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Predicting the Transformation of a Liquid Food Product within a Tubular Heat Exchanger

A. Plana-Fattori [1], E. Auger [1], C. Doursat [1], D. Flick [1]
[1] AgroParisTech, Paris, France

Continuous heat treatment is employed in food industry as a key step in the production of selected products, like dairy desserts. The evolution of an aqueous suspension of starch granules along an existing heat exchanger is here studied by 3D modeling of fluid flow, heat transfer and transformation. 3D modeling puts in evidence the role played by the curved tubes (bends) situated between ...

Cooling Study of Baffles Integration in the Molding Industry

B. Noailles [1] , S. Meunier [1], V. Bruyere [2]
[1] RocTool, Savoie Technolac, Module R, France
[2] SIMTEC, France

In the molding industry, high productivity rate, low energy consumption, large 3D parts, and homogeneous temperature distribution are the main targets. The 3iTech® inductive technology developed by RocTool ensures both good temperature homogeneity and short heating time. Conventionally, to guarantee efficient cooling, a turbulent water flow is directly integrated into the mold. Ideally, to cope ...

Development of a Microfluidic-Based Electrochemical Cell for Analyzing Bacterial Biofilms

I. Claydon [1], J. Turner [1], B. Sammakia [1],
[1] Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA

The ubiquitous nature of biofilms has led to a growing need to be able to detect, control, and maintain or remove them. Therefore a robust testing platform that allows for multiple analytical techniques is required to better understand their multitude of properties. The development of the self-contained microfluidic-based electrochemical cell portion of a multifaceted analysis system is ...

Multiphysics Modeling of a Metal Foam

B. Chinè [1][3], M. Monno[2]
[1]Laboratorio MUSP, Macchine Utensili e Sistemi di Produzione, Piacenza, Italy
[2]Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Milano, Italy
[3]Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, Cartago, Costa Rica

Introduction: In metal foams production, nucleated gas bubbles expand in a heated metal in a mold, then the foam cool and solidify. Thereby energy, mass and momentum transfer mechanisms are present simultaneously in the system and must be taken into account. Metal foam (Figure 1) can be obtained by foaming a precursor, i.e. a mixing of aluminum (Al) powders with the blowing agent TiH2, placing ...

Thermo-Fluid Dynamics FEM Simulation of Advanced Water Cold Plates for Power Electronics

N. Delmonte[1], F. Giuliani[1], P. Cova[1]
[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy

Introduction: Power electronic converters such as those for High Energy Physics Experiments (HEPEs) must operate in thermally hostile environment. Heat generated by electronics components must be conveniently dissipated to ensure electrical performances and improve reliability. Due to the high power density, the presence of closed environments, and the requirement of non-thermal interaction with ...

Solar Cell Cooling and Heat Recovery in a Concentrated Photovoltaic System

M. Cozzini[1]
[1]Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Renewable Energies and Environmental Technologies (REET) Unit, Trento, Italy

Concentrated photovoltaic systems with high efficiency solar cells are being widely investigated, aiming at improving the cost-efficiency balance in the solar energy field. Different cell types are in use: e.g., high concentration triple junction cells, reaching efficiencies of the order of 35 - 40 % at 1000 suns, and medium concentration mono-crystalline silicon cells, with efficiencies of the ...

Groundwater Modeling as an Assessment Tool for Underground Mines Located in Fractured Massifs

J. Font-Capó[1], A. Nardi[1], M. Mendoza [2], E. Ruiz[2], S. Jordana[1], J. Molinero[1], P. Trinchero[1], J. Vargas[3]
[1]Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
[2]Amphos 21 Perú, Lima, Perú
[3]Worley Parson/TWP, Lima, Perú

Some of the present metallic ores mines are located in areas formed by a heterogeneous fractured massif where groundwater flows preferentially through fractures. Underground mining in these zones can cause impacts in streams, lakes and change the natural water balance of the watersheds, leading to conflicts between traditional uses of water and the mining activity. Quantification of these ...

Modeling a Nozzle in a Borehole - new

E. Holzbecher[1], F. Sun[1]
[1]Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Within a borehole a nozzle can be installed in order to increase the efficiency of fluid injection. The position of the nozzle is located near the perforated casing of an injection well. A COMSOL Multiphysics® model is set up for a typical nozzle design as applied in practice. The model is based on the Navier-Stokes equations with turbulence closures using k-ε model and k-ω closures. We find a ...

A COMSOL Multiphysics® Software Analysis of Beam Tube Cooling in the High Flux Isotope Reactor of ORNL

J. D. Freels [1],
[1] Research Reactors Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Previous to the present work, a formal calculation was approved [1,2] to support the operation of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Horizontal Beam-Tube 1 of 4 (HB-1). The present calculation [3,4] repeats the previous work using COMSOL Multiphysics® software and extends the analysis to cover a broader range of coolant flow. In addition, this new calculation expands the analysis much further ...

基于 COMSOL 的激光抛光过程仿真与机理分析

沈洪 [1],
[1] 上海交通大学,上海,中国

作为一项重要的材料表面处理技术,抛光直接影响着材料表面粗糙度等表面质量评价参数。随着微纳技术和精密制造的发展,工业应用中对材料表面粗糙度的要求越来越高,对抛光技术的综合要求也随之越来越高。然而,一些传统抛光方法的弊端日益凸显,无法再满足工业需要。激光抛光作为一种非接触式抛光技术,避免了传统抛光技术的磨痕,作用区域可控,可以对选定的区域进行局部抛光,也可以对复杂结构、机械不可达或难接近结构进行抛光。本文基于传热学和流体力学的基础理论,利用多物理场耦合有限元软件 COMSOL Multiphysics®,建立激光抛光过程的热-流-自由液面变形有限元模型,分析了表面张力和 Marangoni 效应对自由液面变形的影响规律,阐明激光抛光的主导机制。