Interpretation of Measurements with Novel Thermal Conductivity Sensors Suitable for Space Applications
N. I. Kömle, G. Kargl, E. Kaufmann, J. Knollenberg, and W. Macher
Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria
DLR Institut für Planetenforschung, Berlin, Germany
Thermal conductivity of near surface soil layers is a key parameter for understanding the energy balance of planetary bodies. To measure this property, heated needle sensors are frequently used in field and laboratory applications. To adapt this type of sensors for application on space missions, various modifications have to be implemented. An example for such a modified sensor is the so ...
IMI, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
This paper presents thermo-mechanical models for predicting the strength of polymer laminates loaded in tension or compression exposed to one-sided radiant heating by fire. The first part is the fire simulation where the FDS model is utilized. The FDS model generates a solution of several state variables, such as pressure, temperature, heat, velocity vector. In the second part, COMSOL heat ...
D. Testi, P. Conti
University of Pisa, Department of Energy and Systems Engineering, Pisa, Italy
The use of foundation piles as ground heat exchangers coupled to a geothermal heat pump is considered of interest for possible savings in installation costs, compared to conventional borehole heat exchangers. We refer to them as “geothermal piles” or “energy piles”. The main purpose of the foundation structure is to transmit the load of the building to the lower layers of the soil, best suited ...
Multiphysics and Simulation of MEMS based Bolometer for Detecting the Radiations in Nuclear Power Plants
K. Umapathi, S. Swetha, K. Ranjitha, K. Vinodh, K. Deebiga, R. Harisudarsan
United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India
Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
High performance micro sensors are important to detecting special nuclear materials radiations in different fields to save the globe. This paper is mainly focused on to develop a MEMS based bolometer for detecting the nuclear radiation to provide the high security in Nuclear power Plants. A thermally sensitive micro metal plate is designed and placed on a substrate through micro thermal link. ...
S. Dalrymple, R. Heslop
C-Tech Innovation Ltd. , Capenhurst, United Kingdom
Ohmic heating is a volumetric heating technology which can effectively process almost any pumpable fluid with extremely high energy efficiency (>95%). This is particularly useful for very thick fluids, those that burn on to hot surfaces and those with high solids content which would cause difficulties for conventional heating techniques. Processing of animal by-products (ABP) faces all these ...
Bruno Chinè , Valerio Mussi , Michele Monno , Andrea Rossi ,
 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Cartago, Costa Rica
 Macchine Utensili e Sistemi di Produzione, Piacenza, Italy
 Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Metal foams are interesting materials with many potential applications. Foamed metals or alloys include gas voids in the material structure and therefore the density is introduced as a new variable, with the real possibility to modify ad hoc their physical properties. In the indirect foaming process carried out in a furnace, simultaneous mass, momentum and energy transfer between three phases, ...
N. Delmonte, M. Bernardoni, P. Cova, and R. Menozzi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
This work describes a way to apply 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to the thermal design of power electronic modules using simplified geometry models of the system components. The method here presented can overcome the problem of solving equation systems with a very high number of Degrees Of Freedom (DOF) due to complex geometry of a power module.
S. Carcangiu, B. Cannas, G. Concu, N. Trulli
Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Department of Architecture and Planning, University of Sassari, Alghero, Italy
An experimental program has been developed, with the purpose of evaluating the reliability in building diagnosis and characterization of an integrated analysis of several parameters related to heat transfer process through the building material. The Infrared Thermography Technique (IRT) has been applied. Experimental measurements have been carried out on a concrete structure with an inside ...
Y. Wang, D. Uwe Sauer
Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems, Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
HTPEM fuel cells are considered to be the next generation fuel cells. The electrochemical kinetics for electrode reactions are enhanced by using PBI membrane at an operation temperature between 160-180 °C comparing to LTPEM fuel cells. But starting HTPEM fuel cells from room temperature to an operation temperature is a challenge. In this work, using preheated air to heat up the fuel cells ...
G. Petrone, A. Adorisio, S. Adorisio, M. Calderisi, A. Cecchi, M. Scionti, F. Turchi
BE CAE & Test, Catania, Italy
Gadda Industrie, Ivrea, Italy
Laboratori Archa, Pisa, Italy
This paper deals with an integrated numerical and experimental analysis work aiming at the investigation of the thermal distribution inside an industrial furnace built for metal materials treatments. The main goal of the research is to find the geometrical and/or functional parameters responsible for a not homogeneous thermal distribution inside the internal volume of the furnace. During the ...