R. Kiflemariam, M. Almaz, F. Zevallos, C. Lin
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
A 2D transient heat conduction model was created in COMSOL Multiphysics® software to study the performance of photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) water system. The model captures the variation of important environmental and system parameters such as outside temperature, solar irradiation, air velocity and temperature. The model has a good agreement with experimental data for the photovoltaic cell ...
Investigating the Performance of Mechanically Ventilated Double-Skin Facades with Solar Control Devices in the Main Cavity - new
C. G. Galante
Newtecnic Ltd, London, England, UK
The use of ventilated facades may reduce the cooling and heating energy demands of the building. Double-skin facades (DSFs) belong to the wider group of ventilated facades and currently represent one of the most interesting and studied facade systems. The purpose of this study is to investigate the thermal behaviour and performance of a DSF being designed for a real project in the Middle East ...
G. V. B. Lukasievicz, N. G. C. Astrath, L. C. Malacarne, M. L. Baesso, S. E. Bialkowski
Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Toledo, PR, Brazil
Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil
Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
The radiation force effects on the surface displacement can be calculated by solving the Navier-Stokes equation with appropriated boundary conditions. The surface deformation can be described by the radiation pressure as well as those forces due to gravity and surface tension. We used the photomechanical mirror (PM) method to measure the time-evolution of the nanometer deformation generated on ...
R. R. Gidde , P. M. Pawar ,
 SVERI's College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India
In this paper simulation and parametric study of a PDMS valveless micropump using Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) appraoch is presented. The simulation for the valveless micropump were carried out in COMSOL Multiphysics software. In case of a valveless micropump diffuser/nozzle element is connected to a chamber with an oscillating diaphragm. To improve the flow rate of the valveless micropump, ...
E. Carcadea, M. Varlam, I. Stefanescu
National Research Institute for Isotopic & Cryogenic Technologies, Rm.Vâlcea, Romania
Steam methane reforming is a widely studied process because of its importance for hydrogen production. A two-dimensional membrane-reactor model was developed to investigate the steam-methane reforming reactions. The use of membrane as membrane-reactor separator offer us few advantages because it help in continuously removing the hydrogen from the reaction zone, shifting the chemical equilibrium ...
Determination and Verification of the Forchheimer Coefficients for Ceramic Foam Filters using COMSOL CFD Modeling
M.W. Kennedy, K. Zhang, J.A. Bakken, R.E. Aune
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Experiments have been conducted with water at velocities from ~0.015-0.77 m/s to determine the permeability of 50 mm thick commercially available 30, 40, 50 and 80 Pores Per Inch (PPI) Ceramic Foam Filters (CFF) used for liquid metal filtration. Measurements were made using two different setups, for use with the Forchheimer equation: 49 mm \"straight through\" and 101 mm diameter \"expanding ...
E. Luz, D. M. P. Cunha, V. H. C. Lemos
Universidade Federal do Pará - UFPA, Belém, PA, Brasil; Centro de Instrução Almirante Braz de Aguiar - CIABA, Belém, PA, Brasil
Centro de Instrução Almirante Braz de Aguiar - CIABA, Belém, PA, Brasil
The phenomenon of cavitation can severely affect the working of valves used to control liquid flow. Cavitation occurs when the pressure is reduced and the water evaporates, forming bubbles. When bubbles pass into an area of higher pressure, they condense and collapse, releasing a large amount of energy able to removing the surface layers of the material. In this work, we model the effects of ...
G. Petrone, G. Fichera, and M. Scionti
Bus-Engineering S.r.l., Catania, Italy
Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Innovations in air-conditioning and other forms of cooling or ventilation can be viewed as technological solutions improving environmental conditions that are beneficial for human health, comfort and productivity. This study deals with a thermal and fluid-dynamics investigation of passenger comfort in a touring bus cabin. COMSOL Multiphysics® is used as a powerful design and optimization ...
Effects of Flow and Diffusion on Blood Coagulation in Platelet Poor Plasma: a Two-way Coupling Between Hemodynamics and Biochemistry
D. Magnabosco[1,2], H. van Ooijen, B. Bakker, R. van den Ham
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Enzyme reactions, blood flow and diffusion in human vasculature play interacting and fundamental roles in blood coagulation. In this complex mechanism, the balance between blood and clot is a delicate equilibrium, whose tight regulation is vital to avoid pathologies such as bleeding and thrombosis. The secondary hemostasis triggered by tissue factor in platelet poor plasma is studied up to ...
B. Chinè[1,2], M. Monno
Laboratorio MUSP, Macchine Utensili e Sistemi di Produzione, Piacenza, Italy
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Cartago, Costa Rica
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Milano, Italy
Metal foams are interesting materials with many potential applications. They are characterized by a cellular structure represented by a metal or metal alloy and gas voids inside (Fig.1). A common metallic cellular material is aluminum foam which can be produced metallurgically by heating a precursor, made of aluminum alloy and TiH2 as foaming agent, in a furnace. In this case, the foaming ...