COMSOL Conference 2013

Heat Transfer and Phase Change

Heat Transfer and Phase Change phenomena are in essentially every multiphysics model regardless of the application area. The papers, posters, and presentations on this page describe multiphysics simulation for a wide range of applications that incorporate thermal-structure interaction and heat transfer through conduction, convection, and thermal radiation.

Flow Analysis and Optimization of a Hierarchical Plate Heat Exchanger for an Adsorption Heat Pump

E. Tempfli, F.P. Schmidt

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Fluid Machinery (FSM), Karlsruhe, Germany

Numerical Computation of Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media

D. Droste, F. Lindner, C. Mundt, M. Pfitzner

Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Electromagnetic and Thermal Modeling of Vacuum Distillation Furnace

Asif Ahmad Bhat, D. Sujish, Sourabh Agarwal, B. Muralidharan, G. Padmakumar, K. K. Rajan

Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India

A Practical Method to Model Complex Three-Dimensional Geometries with Non-Uniform Material Properties Using Image-based Design and COMSOL Multiphysics®

J. Cepeda1, S. Birla2, J. Subbiah2, H. Thippareddi1

1Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
2Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

Food Cooking Process. Numerical Simulation of the Transport Phenomena

B. Bisceglia, A. Brasiello, R. Pappacena, R. Vietri

University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Fisciano (SA), Italy

Simulation of Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery System for an Automobile

Abhinav Prasad, David Neihguk, Anil Kumar Jaswal

Mahindra Research Valley, Mahindra World City, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Steady and Unsteady Computational Results of Full Two Dimensional Governing Equations for Annular Internal Condensing Flows

R. Naik, S. Mitra, A. Narain, N. Shankar

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA

Heat Transfer and Phase Transformation on Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE) of Biocompatible Thin Layers

E. Lacatus1, G.C. Alecu1, M.A. Sopronyi2, A. Tudor1

1POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
2INFLPR -National Institute for Laser Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest, Romania

Developments in a Coupled Thermal-Hydraulic-Chemical-Geomechanical Model for Soil and Concrete

S.C. Seetharam, D. Jacques

Performance Assessments Unit, Institute for Environment, Health and Safety, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN), Mol, Belgium

Simulation of Thermal Transport Based Flow Meter for Microfluidics Applications

E. Byas, A. Arevalo, I.G. Foulds

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Modeling of a Magnetocaloric System for Electric Vehicles

A. Noume, C. Vasile, M. Risser

National Institute of Applied Science (INSA), Strasbourg, France

Modeling Deep-Bed Grain Drying Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

J.G. Pieters, R. ElGamal, F. Ronsse

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Ghent, Belgium

Multiphysics Approach of the Performance of a Domestic Oven

N. Garcia-Polanco, J. Capablo, J. Doyle

Whirlpool Corporation, Cassinetta di Biandronno (VA), Italy

Modeling of MEMS Based Bolometer for Measuring Radiations from Nuclear Power Plant

S. Nisitha1, T. Satyanarayana2, S. Sreeja1

1Department of EIE, Lakireddy Bali Reddy Engineering College, Mylavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2NPMASS Centre, Department of EIE, Lakireddy Bali Reddy Autonomous Engineering College, Mylavaram, Andhra
Pradesh, India

Three-Dimensional (3D) Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer during Microwave Drying of Potatoes

H. Zhu12, T. Gulati2, A. K. Datta2, K. Huang1

1Institute of Applied Electromagnetics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
2Department of Biological and Environment Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Thermal Analysis for the Solar Concentrating Energy and Induction Heating for Metals

A. Rojas-Morín1, Y. Flores-Salgado2, A. Barba-Pingarrón1, R. Valdéz-Navarro1, F. Mendéz1, O. Alvarez-Brito3, M. Salgado-Baltazar1

1Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, D.F. México
2DGTIC, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, D.F. México
3Programa de Posgrado en Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Simulating Experimental Conditions of the HIIPER Space Propulsion Device

A. Krishnamurthy, G. Chen, B. Ulmen, D. Ahern, G. Miley

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Crystallization

R. Spina1, M. Spekowius2, C. Hopmann2

1Dept. of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management (DMMM), Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy.
2Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV), RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

Multiphysics Simulation of a Self-heating Paraffin Membrane Microactuator

P. Lazarou, C. Rotinat


Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Metal Foaming

B. Chinè1, M. Monno2

1Laboratorio MUSP Piacenza, Italy; ITCR, Esc. Ciencia e Ing. Materiales, Cartago, Costa Rica
2Laboratorio MUSP, Piacenza, Italy; Politecnico di Milano, Dip. Meccanica, Milano, Italy

Thermal Modeling of a Honeycomb Reformer Including Radiative Heat Transfer

J. Schöne, A. Körnig, W. Beckert

Fraunhofer IKTS, Dresden, Germany

Fluid-Thermal Analysis of an Inverter with Air Cooling

R. V. Arimilli, A. H. Nejad, K. Ekici

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Comparison Between Phase Field and ALE Methods to Model the Keyhole Digging During Spot Laser Welding

V. Bruyere1, C. Touvrey1, P. Namy2

1CEA-DAM, Is-sur-Tille, France
2SIMTEC, Grenoble, France

Multiphysics Process Simulation of the Electromagnetic-Supported High Power Laser Beam Welding of Austenitic Stainless Steel

M. Bachmann, V. Avilov, A. Gumenyuk, M. Rethmeier

BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany

Modeling the Heat Exchange in Cavities of Building Constructions Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

J. van Schijndel, B. Kersten

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Computational Analysis for Induction Heating of Moving Wire

Ishant Jain, S K Ajmani

Tata Steel Limited, Research and Development, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Reducing Solar Heat Gain from Inclined Buildings’ Roof by Using Radiant Barrier System

S. Ebrahim, A. Alshayji

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Application of COMSOL Multiphysics® Pipe Flow Module to Develop a High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) System Loop Model

P. K. Jain, D. Wang, J. D. Freels

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Simulation of Ground Heat Exchanger for Cryogenic Applications

F. Bergeron, P. Pasquier

École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Modelling Reservoir Stimulation in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

G. Perillo1, G. De Natale2, M.G. Di Giuseppe2, A. Troiano2, C. Troise2

1University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
2INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy

Several Benchmarks for Heat Transfer Problems in COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Titarenko

University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation Integrated into Genetic Optimization

V. Longinotti1, S. Di Marco1, S. Pistilli1, F. Costa1, M. Giusti1, G. Gammariello1, I. Gison1, G. Latessa1,2, D. Mascolo2, A. Buosciolo1

1Altran Italia, Roma, Italy
2Consorzio DeltaTi Research, Milano, Italy

Cryogenic Design for the SAFARI Test-Setup Calibration Source

C. de Jonge, M. Eggens, W. Laauwen, P. Dieleman, G. Keizer

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Long-term Effects of Ground Source Heat Pumps on Underground Temperature

X. Zheng

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Numerical Simulation of the Effect of Inlet Design on Thermal Storage Tank Performance Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

W. Yaïci, M. Ghorab, E. Entchev

Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Convective Cooling of Electronic Components

J. Crompton, H. Singh, K. Koppenhoefer

AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA

Air Flow Effect on the Temperature of a Building Integrated PV-Panel

G. Florides, S.A. Kalogirou, L. Aresti, R. Agathocleous, P. Christodoulides

Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Investigation of Thermal Contact Gas Gap Conductance Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

J. D. Freels1, P. K. Jain1, C. J. Hurt2

1Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
2The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Moisture Risks in Multi-layered Walls - Comparison of COMSOL Multiphysics® and WUFI®PLUS Models with Experimental Results

A. Ozolins, A. Jakovics

Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling of Technological and Environmental Processes, Riga, Latvia

Anisotropic Heat Transfer in Orthocyclically Wound Coils

T.L. van Vuure

Tecnotion B.V., Almelo, The Netherlands

Coupled RF Thermal Analysis of High Power Couplers for Accelerator Cavities

R. Kumar, P. Singh

Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, Mumbai, India

Numerical Analysis of the Thermal Resistance of a Multi-Layer Reflective Insulation Material Enclosed by Cavities under Varied Angles

R.S. Pelzers1, A.W.M. van Schijndel2

1Former student Building Physics, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2Chair Building Physics, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Modeling Electrical and Thermal Conductivities of Biological Tissue in Radiofrequency Ablation

M. Trujillo, E. Berjano

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Comparing Different Approaches for Moisture Transfer Inside Constructions with Air Gaps

L. Nespoli1, M. Bianchi Janetti2, F. Ochs2

1Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
2University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Heat-Accumulation Stoves: Numerical Simulations of Two Twisted Conduit Configurations

D. Rossi1, P. Scotton2, M. Barberi3

1Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padova, PD, Italy
2Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padova, PD, Italy
3Barberi Stufe LTD, Trento, TN, Italy

Simulation of Heat Transfer on Periodic Microstructured Surfaces for Evaporation Cooling

M. Hackert-Oschätzchen, R. Paul, M. Penzel, M. Zinecker, A. Schubert

Professorship Micromanufacturing Technology, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany

Finite Element Analysis of Photoacoustic Response from Gold Nanoparticle

Y. Davletshin, J. C. Kumaradas

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Statistical Sensitivity Analysis of Li-ion Pouch Battery Cell Dimension and Design

A. Samba1, N. Omar2, H. Gualous3, Y. Firouz2, O. Capron2, M. Abdel MonemO2, J. Smekens2, P. Van den Bossche2, J. Van Mierlo2

1VUB ETEC, Brussel, Belgium and UCBN, LUSAC, Cherbourg, France
2VUB ETEC, Brussel, Belgium
3UCBN, LUSAC, Cherbourg, France

Transport of Cadmium through Molten Salt to Argon Cover Gas in Electrorefiner

K.Revathy, S. Agarwal, B. Muralidharan, G. Padmakumar, K. K. Rajan

Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India

Simulating HFIR Core Thermal Hydraulics Using 3D-2D Model Coupling

A. Travis1, K. Ekici1, J. Freels2

1The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
2Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Modeling of Ammonia-fed Solid Oxide Cells in COMSOL Multiphysics®

D. Cheddie

University of Trinidad and Tobago, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago

Simulation and Performance Analysis of Nanowire Design with Different Variants

Boopathi S, Ms.E.Malar, Deepan Chakravarthi P

Department of Biomedical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Chemical Reaction Under Highly Precise Microwave Irradiation

S. Fujii1, Y. Wada2

1Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
2Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Choice of Substrate for GaN based HEMT devices using Thermal Modelling

P.Kandpal1, Dr. Meena Mishra 2

1Department of Electronic Sceince KUK, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
2Solid State Physics laboratory (DRDO), Delhi, India

Multiphysics Modeling and Analysis of DBS Electrodes: Application to Parkinson’s Disease

M.Vidya, M. SharatDivya, N.Priyadarshini, E.R Rajkumar

Division of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, School Of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University Vellore, India.

Numerical Modeling of Power Reactors' Fuel Bundles

R. Schmidt1, T. Yousefi2, B. Farahbaksh2, M. Z. Saghir2

1University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
2Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Modeling Flow and Deformation during Hot Air Puffing of Single Rice Kernels

T. Gulati, A. Datta

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Optimal Heat Sink Fin and Cold Lid Heights for Liquid Immersed Servers

A. Almaneea, J. Summers, H. Thompson, N. Kapur

University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Modeling of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer During a Steam-Thermolysis Process for Recycling Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer

A. Oliveira Nunes, Y. Soudais, R. Barna, A. Bounacer, Y. Yang

Centre RAPSODEE - Ecole des Mines d'Albi, Albi, France

Computer-aided Design of the Heating Section of a Continuous Kheer (Rice Pudding)-making Machine

S. Kadam1, T. Gulati2, A. Datta1

1Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
2Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Influence of Limescale on Heating Elements Efficiency

A. Pezzin, M. Giansetti, A. Ferri

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Smart Radiator Upgrade (Super Smart with Natural Gas)

E. Bozelie, P. Bruins

Saxion University Enschede, Enschede, The Netherlands

Modeling of Energy Efficient Continuous Sterilisation of ABP from Food Wastes

S. Dalrymple, R. Heslop

C-Tech Innovation Ltd. , Capenhurst, United Kingdom

Equation Based Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media

S. Pemberton, K. Ekici, R. Arimilli

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Evaporation Induced Convection Under a Gas Channel

H. Machrafi1, A. Rednikov2, P. Colinet2, P.C. Dauby1

1University of Liège, Thermodynamics of Irreversible Phenomena, Institut de Physique, Liège, Belgium
2Universite Libre de Bruxelles, TIPs - Fluid Physics, Bruxelles, Belgium

Phase-field Method in Analysis of Nanocomposite Morphological Stability

A. Klishin, M. J. Demkowicz

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Simulation of Radiation Dose from Diagnostic X-ray Beams

H. Chen-Mayer, R. E. Tosh

NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Modeling of Coupled Mass and Heat Transfer and Expansion During Baking of Bread in a Mould

V. Nicolas1, C. Doursat2, D. Grenier1, T. Lucas1, D. Flick2

1Institut de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture, Rennes, France
2AgroParisTech, UMR1145 Ingénierie Procédés Aliments, Massy, France

Heat Transfer Modelling of Single High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (HT PEFC) Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

V. Venkataraman

Centre for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Research, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Annealing Furnaces Modelisation for Photovoltaïc Applications

J. Givernaud

EMIX, St Maurice La Souterraine, France

Heat Generation from H₂/D₂ Pressurization of Nanoparticles: Simulation of the Experiments on COMSOL Multiphysics®

A. Osouf1, G. Miley2, B. Stunkard3, T. Patel3, E. Ziehm2, K. Kyu-Jung3, A. Krishnamurthy1

1Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
2Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
3University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Modeling Melting Profiles in Chocolate Pieces for Optimizing their Sensory Properties

B. Watzke, F. Lenfant, N. Martin

Nestlé research Centre, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Switzerland

Modelling of a 5 Cell Intermediate Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (IT-PEFC) Stack: Analysis of Flow Configuration and Heat Transfer

A.S. Chandan1, A. Mossadegh Pour2, R. Steinberger-Wilckens2

1Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Simulating Thermotherapeutic Response Induced by Thermal Padding for Treating Acute Injuries

J. Kantor, Y. Feng, C. Acosta, E. Massingill

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Study of the Thermal Behavior of Solar Cells Based on GaAs

N. Martaj1,2, E. Guidicelli2, Y. Cuminal2, A. Perona3, S. Pincemin1,2

1EPF-Ecole d’Ingénieurs, Montpellier, France
2IES, UMR5214, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
3Laboratoire PROMES-CNRS Tecnosud, Rambla de la thermodynamique, Perpignan, France

Modelling of the Wool Textile Finishing Processes

M. Giansetti, A. Pezzin, S. Sicardi, G. Rovero

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Phase-sensitive Microcalorimetry for Study of Low-level Radioactive Sources

H. Chen-Mayer, R. E. Tosh

NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Integrated Solar Thermal Collector with Heat Storage

A.R. Sánchez-Guitard, E. Ruiz-Reina

University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

Simulated Rheometry of a Nonlinear Viscoelastic Fluid

A. Czirják1, Z. Kőkuti1, G. Tóth-Molnár1, P. Ailer2, L. Palkovics2, G. Szabó1

1University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
2Kecskemét College, Kecskemét, Hungary

Thermal Integration of Coupled SOFC System with a High-Performing Metal Hydride Storage

A. Mossadegh Pour, A. Dhira , R. Steinberger-Wilckensa

Department of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Coupling Stochastic Boundary Perturbations with Fiber Drawing Heat Transfer

A. Emery

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Modeling Revitalization of Atmospheric Water

R. Coker, J. Knox

NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

Advancements in Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor Separations Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

J. Knox, R. Coker, R. Cummings, C. Gomez, G. Schunk

NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

ISBN: 978-0-9910001-5-9
ISSN: 2372-2215