S. Odiba, M. Olea, S. Hodgson, A. Adgar
Teesside University, School of Science and Engineering, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
This research deals with the design of suitable microreactors for the catalytic oxidation of volatile organic compound (VOCs), using propane as a model molecule. The microreactor considered consists of eleven parallel channels, in which an Au/Cr/γ-Al2O3-catalyzed combustion reaction takes place. Each channel is 0.5 mm diameter and 100 mm long. The catalytic microreactor was simulated for ...
B. Courcelles , C. Raymond-Poirier ,
 École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
In the context of increasing demographic pressures around the world, soil improvement techniques constitute viable alternatives to expensive foundations. Among these techniques, the biocalcification of granular soils appears as a promising alternative relying on the formation of calcium carbonates. The process is relatively basic and energy efficient, as based on the metabolic activity of the ...
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
During the hydraulic fracturing process, there can be possible re-activation of closed/sealed faults and natural fractures in the formation, which may lead to changes in the boundary conditions of the reservoir. While study models of shale gas formations have utilized the concept of a closed reservoir in order to optimize the production of gas in the well-bore, this assumption cannot be adopted ...
N. Nama , P. Huang , F. Costanzo , T. J. Huang 
 Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
Introduction - The ability to achieve rapid and homogeneous mixing at microscales is one of the essential requirements for various lab-on-a-chip applications . The flow at microscales is characterized by low Reynolds number, resulting in laminar flow patterns. Thus, the mixing at microscales is dominated by slow diffusion process. Recently, an rapid and homogeneous mixing was demonstrated ...
B. Chinè, M. Monno
Laboratorio MUSP Piacenza, Italy; ITCR, Esc. Ciencia e Ing. Materiales, Cartago, Costa Rica
Laboratorio MUSP, Piacenza, Italy; Politecnico di Milano, Dip. Meccanica, Milano, Italy
Metal foams are interesting materials with many potential applications in engineering. Foamed metals or alloys include gas voids in the material structure with the real possibility to modify ad hoc their physical properties. Following our previous efforts aimed to simulate and study the foaming process of a metal, we propose in this work a model which considers heat and mass transfer ...
L. Romero-Salazar , H. Lucatero-Villaseñor , E. Ruiz-Baltazar , M. Mayorga , J. C. Arteaga-Arcos ,
 Laboratorio de Nanotermodinámica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, DF, Mexico
 Laboratorio de Microfluidez y Nanofluidos, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, DF, Mexico
 Laboratorio Micromecánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, DF, Mexico
A drying chamber for dehydration purposes is simulated; we model a chamber chimney system coupled to a solar collector as the heat source. Using both, the Heat Transfer Module and CFD Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® software in a 2D geometry we simulate the velocity and temperature field to compare the efficiency and exergy for two different materials and two different inlet velocities. The ...
G. Rádi, T. Varga, and T. Chován
University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary
Nowadays mathematical models are applied in almost every field of our life to predict how real systems behave. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become a standard tool for analyzing various situations where fluid flow has a significant effect on the studied processes. Complex models can be implemented and solved in commercial CFD packages (e.g. COMSOL Multiphysics). The goal of this paper ...
An Analysis of Heat Conduction with Change of Phase with Application to the Solidification of Copper
J. Michalski, and E. Gutirrez-Miravete
Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, US
The goal of this study was to determine the possibility of using the finite element in COMSOL Multiphysics program to obtain a high accuracy solution to a moving boundary problem, specifically, the solidification of copper. A one-dimensional geometry in Cartesian coordinates was used to investigate the solidification of initially liquid copper from a chilled wall maintained at fixed temperature. ...
Simulation of the Convective Heat Transfer and Working Temperature Field of a Photovoltaic Module Using COMSOL Multiphysics®
E. Ruiz-Reina and M. Sidrach-de-Cardona
Departamento de Física Aplicada II, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
The aim of this work is the Finite Element Analysis (FEA), by using COMSOL Multiphysics®, of the convective heat transfer and working temperature field of a photovoltaic module under different wind conditions.
S. Pramanik, G. L. Kulukuru, M. Mishra
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Rupnagar, Punjab, India
When a less viscous fluid displaces a more viscous one in a porous medium or Hele-Shaw cell, the interface between the two miscible fluids does not remain flat and deforms into fingers growing in time . It occurs due to the faster movement of less viscous fluid than the more viscous one, for a given pressure gradient. Fingering affects in aquifers, in packed bed reactors, and detrimental to ...