N. Diaz1, F. Goutelard1, and P.Turq2
1CEA/DEN/DPC/SECR/L3MR, CEN Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2LI2C, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
The argillite formation has been proposed as a potential host rock for deep radioactive waste disposal. These materials have very low permeability and diffusion is likely to be the predominant transfer mechanism for solute migration.The negatively charged surface of the clays induces unexpected behaviour of the ions: while the anions diffuse slower than HTO, the transport of the cations is ...
D. Wenger, W. Polifke, and E. Schmidt-Ihn
Wenger Engineering GmbH, Ulm, Germany
Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Daimler AG, Kirchheim/Teck, Germany
Metal hydrides are a widely-used method for storing and releasing hydrogen chemically under moderate conditions. This paper will present how highly dynamic metal hydride storage has been simulated and optimized using COMSOL Multiphysics. It will be shown how mass, energy and momentum balances were implemented and what boundary conditions were set to resolve various scenarios. The result of the ...
Estimating the Ore Volume in AC Smelting Furnaces Using Finite-Element Analysis of Surface Current Density
A. Mohammed, and A. Jeremic
McMaster University, Hamilton, L8S4K1, Canada
One of the primary reasons for large power fluctuations in smelting furnaces is loss of contact between the electrode and ore. Therefore one of the important aspects of controlling power fluctuations is a predictive algorithm for the positioning of the electrode. We propose a model-based approach – using a COMSOL Multiphysics coupled thermo-electromagnetic model – that ...
S.F. Jahn[1,3], S. Ebert, M. Hackert, W.A. Goedel, R.R. Baumann, and A. Schubert[1,4]
Chemnitz University of Technology, Chair Micromanufacturing Technology, Germany
Chemnitz University of Technology, Physical Chemistry, Germany
Chemnitz University of Technology, Professorship for Digital Printing and Imaging, Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
Porous membranes with pore sizes in the micrometer scale are required in many micro systems dedicated to biological and chemical applications. If their thickness is in the same dimension like the pore diameter they are called microsieves. On the one hand, a thin membrane guarantees a small flow resistance but on the other hand the mechanical strength is reduced. We developed a process which ...
Two Dimensional Model of a Catalytic Plate Reactor for Methane Steam Reforming Using Different Kinetic Mechanisms
M.A. Mundhwa, C.P. Thurgood, and B.A. Peppley
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada
Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Coupling of an endothermic reaction and an exothermic reaction using catalytic plate reactor (CPR) is a well known concept for industrial processes such as steam reforming, dehydrogenation and hydrocarbon cracking. In the CPR, the exothermic reaction (e.g., combustion of methane) can provide the necessary heat to drive the endothermic reaction (e.g., steam reforming of methane). The present work ...
K. Song, and H. Knickle
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA
As a promising candidate for future electricity providing, solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) exhibit high efficiency, quiet operation and near zero emissions. In this work, two 2-dimension models of SOFC are constructed in COMSOL. Model 1 includes porous anode and cathode simulations with a thin electrolyte. The fuel cell is operated isothermally under fixed output voltages of 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8. The ...
H.M. Bernardes, M. Mancio, and P.J.M. Monteiro
São Paulo State University, Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
In this work, a tridimensional model of the electrochemical reactions taking place on the alloy/solution interface has been developed in the COMSOL Multiphysics environment. The model accounts for solution chemistry, cell potential, and solves the related mass, momentum and energy balances. The simulation is based mainly on the experimental results obtained by Mancio et al, which have employed ...
C. Anandharamakrishnan, A. Choudhary, and R. Gopirajah 
Human Resource Development,CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, India
Dehydration is one of the methods that would extend the shelf life of mushrooms. Dried mushrooms can be used in many different types of products. Furthermore, elevated temperatures during drying enhance enzymatic reactions that can result in improved flavor of dehydrated mushrooms. This study aims to model the dehydration of mushroom using finite element modeling (FEM) taking into account of ...