J. Dominguez, S. Poizeau, and L. Sibille
ASRC Aerospace Corporation, Kennedy Space Center, Fl, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Kennedy Space Center is leading research work on lunar O2 generation via electrolytic reduction of regolith. The metal oxide present in regolith is dissociated into oxygen anions and metal cations leading to the generation of gaseous oxygen at the anode and liquid metal at the cathode. The authors have developed a 3D model using a rigorous approach to not only study the effect of Joule heating on ...
O. Geoffroy, and H. Rouch
INOPRO, Villard de Lans, France
The crystal growth industry uses high temperature processes. To improve production efficiency, a good knowledge of thermal effects is necessary. We show in this article a methodology to get reliable data by mixing simplified models, sensitivity studies and parameters adjustments. The precision is improved by comparison with experimental measurements.
M. Bottarelli, M. Bortoloni
Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Architettura, Ferrara, Italia
Ground Heat Exchangers (GHXs) are rarely installed horizontally in linked ground source heat pumps used for space conditioning, because their energetic performance is lower than in the vertical solution. However, the horizontal one holds several advantages: it is easy to carry out and upkeep, it is more compliant with environmental regulations, and interferes marginally with groundwater systems. ...
J. Knox, R. Coker, R. Cummings, C. Gomez, G. Schunk
NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA
Some NASA efforts are focused on improving current systems that utilize fixed beds of sorbent pellets by evaluating structured sorbents, seeking more robust pelletized sorbents, and examining alternate bed configurations to improve system efficiency and reliability. For the bulk separation of CO2 and H2O, temperature changes due to the heat of adsorption are significant, requiring modeling and ...
A. Czirják, Z. Kőkuti, G. Tóth-Molnár, P. Ailer, L. Palkovics, G. Szabó
University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Kecskemét College, Kecskemét, Hungary
In certain cases, the accuracy of measurements with a rotational rheometer can be influenced by inefficient thermal management, by the heat generated in the sample, or by rod-climbing due to the Weissenberg effect. We investigate the effect of these phenomena with simulations in COMSOL Multiphysics®. Our model is based on the axial symmetric (2D) formulation of the two-phase flow with the ...
C. Belavý, G. Hulkó, K. Ondrejkovic, and P. Zajícek
Institute of Automation, Measurement and Applied Informatics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
In the paper distributed parameter system models in the form of lumped-input/distributed-output systems are introduced and modeling of temperature fields of the die in the benchmark casting plant is presented. Temperature fields were modeled and studied using a finite element method based software package COMSOL Multiphysics and numerical models in the form of a lumped-input/distributed-output ...