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Study of Gas Dynamics in the Heat-accumulation Stoves

P. Scotton, and D. Rossi
Dipartimento di geoscienze
Università di Padova
Padova, Italy

The paper aims to clarify some aspects of the gases hydro-dynamics within the twisted conduct of heat accumulation stoves (ceramic-refractory stoves) downstream the combustion chamber. Both Comsol laminar and k-e turbulent models have been used in case of straight and curved pipes with circular, square and rectangular cross-sections, at different Reynolds numbers, in case of smooth wall (Comsol ...

Efficient Generation of Surface Plasmon Polaritons with Asymmetric Nano-structures

J. Chen
Peking University

This paper covers the following: * All-Optical Light Modulation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) is achieved using asymmetric single nanoslits. A high on/off switching ratio of >20 dB and phase variation of >? were observed with the device lateral dimension of only about 2 ?m. * Efficient unidirectional excitation of SPP as well as beam splitting are achieved using the dielectric–film ...

Building Energy Simulation Using the Finite Element Method

J. van Schijndel[1]
[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

In order to predict, improve and meet a certain set of performance requirements related to the indoor climate of buildings and the associated energy demand, building energy simulation (BES) tools are indispensable. Due to the rapid development of FEM software and the Multiphysics approaches, it should possible to build and simulate full 3D models of buildings regarding the energy demand. The ...

Modeling Void Drainage with Thin Film Dynamics

J.J. Gangloff Jr.[1], W.R. Hwang[2], S.G. Advani[1]
[1]Center for Composite Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
[2]School of Mechanical Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea

Voids in composite materials can lead to degraded structural performance. The following is a study of voids or bubbles in uncured viscous polymer resin during composites processing. The goal is to determine if voids can successfully migrate towards vacuum pathways, coalesce with the pathways, and escape. Inherent to the coalescence process is the drainage and rupture of the resin thin film ...

3D Modeling of Plasmon Excitation by Grating

G.G. Gentili[1], S. Pietralunga[2], M. Bolzoni[1]
[1]Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Milano, Italy
[2]INFN-CNR, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Milano, Italy

Grating-assisted optical coupling into long-range modes of strip plasmonic waveguides is analyzed by a 3D numerical simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics. We used the RF Module and its scattering formulation. A comparison with results obtained using the common 2D approximated analysis is shown for the case of 1D grating coupler and input Gaussian beam. Excited diffracted modal field distribution ...

Effect of Conductivity and Viscosity in the Velocity Characteristics of a Fluid Flow Induced by Nonuniform AC Electric Field in Electrolytes on Microelectrodes

P. Parikh[1], A. Sethi[1], S. Benedict[1], D. N. Prasad[1], B. Mallik[2], S. Kapur[1], S. Deb[1], S. Banerjee[1]
[1]BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
[2]Megnadh Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India

Electrokinetic transport of fluids has been investigated both experimentally and numerically due to its various applications in microfluidic devices [1-5]. These devices offer the advantage of transporting fluids or particles to specific locations without the aid of mechanical components. The device by Green et al consists of a symmetric arrangement of CPE subjected to an AC potential [6-8]. The ...

RFID-Enabled Temperature Sensor

I.M. Abdel-Motaleb[1], K. Allen [1]
[1]Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA

The design of a RFID-enabled temperature sensor is described in this paper. In this sensor, a change in temperature causes structural beams to bend, which results in a proportional displacement of the plates of the capacitor. Plates\' displacement results, in turn, in changing the value of its capacitance. The capacitor of the sensor is coupled to the LC resonant network of a passive RFID tag. ...

Impact of a 3D EM Model Configuration on the Direct Optimization of Microstrip Structures

Z. Brito-Brito[1], J. E. Rayas-Sánchez[1], J. C. Cervantes-González[2], C. A. López[2]
[1]The Jesuit University of Guadalajara. Dept. of Electronics, Systems and Informatics, Jalisco, México
[2]Intel Guadalajara Design Center, Jalisco, México

The EM optimization of a coarsely discretized model of a microstrip band-pass filter implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics® was realized using two different model configurations. We presented a systematic methodology to find an appropriate 3D EM model configuration on a direct EM optimization of a low fidelity models. It was confirmed that the direct EM optimization of coarse models in COMSOL could ...

Development of New Blade Profile for Vertical Axis Wind Turbine


[1]Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Vertical axis wind turbine has low rotation performance compared with that of horizontal axis wind turbine. This study proposes a new blade shape for vertical axis wind turbine effective for wide range of wind speed. Results obtained from a numerical COMSOL simulation and wind tunnel experiments show the proposed new blade profile has higher performance as compared with conventional blade ...

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 ...