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DNA Interactions in Crowded Nanopores - new

K. Misiunas[1], N. Laohakunakorn[1], S. Ghosal[2], O. Otto[1], U. F. Keyser[1]
[1]University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
[2]Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

The motion of DNA in crowded environments is a common theme in physics and biology. Examples include gel electrophoresis and the self-interaction of DNA within cells and viral capsids. Here we study the interaction of multiple DNA molecules within a nanopore by tethering the DNA to a bead held in a laser optical trap to produce a "molecular tug-of-war". We measure this tether force as a function ...

Simulation of Air Flow Through Ventilation Ducts - new

E. Dalsryd[1]
[1]KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

In this report I study the airflow through ventilation ducts. By numerical simulation, the so-called k-factor has been estimated. The k-factor is the quotient of the airflow volume and the square root of the pressure drop over the duct. A two dimensional axial symmetric model has been used to simulate an iris damper connected to a straight pipe. A three dimensional model has been used to ...

Study of the Process, Design, and Operating Parameters Effect on the Efficiency of the Process Mill - new

A. K. Farouk[1]
[1]Department of Mathematics & Natural Science, University of Stavanger, Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway

This study is to investigate the velocity pattern and the velocity magnitude of the cuttings that is being processed in the process mill as a result of the rotating hammers. The process mill consists of a horizontal cylindrical shell equipped with renewable liners and rotating hammers for milling of drill cuttings. An F.E model of the process mill was constructed using dimensions similar to ...

Simulation of an AlN Thin Film Resonator for High Sensitivity Mass Sensors

M. Maitra [1], H. B. Nemade [1], S. Kundu [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

The objective of this paper is to show the simulation of a piezoelectric thin film device and its application as a sensor. Piezoelectric aluminum nitride thin film clamped at two ends is simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics software. The device consists of the piezoelectric thin film suspended on a cavity etched on a silicon substrate. Two metal electrodes are placed at the two fixed sides of the ...

Implementation of Immersed Finite Element Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction Applications

N. Nama [1], T. J. Huang [1], F. Costanzo [1],
[1] Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) refers to a class of problems in which the motions of fluid and solid are coupled. FSI is of great significance in many applications such as aero-elasticity, biomechanics, and design of various engineering systems. Typically, the multiphysics involved in the FSI problems render them too complex to solve analytically, necessitating the use of numerical ...

An Application Built with the COMSOL Multiphysics® Software for Managing Computational Sequences in Thermal Fluid Applications

G. Petrone [1], C. Barbagallo [1],
[1] BE CAE & Test, Catania, Italy

An app built with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software allows both expert and beginner users to carry out parametric simulations thanks to flexible and user-friendly customized interfaces. Many people, with or without expertise in numerical analysis, can now access, exploit and share simulation tools, representing a new frontier in virtual prototyping. The investigated topic concerns an industrial ...


张海黔 [1], 刘国财 [1], 王凯凯 [1],
[1] 南京航空航天大学,南京,中国

熔盐堆是唯一一种以液态为燃料的反应堆,熔盐堆研究不同于其他反应堆。本文采用多物理场耦合方法模拟熔盐堆发生工况时熔盐堆中一些参数的变化[1-4]。我们将反应堆模型简化为一个石墨围成的空腔结构,如图[1a]。为简化计算采用二维轴对称图形,如图[1b]。分别采用流体流动接口中单向流中的湍流模式模拟熔盐流体流动、传热模块中流体传热模拟熔盐传热、传热模块中固体传热模拟石墨传热、稀质传递接口模拟反应堆中先驱核浓度、系数型偏微分方程模拟中子扩散。基于以上五个物理场耦合的情况下对一回路发生失流以及石墨发生膨胀两种工况下研究熔盐堆温度变化及先驱核浓度的变化。结果表明一回路流速减小会导致反应堆温度明显升高,如图[2],流速在5m/s减小到1m/s时温度升高不明显,由1m/s减小变化到0m/s时温度变化呈指数升高。先驱核浓度会随着流速减小先增大后减小,如图[3]。当一回路石墨发生膨胀时 ...

Influence of Non-Newtonian Blood Viscosity on Wall Pressure in Right Coronary Arteries with Serial Stenoses

B. Liu [1]
[1] Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, USA

Three dimensional mathematical models are developed to simulate the blood flows in patient specific right coronary arteries with two stenoses. Simulations are carried out with various flow parameters under physiological conditions. Both Newtonian and non-Newtonian blood viscosity models are applied in the simulations to examine the influence of non-Newtonian viscosity of blood on the wall ...

Simulation of Auxin Accumulation and Transport in a Plant Root

M. A. Akhmanova [1], M. Fendrych [1], J. Friml [1]
[1] Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Plant roots have an outstanding ability to grow in the direction of gravity or nutrients. Bending of the root tip in the preferred direction is achieved by asymmetric cell growth on the opposite sides of the root, dictated by asymmetrical distribution of the hormone auxin. Increase in auxin concentration inhibits elongation of cells, whereas decrease in auxin concentration stimulates elongation. ...

Using COMSOL Multiphysics® for Theoretical and Experimental Validation of Critical Properties of Composite Process

A. Häberle [1], P. Fideu [2], A. Herrmann [1],
[1] CTC GmbH, Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany
[2] Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg, Hamburg , Germany

During the manufacturing of CFRP components one of the most critical process steps is the vacuum bagging. In this process several layers of material are draped separately over complex part shapes. The specific properties of each material, which are needed for the process (i. e. breather, release property, air tightness), result into a complex overall behaviour with respect to the process ...