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Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer Model to Simulate Hygrothermal Behavior of Bio-Based Materials

M. Asli [1], F. Brachelet [1], A. Chauchois [1], E. Antczak [1]
[1] Université d'Artois, Béthune, France

This poster presents a numerical modeling approach for hygrothermal behavior of bio-based materials. The mathematical model describes the heat and moisture transfer through a wall of bio-based materials. The studied wall is subjected to both convective heat transfer and moisture flux transfer with the surroundings. Consequently, an optimal proposal can be suggested to attain the main objective, ...

3D Modeling of Hydrogen Absorption in Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage Bottles

R. Busqué [1], R. Torres [1], A. Husar [2], J. Grau [1]
[1] Escola Universitària d'Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
[2] Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain

The storage of hydrogen as an absorbed element in metal hydride bottles is a promising technique for energy storage. In this work, a three-dimensional model of a charging process in a metal hydride container has been developed to simulate the absorption reaction and resultant heat and mass transport phenomena in metal hydride vessels. The model has been experimentally validated showing a good ...

Development of a RheoDSC, an Instrument for Simultaneous Rheological and Calorimetric Measurements

L. Van Lokeren [1], R. Verhelle [1], C. Block [1], P. Van Puyvelde [2], G. Van Assche [1]
[1] Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
[2] Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Transformations in polymers, such as polymerisation, melting/crystallization, and phase separation/remixing, are associated with changes in both rheological and thermal properties. To permit simultaneous calorimetric and rheometric measurements, the RheoDSC was developed. The RheoDSC combines two commercial instruments, a TA Instruments Q2000 DSC and a TA Instruments AR-G2 dynamic rheometer. A ...

Virtual Modeling of Thermo-Physiological Comfort in Clothing

P. Van Ransbeeck [1], R. Benoot [1], B. Van Der Smissen [1]
[1] University College Ghent, Faculty of Science and Nature, Department of Mechatronics, Belgium

This publication aims to investigate conjugate heat and mass transfer around a clothed virtual manikin. This research can be performed at different scales: (1) at material scale where a piece of textile is investigated in 1D or 2D space or (2) at system level where a clothed cylindrical body (2D) or a complete manikin (3D) is modeled. The work is based on previous methods and results from ...

Numerical Study of Laminar Forced Convection Cooling of Circuit Board Mounted Heat Source Array

S. Durgam [1], S. P. Venkateshan [1], T. Sundararajan [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

This paper deals with the numerical study of optimal distribution of rectangular heat sources populated on a substrate board for electronic cooling. The simulations are performed for laminar forced convection conjugate heat transfer with vertical orientation of substrate board. The laminar forced convection - conjugate heat transfer simulations are carried out using COMSOL Multiphysics® with ...

3-Dimensional Numerical Modeling of Radio Frequency Selective Heating of Insects In Soybeans

S. Wang [1], Z. Huang [1],
[1] Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

Radio frequency (RF) heating have potential as alternatives to chemical fumigation for disinfesting legumes. This study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of RF selective heating of insect larvae in 3 kg soybeans packed in a rectangular plastic container using a 6 kW, 27.12 MHz RF heating system. A finite element based computer simulation program-COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to solve ...

Modeling the Internal Pressure Distribution of a Fuel Cell

P.A. Koski[1] and M.S. Mikkola[1]
[1]Department of Applied Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland

A 3D FEM (Finite Element Method) model for predicting the internal pressure distribution of a fuel cell stack is presented. The model includes contact pair boundary conditions between the most critical components, thermal expansion and Young's moduli as a function of temperature. The model is used to investigate the changes in pressure distribution inside a PEM fuel cell at realistic ...

Multiphase, Dual Polymer Injection Molding and Cooling of an Open Cavity to Form both Distinct and Graduated Material Properties within a Complex Three-Dimensional Body

M.S. Yeoman[1]
[1]Continuum Blue Ltd, Forest Row, United Kingdom

With the advancement of medical devices and implants, many now require more advanced nonlinear, hyper-elastic materials such as elastomers to be extensively utilized in the body. This combined with the need to allow for considerably different, varying and graduated material responses within the three-dimensional device, poses a difficult challenge to manufacturing an elastomeric implant in a ...

Simulation of PTFE Billet Sintering using COMSOL

A. Roday, and P. Nicosia
Garlock Sealing Technologies
Palmyra, NY

Sintering is an important step in the manufacturing of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) billets. The challenge in heating large billets stems from the inherent low thermal conductivity of PTFE. Existing literature suggests determining maximum heating rate experimentally using recommended guidelines. This paper uses COMSOL to aid in optimizing the temperature profile required for a particular ...

Numerically Generated g-functions for Ground Coupled Heat Pump Applications

J. Acuna[1], M. Fossa[2], P. Monzó[1]
[1]KTH Energy Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
[2]Dime, University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Ground-coupled heat pumps (GCHP) are successfully installed since at about 20 years in many countries to fulfill space conditioning requirements in building applications. In most cases the heat pump is connected to a system of vertical ground heat exchangers (as illustrated in Figure 1) where a fluid is circulated inside a system of pipes inserted in a deep borehole drilled in the soil. Drilling ...