Moisture Risks in Multi-layered Walls - Comparison of COMSOL Multiphysics® and WUFI®PLUS Models with Experimental Results
A. Ozolins, A. Jakovics
Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling of Technological and Environmental Processes, Riga, Latvia
Moisture can cause serious damages in different building components therefore the heat and moisture calculation in building constructions are important tasks. In the current paper, two different multi-layered walls, mainly consisted of wooden materials and mineral wool, are analyzed. Risks of mould growth under Latvian climate conditions are estimated using 3 different approaches: experimental ...
D. Iber, D. Menshykau, P. Germann, L. Lermuzeaux[2,3]
D-BSSE, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, SIB, Basel, Switzerland
D-BSSE, ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland
Department of Bioengineering, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
Morphogenesis is a tightly regulated process that has been studied for decades. Previously we developed data-based mechanistic models for a range of developmental processes with a view to integrate the available knowledge and to better understand the underlying regulatory logic. In our previous papers on simulating organogenesis in COMSOL Multiphysics® we discussed methods to efficiently solve ...
O. Toscanelli, V. Colla
Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy
The Large Eddy Simulation is an important method to simulate turbulent flow. It does not produce a closed system of equations, to achieve this it is necessary to model the not-closed terms. The deconvolution can be used for this purpose. In this study some numerical experiments on this topic are performed with COMSOL Multiphysics®. The main objectives are to find an efficient way to implement ...
B. Bisceglia, A. Brasiello, R. Pappacena, R. Vietri
University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Fisciano (SA), Italy
Aim of the study is to determine the influence of some of the most important operating variables, especially humidity and temperature, of drying air on the performance of cooking process of pork meat. The process is simulated using finite elements software COMSOL Multiphysics®. The proposed model considers two geometries: cylindrical and parallelepiped, with fixed physical properties and ...
H. Cabrera, D.A. Zanin, L.G. De Pietro, A. Vindigni, U. Ramsperger, D. Pescia
Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
A sharp tip approached perpendicular to a conducting surface at subnanometer distances and biased with a small voltage builds a junction across which electrons can be transferred from the tip apex to the nearest surface atom by direct quantum mechanical tunneling. Such a junction is used e.g. in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM). When the distance d between tip and collector is increased ...
F. Figueroa, P. Aguirre
Sensor Technik Wiedemann GmbH, Kaufbeuren, Germany
Circuit board failures are often ignored because they could be impreceptible. This simulation examines how internal layers around a soldered pin via subject to temperature changes during the soldering process are affected, show the forces involved and determine breaking points. A 2D thermo-mechanical model of a soldered pin is achieved in two simulation steps. First, a connecting pin already ...
P. Aguirre, F. Figueroa
Sensor Technik Wiedemann GmbH, Kaufbeuren, Bayern, Germany
Pressure Sensors are widely used in the automotive industry. Their main use is the dynamic monitoring of pressure inside combustion engines. To achieve a good signal accuracy, the design of pressure sensors can be improved with FEM calculations of stress and strains on the measuring cell depending on their geometry and material properties. The geometry is adapted according to a special ...
N. Alcheikh, C. Ayela, I. Dufour
Univ. Bordeaux, IMS Lab, Pessac, France.
Electrostrictive polymers have been of significant interest over the last years for energy harvesting. Principle is based on the conversion of a mechanical deformation into electricity. The stored energy basically depends on the mechanical strain induced into an electrostrictive polymer by the mechanical resonant vibration of a microcantilever supporting the electrostrictive layer. In this work, ...
Dynamic Characterization and Mechanical Simulation of Cantilevers for Electromechanical Vibration Energy Harvesting
N. Alcheick, H. Nesser, H. Debeda, C. Ayela, I. Dufour 
Univ. Bordeaux, IMS Lab, Pessac, France
Energy harvesting from ambient vibrations has become an interesting topic for powering wireless sensor networks. Resonant microdevices based on MEMS have become of central importance at low frequency. The power produced at resonance is at least one order of magnitude larger than off frequency power since the largest strain is obtained at resonance. In order to obtain large strain for efficient ...
M. Puskarczyk, B. Jamieson, W. Jurczak
ABB Corporate Research Center, Kraków, Poland
The effects of sharp corners on the flux distribution in a ferromagnetic core are modeled using COMSOL Multiphysics® to determine the time-domain flux density for an applied field which is uniform in the non-corner section of the core. The frequency spectrum of the flux distribution is calculated for testing points through the corner and the effects of harmonic frequencies on the flux and loss ...