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A Flow Induced Vertical Thermoelectric Generator and its Simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics

E. Topal
Micro and Nanotechnology Program
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey

In this study, a new thermoelectric harvester with fluid flow for increased performance is introduced. The thermoelectric generator is 3D vertical configuration with p- and n-doped Silicon thermolegs. There is water flow between channels integrated through the thermoelectric columns, providing forced convection on the heat flow path. Our thermoelectric generator design can be used for energy ...

Role of the Diffusion Current in Nonequilibrium Modeling of Welding Arcs - new

M. Baeva[1]
[1]INP Greifswald e.V., Greifswald, Germany

2D self-consistent nonequilibrium model of a free-burning arc in argon has been developed. The model is based on the COMSOL Multiphysics® platform and describes in a self-consistent manner the fluid dynamics, the heat transfer, the magneto-electrodynamics, and species conservation. The governing equations are solved applying the COMSOL Multiphysics® interfaces Laminar flow, Electric Currents, ...

Frequency Analysis of Si-Wafers with Variable Size and Boundary Conditions

E. Gehrig [1],
[1] Hochschule RheinMain, University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden R├╝sselsheim, Wiesbaden, Germany

Silicon wafers represent key elements in modern microelectronics or photovoltaics. Technological fabrications of wafer sizes with large diameters (e.g. 450 mm) allow an efficient realization for integrated circuits at low cost. However, this material shows a high sensitivity to vibrations that strongly depends on size and the positioning as well as orientation of a wafer in a mounting, realized ...

Study of AC Electrothermal Phenomena Models

S. Loire, and P. Kauffmann
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA

Recently, electrokinetic flows have raised the interest of the scientific community. Driving flow with an electric field leads to promising applications for mixing, concentration, pumping application in lab on chips. However, current models are still inaccurate and don\'t fit the measures. The simple decoupled model developed by Ramos et al does not predict velocities for all parameters. ...

Hydro-Mechanical Modelling of Infiltration Test for a Bentonite-Sand Mixture: Model Verification and Parameter Identification

M. Hasal[1], R. Hrtus[1], Z. Michalec[1], R. Blaheta[1]
[1]Institute of Geonics AS CR, Ostrava, Czech Republic

The first aim of our work is to create a hydro-mechanical model (HM) of unsaturated fluid flow in bentonite-sand mixture (BSM) MX-80. The second aim is to validate and calibrate the developed model by using the data from a laboratory infiltration test of BSM. The used multi-physics model combines Richards type unsaturated flow with diffusive vapour flow and (nonlinear) elastic response of the ...

Mean Flow Augmented Acoustics in Rocket Systems - new

S. Fischbach[1]
[1]NASA Marshall Space Flight Center / Jacobs ESSSA Group, Huntsville, AL, USA

Combustion instability in solid rocket motors and liquid engines has long been a subject of concern. Recent advances in energy based modeling of combustion instabilities require accurate determination of acoustic frequencies and mode-shapes. Of particular interest is the acoustic mean flow interactions within the converging section of a rocket nozzle, where gradients of pressure, density, and ...

3D Multiphysics Modeling of Bulk High-Temperature Superconductors for Use as Trapped Field Magnets - new

M. Ainslie[1], J. Zou[1], D. Hu[1], D. Cardwell[1]
[1]Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

The authors are currently investigating the use of bulk high temperature superconductors as trapped field magnets (TFMs) in order to increase the electrical and magnetic loading of an axial gap, trapped flux-type superconducting electric machine. In electric machines, the use of superconducting materials can lead to increases in efficiency, as well as power density, which results in reductions ...

Numerical Optimization Strategy for Determining 3D Flow Fields in Microfluidics

A. Eden [1], M. Sigurdson [1], C. D. Meinhart [1], I. Mezic [1],
[1] University of California - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Measurement of three dimensional, three component velocity fields is central to the development of effective micromixers for bioassays and lab-on-chip mixing applications. We present a hybrid experimental-numerical method for the generation of 3D flow information from 2D particle image velocimetry (PIV) experimental data and finite element simulations. An optimization algorithm is applied to a ...

A COMSOL-based 2D Self-Consistent Microwave Plasma Model

A. Berthelot [1], A. Bogaerts [1],
[1] PLASMANT Group, University of Antwerp, Belgium

In this paper, we present a 2D axisymmetric self-consistent plasma fluid model for microwave plasmas operating in argon. The model was developed using COMSOL Multiphysics and its Plasma Module. Plasma, flow, heat and electromagnetic equations solved self-consistently. The effect of the pressure on the plasma parameters is studied over a wide range of pressures going from 10 mbar to ...

Simulation of Heating Sol-Gel Thin Film By Laser Pulse Train

J. Zhang[1], Y. Mizuyama[1], W. Xiong[2], Y. Zhou [2], and Y. Lu[2]
[1]Panasonic Boston Laboratory, Newton, MA, USA
[2]University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

Simulation of laser pulse-train (25ns, 60 kHz and 3000 pulses) heating Sol-Gel thin film using COMSOL Multiphysics software is investigated. The results show two kinds of temperatures formed on film surface by laser pulse-train heating. One is a single pulse induced transient peak-temperature, which is up to ~1635oC on both Si and glass substrates. The other is the accumulated ...