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Title: Analysis and comparison of a customize infant incubator chamber shape using finite element method
Authors: Somsri Daochai
Nichapat Chuaychunu
Meechai Lohakan
Chuchart Pintavirooj
The Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Mahidol University
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
Keywords: Computer Science
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Citation: 2008 International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2008. (2008), 336-339
Abstract: The infant incubator is an essential medical device for a new born whose weight is lower than a standard level or early birth. In general, many parameters such as air temperature, air circulation, humidity, oxygenation, noise level and sterilization must be controlled strictly all over an operation range. In this paper, we presented an analysis of heat transfer and air flow circulation in chamber hood by comparing between 2 different design chambers as a semi-hexagonal hood and a dome hood. COMSOL Multiphysic3.3, a three dimensional simulation program was used in our experiment which basing on fluid dynamics and convective heat transfer equation. The simulation was performed under normal room circumstance at 25. The results show that a thermal distribution and air circulation of dome hood are quite better than semi-hexagonal hood noticeably . © 2008 IEEE.
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