University of Calabria
The aim of the present work is the formulation of a theoretical model describing the transport phenomena involved in a food drying process by a convective oven. The proposed model represents a general and predictive tool capable of describing the real oven’s behavior over a wide range of process and fluid-dynamic conditions. The resulting system of non-linear unsteady-state partial ...
P. Bonfiglio, and A. Farnetani
Università degli Studi di Ferrara
The main object of this paper is the determination of the impulse response, in the low frequency range, for calculating the reverberation time and the energetic parameters in this space. An absorbing material is modelled by using the propagation of sound waves in an equivalent fluid. The results of this Finite Element model are compared with experimental measurements of impulse responses ...
S. Vaccaro, G. Ferrazzano, and P. Ciambelli
Università di Salerno
Mathematical modelling of a catalytic plate reactor for methane steam reforming with COMSOL Multiphysics was carried out. The model reactor includes three channels where methane combustion occurs on the plates bordering the inner side of the outermost channels, whereas methane steam reforming takes place on the plates bordering the central channel.
Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
A two dimensional description of plasma charged sheath and ion extraction, including the complete plasma sheath equation, is proposed and reduced to a system of coupled fields, implemented with use of COMSOL Multiphysics. A separate application of the weak form to the Hamilton-Jacobi and Poisson equations is also described, using five coupled fields.
F. Rossi, R. Pini, and L. Menabuoni
 Istituto di Fisica Applicata, CNR, Firenze
 U.O. Oculistica, Prato
3D model analysis of the temperature dynamics during a welding process is presented. Bio-heat equation described laser-tissue interaction in porcine and human eyes, simulating the surgery conditions. The modeled behavior of the superficial cornea temperature was compared with direct measurements performed by an infrared thermo-camera. The results indicated a selective, spatially-confined ...
L. Martinelli, and P. Ruol
 Università di Bologna
 IMAGE, Università di Padova
This paper describes an example of full fluid structure interaction. The 2D dynamics of a box-type pile-anchored floating breakwater is solved by means of two models using COMSOL Multiphysics . Simulated wave transmission and vertical displacements of the floating breakwater agree well with physical model results.
C. Boffo, C. Cooper, G. Galasso, and A. Rowe
 FNAL, Batavia, IL 60510, U.S.A.
 Università degli Studi di Udine
Buffer chemical polishing is a cheap, simple and effective processing technique for single grain high gradient and polycrystalline lower gradient cavities. This paper describes the thermal-fluid finite element model adopted to simulate the process, the experimental flow visualization tests performed to verify the simulation and a novel device fabricated to solve the problem.
Energy Engineering Department, Firenze
For museums and the like, the indoor climatic conditions should preserve the exhibited works of art and ensure comfort conditions for people visiting or working inside them. The present paper concerns a primary study of the Hall of the Two Hundred of the Old Palace in Florence. General 3D modeling principles were used, which can be applied to many situations where there is interaction ...
E. Bottani, R. Rizzo, and G. Vignali
Università degli Studi di Parma
This research presents a model describing the behavior of fluids during a septic filling processes. Numerical simulations were performed to investigate the laminar flow and rheological behavior of shear thinning and Newtonian fluids in 3-dimensional steady state and time-dependent configurations. The mass and momentum balance equations were solved with the finite element method using ...
M.V. De Bonis, and G. Ruocco
CFDfood, DITEC, Università degli studi della Basilicata, Potenza
The present work exploits modelling of a heat exchanger single channel during the pasteurization of milk. A 2D computation has been performed with COMSOL Multiphysics showing the potential application to optimized geometries and for a variety of products of known biochemical evolution.