J.R. Puentes, T.A. Osswald, S. Schick, J. Berg
Polymer Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
TEEL Plastics, Baraboo, WI, USA
The extrusion of polyolefin pipes suffers degradation due to mechanical design problems of the extrusion die that is commonly used. This study uses numerical and computational approaches to detect problematic areas in the die geometry. Simulations show that in the conventional die there are areas of stagnation and recirculation of the melt flow, resulting in greater residence times, one of the ...
S. Curcio and M. Aversa
Department of Engineering Modeling, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, CS, Italy
The aim of the present work is the formulation of a theoretical model describing the transport phenomena involved in food drying process. The attention has been focused on the simultaneous transfer of momentum, heat and mass occurring in a convective drier where hot dry air flows, in turbulent conditions, around the food sample. The proposed model does not rely on the specification of ...
S. Sandoval Torres
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CIIDIR, Oaxaca, Mexico
Drying of porous materials is characterized by the invasion of a gaseous phase replacing the evaporating liquid phase. Vacuum drying is an advanced method applied to oakwood to diminish discoloration, so understand its physics is a very important task. In this work, a two-scale model is solved to simulate vacuum drying of oakwood. A two scale model describes the physics of wood-water relations ...
Modeling of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer During a Steam-Thermolysis Process for Recycling Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer
A. Oliveira Nunes, Y. Soudais, R. Barna, A. Bounacer, Y. Yang
Centre RAPSODEE - Ecole des Mines d'Albi, Albi, France
Different types of technologies to recycle carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) waste have been studied, for example: pyrolysis, solvolysis and steam-thermolysis. The steam-thermolysis is a process that combines pyrolysis and superheated steam at atmospheric pressure to decompose the organic matrix of the composite. The waste is introduced into a bench-scale reactor heated at high temperatures ...
A. Egedy, B. Molnar, T. Varga, T. Chován
Department of Process Engineering, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary
The primary aim of using jet as mixer, like in case of other mixing devices, is to increase the heat and mass transfer between the phases. Beside the injection position the geometry of the jet mixer and the injection nozzle has a major effect on the injection. In our study COMSOL Multiphysics software was used to carry out the experimental and simulation of the different jet geometries. The jet ...
M. M. Pariona , F. de Oliveira ,
 State University of Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this work is to verify the effect of Multigrid method on the CPU time for the resolution of the heat transfer model, based on the Finite Element Method (FEM), in order to simulate the laser surface remelting (LSR) of the Al–1.5 wt.% Fe alloy. To accelerate the convergence of Single grid methods, Multigrid method (MG) was employed in order to reduce the CPU time. In ...
Microscale Simulations of Catalyst Deactivation During Gas-Phase Upgrading of Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors
P. N. Ciesielski , D. Robichaud , B. Donohoe , M. Nimlos ,
 Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
 National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
Catalytic fast pyrolysis is a process by which biomass may be converted into liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels and chemical co-products that are alternative to their petroleum-derived counterparts. Chemical compounds in raw pyrolysis vapor have high oxygen content and therefore must be deoxygenated in order to meet specifications for hydrocarbon fuels. One strategy to accomplish this is ...
A. Giaccherini , A. Lavacchi ,
 INSTM, Firenze, Italy
 ICCOM - CNR, Firenze, Italy
In this work we report a numerical model of a Rotating Disk Electrode (RDE) voltammetry in a finite size domain. Thus, explaining the discrepancy of the diffusion coefficient obtained from the experimental rotating speed, with respect to the literature data. We achieved a very good agreement at the limiting current and at the unexpected peak for the RDE voltammetry at 2000 rpm and different ...
M. Hashiguchi ,
 Keisoku Engineering System Co., Ltd., Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Vortex ring can be useful to generate thrust force for e.g., jellyfish, but its mechanism has not been clarified. In this field, it seems that numerical simulation has an important role of understanding the propulsion mechanism of creature. A vortex ring in a tube, refered to confined vortex ring, have been far less studied compared with unconfined vortex rings, despite their importance for many ...
Modelling and Simulation of Single Phase Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Packed Beds using COMSOL Multiphysics
S. Sachdev, S. Pareek, B. Mahadevan, A. Deshpande
Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar, Goa, India
Computational fluid dynamics has emerged as an advanced tool for studying detailed behavior of fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in many chemical engineering applications like packed beds. Packed beds play an important role in various chemical industries. Hence understanding the fluid flow behavior and temperature variation in different sections of packed bed is essential. Geometric ...