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Calculating the Dissipation in Fluid Dampers with Non-Newtonian Fluid Models - new

A. Forberger [1],
[1] Gamax Laboratory Solutions Ltd., Budapest, Hungary

Introduction Present paper gives a comparison of the Upperconvected Maxwell (UCM) and the Oldroyd-B model for the calculation of dissipation in high shear-rate cases of viscodampers. When polymeric liquid is considered that part of energy that is irreversible can not be calculated in the typical way. For fluids where the separation into a solvent and a polymer part is not available the ...

Integration of the DeProF Model for Two-Phase Flow in P.M. into the Subsurface Flow Module - new

M. S. Valavanides [1], E. D. Skouras [2], A. N. Kalarakis [3], V. N. Burganos [2],
[1] TEI Athens, Athens, Greece
[2] FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece
[3] TEI of Western Greece, Patras, Greece

Relative permeability maps for steady-state two-phase flow in porous media, delivered by implementing the DeProF model [1] algorithm, were integrated within COMSOL Multiphysics® software [2] to resolve field-scale flows in porous media. The mechanistic model DeProF [1], predicts the relative permeability of oil and water in terms of the capillary number, Ca, the oil/water flowrate ratio, r, ...

Two-phase Flow Calculations in Pore Unit Cells Implementing Mixed FEM/Lattice-Boltzmann Simulators - new

E. D. Skouras [1][2], A. N. Kalarakis [2], M. S. Valavanides [3], V. N. Burganos [1],
[1] Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas/Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Patras, Greece
[2] Dept of Mechanical Engineering, TEI of Western Greece, Patras, Greece
[3] Dept of Civil Engineering, Applied Mechanics Laboratory, TEI of Athens, Athens, Greece

In general, macroscopic two-phase flow in porous media is a mixture of connected and disconnected oil flow. The latter is expressed as ganglion dynamics and drop traffic flow, patterns observed experimentally in pore network models [1,2] and real porous media [3,4]. This characteristic was adversely not taken into account in previous modeling approaches. The mechanistic model DeProF [5], ...

Towards a Microscopic Model for Species Transport in Lithium-Sulphur Cells - new

Geraint Minton [1], Rajlakshmi Purkayastha [1], Laura O’Neill [1], Sylwia Walus [1], Mark Wild [1], Monica Marinescu [2], Teng Zhang [2], Gregory Offer [2],
[1] Oxis Energy Ltd, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
[2] Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College, London, UK

Lithium-sulphur (Li-S) batteries have the potential to surpass the energy storage capability of Li-ion batteries due to their high theoretical gravimetric energy density of 2700 Wh/kg. However, the processes which drive the system behaviour are much more complex than those in a Li-ion cell, meaning that controlling them to realise energy densities much above 350 Wh/kg is challenging. In a Li ...

Modeling Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers for Lithographic Applications - new

A. Fouquet [1], R. Orobtchouk [2], J. Hazart [1],
[1] CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France
[2] Institut des Nanosciences de Lyon (INL), Villeurbanne, France

Nano patterning for chip manufacturing has reached its limitation with 193i lithography standard process. Directed Self Assembly (DSA) of Block Co-Polymers (BCP) is envisaged as an alternative complementary technique that can reduce critical dimension and pitch with high throughput and limited cost [1]. For contact layers that require patterning of cylinders with diameter of tens nanometers, DSA ...

Multiphysics Analysis of a Thermo-Acoustic MHD Inductive Generator - new

R. Forcinetti [1], S. Carcangiu [1], A. Montisci [1],
[1] DIEE, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Magneto-Hydrodynamic (MHD) power generation systems were originally investigated starting from the fact that the interaction of a plasma with a magnetic field must take place at much higher temperatures than could be observed in a mechanical turbine. The main problems of traditional MHD generators are the high temperatures, and the high magnetic field (about 5 T), required to have significant ...

A Non-Coaxial Permanent Magnet Eddy Current Coupling for Electromechanical Energy Harvesters - new

A. Tüysüz [1], M. Flankl [1], I. Subotic [2], J.W. Kolar [1]
[1] ETH Zurich, Switzerland
[2] Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Permanent-Magnet Eddy-Current Couplings (PMECCs) can be used to transfer torque from one rotating shaft to another without mechanical contact, friction and wear, leading to a long, maintenance-free lifetime [1]. A further characteristic advantage of PMECCs is the damping of vibration, which can be utilized e.g. for smoothly transferring the transient torque of a wind turbine to a grid-connected ...

Large Ray Optics Simulations for the Prediction of Solar Radiation Concentration Due to Reflective Walls - new

H. Rouch [1],
[1] INOPRO IAO, Villard-de-Lans, France

Abstract: Some of recent and unconventional buildings are using reflective material for their walls. In case of curved walls, like in the Vdara Hotel tutorial, or of complex shape walls like in the present case, the risk of solar radiation concentration is difficult to predict. Such concentration may damage the impinged material. Then it has to be studied by simulation. The presented case ...

Simulação Fluidodinâmica de um Digestor Contínuo para Produção de Celulose. - new

I. Neitzel [1], R. Kreczkiuski [1],
[1] FATEB, Telemaco Borba, Paraná, Brasil

A obtenção de polpa celulósica antecede a produção de papel e envolve a separação das fibras da madeira mediante a utilização de energia mecânica, térmica, química ou a combinação desses processos. Esta operação é realizada em um reator, tubular, cilíndrico e vertical (tipicamente 6 m de diâmetro e 50 m de altura), denominado genericamente de digestor. A madeira é alimentada pelo topo na forma ...

Efeito da Pulsação do Ar Durante a Fluidização de Partículas de Amido de Milho - new

G. C. Dacanal [1], M. G. Thomazi [1], R. Ribeiro [1],
[1] Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos, Pirassununga, SP, Brasil

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