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Dynamic Simulation of a Polymer Molecule Using COMSOL Multiphysics®: DNA Separation in a Microchannel

J. Park [1], S. Monjezi [1], M. Palaniappan [1], J. D. Jones [1], B. Behdani [1],
[1] Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

In this study, COMSOL Multiphysics was used to simulate DNA separation within a microchannel based on the entropic trapping mechanism. The entropic trapping mechanism involves DNA molecules passing through a series of obstacles in a microchannel and different lengths of DNA exhibiting different elution times from the device based on their entropic tendencies. These lengths of DNA are treated as ...

Compressible Flow Modelling Applied to Depressurization Process

V. Bruyère [1], T. Paris [2], P. Namy [1],
[1] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France
[2] CEA DAM, Is-sur-Tille, France

In order to predict and optimize the design of pipes and reservoirs during a depressurization process, the gas behavior must be precisely understood. Numerical modeling is an effective tool to study and understand the effect of each gas properties on the gas behavior. Nevertheless, compressible flow modeling still remains quite challenging, especially when the Mach number is close to one. In ...

Modeling of Silicon Transport into Germanium Using a Simplified Crystal Growth Technique

F. Mechighel[1][3], B. Pateyron[1], M. El Ganaoui[1], S. Dost[2], and M. Kadja[3]

[1]Laboratory SPCTS UMR CNRS, ENSCI, Limoges University, Limoges, France
[2]Crystal Growth Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria, Canada
[3]Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Constantine, Constantine, Algeria

A numerical simulation study, using COMSOL Multiphysics®, was carried out to examine the temperature and concentration fields in the dissolution process of silicon into germanium melt. This work utilized a simplified configuration which may be considered to be similar material configuration to that used in the Vertical Bridgman growth methods. The concentration profile for the SiGe sample ...

Using CFD to Predict the Performance of Innovative Wind Power Generators

D. Allaei[1]
[1]Sheer Wind Inc., Chaska, MN, USA

INVELOX is an innovative wind power generation system as shown in Figure 1. It is comprised of a wind capturing system that accelerates and delivers high kinetic energy wind to a power conversion system placed in the Venturi section of the INVELOX. The objective of this project is to build a full scale model to verify laboratory and field our test data and to utilize the validated model as an ...

Numerical Modeling and Performance Optimization Study of a Dehumidification Process in Nuclear Waste Storage

P. Geraldini[1]
[1]Sogin Spa, Rome, Italy

One of the main parameters to consider during the nuclear waste storage design phase is the drum corrosion risk. The humid-air corrosion models available in literature predict that, for carbon steel, the phenomena start to become appreciable for relative humidity (RH) values close to 65%. In general, the corrosion rate increases exponentially with relative humidity above the RH threshold. To ...

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

R.S. Pelzers[1], A.W.M. van Schijndel[2]
[1]Former student Building Physics, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
[2]Chair Building Physics, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

A numerical analysis on the thermal performance of a sample, consisting of two cavities surrounding a Multi-Layer Reflective Insulation (MLRI) material, under various angles and for downward and upward heat flows was performed. The sample reached high thermal resistance values when placed (nearly) horizontal under an upward heat flux, while at different angles and heat flux directions the ...

Performance Evaluation of the 19th Century Clipper Ship Cutty Sark: A Comparative Study - new

C. Tonry[1], M. Patel[1], C. Bailey[1], W. Davies[1], J. Harrap[1], E. Kentley[1], P. Mason[1]
[1]University of Greenwich, London, UK

The Cutty Sark, built in 1869 in Dumbarton, is the last intact composite tea clipper ship [1]. One of the last tea clippers built she took part in the tea races back from China. These races caught the public imagination of the day and were widely reported in newspapers [2]. They developed from a desire for ‘fresh’ tea and the first ship to return with the new season’s tea could charge a higher ...

Multi-Dimensional Simulation of Flows Inside Mono and Polydisperse Packed Beds

R.G. Schunk [1], J. C. Knox [1], K. Son [1, 2], R. F. Coker [1],
[1] NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA
[2] Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

An analysis to quantify the flow inside the narrow channels of an ISS (International Space Station) CDRA (Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly) adsorbent bed is presented. The CDRA contains two pelletized adsorbent beds to remove CO2 respired by the crew. Heaters and associated fins inside the adsorbent beds form many small parallel channels which are rectangular in cross section. The channels are ...

A Modified Koutecký-Levich Equation for the Analysis of Electrochemical Flow Cells with Complex Geometries

S. A. Tschupp [1], S. E. Temmel [1], N. Poyatos Salguero [1], J. Herranz [1], T.J. Schmidt [2],
[1] Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
[2] ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Electrochemical flow cells have found widespread use in analytical chemistry due to their short response time, high sensitivity and selectivity. The geometrical flexibility and therefore, the ease of coupling the electrochemical to other experimental techniques has attracted considerable interest for applications in electrocatalytic research as well. Such coupling is far more cumbersome with the ...

Exergy Analysis of Polymer Flooding in Clastic Reservoirs

A. Hassan [1], H. Bruining [2], T. Musa [3], R. Farajzadeh [2],
[1] Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, and Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
[2] Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
[3] Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan

Using a 1-D model of polymer displacement, we analyze the exergy (maximum attainable work) balance of viscosifi ed water, e.g. with Arabic gum. The 1-D model shows the principle how such an analysis can be done. A comparison as to the displacement efficiency is made between three scenarios, i.e., (1) pure water injection, (2) constant polymer viscosifi ed water injection and (3) polymer slug ...