T. J. Kazdal , M. J. Hampe ,
 Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
A micro steam methane reformer is a complex product consisting of multiple units. For the virtual functional product development it is necessary to validate these sub models separately. Therefore a reactor was designed to analyse kinetics of chemical reactions. The reactor design is based on a simulation geometry and the boundary conditions of the simulation were recreated in the experimental ...
T. Merder , J. Jowsa , A. M. Hutny , J. Pieprzyca , M. Warzecha ,
 Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland
 Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland
Studies of the liquid metal movement (hydrodynamic) in a real object (tundish) are substantially precluded due to the objective difficulties (high temperature and the size of metallurgical equipment), compared to their execution by the use of physical and numerical modeling. In presented study, two test methods for analyzing the flow and mixing of the liquid steel in the tundish were used. The ...
S. Gaied , M. Courtois , M. Carin , P. Le Masson 
 ArcelorMittal Global R&D, Montataire, France
 LUniv. Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France
A Laser-welded blank (LWB) consists of steels of different thicknesses and/or grades welded together to produce a single blank prior to the forming process. LWB are mostly used in the automotive field where the high productivity of the laser welding process is an advantage. Numerical modeling of the welding process could be a way to optimize the energy input and the quality of LWB, by taking ...
Marc K. Smith
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Simple, accurate CFD simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics are used in a senior-level undergraduate course as a means to explore a number of fluid flows with the intent of developing a deep understanding of the underlying fluid mechanical mechanisms involved in the flows. Students also learn about the finite element method, how to properly pose the underlying mathematical model for the fluid ...
S. Singer, W. H. Green
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 ...
Investigating the Performance of Mechanically Ventilated Double-Skin Facades with Solar Control Devices in the Main Cavity - new
C. G. Galante
Newtecnic Ltd, London, England, UK
The use of ventilated facades may reduce the cooling and heating energy demands of the building. Double-skin facades (DSFs) belong to the wider group of ventilated facades and currently represent one of the most interesting and studied facade systems. The purpose of this study is to investigate the thermal behaviour and performance of a DSF being designed for a real project in the Middle East ...
D. Conchouso , A. Arevalo , D. Castro , Y. Ying , I. G. Foulds 
 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
 School of Engineering, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Vancouver, BC, Canada
To maintain same droplet size across parallel devices, new break-up strategies based on geometry are been studied. In this work, we model a geometrically-set droplet generator, in which the droplet break-up occurs by a block and break mechanism. In other words when the disperse phase blocks the path of the continuous phase, droplet formation occurs. The devices showed consistent droplet ...
D. Neihguk , M. L. Munjal , A. Prasad ,
 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Chennai, India
 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Perforated pipes are extensively used to control exhaust noise in automobiles [1-4]. The energy loss associated with the perforations leads to back pressure which needs to be quantified and minimized . An objective approach presented in  is the introduction of friction factor for perforated ducts as a function of the porosity. In this article, the utilization of the CFD Module of COMSOL ...
A.W.M. van Schijndel and H.L. Schellen
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
This paper presents the use of the multiphysics package COMSOL for teaching heat and moisture transport modeling in the research area of building physics. It includes a description on how COMSOL works and six exercises with 2D, 3D, steady state and transient models. It is concluded that COMSOL is a very useful tool for this kind of engineering education. Especially, the abstraction level of ...
A. Zugliano, R. Artoni, A. Santomaso, and A. Primavera
Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.a., Buttrio, UD, Italy
DIPIC, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy
In previous works a dissipative hydrodynamic model was used to simulate the behavior of a dense granular solid flowing through silos with simple geometries or with internal devices, showing good agreement with experimental results. That model has been upgraded taking into account the interaction between the solid itself and a nonreactive gaseous stream flowing countercurrent through it. This ...