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Simulation and Analysis of Two Fans Air Speed Match Design in Off-Road Mine Tract Generator Using COMSOL

Y. Shen[1], D. Wu[1]
[1]Beijing University of Science & Technology, Beijing, China

This paper describes a model of self-ventilated generator cooling on a 170 tons off-road mine dump truck. Considering the space restrictions of mine dump truck, the cooling systems for the generator and the in-wheel motors of the rear axle share one air inlet duct. With the action of generator fan and rear duct fan, cooling air from the inlet duct will be divided into two parts to cool the ...

The Application of Low Temperature Plasma in COMSOL Multiphysics

Cheng-Che (Jerry) Hsu[1]
[1]Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Multiphysics simulation was used in this work to model inductively coupled plasmas (ICPs). Developing a model of an ICP is challenging due to the complex relationship between the applied electric field and mixture of chemical species that develops. A preliminary model was developed and validated for an Ar/O2 plasma including neutral, ionic, and all major reactions. The validated model was used ...

Optimizing Fuel Cell Design with COMSOL Multiphysics

Chin-Hsien Cheng[1]
[1]Renewable Energy RD Center, Chung-Hsin Electric & Machinery, Taiwan

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) were investigated using COMSOL Multiphysics with the AC/DC Module and Chemical Engineering Module. Simulation may be used to increase the performance while decreasing the cost of the catalyst later (CL). Experimental validation of single and multi-layer CL was performed for varied PBI electrolyte content. The validated model was used to investigate ...

Investigation of Blade Profiles of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine by Numerical Simulation

S. Yoshioka[1]
[1]Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu City, Shiga, Japan

There are two types of vertical axis wind turbine, drag-type and lift-type. Drag type wind turbine can rotate in low speed wind condition, although its rotation speed is low. Lift type wind turbine can rotate at higher speed, although it works only in high speed wind condition. This study investigates new blade profile that realize rotation in low wind speed condition and higher rotation speed ...

Three-Dimensional Numerical Study of the Flow Past a Magnetic Obstacle

M. Rivero[1], O. Andreev[2], A. Thess[3], S. Cuevas[4], T. Fröhlich[1]
[1]Institute of Process Measurement and Sensor Technology, Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany
[2]Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V., Institut für Sicherheitsforschung Abteilung Magnetohydrodynamik, Dresden, Germany
[3]Institute of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany
[4]Instituto de Energías Renovables, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Temixco, Morelos, México

Flows of electrically conducting liquids in external magnetic fields are present in several applications. In this kind of flow, the inhomogeneous magnetic field creates a breaking force on the conducting fluid. As a result, a stagnant zone is formed in the zone affected by the localized field so that the fluid flows around it. Wakes in magnetohydrodynamic flows present interesting challenges ...

Numerical Simulation of Forced and Static Smoldering Combustion

S. Singer[1], W. H. Green[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Transient, two-dimensional (axisymmetric) simulations of a cigarette subject to realistic static and forward smoldering cycles were performed. The computational domain consists of a porous packed bed of tobacco and a filter surrounded by a thin, porous paper and a region of surrounding air. The governing equations include overall mass conservation, momentum conservation, conservation equations ...

COMSOL in electrochemical applications

Shuo-Jen Lee [1]
[1]College of Engineering, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Microstructures such as holes, grooves, microchannels, and surface texture are essential geometric profiles for micro-components. Burs can cause interference, affect the positioning of processing, and influence the quality and surface appearance of the structure. Electrochemical machining (ECM) is a method of manufacturing that removes metal by electrochemical process instead of conventional ...

COMSOL Multiphysics Applied to MEMS Simulation and Design

Dr. Piotr Kropelnicki[1]
Mu Xiao Jing[1]
Wan Chia Ang[1]
Cai Hong[1]
Andrew B. Randles[1]

[1]Institute of Microelectronics, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore, Singapore

In this research, we performed multiple COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations. We analyzed the dispersion curves of waves in a LAMB wave pressure sensor; simulated a thin metal film in a microbolometer and observed the resulting stress; investigated the thermal behavior of an acoustic wave microbolometer; and modeled the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) for piezoelectric-based energy harvesting from ...

Extending Engineering Simulations to Scientists: Food Safety and Quality Prediction Using COMSOL Multiphysics® and LiveLink™ for Excel®

A. Warning[1], A. K. Datta[1]
[1]Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

The objective of this study was to develop an easy to use interface in Excel® that connects to not only the solvers in COMSOL Multiphysics®, but also existing databases of food properties, foodborne pathogenic microorganisms kinetics, and chemical kinetics, creating a comprehensive simulation software to predict food safety and quality. The user interface allows the user to select the food, ...

FSWR Microlith Performance Metrics Assessment

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

COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used to develop assessment tools for the NASA-sponsored Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) regenerable Microlith®- based adsorber modules. The Full Scale Water Removal (FSWR) PCI Microlith® was initially modeled for comparison with exit velocity data, measured while exterior canister was removed. Measurement data as well as flow analysis showed that the velocity ...

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