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Integrated Solar Thermal Collector with Heat Storage

A.R. Sánchez-Guitard[1], E. Ruiz-Reina[1]
[1]University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

In this work, we study the design of a new integrated system for Solar Water Heating that combines the solar thermal energy collection (primary circuit) with the heat storage (secondary circuit) into the same device. We have performed different finite element method simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics®, for solving the equations of heat transfer (conduction and convection) and those of fluid ...

Improvement of the Reflective Characteristic of the Microwave Ion Source Chamber with COMSOL®

[1]Hirohiko MURATA

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan[1]

We, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. have been developing a microwave ion source since 2011. The design of the chamber is important to generate plasma efficiently. The plasma chamber was designed with the COMSOL Multiphysics RF module, and reported the results at this conference last year. In order to improve the reflective characteristic further, we redesigned the plasma chamber with the RF ...

Delamination of Sub-Crustal Lithosphere - new

P. Vincent[1], E. Humphreys[2]
[1]College of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
[2]Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA

Introduction: Lithospheric delamination beneath the western U.S. is believed to be the driving mechanism responsible for the evolution of magmatic and topographic features observed at the surface in the western U.S.. This process requires hot asthenosphere to be in contact with the underside of cold sub-crustal lithosphere and believed to be initiated by the Yellowstone hot spot plume that due ...

Direct Modeling of Packed Bed Channeling - new

R. Schunk[1], J. Knox[1], R. F. Coker[1]
[1]NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

An analysis to quantify the effects of packed bed channeling in the narrow passages of the ISS (International Space Station) CDRA (Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly) is presented. The CDRA contains two pelletized adsorbent beds to remove CO2 respired by the crew. Each CO2 adsorbent bed is paired with an upstream desiccant bed to condition the inlet air (i.e. remove water vapor) prior to entry ...

Heterodimensional Charge-Carrier Confinement in Sub-Monolayer InAs in GaAs - new

S. Harrison[1], M. Young[1], M. Hayne[1], P. D. Hodgson[1], R. J. Young[1], A. Strittmatter[2], A. Lenz[2], U. W. Pohl[2], D. Bimberg[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
[2]Institut für Festkörperphysik, Berlin, Germany

Low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, in which charge carriers are confined in a number of spatial dimensions, are the focus of much solid-state physics research, offering superior optical and electronic properties over their bulk counterparts. Both two-dimensional (2D) and zero-dimensional (0D) structures have seen wide-ranging applications in laser diodes, solar cells and LEDs to name ...

Can we use Aquifers to Monitor Magma Chambers? Using COMSOL Multiphysics® to Investigate Subsurface Strain Changes and Their Effect on Hydrological Systems - new

K. Strehlow[1], J. Gottsmann[1], A. Rust[1]
[1]University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Groundwater-bearing geological layers respond to and modify the surface expressions of magmatic activity, and they can also become agents of volcanic unrest themselves. Interpretations of unrest signals as groundwater responses to changes in the magmatic system can be found for many volcanoes and include a wide range of phenomena and suggested processes to explain them (e.g., Newhall et al., ...

Electrical Scale-Up of Metallurgical Processes - new

R. Schlanbusch[1], S. A. Halvorsen[1], S. Shinkevich[1], D. Gómez[2]
[1]Teknova, Kristiansand, Norway
[2]Department of Applied Mathematics & ITMATI, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain

The problem under investigation is electrical scale-up of a generic metallurgical process for primary metal production through resistive heating of slag by electric current, typically supplied by an AC three-phase system. Maxwell’s equations are analyzed revealing that the properties of the solution is determined by the parameter (L/δ)^2, where L is the linear size of the system and δ is the ...

Multiscale Simulation of a Photocatalytic Reactor for Water Treatment - new

A. Cockx[1], R. Degrave[1], P. Schmitz[1]
[1]University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France

This study deals with the 3D modeling of a light photocatalytic textile. This process aims to decontaminate industrial effluents such as water with pesticides. The present study describes the implementation of a reactive transport model in a computational fluid dynamics model developed on a Representative Volume Element (RVE) of the textile, i.e. at the microscopic scale. The final ...

Evolution of the Geochemical Background of an HLW Cell in the Callovo-Oxfordian Formation - new

O. Silva[1], M. Pekala[1], D. Garcia[1], J. Molinero[1], A. Nardi[1], M. Grive[1], B. Cochepin[2]
[1]Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
[2]Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Dechéts Radioactifs, Châtenay-Malabry Cedex, France

The French National Waste Management Agency (Andra) envisages the safe disposal of High-Level Waste Intermediate-Level Long-Lived Waste through deep geological storage (multibarrier). Waste storage is based on the Callovo-Oxfordian formation (CallOx). It has been updated a reactive transport model accounting for the chemical and thermal evolution of a HLW cell. Improvements are a better ...

Numerical Modelling of the Plasma Discharge During Electron Beam Welding (EBW) - new

D. Trushnikov[1], G. Mladenov[2]
[1]Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm, Russia
[2]Institute of Electronics of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

This work describes a model for plasma formation in the keyhole and above the EBW zone. The parameters of the plasma are closely connected to the characteristics of the thermal action of the electron beam on the welded metal, which allows operational control and study of EBW. The ionization intensity of the vapour due to beam electrons and high-energy secondary and backscattered electrons is ...

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