Coupled Heat and Moisture Transfer in Building Components - Implementing WUFI® Approaches in COMSOL Multiphysics
B. Nusser, M. Teibinger
Holzforschung Austria, Vienna, Austria
Calculating time-dependent heat and moisture transports trough building components are important tasks in the area of building physics. A well known and worldwide used commercial software for this is WUFI®. From the scientific point of view the restricted access to governing equations is nevertheless a drawback of this software. In the present paper it is shown how the physical approaches used ...
D. Testi, P. Conti
University of Pisa, Department of Energy and Systems Engineering, Pisa, Italy
The use of foundation piles as ground heat exchangers coupled to a geothermal heat pump is considered of interest for possible savings in installation costs, compared to conventional borehole heat exchangers. We refer to them as “geothermal piles” or “energy piles”. The main purpose of the foundation structure is to transmit the load of the building to the lower layers of the soil, best ...
S. Zhang, M. Pal, P. Barthelemy, M. Lei
Visualization Sciences Group, Burlington, MA, USA
Shell International Exploration and Production, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
The mass and recoverability of oil and gas in unconventional reservoirs strongly depend on the understanding the petrophysical properties of the rocks at a large range of scales. Three-dimensional imaging is capable of unveiling the detailed microstructures within the rocks down to the nanometer scale. Using a multiscale imaging protocol, a Devonian shale rock sample with heterogeneities is ...
Multiphase Transport with Large Deformations Undergoing Rubbery-Glassy Phase Transition: Applications to Drying
T. Gulati, A. Datta
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Drying of biomaterials such as foodstuffs involves mass, momentum and energy transport along with large shrinkage of the porous material, which have significant effects on their final quality. Foodstuffs exhibit non-linearity when undergoing large deformations that affect the transport process in a critical way. Thus, it becomes important to perform a two-way coupling of the multiphase transport ...
Using COMSOL to Estimate the Heat Losses of Composite Panels Undergoing Repairs Using Bayesian Inference
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Composite repairs involve applying a prescribed heat flux which must be adjusted to account for heat losses. These losses must be estimated. Parameter estimation requires a knowledge of sensitivities. This is often done using finite differences. As shown in the figure, substantial errors often occur. The paper describes the use of the PDE features of COMSOL to obtain much more accurate values by ...
Development and Production of a Box for Storage and Shipping of HDIs in the Upgrade of the CMS Experiment
F. Noto, S. Costa, N. Giudice, F. Librizzi, A. Rapicavoli, M.A. Saizu, V. Sparti
Instituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
 Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Instituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy; Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
Instituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has begun operations at 7 TeV center of mass energy. CERN plans to run at this energy until the end of 2012 with the goal of providing an integrated luminosity of a few fb?¹ to the CMS and ATLAS experiments. The LHC will then shut down for 1.5 to 2 years to make the revisions necessary to run at ~14 TeV. Operation resumes in 2014. In 2017/18, there will be ...
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
When a wineglass is touched with a wet finger along its edge, it vibrates at single frequency and you hear a clear sound. If the water is added into the glass, the sound pitch changes because the resonance frequency changes with the mass of the glass. When there are plural glasses with different quantity of the water, it becomes the musical instrument called the glass harp. Although the glass ...
Masanori HASHIGUCHI et al.
Keisoku Engineering System Co., Ltd., Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan
Using COMSOL Multiphysics, numerical solution of electromagnetic field of microstrip open stub is obtained in frequency domain of 0.1GHz - 60GHz by using the COMSOL RF Module and the computed S11 is compared to experiment. It was found that the S11 predicted here is in good agreement with the experimental result reported in Ref.1.
M. G. Hemanath, C. Meikandamurthy, G. Padmakumar, C. A. Babu, P. Kalyanasundaram, and G. Vaidyanathan
 Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India
In the pool type Fast Breeder Reactors the roof structure is penetrated by a number of pumps and heat exchangers which are cylindrical in shape. Argon gas in reactor is sandwiched between the free surface of sodium and the roof structure and can flow in the annular space between the components and roof structure forming a thermosyphon. These hermosyphons not only transport heat from sodium to ...
Humboldt Universität Berlin, IGB, Berlin, GERMANY
Variable density problems are suitable test-cases for multi-physics codes, as the interaction between flow and transport processes is a characteristic of the observed phenomena. This contribution focuses on density-driven flow benchmarks in porous media. Here FEMLAB® results are shown for the Henry model concerning stationary saltwater intrusion, and the Elder heat convection experiment in a ...