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Optimization of a Thermoelectric Conversion System

J. R. Chase [1],
[1] Alphabet Energy, Hayward, CA, USA

Thermoelectric materials have no theoretical limit to conversion efficiency of heat into electrical power. In order to compete with other forms of power generation and small-scale energy conversion, thermoelectric converters need to maximize their practical usability when integrated with real-world sources of waste heat, and in real-life service environments. This trade-off reduces itself to ...

A Finite Element Model For Structural And Aeroelastic Analysis Of Rotary Wings With Advanced Blade Geometry

E. Piccione, G. Bernardini, and M. Gennaretti
University Roma Tre Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Via della Vasca Navale, Rome, Italy

Objective of this paper is the development and implementation of a finite element model, in a COMSOL Multiphysics context, for the prediction of the aeroelastic behavior of rotor blades. In particular, the attention is focused on new generation blades characterized by curved elastic axes, with the presence of tip sweep and anhedral angles. The blade structural model implemented is based on ...

Toroidal Spring Coil: Displacements & Stress Analysis to Detect the Sealing Parameters

V. Riccardi [1],
[1] Cesare Bonetti, Garbagnate Milanese, Italy

The aim of the simulation is to study the behavior of a particular arrangement of a sealing system made of a Toroidal Spring Coil encapsulated in an thin casing, which is provided with a circumpherential cut to permit the pressure fill it inside. The mechanical simulation implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics® software is necessary to understand the displacements and stresses of the structure ...

M4B, a Tool for the Analysis of THQM Behavior of Soils and Its Interaction with Building Foundations

J. Alonso [1], V. Navarro [1], M. Moya [1],
[1] Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain

The Geoenvironmental Engineering Group of the University of Castilla-La Mancha is developing a computational tool, M4B, for describing the influence of environmental loads on the deformation behavior of soils and its interaction with building foundations. This tool comprises a set of algorithmic files in text format which can be implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics®. To illustrate the M4B scope, ...

Simulation of Hydrogen Transport and Hydrogen-Induced Damage of High-Strength Steel Concepts

T. Schaffner [1], A. Hartmaier [2]
[1] ThyssenKrupp, Duisburg, Germany
[2] Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

The prediction of material damage induced by hydrogen transport mechanisms is a major challenge for the development of new steel concepts. Especially the ultra-high strength steel concepts (UHSS), like dual phase and martensitic steels, can exhibit a higher vulnerability to hydrogen induced damage. The main reason for this is the complex microstructure, including a large number of several ...

Design of a Miniaturized RF MEMS Based Single-Bit Phase Shifter

A. Chakraborty, A. Kundu, S. Chatterjee, and B. Gupta
Jadavpur University
Kolkata
West Bengal, India

This paper presents a novel design of single-bit RF MEMS phase shifter. The basic novelty introduced for phase shifter design in this case, is by scaling down of the lateral dimensions of the conventional RF MEMS shunt switch by 10 times. The Mechanical and Electromechanical analysis of the designed miniature RF MEMS fixed-fixed beam is performed using COMSOL Multiphysics v.3.5a as an FEM ...

Thermoelastic Model for Microwave Ablation of Concrete

B. Lepers[1], S. Soldatov[1]
[1]Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

The use of high power microwave energy for ablation of contaminated concrete is a promising technique to speed up the dismantling of nuclear power plants. A coupled simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics® finite element software is performed by solving the electromagnetic wave equation at 2.45 GHz for a standard wave guide and a concrete block. The temperature field is obtained with the heat ...

Simulation of Thermal Elastohydrodynamic Lubricated (TEHL) Gear Contacts - new

T. Lohner [1], A. Ziegltrum [1], K. Stahl [1],
[1] Gear Research Centre (FZG), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Garching, Germany

Thermal elastohydrodynamic lubricated (TEHL) contacts occur very frequently in drive technology and thus in gear drives. In this presentation, the implementation of a finite element based TEHL simulation approach for gear contacts in COMSOL Multiphysics® software is shown. The physically based simulation approach used is different to most of the existing TEHL simulations and is required to ...

Solving the Inverse Problem of Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy on Dumbbell-shaped Compression Samples Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. C. Golt[1]
[1]U.S. Army Research Laboratory*, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
*Contracted through Dynamic Science, Inc.

The dumbbell geometry is an ideal shape for testing the compressive strength of advanced ceramic materials. This paper details the combined use of COMSOL Multiphysics® and LiveLink™ for MATLAB® for determining the elastic properties of dumbbell-shaped samples by measuring their acoustic resonance frequencies. Degenerate bending modes which are sensitive to inhomogeneities or machining defects ...

Modeling Mechanical Property Changes During Heating of Carrot Tissue - A Microscale Approach - new

S. Kadam[1], A. K. Datta[1]
[1]Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Turgor pressure loss and pectin degradation result in texture loss during cooking of plant based materials. To simulate texture loss, a simultaneous heat and moisture transfer, pectin degradation in the cell wall material and solid mechanical model was developed at the microscale using finite elements to predict the homogenized Young’s Modulus of the carrot tissue during heating. The model ...