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COMSOL Multiphysics® Model of Canine Elbow for Use in Investigating Medial Coronoid Disease

K. A. Bodnyk[1], G. J. Noble[1], N. Fitzpatrick[2], M. J. Allen[3], K. Stephenoff[1], R. T. Hart[1]
[1]Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
[2]Fitzpatrick Referrals, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom
[3]Department of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

The elbow joint in dogs constitutes a complex interaction of three bones, the humerus, radius and ulna. Medial coronoid disease (MCD) is a common cause of lameness in dogs, i.e. fracturing of the most prominent portion of the ulnar joint surface driven in flexion and in pivot against both the humerus and the radius. The cause remains unknown, but prior studies suggest joint incongruency as an ...

Several Benchmarks for Heat Transfer Problems in COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Titarenko[1]
[1]University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Nowadays all branches in modern science and industry tend to solve ever complicating problems. As the result the computational time increases considerably and it become very important to reduce the processing time and use available resources more efficiently. Parallelizing problem proves itself as efficient way to overcome the described problem. In the poster we compare different methods of ...

Residual Stresses and Failure Probability of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Due to the Sintering Process

F. Greco[1], J. van Herle[1], A. Nakajo[1]
[1]FUELMAT Group, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is composed of four layers (anode, electrolyte compatibility layer and cathode) of different ceramic materials. The anode layer is produced by tape casting, the remaining layers are deposited by screen-printing. The layers are sintered together at high temperatures. During heating up and cooling down (manufacturing process), stresses are generated in the layers due ...

Improving the Sensoring of PEM Fuel Cell by Numerical Techniques - new

S. Skoda[1], E. Robalinho[2], E. F. Cunha[1], M. Linardi[1]
[1]Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares - IPEN/CNEN-SP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
[2]Universidade Nove de Julho - UNINOVE, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

The use of numerical techniques in PEM fuel cell sensoring represents an advantage of project engineering, reducing the costs and accelerating the manufacturing of prototypes. In this work some numerical responses are shown, relating to numerical sensoring of water and oxygen mole fractions at cathode of a 5 cm² of geometric area PEM fuel cell. The need to recognize a geometric figure of merit ...

Investigation on MEMS Based Thermal Sensor for Cancer Detection

A. V. Lakshmi[1], K. C. Devi[1]
[1]PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

This paper presents the design and simulation of a thermal sensor using COMSOL Multiphysics® software for the detection of low body temperature syndrome which can allow the early detection of cancer. This sensor is made of an alloy consisting of two materials with different coefficients of thermal expansion. The main objective of this work is to investigate the structural change in the sensor ...

Modeling Mechanical Property Changes During Heating of Carrot Tissue - A Microscale Approach - new

S. Kadam[1], A. K. Datta[1]
[1]Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Turgor pressure loss and pectin degradation result in texture loss during cooking of plant based materials. To simulate texture loss, a simultaneous heat and moisture transfer, pectin degradation in the cell wall material and solid mechanical model was developed at the microscale using finite elements to predict the homogenized Young’s Modulus of the carrot tissue during heating. The model ...

A Lesson in Cartilage Therapy: Do Chondrocytes Utilize Mechanical Energy from Exercise for Cell Maintenance and Growth?

A. Miller [1], H. Viljoen [1], A. Chama [2], T. Louw [2],
[1] Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
[2] Department of Chemical Engineering, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

- Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Acoustics Module: Chondrocytes modeled attached to a plane (to mimic in vivo constraints) are shown to resonate near 5MHz. At resonance, the mechanical energy density in the nucleus is two times higher than in the cytoplasm. - Impact exercise is modeled as traveling pressure pulses and shown to cause cells to vibrate primarily at the resonance frequency. - Two ...

方便餐盒微波加热特性研究

宋春芳 [1], 王燕 [1], 金光远 [1], 崔政伟 [1],
[1] 江南大学,无锡,江苏,中国

方便餐盒微波加热特性研究 宋春芳※ 王燕 金光远 崔政伟   (江苏省食品先进制造装备技术重点实验室,江南大学机械工程学院,江苏,无锡,214122) 摘要:本文采用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 建立了电磁与传热耦合的仿真模型,研究方便餐盒微波加热传热特性规律,模型包括加热腔、波导以及可旋转的转盘和物料,通过比较不同转速对仿真结果的影响,选用 7.5rpm 作为转盘转速。研究结果表明,微波功率为 700W,90s 的微波加热后,方便餐盒空间温度场分布和瞬态温度曲线与实验结果基本保持一致,微波仿真模型可行,研究结果为方便餐盒的微波快速加热及工业化生产与加工提供一定的理论依据。 关键词:微波;仿真;转盘;传热;转速

Model of Selective Field Deformation in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

L. Roohisefat [1], S. Mottaghi [2], M. Li [3], U. G. Hofmann [4], V. A. Coenen [5],
[1] Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty, Freiburg University. Department of Neurosurgery, Section for Neuroelectronic Systems, Medical Center, Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany
[2] Department of Neurosurgery, Section for Neuroelectronic Systems, Medical Center, Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany
[3] Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty, Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany
[4] Department of Neurosurgery, Section for Neuroelectronic Systems, Medical Center, Freiburg University. Cluster of Excellence „BrainLinks-BrainTools“,DFG EXC 1086, Freiburg, Germany
[5] Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty, Freiburg University. Cluster of Excellence „BrainLinks-BrainTools“,DFG EXC 1086, Freiburg, Germany

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is known to alleviate symptoms of some movement disorders and is currently tested for its clinical value in several psychiatric disorders. Although the exact mechanism of DBS is not well understood yet, an activation of white matter structures is the most likely one. The spatial distribution of the electric field originating from implanted DBS electrodes is ...

Study of Electromagnetic Shielding, a Comparison between Experiment and FEM Simulation

G. Sun [1], C. De Blasiis [1], O. Sekula [1], P. Corsaro [1],
[1] Brugg Kabel AG, Brugg, Switzerland

The loaded underground high voltage cable generates magnetic field with industrial frequency. Depending on the current rating and cable allocation, the magnetic exposure to public area may exceed the requested limit from customer. Extra shielding should then be applied. A primary FEM study shows that aluminum plate has a good shielding effect; the installation condition of the plate can however ...