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A Comparison of Discrete Fracture Models for Single Phase Flow in Porous Media Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

C. A. Romano-Pérez [1], M. A. Díaz-Viera [2],
[1] Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, DF, México
[2] Ingeniería de Recuperación Adicional, Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Gustavo A. Madero, DF, México

A comparison of discrete fracture and explicit fracture models for single-phase flow in fractured porous media using COMSOL Multiphysics® software is presented to understand the contribution of each individual fracture to fluid flow, and the exchange between fracture and surrounding medium at a scale such that the fractures could be modeled explicitly. The derived flow models are based on the ...

Model and App of Hydrophobic Meshes Used in Oil Spill Recovery

O. Silva [1], E. Coene [1], J. Molinero [1], B. Shafei [1]
[1] Amphos 21 Consulting S.L., Barcelona, Spain

Hydrophobic meshes are a new, promising technique for the recovery of spilled oil in the ocean. They allow to recover and store oil, while filtering it from the surrounding water. They are clean, efficient and can be used in continuously. These meshes have one drawback, however: if they are submerged too deep under the water level, the high pressure will cause presence of water in the recovered ...

Effect of Viscosity of Food on Digestion and Nutrient Absorption in the Human Small Intestine

J. S. Karthikeyan [1], D. Salvi [1], M. V. Karwe [1],
[1] Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Digestion is the process of breaking down food into smaller components, by mechanical and enzymatic action in the digestive tract, so that the smaller nutrient molecules can be more easily absorbed in the intestinal tract. To study and analyze the human digestive process, different methodologies have been used in the past. In general, in vivo feeding studies with humans provide the most accurate ...

Hydro-Mechanical Modelling of a Shaft Seal in a Deep Geological Repository

D. Priyanto
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Pinawa, MB, Canada

The hydro-mechanical (HM) numerical simulation of a shaft seal installed at a fracture zone in a hypothetical host rock using COMSOL is presented. Two different stages are considered in the numerical modelling. Stage 1 simulates the groundwater flow into an open shaft. Stage 2 simulates the groundwater flow after installation of shaft sealing-components. The shaft sealing components include: ...

Plasma Edge Simulations by Finite Elements using COMSOL

C. Hollenstein, and A. Howling
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Finite elements using COMSOL Multiphysics have been used to simulate the edge plasma in a large area capacitively coupled RF reactor. In order to reduce numerical difficulties simplified reactor edge geometries have been used. First results show the importance of electrostatic double layers within this plasma. In addition the non-uniform behaviour of the plasma sheath around convex and ...

Investigation on Sensor Fault Effects of Piezoelectric Transducers on Wave Propagation and Impedance Measurements

I. Buethe[1], C.-P. Fritzen[1]
[1]University of Siegen, Institute of Mechanics and Control Engineering-Mechatronics, Siegen, Germany

For active Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), one popular sensor type is the piezoelectric wafer active sensor (PWAS) due to its multi-purpose application as actuator and sensor and its low cost. It is used to generate a wave field, which interacts with the structure and is recorded by a second set of PWASs. This method is called acousto ultrasonics. The change in wave field from transducer ...

Acoustic Scattering through a Circular Orifice in Low Mach Number Flow

S. Sack [1], M. Abom [1]
[1] KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

The acoustic scattering through a circular orifice plate in a duct with low Mach number flow (M=0.1) is computed using the Linearized Navier-Stokes physics interface of COMSOL Multiphysics®. The work by Kierkegaard et al. is extended to account for higher order acoustic modes, i.e., behind the cut-on frequency of the first radial duct mode. Orifice flows tend to create a sharp separation zone at ...

SD Numerical Simulation Technique for Hydrodynamic Flow Gas-Solids Mixing

I. Mantilla[1], S. De Vicente[2]
[1]National University of Engineering, Lima, Perú
[2]Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

We formulate a new mathematical model of gas-solids mixing hydrodynamic flow [1] in a combustion chamber with a fluid bed system used in the combustion of mineral coal waste. This model in study is called Model Gas-Solids Mixing and it is constructed by averaging the conservation equations (mass and momentum) for a two-phase flow, which takes into account the existence of a small parameter rho ...

Simulation of an Immunodetection System Based on Magnetic Nanoparticles

A. Rabehi [1], H. Kokabi [1], L. Chen [2], K. A. Ngo [3], H.-J. Krause [2]
[1] Sorbonne Universités, Laboratoire d’Electronique et Electromagnétisme, Paris, France
[2] Peter Grünberg Institute, Bioelectronics, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
[3] Sorbonne Universités, Laboratoire Interfaces et Systemes Electrochimiques (LISE), Paris, France

In a first approach towards application of the magnetic frequency mixing technique to microfluidic structures, microplanar coils have to be designed along with sample reservoir. For this, a COMSOL Multiphysics® electrical model along with an analytical calculation is used in order to optimize the dimensions of the coil. This is to ensure a proper distribution and value of magnetic flux density ...

Thermomechanical Design of a Gas Turbine Reheat Combustor Experiment Using FEM Analysis with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

F. M. Berger [1], M. Eser [1], T. Sattelmayer [1],
[1] Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Enhanced operational flexibility and low levels of pollutant emissions are achieved with a sequential arrangement of premixed combustion stages in gas turbines for power generation. In the second – reheat – combustion stage, hot flue gases of approximately 1500K are enriched with fuel and establish a self-igniting flame – i.e. flame stabilization occurs mainly through auto-ignition. This work is ...