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    Numerical Study of Natural Convection in Square Tilted Solar Cavity Considering Extended Domain

    Toufik Arrif1,2, Abdelmadjid Chehhat3,4,*, Essam Abo-Serie5, Adel Benchabane2

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.14, No.4, pp. 223-242, 2018, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2018.01799

    Abstract This work presents a numerical investigation on heat transfer and fluid-dynamic aspects for a solar open cavities in an extended fluid flow domain. The vertical wall inside the open cavities facing the aperture is assumed to be isothermal while the other walls are kept insulated. Heat transfer steady laminar natural convection is studied by solving the non-dimensional governing equations of mass, momentum and energy in the framework of a finite volume method. The analysis are carried out under Rayleigh number range of 9.41×105 to 3.76×106, inclination 0° to 90° and opening ratio 0.25, 0.5 and 1. The model results for… More >

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    Method of Receive a Nanoparticles of Noble Metals with Average Size Less Than 3 nm for LSPR Research

    Kamil Sobczak1,2

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 49-57, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.049

    Abstract The paper presents a simple although effective method of obtaining gold and silver nanoparticles of average size of less than 3 nm. The nanoparticles were obtained by the Bredig’s electric arc method. Then colloidal preparations were centrifuged with acceleration equals to 29000 xg. It has been showed that subjecting the colloid to the hour centrifugation process repeated four times allows to obtain nanoparticles whose size does not exceed 5 nm. The nanoparticles prepared using this method were characterized by a high purity that depended only on the water and the cleanliness of the noble metal wire which have been used.… More >

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    Investigation of the Melting Coupled Natural Convection of Nano Phase Change Material: A Fan Less Cooling of Heat Sources

    Mustapha FARAJI1

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 19-36, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.019

    Abstract A two-dimensional numerical model that accounts for heat transfer by conduction and natural convection in the molten region of nano enhanced Phase Change Material (PCM) is performed. Numerical investigations were conducted using an enthalpy- porosity method in order to examine the impact of the dispersion of copper (CuO) nanoparticles on the heat source temperature and the effect on the heat sink secured working time and the melting rate. Results show that heat spreads more easily along the conducting plate and to the PCM and, consequently, the PCM melts rapidly and the heat source is efficiency cooled by the addition of… More >

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    Numerical Study of Melting Coupled Natural Convection Around Localized Heat Sources

    Mustapha Faraji1, El Alami Mustapha, Najam Mostafa

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.2, pp. 279-298, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.279

    Abstract A study is reported of heat transfer and melting in a fan-less thermal management system consisting of an insulated horizontal cavity filled with a phase change material (PCM) and heated from below by a conducting plate supporting three identical protruding heat sources. Such a PCM enclosure can be used as a heat sink for the cooling of electronic components. The advantage of this cooling strategy is that PCMs characterized by high energy storage density and small transition temperature interval, are able to store a high amount of heat (thereby providing efficient passive cooling). A two-dimensional simulation model is developed that… More >

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    Simulation of Hydrogen Absorption in a Magnesium Hydride Tank

    K. Lahmer1, R. Bessaïh1, A. Scipioni2, M. El Ganaoui2

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.1, pp. 149-162, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.149

    Abstract This paper summarizes the outcomes of a numerical study about the phenomenon of hydrogen absorption in an axisymmetric tank geometry containing magnesium hydride heated to 300˚C and at moderate storage pressure 1 MPa. The governing equations are solved with a fully implicit finite volume numerical scheme (as implemented in the commercial software FLUENT). Different kinetic reaction equations modeling hydrogen absorption are considered and the related numerical simulations are compared with experimental results. Spatial and temporal profiles of temperature and concentration in hydride bed are plotted. More >

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    A Comparative Study of Phase Changing Characteristics of Granular Phase Change Materials Using DSC and T-History Methods

    Mohamed Rady1, Eric Arquis2

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.6, No.2, pp. 137-152, 2010, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2010.006.137

    Abstract In the present article, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and a modified T-history method have been used to study the phase changing behavior of granular composites. Further modifications and improvements of the two methods are employed to handle granular materials undergoing phase change over a temperature range. A simple procedure has been advised to obtain accurate results from the DSC measurements based on the estimation of the thermal resistance between the sample and its enclosure. The concept of enthalpy and its relationship with temperature has been employed in the T-history analysis to obtain enthalpy-temperature and apparent heat capacity curves similar to… More >

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    The Concept of a Vibrational Cell for Studying the Interface Chemical Kinetics. Vibrational Flow Structure

    A.A. Ivanova1, V.G. Kozlov1,2,3, D.A. Polezhaev1, D. Pareau3, M. Stambouli3

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 211-220, 2008, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2008.004.211

    Abstract The problem for the optimization of mass-transfer on the interface of two immiscible liquids by means of vibrational hydromechanics is studied experimentally. A new vibrational cell of Lewis's type expressly conceived for such purposes is described. Flow is generated by activators in the form of disks inducing translational axial oscillations near the opposite end faces of the cavity. It is shown that such vibrating disks can lead to the onset of a large-scale toroidal whirlwind effectively mixing the liquid throughout the volume. According to the experiments, in particular, axisymmetrical radial flows are generated on both sides of the horizontal liquid… More >

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    Oxygen Transport in Tissue Engineering Systems: Cartilage and Myocardium

    B. Obradovic1, M. Radisic2, G. Vunjak-Novakovic3

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.3, No.3, pp. 189-202, 2007, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2007.003.189

    Abstract Efficient transport of oxygen is one of the main requirements in tissue engineering systems in order to avoid cell death in the inner tissue regions and support uniform tissue regeneration. In this paper, we review approaches to design of tissue engineering systems with adequate oxygen delivery for cultivation of cartilage and myocardium, two distinctly different tissue types with respect to the tissue structure and oxygen requirements. Mathematical modeling was used to support experimental results and predict oxygen transport within the cultivated tissues and correlate it to the cell response and tissue properties. More >

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    Adaptive 3D finite elements with high aspect ratio for dendritic growth of a binary alloy including fluid flow induced by shrinkage

    Jacek Narski1,2, Marco Picasso1

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.3, No.1, pp. 49-64, 2007, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2007.003.049

    Abstract An adaptive phase field model for the solidification of binary alloys in three space dimensions is presented. The fluid flow in the liquid due to different liquid/solid densities is taken into account. The unknowns are the phase field, the alloy concentration and the velocity/pressure in the liquid. Continuous, piecewise linear finite elements are used for the space discretization, a semi-implicit scheme is used for time discretization. An adaptive method allows the number of degrees of freedom to be reduced, the mesh tetrahedrons having high aspect ratio whenever needed. Numerical results show that our method is effective and allows to perform… More >

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    Prediction of Interfacial Cracking due to Differential Drying Shrinkage of Concrete in Precast Shell Pier Cap

    Kyong Pil Jang1, Je kuk Son2, Seung Hee Kwon1,3

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.38, No.3, pp. 155-173, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.038.155

    Abstract In a precast shell pier cap, cracking at the interface between the precast shell and the cast-in-place concrete may happen due to differences between the drying shrinkage of the inner and the outer concrete. The objective of this study is to establish a prediction method for interfacial cracking that will consider the real mechanism of differential drying shrinkage and creep. The main parameters used in the analysis were determined from experiments for a concrete mix that is applied to the manufacturing of pier caps. The variation of internal relative humidity over time was first calculated based on the nonlinear moisture… More >

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