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Numerical Calculation of Effective Density and Compressibility Tensors in Periodic Porous Media: A Multi-Scale Asymptotic Method

C. Lee[1], M. Leamy[1], and J. Nadler[2]

[1]School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
[2]Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Georgia Institute of Technology

A major issue in predicting and controlling (via design) absorption properties of rigid porous media is the determination of the frequency-dependent effective density and compressibility tensors. Unlike previous research efforts which employ in-house and, oftentimes, multiple numerical procedures for determining these two essential tensors, we formulate their solution in terms of a set of micro ...

Numerical Simulation of Granular Solids’ Rheology: Comparison with Experimental Results

A. Zugliano[1], R. Artoni[2], A. Santomaso[2], A. Primavera[1], M. Pavlicevic[1]
[1]Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche, Italy
[2]DIPIC - Universita di Padova, Italy

A simulation of the behavior of bulk solids continuously flowing through a silo with internal flow feeders has been performed by means of a dissipative hydrodynamic model. The results obtained by these calculations and those found experimentally agree, not only with regard to the velocity profiles, but also relative to the pressure on the silo walls. The dissipative hydrodynamic model represents ...

Numerical Model For Rocking Of Mono-Pile In A Porous Seabed

D-S. Jeng, X. Luo, and J. Zhang
Division of Civil Engineering, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Offshore wind and wave energy industries have developed considerably in the last two decades. Most offshore energy structures used in the existing projects are mono-piles in shallow water due to simplicity of installations, design and control. Numerous research for the design and modeling of offshore wind energy system have been carried out in the past. However, most previous studies have been ...

Reduction of Fluid Forces on a Square Cylinder Using Passive Control Methods

A. Alshayji [1], A. Abograis [1]
[1]Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

COMSOL Multiphysics® is used in this study to simulate the flow around a square cylinder and focus on reducing the forces on the cylinder by passive control methods. Numerical simulations are made to find optimum cases of control methods that guarantee maximum reduction for Reynolds number 160 based on the width of the square cylinder (W) and the inlet flow velocity (U_in). The selection of the ...

Validation for a Quick and Reliable Procedure for Centrifugal Pumps Using Frozen Rotor Methodology in COMSOL Multiphysics®

D. Manenti[1], G. Tanghetti[1], R. Roveglia[1]
[1]Metelli SPA, Cologne (BS), Italy

Single stage centrifugal pumps are widely used in several engineering fields such as: room conditioning, energetic cycles, automotive industry, home care, etc. Thus, the possibility of simulate their behaviour, in terms of pressure increase and mass flow rate, is helpful in reducing prototyping costs in the first design stages. The Rotating Machinery Interface is a dedicated tool implemented ...

Optimization of the Design of a GEM Tracker Based on Gas Flow Simulations with COMSOL

V. De Smet[1], V. Bellini[2], E. Cisbani[3], F. Noto[2], F. Mammoliti[2], C. M. Sutera[4], and M. Mangiameli[4]
[1]Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy; Haute Ecole Paul-Henri Spaak, ISIB, Bruxelles, Belgium
[2]Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy; INFN – Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
[3]INFN – Sezione di Roma - Sanità Group, Roma, Italy; Italian National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy
[4]INFN - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy

A Computational Fluid Dynamics study has been performed for a Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector of high energy charged particles, currently under development as part of a new tracker of the high luminosity spectrometers in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. By gradual modifications of the geometry simulated in COMSOL, the design of the frame separating two GEM foils has been optimized with the aim ...

A 2D Model of the Flow in Hydrocyclones - new

B. Chinè[1], F. Concha[2], M. Meneses G.[3]
[1]School of Materials Science and Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Cartago, Costa Rica
[2]Department of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
[3]School of Production Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Cartago, Costa Rica

Hydrocyclones are industrial devices used as processing units in fluid and particle technology. A hydrocyclone is an apparatus consisting of a cylindrical or a cylindrical-conical body with a tangential or involute entrance to admit the fluid inside. There are also two opposite exits, the top exit which is the vortex finder and the bottom exit called apex. Fig. 1 shows the schematic of a widely ...

Simulating the Flow of Native Silk Feedstocks In Vivo

J. Sparkes [1],
[1] Natural Materials Group, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

The ability to artificially produce silk fibers has great commercial, industrial and scientific implications. Much has been made of their remarkable mechanical properties but few have considered how they are imparted on the initially liquid silk feedstock.1 I am exploring how silk duct geometry affects the fibers produced as by understanding the flow conditions within the model, and comparing ...

The Use of COMSOL in Teaching Heat and Moisture Transport Modeling in Building Constructions

A.W.M. van Schijndel[1] and H.L. Schellen[1]
[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This paper presents the use of the multiphysics package COMSOL for teaching heat and moisture transport modeling in the research area of building physics. It includes a description on how COMSOL works and six exercises with 2D, 3D, steady state and transient models. It is concluded that COMSOL is a very useful tool for this kind of engineering education. Especially, the abstraction level of ...

Collection efficiency of particles on a ribbon in a turbulent air flow

R. Divigalpitiya[1]
[1]3M Canada Company, London, Ontario, Canada

The collection efficiency of aerosol particles on a ribbon in a turbulent flow is analyzed using COMSOL Multiphysics. The flow field is solved using Chemical Engineering module and particle tracing plots are obtained using equations of motion including Khan and Richardson drag force. A MATLAB script is used to count the captured particles on the ribbon and determine the capture efficiency with ...