D. Fabris , B. Henriques , J. C. M. Souza , J. Guimarães , M. Fredel 
 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Blumenau, SC, Brazil; and CMEMS-Uminho, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Dental restorations can be made by different materials bonded together, which grant good mechanical resistance and aesthetic at the same time. In order to evaluate the behavior of dental restorations in the oral environment, a test, called thermocycler, is used, which simulates the temperature changes and the chemical environment of the mouth. The objective of this work is to evaluate thermal ...
A. K. Palit ,
 ZF-Lemförder Electronic GmbH, ZF-Friedrichshafen AG. Group, Friedrichshafen, Germany
The design of a right contour/structure of the NFC-antenna is presented. The NFC-reader-antenna is applied later to communicate with the NFC-tag (transponder) of a smart phone placed in the phone box of the car. The NFC-reader-antenna with selected contour is printed directly on the PCB and the antenna-PCB is placed under the phone box at the center console. The designed antenna must fulfill ...
D. F. Reis , E. J. da Silva , I. J. S. Lopes ,
 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Recent studies report problems related to premature aging and degradation of high-voltage polymeric insulators. Corona activity, which is induced in areas of high electric field levels, is considered one of the leading causes of these problems. The insulator operation under adverse conditions including rain, fog, dew and pollution is affected by these key factors that modify the electric field ...
J. D'Arrigo , A. Elzawawy , S. Rabbani , J. D. Freels 
 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, New York, NY, USA
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
A 2nd-generation irradiation target holder is being developed at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This 2nd-generation holder design is focused on improving the loading and unloading of the targets by the HFIR operators since a large number of targets are anticipated to be irradiated in the future. Part of the safety analysis required is to ensure ...
Huacheng Zhu , Qian Meng , Quansheng Wang , Youqi Deng ,
 Institute of Applied Electromagnetics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
 College of Physical Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Microwave heating is known for its efficiency and instantaneity. However, the non-uniformity of the microwave heating has limited the development of its application in industry. In order to solve this problem, a metal patch sticking to the turntable was proposed. During the heating process, the location of the metal patch will change along with the rotation of turntable. Thus, regulate the ...
Y. Beauregard, M. Gobian, and F. Garisto
University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Toronto, ON, Canada
In the Canadian concept for a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel, the used fuel bundles are placed in containers consisting of an inner steel vessel surrounded by a copper shell. The filled containers are placed in excavated tunnels or boreholes and surrounded by a compacted bentonite clay buffer material. In the event of container failure, the rate of migration of radionuclides ...
A. Talic, S. Cerimovic, F. Kohl, R. Beigelbeck, F. Keplinger, and J. Schalko[1,2]
Research Unit for Integrated Sensor Systems, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wr. Neustadt, Austria
Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
In this work, we present simulations of a novel micromachined calorimetric flow sensor using COMSOL Multiphysics. The sensor is based on four germanium thermistors that serve as heat sources and as temperature sensors simultaneously. In operational mode, the heated membrane is cooled by any passing flow and the local cooling rate depends on the flow velocity. The simulation results demonstrate ...
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
In this study, numerical simulations of mixing in turbulent flow, subject to a change in density, are performed. Attention is focused on the binary mixing between two streams of fluid in which a variable density step are formed due to a difference in the temperature. This binary mixing problem performed by assuming low Mach number flow. The results demonstrate the variable density effects and ...
K. Koppenhoefer, S.Yushanov, and M.H. McKenna
AltaSim Technologies, LLC, Columbus, Ohio, USA
U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center
Aging infrastructure requires frequent inspections to assess their structural integrity. However, the large amount of existing infrastructure, and the distance between these structures present significant challenges to inspectors. Acoustics-based technologies represent a simple, and relatively inexpensive, technique to monitor the integrity of a structure. To develop these techniques, designers ...
M.J. Jakubinek[1,2], C.A. Whitman[2,3], and M.A. White[1,2,3]
Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Institute for Research in Materials, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
There is considerable interest in the possibility of combining NTE materials with normal (positive) thermal expansion materials, to reduce the potential of failure of a material or component due to thermal stress fracture. Finite element analysis (FEM) is used to explore the overall expansion and thermal stress in composites.