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Detector and Calibration-source Models for the SAFARI Detector Test Facility

M. Audley[1], G. de Lange[1], C. Bracken[2]
[1]SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Groningen, The Netherlands
[2]National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

SAFARI is a far-infrared imaging spectrometer for the Japanese satellite observatory SPICA. SAFARI covers the wavelength range 34—210 μm (1.4—8.8 THz) using Transition-Edge-Sensor (TES) bolometers. We have built a test facility to qualify and characterize the SAFARI focal plane units using cryogenic optical calibration sources. To support this work we have used COMSOL Multiphysics® to model the ...

Flow-induced Vibrations of the Uvula and its Implication on Snoring

J. Xi[1], Q. M. Mohamad[1], Y. E. Yuan[1], J. Rohlinger[1]
[1]Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

1. Flow-induced uvula deformation considerably altered the flow dynamics inside the nose. 2. For a weak soft palate, complete flow occlusion can occur (sleep apnea). 3. Vibration of the airway structures is crucial to better understand snoring generation mechanisms and breathing-related disorders.

Behavior Models of Virtual Impactors

R. Haft[1]
[1]Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Hayward, CA, USA

A pocket-size portable particle size detector for diesel and cigarette smoke aerosols is being designed using particle size and composition methods. Aerodynamics, fluid properties, material composition and aerosol composition are taken into account. Testing methods for the design include using an impactor and virtual impactor with two quartz crystal resonators to determine particle composition ...

Towards Optimized Neural Stimulation in a Device for Urinary Incontinence

A.N. Shiraz[1], A. Demosthenous[1]
[1]E&EE Department, University College London, London, United Kingdom

After spinal cord injury (SCI) the functions of the lower urinary tract are often disrupted and may have fatal consequences for the patient. It has been shown that using a transrectal probe developed by Craggs et al., through conditional transrectal stimulation of pudendal nerve, it is possible to treat hyperreflexia in some of the SCI patients. To maximise the efficacy of this type of ...

Modeling the ELENA Electron Cooler with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

G. Tranquille[1]
[1]CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

ELENA is a small cooler decelerator ring at CERN which will be built to increase substantially the number of usable antiprotons delivered to experiments for studies with antihydrogen and antiprotonic nuclei. COMSOL Multiphysics® software has been used to completely model the ELENA electron cooling device in 3D. We have taken advantage of the different physics-based modules of COMSOL ...

Transport-Kinetic Interactions for SO2 Oxidation to SO3 in Particulate and Monolith Catalysts - new

P. L. Mills[1], A. Nagaraj[2]
[1]Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA
[2]Department of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Introduction: Development of next-generation chemical processes that have zero emissions is a key environmental objective for sustainable development. The manufacture of H2SO4 by the air oxidation of SO2 to SO3 is an important technology where an opportunity exists for new catalyst development and process innovation by reducing emissions of unconverted SO2 in process reactor tail gases owing to ...

Numerical Analysis of the Self-Heating Behaviour of Coal Dust Accumulations - new

D.Wu[1], E. Van den Bulck[1]
[1]Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Introduction Self-heating behaviour of dust accumulations is a multiphysics field coupled heat and mass transfer in the porous media. A typical experimental apparatus with a hot storage oven and mesh wire baskets has been taken as the study object. The influence of gas flow velocity, oxygen concentration and ambient temperature on the self-heating behaviour of the dry coal dust sample has been ...

Electric Resistance Welding Process in Tube Manufacturing: Comparison Between a Numerical Model and a Set of Plant Trials - new

C. Cincunegui[1], P. Marino[1], D. Tieppo[1], E. Martinez[1]
[1]Tenaris, Campana, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In welded tube manufacturing, the electric resistance welding (EW) process begins with a coiled plate of steel with appropriate thickness and width to conform the produced tube. The strip is pulled through a series of rollers that gradually cold conform it into a tubular shape. The edges of the cylindrical plate come together forming a V. The strip edges are heated with a high frequency power ...

Comparison of Different Passive Oil-Water Mixing Schemes in a Flow Loop - new

A. Chaudhuri[1]
[1]Materials Synthesis & Integrated Devices, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

Oil and water are immiscible fluids and they tend to separate very easily when introduced into a flow stream from two different sources in a flow loop. This model studies the development of mixture volume fraction in an oil-water-flow loop with 3 different passive mixing schemes: (i) blind-T, (ii) check valve, and (iii) static mixer. Each device produces different levels of mixture homogeneity ...

关于气泡在LIMCA系统中变形的数值模拟 - new

杨文志[1], 王晓东[1]
[1]中国科学院大学,北京,中国

LIMCA技术是一种原位测量高温液态金属中杂质颗粒的方法。测量的原理为:在一个小孔内外设置一对电极,并且通以电流,这样可以在孔口附近形成一个电敏感区,当杂质经过电敏感区时,通过测量电压脉冲信号以检测杂质的信息。对硬质颗粒的LIMCA技术已经有了许多研究,但实际情况下有些颗粒如气泡是可变形的,这将损害LIMCA的精度。 模型使用了 COMSOL Multiphysics® 中的“层流两相流-相场”和“电磁场”模式,气泡和液态铝以相同的初始速度向相同方向运动,同时在液态导电金属中通以电流。由于流体和气泡是运动的,流动会受到洛伦兹力的影响,所以在流场中加入由电磁场计算得到的“mef.FLtzr”和“mef.FLtzz”作为体积力源项。同时流动结构的改变也会影响电磁场,两个物理场之间存在着强耦合,需要同时求解。 数值计算结果给出了在气泡变形情况下的流场、电磁场 ...