A. X. Lalas , N. V. Kantartzis , T. T. Zygiridis , T. P. Theodoulidis ,
 Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas, 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
 Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
The advent of wireless power transfer (WPT) technology has offered a gradually evolving research field with a multitude of triggering applications, like electric vehicles, bio-medical implants and wireless charging media for consumer electronics. However, since the initial establishment of its principal characteristics, instructive WPT efficiencies have been implemented only for rather small ...
A. Hassan , H. Bruining , T. Musa , R. Farajzadeh ,
 Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, and Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
 Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
 Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
Using a 1-D model of polymer displacement, we analyze the exergy (maximum attainable work) balance of viscosified water, e.g. with Arabic gum. The 1-D model shows the principle how such an analysis can be done. A comparison as to the displacement efficiency is made between three scenarios, i.e., (1) pure water injection, (2) constant polymer viscosified water injection and (3) polymer slug ...
J. Feng , M. Wettlaufer ,
 Centre of Materials Engineering, Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany
An integrated numeric, thermodynamic, and experimental analysis work was conducted to find out the proper flow and transport parameters of combined chemical species for low-temperature gaseous nitrocarburizing of stainless steels in an industrial furnace built for thermochemical treatments. Such parameters are responsible for a steady thermochemical atmosphere essential for the anti-passivation ...
Two-Dimensional Numerical Simulation of a Planar Radio-Frequency Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Source - new
L. Wang , G. Dinescu , E.- R. Ionita , C. Leys , A. Y. Nikiforov ,
 Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
 National Institute of Laser, Plasma and Radiation, Măgurele, Romania
The radio-frequency(RF) plasma sources have shown great potential in various industrial applications such as thin coatings deposition and polymers modification[1,2]. Physics of low pressure RF plasmas has been investigated significantly; however, this kind of plasma source is rarely studied in case of plasma generation under atmospheric pressure conditions. COMSOL Multiphysics® with the ...
S. Hidrobo , A. X. Jerves , A. Landazuri , S. D. Ballen ,
 Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Since the industrial demand in the energetic, mining and oil & gas sectors has increased exponentially these last decades, security standards and fire protection methods are extremely important not only for the employees, but also for the infrastructure involved in production areas and processes. Throughout the fire protection circuits on site where fossil fuels are stored and manipulated, the ...
Simulation of CMOS Compatible Sensor Structures for Dielectrophoretic Biomolecule Immobilization - new
H. Matbaechi Ettehad , S. Guha , C. Wenger ,
 IHP, Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg, Germany
The aim of this paper is to optimize with COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation, the design geometry of a near field biosensor which could be used for dielectrophoretic (DEP) immobilization and simultaneous sensing of biomolecules of the order of nanometers to micrometers. COMSOL Multiphysics® was utilized with its various potential modules such as AC/DC, CFD and Particle Tracing Modules. DEP ...
J. L. Nieber , G. V. Wilson , G. A. Fox ,
 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA
 United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, MS, USA
 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
The erosion of the interior of soil pipes is an important process in the fields of geomechanics and geomorphology. Soil pipes can form in water holding structures like dams and levees, and water flow through these structures becomes concentrated into the soil pipes as they evolve by the process of internal erosion. With time the erosion process will lead to a soil pipe spanning the entire ...
Modeling Dispersal of Genetic Information in Structured Agricultural Landscapes with Partial Differential Equations
K. Lipsius, and O. Richter
Institute of Geoecology, TU Braunschweig, Germany
We present a model for plant dispersal in agricultural landscapes to evaluate the gene dispersal from genetically modified (GM) plants. Dispersal from seed and pollen is modeled with partial differential equations. In scenarios, we investigated the effect of roadside application of non-selective herbicides on dispersal of herbicide tolerant oilseed rape (HT OSR). We showed that OSR growing on ...
O. Meneghini, and S. Shiraiwa
Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA
Fusion is a form of nuclear energy which has impressive advantages from the point of view of fuel reserves, environmental impact and safety. If successful, fusion energy would ensure a safe, resource conserving, environmentally friendly power supply for future generations. In a world wide cooperation to achieve this goal, seven parties including Europe, Japan, Russia, USA, China, South-Korea and ...
S. Ali, and M. McShane
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University-College Station, Texas, USA
With the rising predominance of diabetes, successful management of blood glucose levels is increasingly important. Key efforts have focused on the development of optical microscale glucose sensing systems based on the encapsulation of glucose oxidase within microspheres coated with polyelectrolyte multilayer nanofilms. A two-substrate mathematical model of microscale optical glucose sensors in ...