Design and Development, via Prototype Testing and Multiphysics Modelling, of a Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) for Integration in Autonomous Gas Heaters
M. P. Codecasa, C. Fanciulli, R. Gaddi, F. Gomez Paz, and F. Passaretti
National Research Council of Italy - IENI Institute, Lecco, Italy
Italkero S.r.l., Modena, Italy
Studio di design Francisco Gomez Paz, Milano, Italy
An autonomous gas-heater for outdoor environments was selected as a test-case for cogeneration in gas-heaters and stoves, permitting installation and operation without need of an electrical network connection. A thermoelectric generator (TEG) was designed, converting part of produced heat into electrical power for auxiliaries (ventilation) or ancillary functions (illumination). Design approach, ...
M. A. Narbut , K. V. Titov , P. K. Konosavsky ,
 Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The groundwater flow is accompanied by the electric field with potential called usually the streaming potential or the Self-Potential (SP) to be measured on the ground surface (e.g., Rizzo et al., 2004; Bolève et al., 2007; Jardani et al., 2009). We studied numerically the SP signals associated with pumping test experiments in layered aquifers using COMSOL Multiphysics® software and GWFGEM ...
C. Hollenstein, and A. Howling
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Finite elements using COMSOL Multiphysics have been used to simulate the edge plasma in a large area capacitively coupled RF reactor. In order to reduce numerical difficulties simplified reactor edge geometries have been used. First results show the importance of electrostatic double layers within this plasma. In addition the non-uniform behaviour of the plasma sheath around convex and ...
A Comparison of Discrete Fracture Models for Single Phase Flow in Porous Media Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software
C. A. Romano-Pérez , M. A. Díaz-Viera ,
 Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, DF, México
 Ingeniería de Recuperación Adicional, Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Gustavo A. Madero, DF, México
A comparison of discrete fracture and explicit fracture models for single-phase flow in fractured porous media using COMSOL Multiphysics® software is presented to understand the contribution of each individual fracture to fluid flow, and the exchange between fracture and surrounding medium at a scale such that the fractures could be modeled explicitly. The derived flow models are based on the ...
F. Bosi , M. Magarotto , P. de Carlo , M. Manente , F. Trezzolani , D. Pavarin , D. Melazzi , P. Alotto , R. Bertani ,
 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
 CISAS "G.Colombo", University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Microwave discharges have a wide range of applications, such as gas conversion, material processing and surface treatment; also they can provide an efficient way for dissociation of molecular gases as CO2 and N2O. Depending on the operating pressure and temperature, non-equilibrium conditions can be attained within the discharge, where electron temperature, vibrational temperature and ...
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Pinawa, MB, Canada
The hydro-mechanical (HM) numerical simulation of a shaft seal installed at a fracture zone in a hypothetical host rock using COMSOL is presented. Two different stages are considered in the numerical modelling. Stage 1 simulates the groundwater flow into an open shaft. Stage 2 simulates the groundwater flow after installation of shaft sealing-components. The shaft sealing components include: ...
A. Rabehi , H. Kokabi , L. Chen , K. A. Ngo , H.-J. Krause 
 Sorbonne Universités, Laboratoire d’Electronique et Electromagnétisme, Paris, France
 Peter Grünberg Institute, Bioelectronics, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
 Sorbonne Universités, Laboratoire Interfaces et Systemes Electrochimiques (LISE), Paris, France
In a first approach towards application of the magnetic frequency mixing technique to microfluidic structures, microplanar coils have to be designed along with sample reservoir. For this, a COMSOL Multiphysics® electrical model along with an analytical calculation is used in order to optimize the dimensions of the coil. This is to ensure a proper distribution and value of magnetic flux density ...
V. S. Kshirsagar, P. M. Pawar
SVERI's College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India
Effective suspension and settling are critical for controlling biomass retention in a biogas digester. This paper developed a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model to simulate the hydrodynamic characteristics of multiphase flow in biogas digester. This is carried out by using COMSOL Multiphysics® software for understanding the behavior of slurries of different viscosity. This study helps to ...
H. Chen , J. Li , S. Xia ,
 Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, China
 Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Introduction In order to understand the detection mechanism of the PZT based nondestructive testing (NDT) technology for interface debonding of CFSTs, numerical simulation on a multi-physical model composed of surface-mounted PZT patches and CFST structural member is established in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The stress propagation process and the electrical signal output of an embedded PZT patch as ...
S. Lazzari , K. Perini , E. R. di Schio , E. Roccotiello ,
 University of Genova, Dept. of Sciences for Architecture, Genova, Italy
 University of Bologna, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Bologna, Italy
 University of Genova, Dept. of Sciences of Earth, Environment and Life, Genova, Italy
As known, air quality in urban areas is dramatically affected in particular by the noteworthy presence of respirable suspended particulate matter (such as PM2.5), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC), which are mainly due to traffic-induced emissions. On the other hand, it is also known that vegetation can help restoring the environmental quality of dense urban areas ...