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Title:Numerical simulations of experimental results in a power unit to validate the energy output resulting from gas pressurizations on nanoparticles
Author(s):Osouf, Anais
Advisor(s):Miley, George H.; Coverstone, Victoria L.
Department / Program:Aerospace Engineering
Discipline:Aerospace Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR)
gas loading
COMSOL Multiphysics
heat transfer
energy output
Abstract:This thesis aims to interpret the first temperature measurements recorded by the research group in terms of heat release from pressurizations of specific nanoparticles of alloys by Hydrogen. The number of unknowns was an obstacle to achieve trustful hand-made calculations and therefore a numerical model was created using the software COMSOL Multiphysics©. From the model, the order of value of the heat release during the pressurizations has been found to be 400 joules. From the data available, a comparison to the potential chemical energy release has been started in order to state if an unconventional source of energy is present. Further experimental suggestions are made to determine some unknowns so that precise calculations of conventional energy release are performed instead of worst cases scenarios.
Issue Date:2014-01-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Anaïs Osouf
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-16
Date Deposited:2013-12

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