COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation of Heat Generation from Hydrogen/Deuterium Loading of Nickel Alloy Nanoparticles

G. Miley[1], A. Osouf[1], B. Stunkard[1], T. Patel[1], E. Ziehm [1], A. Krishnamurthy[1], K. J. Kim[1]
[1]University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
发布日期 2014

A key issue for the development of a LENR power unit involves the measurement and energy output of the reaction. Our team is currently studying a gas loaded nanoparticle-type cluster power unit [1] which pressurizes various nanoparticle alloys with either deuterium or hydrogen. The principal elements in the various nanoparticle alloys are Nickel, Palladium and Zirconium, with each alloy containing different percentages of each.

The research is currently focused on determining excess energy output that can be attributed to LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions). Due to the current experimental setup, only the exterior temperatures of the reactor chamber are routinely measured during the experiments. Using the exterior temperature data to determine an accurate evaluation of energy output is complicated.

Therefore, a COMSOL Multiphysics® model of the whole apparatus has been created in order to simulate and analyze the measurements.