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Multiphysics Analysis of a Photobioreactor

L. T. Gritter [1], E. Dunlop [2], J. S. Crompton [1], K. C. Koppenhoefer [1]
[1] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
[2] Pan Pacific Technologies Pty Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Photo-bioreactors generate biomass by providing a controlled environment for the cultivation of algae due to photosynthesis. Algae cultivation can be controlled through the operating parameters and bioreactor environment to allow for high productivity and the use of systems with large surface-to-volume ratios offers maximum efficiency in the use of light compared to alternative batch systems. ...

基于 COMSOL 的 HVPE 法 GaN 单晶生长过程模拟

兰飞飞 [1],
[1] 中国电子科技集团公司第四十六研究所,天津,中国

利用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件中流体传热接口、层流接口、化学反应接口对 HVPE 法单晶生长过程进行模拟。建立了基于 HVPE 生长室内部结构的简单二维模型,并进行了标准的网格剖分,通过物理场耦合,并添加了生长过程中所需的生长气氛,研究了 HVPE 法进行 GaN 单晶生长过程中衬底表面厚度分布的变化规律。通过模拟结果发现,衬底表面存在显著的边缘效应,边缘处厚度显著高于衬底表面其它区域。

电极压缩程度对钒液流电池性能的影响

王琼 [1], 屈治国 [1],
[1] 西安交通大学,西安,中国

引言 钒液流电池储能技术作为高效电化学储能技术之一,可应用于新能源储能,电网削峰填谷、调频调幅、应急电源等。钒液流电池储能技术具有独立的的额定功率和额定能量,高输出功率,低成本等特点[1]。 COMSOL Multiphysics® 的使用 本文采用分区建模,模型耦合的方式进行模拟。 结果 钒液流电池在组装过程中需要一定的组装压力以避免电解液的泄漏,同时可减小电极与集流板的接触电阻[2]。如图1所示,有研究表明有流道的集流板与石墨毡电极接触并挤压时,由于流道脊与流道的不均匀表面,会使石墨毡电极出现非均匀压缩现象[3]。图2为均匀模型(SU-5)与非均匀模型(SNI-5)电池压降与实验结果(Exp-5)在CR=55.67%的对比。结果显示考虑了石墨非均匀压缩导致的变形之后的模拟结果与实验结果相吻合。图3为非均匀模型与均匀模型在CR=41.83%情况下的对比图。如图所示 ...

Simulation of Beverage Refrigeration with Dependence on Container Shape, Material and Orientation

S. Bekemeier[1], L. Fromme[1], A. Genschel[1], K. Kröger[1]
[1]University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany

Adequate cooling of beverages is a major issue in planning of several types of events, e.g. poster sessions at conferences. One crucial factor is the time needed to cool beverages from its initial temperature to the desired drinking temperature. We present a way to determine a close approximation for the cooling behavior of three types of commonly used beverage containers using COMSOL ...

电力母线板稳态、瞬态多物理场模型差异分析

程屾 [1], 刑燕好 [1]
[1] 沈阳工业大学,沈阳,中国

随着电力工业的快速发展,母线板作为汇集、分配和传送电能的装置,广泛应用于各个电工领域。由于流过母线板的电流一般较大,其温升发热问题不容忽视。该问题涉及电磁场、温度场、流场及位移场等多个物理场的综合。为了更好地研究其发热散热问题,本文采用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 多物理场直接耦合分析软件,基于有限元理论,在考虑设备几何形状和材料物理特性影响的基础上,对母线板进行三维建模。分别在瞬态和稳态情况下对母线板进行电—热—力耦合场分析,电—热—流耦合场分析,从而研究母线板的温度、电流密度分布规律和由于热膨胀引起的形变大小。最后加入层流,分析在考虑气流冷却效应时,母线板的散热情况,并对仿真结果进行研究分析。

Electroceutical Modeling with Advanced COMSOL® Techniques

K. Carlson [1,][2], J. Begnaud [3], J. L. Shils [4], S. Dokos [5], L. Mei [1,][2], J. E. Arle [1,][2]
[1] Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
[2] Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
[3] Livanova Neuromodulation, Houston, TX, USA
[4] Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
[5] University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Neuromodulation is the use of electromagnetic fields to modulate the human nervous system, typically to treat neurological disorders. Electroceuticals is an ambitious program to modulate any nerve, anywhere, anytime, for any reason — to treat disease, disorders, and enhance or interface with the nervous system. Note that electroceuticals follows medical devices’, rather than pharmaceuticals’, ...

Modeling and Simulation of Hydrogen Generation in Membrane Reactor via Steam Octane Reforming

N. Ghasem [1], A. Y. Alraeesi [1],
[1] UAE Univeristy, Alain, United Arab Emirates

Various hydrocarbon compounds have been converted into pure hydrogen by using a catalyst and a palladium membrane in one reactor (PMR) in a one-step process where the reaction proceeds to almost complete conversion. Octane is converted into pure hydrogen using of a palladium membrane reactor is described. Catalysts are used to endorse reactions such as methane steam reforming. These reactions ...

Optimization of Skin Impedance Sensor Design with Finite Element Simulations

F. Dewarrat, L. Falco, A. Caduff, and M. Talary
Solianis Monitoring AG, Zürich, Switzerland

Impedance spectroscopy is a measurement technique that has been investigated in a wide variety of medical applications. An example is the measurement of the dielectric properties of the skin and underlying tissue using sensors placed in contact with human skin with capacitive fringing field electrodes. The aim of this work is to use finite element methods for optimizing the sensor design ...

Large Scale 3D Flow Distribution Analysis in HTPEM Fuel Cells

C. Siegel[1][2], G. Bandlamudi[1][2], N. van der Schoot[1], and A. Heinzel[1][2]
[1]Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik GmbH, Duisburg, Germany
[2]Institut für Energie- und Umweltverfahrenstechnik, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Accurate bipolar-plate and flow-field layout is one crucial task for optimizing fuel cells. These cell components perform several functions, including charge transport or gas and water transport throughout the cell just to name a few. Overall, the design depends on the fuel cell application or the geometrical size of the assembly. The requirements for a flow-field used in a high temperature ...

Simulations of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Experiments in Pure Negative and Positive Feedback Mode with Ring Microelectrodes

J. Mauzeroll[1], M. Mayoral[1], and D. Fabre[1]
[1]Department of Chemistry, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) is a powerful tool recently developed for studying structures and processes in micrometer and submicrometer sized systems. It can probe electron, ion, and molecule transfers, and other reactions at solid-liquid, and liquid-liquid, interfaces . This versatility allows for the investigation of a wide variety of processes, from metal corrosion to ...