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COMSOL News Magazine 2017

Radio Frequency (RF) Thawing Irregular Shape Frozen Beef — A Computational Study

Yang Jiao [1], Yulin Li [1], Yifen Wang [1]
[1] Shanghai Ocean University, Engineering Research Center of Food Thermal-processing Technology, Shanghai, China

Imported beef often comes in halves or quarters of frozen bodies, which are irregular. Radio frequency (RF) heating can reduce processing time and minimize nutritional damage when applied in meat thawing. Because of its large penetration depth and high heating rate, RF thawing has a great potential for rapid thawing and heating uniformity improvement. The purpose of this study was to explore the ...

A Model to Simulate Laser Ablation in Tumor Using Dynamic Photothermal Coupling Interaction Model

Zhifang Li [1], Xiyang Zhang [1],
[1] College of Photonic and Electronic Engineering, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China

Laser immunotherapy (LIT) was developed to treat late-stage, metastatic cancers through local laser irradiation and immunological stimulation. In ILIT, the photothermal effect induces immune responses by destroying and interrupting tumor cells through temperature elevation in target tissue. Tumor is rich in vascularture, and plays a critical part in photothermal effect. Vascularized tumour ...

Numerical Modeling of Resistive Switching in a RRAM Device

D. Niraula [1], V. Karpov [1],
[1] University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

A new nonvolatile memory device based on its resistance state has emerged known as resistive random access memory (RRAM). It operates by switching between the high resistance and low resistance states which can be interpreted as logical 0 and 1 variables. Understanding the resistive switching (RS) of RRAM is vital before its industrial manufacturing. In this project, our group has proposed a ...

Simulation of Atmospheric Air Micro Plasma Jet for Biomedical Applications

J. S. Crompton [1], L. Gritter [1], K. Koppenhoefer [1],
[1] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA

Small-scale plasma jets in atmospheric air can produce regions of highly reactive chemistry coincident with temperatures approaching room temperature allowing his type of cold plasma jet to be used for decontamination of surfaces and sterilization of living tissue. In the device under consideration in this work, atmospheric pressure air is forced through a hollow anode and cathode. Immediately ...

Identification of Noise Sources by Means of Inverse Finite Element Method

M. Weber[1], T. Kletschkowski[1], and B. Samtleben[2]
[1]Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany
[2]Airbus Germany

An inverse finite element method for noise source identification in an aircraft cabin is presented. If all sound sources are located on the boundary of the cabin, the equation system resulting from a matching FE model can be re-sorted in such a way that computation of the unknown boundary data is possible from measurement data taken in the cavity. The method is first validated using a simplified ...

Modeling Joule Heating Effect on Lunar O2 Generation via Electrolytic Reduction

J. Dominguez[1], S. Poizeau[2], and L. Sibille[1]

[1]ASRC Aerospace Corporation, Kennedy Space Center, Fl, USA
[2]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Kennedy Space Center is leading research work on lunar O2 generation via electrolytic reduction of regolith. The metal oxide present in regolith is dissociated into oxygen anions and metal cations leading to the generation of gaseous oxygen at the anode and liquid metal at the cathode. The authors have developed a 3D model using a rigorous approach to not only study the effect of Joule heating ...

Magnetic Particle Buildup Growth on Single Wire in High Gradient Magnetic Separation  

F. Chen
Department of Chemical Engineering, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA

Magnetic fluids containing nano or submicron magnetic particles and their application in food, biological and pharmaceutical systems have recently attracted increasing attention. Magnetic particles can be collected efficiently in magnetizable matrices (e.g. iron wires) in high gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) process. In this work, the dynamic buildup growth process is treated as a moving ...

Finite Element Analysis of Molecular Rydberg States

M.G. Levy[1], X. Liang[1], R.M. Stratt[1], and P.M. Weber[1]

[1]Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Identifying molecules requires associating molecular structures with their electronic energy levels. In this paper we introduce a novel technique for the calculation of molecular Rydberg levels. The technique allows for easy visualization of the associated wavefuntions to make unambiguous assignments. The value calculated for the 3p state of trimethylamine is most closely in agreement with ...

Fast Computation of Capacitance Matrix and Potential Distribution for Multiconductor in Non-Homogenous Multilayered Dielectric Media

S.M. Musa[1], and M.N.O. Sadiku[1]

[1]Prairie View A&M University Networking Academy, Prairie View, Texas, USA

This paper presents the fast computational and modeling of multiconductor transmission lines interconnect in non-homogenous multilayered dielectric media using the finite element method (FEM). We illustrate the potential distribution of the multiconductor transmission lines for the models and their solution time. We compared some of our results of computing the capacitance matrix with method of ...

An Agglomerate Model for the Rationalisation of MCFC Cathode Degradation

B. Bozzini[1], S. Maci[1], I. Sgura[2], R. Lo Presti[3], and E. Simonetti[3]
[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Innovazione, Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy
[2]Dipartimento di Matematica, Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy
[3]ENEA Casaccia, Dipartimento TER, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, S. Maria di Galeria, Roma, Italy

This paper describes the numerical modeling of a key material-stability issue within the realm of Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC). The model describes the morphological and attending electrocatalytic evolution of porous NiO electrodes and is apt to predict electrochemical observables that can be recorded during Fuel Cell operation. The model has been validated with original experimental data ...