Simulations of Heat and Mass Transport During Biomass Conversion Processes Using 3D Biomass Particle Models with Realistic Morphology and Resolved Microstructure - new
P. Ciesielski, M. Crowley, L. Thompson, B. Donohoe, D. Robichaud, A. Sanders, M. Nimlos, T. Foust
Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
Quantum Electronics & Photonics Division, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Boulder, CO, USA
Predictive simulations of biomass conversion processes will improve their technical performance and reduce economic uncertainty surrounding industrialization of biofuels production. The majority of present conversion simulations treat the biomass feedstock with simplifying assumptions that neglect important characteristics that are unique to biomass particles. These characteristics, including ...
H.C. Wong, K.N. Cho, and W.C. Tang
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
Atherosclerosis causes the deposition of plaque on the inner walls of arteries, which leads to restricted blood flow. Using the balloon angioplasty procedure, stents can be inserted and expanded in the atherosclerotic artery. We used COMSOL Multiphysics Structural Mechanics, Solid Stress-Strain module to perform static, large deformation analyses. Our results show that lower stent stresses were ...
Q.A. Chaudhry, M. Hanke, and R. Morgenstern
School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
The mathematical modeling of the diffusion and reaction of toxic compounds in mammalian cells is tough task due to their very complex geometry. The heterogeneity of the cell, particularly the cytoplasm, and the variation of the cellular architecture, greatly affects the behavior of these toxic compounds. Homogenization techniques have been implemented for the numerical treatment of the model. ...
K. Shahim, J-M. Drezet, J-F. Molinari, S. Momjian, and R. Sinkus
LSMX, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
LSMS, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
University Hospitals of Geneva and University of Geneva, Switzerland
Waves and Acoustics Laboratory, ESPCI, Paris, France
A numerical finite element model of one human brain is built in COMSOL in order to study a particular form of hydrocephalus, the so called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). The geometry of the ventricles and the skull is obtained by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and imported in COMSOL Multiphysics. Form the mechanical point of view, the brain parenchyma is modeled as a porous medium fully ...
A. Gerisch, S. Tiburtius, Q. Grimal, and K. Raum
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Laboratoire d’Imagerie Paramétrique, UPMC, Paris, France
Julius Wolff Institut & Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Musculoskeletal mineralized tissues (MMTs), e.g. bone, are hierarchical composite materials. Their effective elastic properties at different scales are of interest for computational studies of the MMT’s response to mechanical loading but also to realistically simulate implant osseointegration. We combine multi-scale and multi-modal experimental techniques with mathematical modelling of MMTs ...
P. Apell, S. Hjalmarsson, T. Lindberg, I. Wernström, Y. Tarakonov, A. Erichsen Andersson, M. Karlsteen
Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, Surgery and Intensive Care, Göteborg, Sweden
Patients undergoing surgery are sensitive to infections. The operation staff may spread 10^4 particles per person per minute, of which ten percent are presumed bacteria-carrying. We visualize the influence of the personnel on the air and particle flows for the two most common ventilation systems in Swedish hospitals using Comsol Multiphysics with particle tracing.. The Laminar Air flow ...
L. Murtomäki, T. Kainuvaara
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Drug therapy of the posterior segment of an eye is very challenging due to the difficult accessibility. Modern drugs often are large molecules, such as peptides, antibodies or oligonucleotides which are administrated, e.g. by intravitreous injections which requires clinical conditions. Computer modeling can be helpful in designing new and less invasive routes of drug administration. COMSOL is ...
Analysis of Heat Transfer in a Complex Three Dimensional Structure Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing - new
C. Settle, K. Hoshino
Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
The goal of this study was to create a three dimensionally designed biomedical device with multiple functionalities and analyze its simulated heat transfer. The device would be fabricated through additive manufacturing; specifically electron beam melting (EBM). EBM has a feature size constraint of 1 mm (acceptable for this design) and is only capable of manufacturing titanium alloys ; a ...
李娜 , 李江红 
研究头部损伤机理是对运动撞击中脑损伤进行预测的有效手段。数学模型是分析损伤实验数据、预测人员碰撞损伤程度的唯一方法，但现有的头部损伤有限元模型基于尸体实验数据，且忽略脑组织结构的各向异性。本项目旨在提出并实现一种以损伤生物力学为基础、结合磁共振扫描 DTI 的轴突走向信息的有限元力学模型。提取脑外伤前的弥散张量成像信息，实现深入到轴突水平有限元力学模型的建立，在有限元模拟中采用非线性超弹性力学模型，并植入 NSGAII 最优化方法对有限元模型的材料参数进行优化，从而提高模型的稳定性和计算精度；将计算预测结果与损伤后 DTI 的 FA 值所表现的轴突断裂情况进行验证， 探索活体环境下碰撞损伤中脑轴突的损伤性变化，从而获得脑外伤损伤程度与力学因素之间的关系，为脑外伤损伤程度的预测和脑外伤损伤标准的校正提供精确完整的信息。本项目的研究成果将在汽车碰撞的乘员防护设计上有重要的理论指导价值。 ...
M. Zell, D. Cronin, D. Morgan, F. Marra, and J. Lyng
School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture and Food Science Centre, College of Life Sciences, UCD Dublin, Ireland
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica e Alimentare, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Pasteurization of solid food undergoing ohmic heating has been analyzed using COMSOL Multiphysics on the basis of a previously validated multiphysics model. The simulation of pasteurization by ohmic heating involves simultaneous solution electrical potential within the food, heat transfer, and the kinetics transport of death of microorganisms. In the model, thermo-physical and electrical ...