Two Step Study of Flow in an Industrial Pulp Screen, Solved with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Mixer Module - new
Wetind Technology AB, Alnö, Sweden
An industrial pulp screen is investigated. The dilute pulp is pumped through a screen barrier. In order to avoid the fiber network to plug, it is necessary to 1) fluidize the shear thinning pulp 2) expose the barrier with plug releasing pressure pulses. This work involves a 2-step study. Step 1: The full screen flow is simulated using Mixer Module Frozen Rotor k-. Essential pressure field ...
S. Saha, A. Ramirez, C. DiBiasio, M. Culpepper
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA
Introduction: Flexures are low-cost bearings that are capable of providing motion guidance with high repeatability and low friction (Figure 1). However, applications of flexure bearings are often limited by their low range. This is because motion guidance in flexures is provided by bending/flexing of members; thus, range is limited by the bending stiffness. As the bending stiffness can be ...
J. Thanikachalam, P. Nagaraj
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India
The Automotive industry has now become a technology of “Drive by Wire”. This technology is used to replace the conventional mechanical system by electromechanical system which is able to perform the same tasks faster, more reliably and accurately. The problems with the traditional braking systems are unreliable at high speeds, long respond time, more brake pad wear, high temperature operating ...
K. Govardhan , T. Pedanekar , P. Vashishtha ,
 VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
A comparative study is done using optimized single axis accelerometer and dual axis and double gimbal accelerometers are designed with different cantilever beam types i.e. perforated, non perforated, spring type and cross spring type. The models are simulated to find the most sensitive model.
T. J. Berger ,
 Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
The XENON Dark Matter Experiment utilizes ultra-pure xenon (Xe) as a target for particle interaction in the effort to detect dark matter particles. To measure the purity of Xe, a gas purity monitor (GPM) is being developed which drifts electrons through Xe gas to detect impurities that contribute to charge attenuation. An axially-symmetric model is used to simulate the electric field generated ...
D. Mi ,
 KEISOKU Engineering System Co., Ltd., Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Optimization of a typical electrochemical system with insulating shields is considered in this work, which objective is to reduce the current peak due to singularity and smooth the current density distribution along electrode surface. Moving mesh method was adopted to allow change in design variables, i.e., position and width of the insulating shields. It was found that combining optimization ...
Electromagnetic Modeling of Field Emitter Cathodes Inside an L-Band RF Gun at Fermilab Using COMSOL®
H. Panuganti [1,2,3], P. Piot [1,3],
 Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Development (NICADD), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL USA
 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL, USA
Field-emitter (FE) electron sources offer significant advantages over photocathode and thermionic sources due to their ability to be operated without the need for an auxiliary laser system or a heating source. While FE cathodes have been traditionally used in DC environments, we explore electron beam generation from carbon based FE cathodes inside an L-band RF gun at Fermilab, where ...
A. Weddemann, A. Auge, F. Wittbracht, S. Herth, A. Hütten
Bielefeld University, Germany
Particle-particle interactions are usually neglected when considering the behaviour of magnetic particle's so called magnetic beads in e.g. a microfluidic device. However, if the particle density exceeds a critical limit, this assumption might not lead to proper results anymore. In this paper the particle-particle interaction of magnetic beads in an external magnetic field will be discussed. It ...
Hybrid Finite Element-Finite Volume Algorithm for Solving Transient Multi-Scale Non-Linear Fluid-Structure Interaction during Operation of a Hydraulic Seal
A. Thatte, and R. Salant
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
This paper presents a hybrid finite element – finite volume algorithm for solving multi-scale fluid-structure interaction during transient operation of a hydraulic rod seal. The elasto-hydrodynamic model consists of several micro-scale and macro-scale analyses types, all incorporated in a single hybrid iterative computational framework to solve these highly coupled nonlinear multiphysics ...
K. Buehler, and J. W. Louw
University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
Rotating fluids are important in nature and technology. Many applications can be found in the field of meteorology and in rotating machinery. This investigation concerns the application of the swirl flow application mode in COMSOL Multiphysics to simulate nonlinear aspects of flows within spherical geometries. The results show the non-uniqueness of the supercritical solutions and ...