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Using CFD to Predict the Performance of Innovative Wind Power Generators

D. Allaei[1]
[1]Sheer Wind Inc., Chaska, MN, USA

INVELOX is an innovative wind power generation system as shown in Figure 1. It is comprised of a wind capturing system that accelerates and delivers high kinetic energy wind to a power conversion system placed in the Venturi section of the INVELOX. The objective of this project is to build a full scale model to verify laboratory and field our test data and to utilize the validated model as an ...

Numerical Investigation of Swirl Flow in Curved Tube with Various Curvature Ratio

A. Kadyirov[1]
[1]Research Center for Power Engineering Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia

The influences of curvature effects and swirl intensities for Non-Newtonian viscous fluid flow in a curved tube have been numerically investigated by using COMSOL Multiphysics®. The twisted tape, which are located directly in front of the curved part, are used as swirl flow generators. The tape is twisted until it reaches an angle of 90 degrees and turns right. Swirling flow, getting into the ...

A Model of Heat Transfer in Metal Foaming

Bruno Chinè [1], Valerio Mussi [2], Michele Monno [3], Andrea Rossi [2],
[1] School of Materials Science and Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Cartago, Costa Rica
[2] Macchine Utensili e Sistemi di Produzione, Piacenza, Italy
[3] Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Metal foams are interesting materials with many potential applications. Foamed metals or alloys include gas voids in the material structure and therefore the density is introduced as a new variable, with the real possibility to modify ad hoc their physical properties. In the indirect foaming process carried out in a furnace, simultaneous mass, momentum and energy transfer between three phases, ...

Simulation of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Process

P. Katiyar [1], S. Khanam [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India

This paper deals with the simulation of mathematical model for supercritical extraction. Reverchon, 1996 extracted sage oil using supercritical extraction method from sage leaves at 9 MPa and 50 ᵒC. Four mean size of sage leaves ranging from 0.25 to 3.10 mm were taken for extraction with other experimental conditions and process parameters. Experimental results were fitted in the model developed ...

Hydrophone Acoustic Receiver Modeling: Turbulent Flow Modeling and Acoustic Analysis - new

D. Groulx[1], A. Bharath[1], S. Campbell[1]
[1]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

The field of underwater acoustics research is constantly growing with the ongoing improvement of acoustic measuring techniques. An acoustic hydrophone receiver is a passive listening device which is widely used in biological research and sonar technology. The hydrophone however suffers from turbulence generated noise created by its presence in ever faster flow. This work aims to analyze the ...

Implicit LES for Two-Dimensional Circular Cylinder Flow by Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

M. Hashiguchi[1]
[1]Keisoku Engineering System Co.,Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

In this paper, implicit Large Eddy Simulation (LES) based on finite-element analysis is performed in order to investigate two-dimensional circular cylinder incompressible flow. Implicit LES attempts time-dependent flow computation with no explicit turbulence model. Here, two types of circular cylinder with/without surface roughness, are treated. The Reynolds number Re based of the diameter of ...

Control the Poly-Dispersed Droplet Breakup Mode in a Droplet-based Microfluidic Device by External Electric Field

Y. Li [1], K. Nandakumar [1], M. Jain [1],
[1] Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Droplet–based microfluidics has received special research attentions in last two decades due to its superior control over fluid flow as well as other unique advantages[1]. By introducing two immiscible fluids into microfluidic systems, the reagent fluid is encapsulated inside discrete droplets or slugs of nanoliter volume [2]. Interestingly, two breakup modes, termed as “mono-dispersed” and ...

Modeling and Simulation of Hydration Operation of Date Palm Fruits Using COMSOL Multiphysics

S. Curet [1], A. Lakoud [2], M. Hassouna [2]
[1] L’UNAM Université, ONIRIS, CNRS, GEPEA, Nantes, France
[2] Ecole Supérieure des Industries Alimentaires de Tunis, Tunis El Khadra, Tunisie

The control of the hydration during the thermal process of dates is crucial in order to save energy and to obtain a good quality for the final product. In this work, a theoretical model was developed in COMSOL Multiphysics software to describe the mass transfer phenomena involved in this operation. The model allowed to estimate both moisture diffusivity and convective mass transfer coefficient ...

CAE-Based Design and Optimization of a Plasma Reactor for Hydrocarbon Processing

C. Soares [1], F. A. Cassini [1], N. Padoin [1],
[1] Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil

Plasma reactors can be applied to the conversion of waste, biomass and fuels to synthesis gas (mixture of hydrogen and carbon dioxide) with efficiencies as higher as 90-95% and low energy demand, depending on the design optimization. In this work, a multi-step approach was applied to the investigation of the main physics involved in a rotating gliding arc (RGA) discharge reactor. COMSOL ...

Optimizing Design of Soil Mixing Equipment through COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations

T. Qiu[1], W. C. Kogelmann[2], K. Talebi[3]
[1]Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
[2]Alpine Sales & Rental Corp./Alpine Equipment LLC, State College, PA, USA
[3]Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Soil mixers are widely used to mix biochemical agents and additives to remediate contaminated soils or drill cuttings and sludges. Through COMSOL Multiphysics simulations, this paper aims to evaluate the effect of geometric configuration of the blades and rotational speed on the mixing performance of various soil mixers. A numerical model is developed to simulate the complex interaction ...