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Simulation Study of High Frequency Pulsed DC Discharges in Nitrogen - new

L. Tong [1],
[1] Keisoku Engineering System Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Pulsed DC technology has led to the design of cost-effective deposition systems and to improved film properties, compared to conventional rf systems. In this work, a two-dimensional finite element model is used to investigate the high frequency pulsed DC discharges in nitrogen. The study is performed using the Plasma Module of COMSOL Multiphysics@. The densities of all the plasma species are ...

Multiphysics Modeling of Heat Transfer During Fiber Drawing - new

K. Koppenhoefer [1], J. Thomas [1], L. Gritter [1], J. S. Crompton [1], T. Tower [2],
[1] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
[2] Kimberly-Clark, Inc., Neenah, WI, USA

The process of cold drawing a fiber over rollers is analyzed in this work to predict the temperature rise due to the heat generated during plastic deformation of the fiber. Experimental measurements on prototypes indicated an unacceptable temperature rise of greater than 100 F requiring identification of process modifications to reduce the temperature rise to an acceptable level. A ...

Simulation of Atmospheric Air Micro Plasma Jet for Biomedical Applications - new

J. S. Crompton [1], L. Gritter [1], K. Koppenhoefer [1],
[1] AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA

Small-scale plasma jets in atmospheric air can produce regions of highly reactive chemistry coincident with temperatures approaching room temperature allowing his type of cold plasma jet to be used for decontamination of surfaces and sterilization of living tissue. In the device under consideration in this work, atmospheric pressure air is forced through a hollow anode and cathode. Immediately ...

The Effect of Fuel and Oxidant Pumping on the Performance of a Membraneless Microfluidic Fuel Cell - new

A. F. Tayel [1], M. A. Fathallah [1], M. M. Elsayed [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

For the commercialization of membraneless microfluidic fuel cell, voltage and minimum power demand for various applications need a precise selection of fuel and oxidant flow rates to achieve the optimum cell performance. A numerical study on a membraneless microfluidic fuel cell was made to determine the effect of Peclet (Pe) number on the overall performance of the fuel cell. A model of 1 mm ...

Broadband Polarization-Independent and Wide-Angle Metasurface for Radar Cross Section Reduction - new

A. Vora [1], S. Joshi [2], D. Guney [1],
[1] Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA
[2] Touro College, New York, NY, USA

In the past few years, metamaterial perfect absorbers (MPA) have been extensively studied due to their incredible ability to manipulate electromagnetic waves and provide a broadband, polarization-independent, and wide-angle response for a host of applications. The need for high-performance terahertz regime MPA is increasing for both the commercial and the military applications to provide ...

Multiphysics Modeling of Engineered Structured Sorbents for the Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor from Manned Spacecraft Atmospheres

J. Knox
NASA, Huntsville, AL, USA

In NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration, humans will once again travel beyond the confines of earth’s gravity, this time to remain there for extended periods. Thus all spacecraft systems, including those for the separation of metabolic carbon dioxide and water from a crewed vehicle, must be minimized with respect to mass, power, and volume. This paper describes efforts to improve on ...

Design Simulations of a General Purpose Research Micro Reactor for Methane Conversion to Syngas.

C. Bouchot[1], and M.A. Valenzuela[1]
[1]Instituto Politécnico Nacional-ESIQIE, México D.F, México

A general purpose stainless steel micro reactor setup for methane conversion is being designed for research purposes. We intend to design and build a modular device that would be able to manage different types of reactions depending on the installed modules. The device should be able to allow the study of gas phase reactions at low (atmospheric) and high pressures (up to 20 MPa), with the ...

Blistering of Industrial Floor on Concrete Substrate: the Role of the Air Overpressure

S.V. Aher[2], P. Devillers[1], G. Fau[3], B. Tranain[3], and C. Buisson[1]
[1]Centre des Matériaux de Grande Diffusion, Ecole des Mines d’Alès, Alès cedex, France
[2]Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
[3]Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, France

Surface coating can fullfil their function satisfactorily over an extended period of time only if there is a good bond between the concrete substrate and the coating. The most numerous cases of blistering affect the airtight covers of the concrete subjected to negative pressures of humidity from the support. The general objective of this study is the understanding of the blistering phenomenon. ...

Kinetics of Zebrafish Dorsoventral Patterning

B. Jordan, and P. Müller
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

The specification of cell types and morphogenesis of many biological systems are regulated by the concentrations of signalling molecules. Many systems employ a pair of secreted short-range activators and long-range inhibitors, and these are widely used to generate complex patterns during development. However, the biophysical mechanisms that regulate the different ranges of activators and ...

Coupled Hydrochemical Modeling for the Optimal Design of an In-situ Redox Experiment

P. Trinchero[1], J. Molinero[1], G. Román-Ross[1], A. Nardi[1], L.M. De Vries[1], T. Karvonen[2], P. Pitkänen[3]
[1]Amphos 21, Barcelona, Spain
[2]WaterHope, Helsinki, Finland
[3]Posiva, Eurajoki, Finland

In this work, we present a number of scoping calculations that have been carried out to design an in-situ redox experiment (Figure 1) focused on assessing potential changes in the pH and redox conditions and in the buffering capacity of the Olkiluoto bedrock (i.e. the site for the Finnish spent fuel repository). A characteristic of these models lies in the need to integrate prior information, ...