Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

COMSOL Analysis of Acoustic Streaming and Microparticle Acoustophoresis

H. Bruus[1], P.B. Muller[1], R. Barnkob[1], M.J.H. Jensen[2]
[1]Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
[2]COMSOL, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

We have simulated the ultrasound-induced acoustophoretic motion of microparticles suspended in an aqueous solution. The full first-order thermoviscous acoustics equations have been implented on a rectangular microfluidic 2D domain excited with an ultrasound field tuned to resonance near 2 MHz. The micrometer-thin but crucial viscous boundary layers at the rigid walls have been fully resolved. The ...

Harmonic Simulation of Viscoelastic Polymer Microcantilever for Electrostrictive Energy Harvesters

N. Alcheikh[1], C. Ayela[1], I. Dufour[1]
[1]Univ. Bordeaux, IMS Lab, Pessac, France.

Electrostrictive polymers have been of significant interest over the last years for energy harvesting. Principle is based on the conversion of a mechanical deformation into electricity. The stored energy basically depends on the mechanical strain induced into an electrostrictive polymer by the mechanical resonant vibration of a microcantilever supporting the electrostrictive layer. In this work, ...

Numerical Simulation of Phonon Dispersion Relations for Phononic Crystals

G. Zhu[1], E.M. Dede[1]
[1]Toyota Research Institute of North America, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

In previous work, a two-dimensional (2D) model was carried out to simulate the phononic band structure of a phononic crystal with square lattice structure, but this model did not account for the out-of-plane phonon dispersions [1]. In fact, for 2D films used for coating materials, it is more interesting to understand their cross-plane properties. In this work, the phonon dispersion relation of 2D ...

SAW Sensors for Surgical Arm using Piezoelectric Devices

Rakesh Kumar Pati [1], SK Mohammed ali[1], Sakuntala Mahapatra[1], Millee Panigrahi[1]
[1]MEMS Design Centre, Dept. of ETC, Trident Academy of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Despite of the existing successful clinical applications, however, the interaction, i.e. artificial sensing, between the robot and the patient is still very limited. With the help of various cameras, vision is almost the only feeling that a robot can have. In order to imitate the human skin, various signals e.g., the strength of pressure, change of strength, speed and acceleration should be ...

A Study of the Effects of Mounting Supports, and Dissipation on a Piezoelectric Quartz Double-Ended Tuning Fork Gyroscope

G. Choi[1], Y. Yong[1]
[1]Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

A COMSOL model of a piezoelectric quartz double ended tuning fork gyroscope was implemented. The gyroscope has two detection modes; the first mode detects the angular velocity about a z-axis perpendicular to the tuning fork plane (x-y plane), while the second mode detects the angular velocity about a y-axis that is the longitudinal axis along the length of the tuning fork. Eigenfrequency analyses ...

A Finite Element Model of Shear Wave Propagation Induced by an Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse

R. De Luca[1,2], J. Fromageau[1], H.W. Chan[1], F. Marinozzi[2], J. Bamber[1]
[1]Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, England, United Kingdom
[2]Sapienza University of Rome, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rome, Italy

Shear wave elastography is an innovative technique used in combination with the traditional ultrasound imaging to improve the specificity of cancer imaging. A two-dimensional finite element model (FEM), composed of realistic boundary conditions, was developed in COMSOL Multiphysics® to simulate the propagation of shear waves induced by an acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) in isotropic, ...

Scale-up Design of Ultrasound Irradiator for Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation

Z. Wei[1]
[1]The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Ultrasound is a promising green technology for the advanced oxidation process (AOP) since it adds no chemicals to the treated water. In this paper, COMSOL Multiphysics® was used as a tool to design and characterize an ultrasound irradiator with multi-stepped configuration, which aims to overcome disadvantages of typical irradiators and to enhance contaminant removal in large-scale water ...

Characterization of a Tonpilz Transducer and Performance Analysis for a MEMS-Transducer Array

V. Vadde, and B. Lakshmi G

In this paper, we develop and analyze a standard piezoacoustic Tonpilz-transducer model for underwater acoustics in Comsol by addressing the attendant piezoelectric and pressure acoustic multiphysics phenomena. Transducer properties that are studied and characterized are the center frequency, bandwidth, linearity, sensitivity, and noise figure. In an effort to miniaturize the transducer, a ...

Surface Acoustic Wave Scattering Matrix Evaluation Using COMSOL Multiphysics®: Application to Surface Acoustic Wave Transmission Through 2D Surface Phononic Crystal

S. Yankin[1,2], A. Talbi[1], V. Preobrazhensky[1,3], P. Pernod[1], O. Bou Matar[1], A. Pavlova[1]
[1] Joint International Laboratory LICS/LEMAC, IEMN UMR CNRS 8520, EC Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
[2] Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia
[3] Wave Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

This contribution is dedicated to numerical analysis of SAW propagation though 2D surface phononic crystal (PnC) and FE method is nowadays one of most common tool for such calculation. The device under investigation consists of two dispersive IDT and lattice of ferromagnetic pillars realized on 128°YX LiNbO3. In addition to dispersion curves calculations this work describes the results of ...

Simulation Studies on the Design of a Helmholtz Resonator type Underwater Acoustic Sensor

Karthi Pradeep[1], G. Suresh[2], V. Natarajan[2],
[1]National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Kerala, India
[2]Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, Kerala, India

A Helmholtz resonator type acoustic sensor has been designed using analytical method and finite element modeling software, COMSOL Multiphysics®. The acoustic sensor is an aluminium double frustum, hour glass, shaped with the resonator at the bottom and an acoustic horn above to amplify the incoming acoustic signal. The horn provides a broad amplification of the incoming acoustic signal while the ...

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