J. Burrow , A. Bond ,
 Quintessa Ltd, United Kingdom
The UK Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor fleet, operated by EDF Energy, utilize a graphite core consisting of a lattice of around 3000 annular bricks. Due to irradiation, oxidation and thermal effects, the bricks deform and loose mass as they age. Of key concern is the late-life behavior of the bricks, in particular the predicted time at which brick shrinkage reverses into expansion, generating large ...
D. Sampietro , E. Abarca , H. von Schenck , J. Molinero 
 Amphos 21 Consulting S.L., Barcelona, Spain
 Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co., Stockholm, Sweden
Radioactive waste repositories include barriers that work to contain the waste, thereby protecting human health and the environment. In deep geological disposal systems, barriers include the natural geological barrier and the engineered barrier system (EBS). The ability of the EBS to limit groundwater flow is important and optimized design solutions are often sought by means of numerical ...
M. García-Serrana , J. L. Nieber , J. S. Gulliver ,
 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
This analysis evaluates the importance of the lateral component of flow on the infiltration of water from parallel strip sources of water on the soil surface. Flow from such sources will be two-dimensional, having both vertical and lateral components. Here we examine the effect of the spacing between parallel strip sources and the texture of the soil on the rate of infiltration through a given ...
D. Fabris , B. Henriques , J. C. M. Souza , J. Guimarães , M. Fredel 
 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Blumenau, SC, Brazil; and CMEMS-Uminho, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Dental restorations can be made by different materials bonded together, which grant good mechanical resistance and aesthetic at the same time. In order to evaluate the behavior of dental restorations in the oral environment, a test, called thermocycler, is used, which simulates the temperature changes and the chemical environment of the mouth. The objective of this work is to evaluate thermal ...
A. K. Palit ,
 ZF-Lemförder Electronic GmbH, ZF-Friedrichshafen AG. Group, Friedrichshafen, Germany
The design of a right contour/structure of the NFC-antenna is presented. The NFC-reader-antenna is applied later to communicate with the NFC-tag (transponder) of a smart phone placed in the phone box of the car. The NFC-reader-antenna with selected contour is printed directly on the PCB and the antenna-PCB is placed under the phone box at the center console. The designed antenna must fulfill ...
Huacheng Zhu , Qian Meng , Quansheng Wang , Youqi Deng ,
 Institute of Applied Electromagnetics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
 College of Physical Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Microwave heating is known for its efficiency and instantaneity. However, the non-uniformity of the microwave heating has limited the development of its application in industry. In order to solve this problem, a metal patch sticking to the turntable was proposed. During the heating process, the location of the metal patch will change along with the rotation of turntable. Thus, regulate the ...
N. Chowdhury, Z. Liao, and L. Zhao
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Acoustic wave propagation due to the breakage or slippage of reinforced wire in water-filled prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) attracts interest in non-destructive pipe testing. Current practice of acoustic emission (AE) detection and wire-break related events (WRE) recognition is based on field data analysis. This work deals with the theoretical investigation of WRE signal from ...
E. Zanchini, and T. Terlizzese
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Energetica, Nucleare e del Controllo Ambientale, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
The results of two thermal response tests recently performed on two vertical borehole heat exchangers (BHEs) are presented. The BHEs have the same cross section and a depth of 100 m and 120 m respectively. The evaluation of the thermal properties of the ground and grout are performed by a finite-element simulation method, developed through the software package COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
We are developing approximations of electrically anisotropic materials for use in novel imaging methods. Our modeling work in COMSOL comprises comparisons of anisotropic and layered models in terms of electrical conductivities measured using different strategies. We tested solution stability in one anisotropic case by varying mesh anisotropy. In our case, good approximations to the true ...
A.H. Aziz, H. Pourzand, A.K. Singh
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
COMSOL Multiphysics software was used to structurally optimize the Wright brothers’ flyer. The flyer was drawn in SolidWorks, imported and meshed in COMSOL. COMSOL Solid Mechanics module was used to analyze the flyer. Four of the sixteen struts were removed yet the structural integrity of the flyer was maintained. COMSOL Laminar Flow module was used to compute the aerodynamic forces and ...