R. P. Ruby, G. Kulkarni, U. Kanade
Noumenon Multiphysics Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India
Oneirix Engineering Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India
Seals or gaskets that are compressed between walls of a container are important to many industrial applications. Understanding the performance of such seals requires an understanding of the microscopic geometry of the sealing surfaces, because the fluid seeps around the undulations of such surfaces. This paper presents strong computational evidence that the microgeometry of such surfaces depends ...
P. Geraldini , A. Lorenzo ,
 Sogin S. p. A., Rome, Italy
Confinement systems for nuclear waste are usually designed to perform and ensure safety in view of all the assumed design basis events, including fires. Considering waste typology and radioactivity, the goal of the confinement system design is to protect the content of the steel drums against a two hours fire event. At this aim Sogin has chosen to use Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) shells. ...
J. H. Lee
Department of Mechanical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
The idea of application as a hearing device based on a parasitoid fly, Ormia ochracea has been studied extensively recently. This paper addresses another possible application as an underwater directional sensor. In order to study the feasibility of the application, it is necessary to investigate the feasibility of the underwater application of the directional sensor based on the hearing ...
Y. Jin , S. Kumar , R. A. Gerhardt ,
 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
1. Introduction The electrical properties of materials are important in many different applications. In microelectronics for example, films must perform as insulators, semiconductor or as conducting layers. In recent years, scanning probe methods are being extended to the nanometre scale range since accurate high spatial resolution measurements of electrical properties are of great interest ...
A. Donaldson , A. Thimmaiah ,
 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
 National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
COMSOL Multiphysics® software is used to explore the impact of distributor width on the film thickness, and the resulting sensitivity of overall thermal efficiency in a plate and frame triple-effect evaporator. A stable film is crucial to maintain a minimum wetting rate, to circumvent the “dry-out condition”. The hydrodynamics of stable film development as a function of distributor width was ...
Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling for an Optimized Design of a Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting MEMS Generator
I. Kuehne, A. van der Linden, J. Seidel, M. Schreiter, L. Fromme, and A. Frey
Siemens AG, Corporate Research & Technologies, Munich, Germany
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH, Göttingen, Germany
This paper reports the design of a piezoelectric energy harvesting micro generator for an energy autonomous tire pressure monitoring wireless sensor node. For our design we use a piezoelectric MEMS generator approach without additional mass. The intrinsic mass of the cantilever is in the microgram region and the resulting acceleration forces are very small. The generator has a triangular ...
V. Longinotti, S. Di Marco, S. Pistilli, F. Costa, M. Giusti, G. Gammariello, I. Gison, G. Latessa[1,2], D. Mascolo, A. Buosciolo
Altran Italia, Roma, Italy
Consorzio DeltaTi Research, Milano, Italy
The main topic of this paper is the development of an innovative tool that can be applied in a wide range of complex problems, to simulate, optimize and improve system design especially when dealing with huge numbers of parameters and constraints. The new methodology is obtained by joining the power of COMSOL Muliphysics® simulation with the modern optimization approach of genetic algorithms. ...
E. C. Santos, J. H. Sales, C. Lima
Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, BA, Brazil
Instituto Federal da Bahia, Irecê, BA, Brazil
This paper compares the efficiency of a vertical solar dryer vis-à-vis the traditional drying method by the means of a computer simulation. The said program considers geometric, thermal and mechanical effects so as to simulate heat transfer via conduction, convection and radiation. We later ran additional tests with simulated data on the greenhouses(traditional method) so as to compare the ...
S.M.F. Garcia, and P. Seshaiyer
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
In this work we consider a 1-D mathematical model that describes a heating problem combined with electrical current flows in a body which may undergo a phase change as a result of the heat generated by the current, so-called Joule heating. The model consists of a system of nonlinear partial differential equations with quadratic growth in the gradient. Joule heating is generated by the resistance ...
Estimation of Hydraulic Conductivity for a Heterogeneous Unsaturated Soil Using Electrical Resistivity and Level-Set Methods - new
T. K. Chou, M. Chouteau, J. S. Dubé
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, QC, Canada
The estimation of the soil saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ks) is crucial in understanding water flow and transport of contaminants. There are many hydrological techniques available in determining this parameter (constant head method, in-situ soil analysis, etc...). While these techniques can provide quality data points, they are often limited by sparse data sampling and scale. Therefore ...