C. Bouchot, and M.A. Valenzuela
Instituto Politécnico Nacional-ESIQIE, México D.F, México
A general purpose stainless steel micro reactor setup for methane conversion is being designed for research purposes. We intend to design and build a modular device that would be able to manage different types of reactions depending on the installed modules. The device should be able to allow the study of gas phase reactions at low (atmospheric) and high pressures (up to 20 MPa), with the ...
Numerical and Experimental Study of Flow, Heat Transfer and Concentration in a Scaled-up Fuel Cell Anode Channel Model
J. C. Torchia-Nüñez, and J.G. Cervantes-de-Gortari
Department of Thermal Engineering, National University of Mexico, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
Flow, concentration and temperature fields are studied with numerical and experimental methods inside a scaled-up fuel cell anode channel model. The low aspect ratio channel has a porous medium as the inferior wall where a mixing of different pH solutions occurs. Chromatic change of phenolphthalein is used to visualize concentration field and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is used to visualize ...
S. Palaich, and B. Daly
Physics and Astronomy Department, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
When the dimensions of the material approach is a comparable size to the phonon mean free path, heat flow enters a new regime, the nanoscale. The Fourier and Cattaneo Equations describe bulk heat flow well, but radiative boundary terms must be considered when modeling nanoscale heat flow. We take these equations and input them into COMSOL with the hope of eventually linking nanoscale and bulk ...
Dependence of Potential and Ion Distribution on Electrokinetic Radius in Infinite and Finite-length Nano-channels
J. Schiffbauer, J. Fernandez, W. Booth, K. Kelly, A. Timperman, and B. Edwards
Physics Dept. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Chemical Engineering Dept,West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Dept. of Chemistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
A site-binding/dissociation model is used to determine surface charge in numerical studies of the equilibrium potential and ion distributions inside infinite and finite-length nano-channels. This COMSOL model allows us to investigate the response of surface (zeta) potential to environmental parameters such as reservoir salt concentration, solution pH and wall separation. The resulting ion and ...
F. Sheer, and S. Ghadiali [1,2]
Mechanical Engineering Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
The Eustachian Tube (ET) is a collapsible tube that connects the middle ear to the nasopharynx. Dysfunction in the ET leads to a disease called Otitis Media. Our goal is to develop and use fluid-structure interaction (FSI) models of ET opening phenomena to better understand what factors contribute to ET dysfunction in certain patients. We model the ET in COMSOL using geometric data obtained ...
S. Kiravittaya, P. Cendula, A. Rastelli, and O. Schmidt
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Dresden, Germany
Strain induced by local deformation of a flexible micrometer-sized semiconductor tube is quantified by modeling a ball pressing on the tube wall. By changing the pressing condition, we are able to change the strain state of the tube wall incorporating self-assembled quantum dots (QDs) in the wall. The QD emission energy is calculated in COMSOL® by solving the Schrödinger wave equation ...
TEL US Holdings, Inc., Albany, NY, USA
Recently, the advanced plasma tools have been using very high frequency power sources (>100 MHz) and their combination to excite plasma utilized in semiconductor technology. This approach is evoking the regimes that are less understood and currently a subject to many studies and experimental investigations. The paper describes quasi-stochastic approach applied for sheath properties and ...
R. Gamache, and D. Spinelli
TransTech Systems, Inc., Schenectady, NY, USA
Tunnels and their detection have been a problem in warfare since the ancient world. Recent events have highlighted the ongoing problems of tunnels and the difficulties in locating them, not only in military situations, but also in law enforcement and homeland security applications as well. Electromagnetic and acoustic or seismic techniques may provide the significant advantage of a mobile non ...
ZINK Imaging, Bedford, MA, USA
Slot coating is a widely used commercial process for applying one or more thin layers to a substrate such as paper, fabric, film or other material. In many cases, a highly uniform thickness is required, where a coating head that has been corrected for use with a Newtonian fluid may not produce a uniform coating when used with non-Newtonian fluids. With a multiphysics calculation involving the ...
Design and Characterization of a Small Volume Reactor for the High Pressure Invacuo Study of Catalytic Surface Reactions
C. Clark[1,2], J. Fulton, T. Adams, E. Podgornov, and F. Zaera
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona, CA, USA
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, IN, USA
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
The design and construction of ultra-high vacuum (UHV) systems for the study of surface reactions has lead to high impact innovation in a myriad of industries. A small volume reactor compatible with ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface-science instrumentation has been designed, modeled and tested for the study of the kinetics of surface chemical reactions on single crystals. CO oxidation experiments ...