B. K. S. Kishor, T. Ramesh ,
 NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu, India.
At the micron-level, thermal actuation exerts larger forces compared to the widely-used electrostatic actuation. To obtain large displacements at low voltage the principle of Electro Thermal actuation is used. It works on the principle of selective non-uniform Joule heating which results in thermal expansion due to constraints. The Microgripper presented here is studied and analyzed by carrying ...
A. Chidley, F. Roger, and A. Traidia
ENSTA Paristech, Palaiseau, France
Nowadays, to go along with sustainable development and for cost matters, automotive heat exchangers are built with less and less aluminum and the process costs are being cut. However, the real mechanical response is a plastic shakedown, which is why we need to model the cyclic response as well as to find a fatigue criterion. A finite element model was developed using COMSOL Multiphysics to ...
FEM Study on the Effect of Metallic Interdigital Transducers on Surface Acoustic Wave(SAW) Velocity in SAW Devices
A. K. Namdeo, and H. B. Nemade
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
In this paper, we present study on the mass loading effect of the interdigital transducer (IDT) on surface acoustic wave (SAW) velocity in SAW devices, using COMSOL Multiphysics. We have simulated a one port SAW resonator made on YZ lithium niobate substrate and investigated the reduction of SAW velocity caused by the mass loading of aluminum IDT fabricated over the substrate, using finite ...
B. Reine, J. Di-Tomaso, G. Dusserre, P. Olivier
Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, Mines Albi, ISAE, ICA, IUT, Dept. GMP, Toulouse Cedex, France
RESCOLL - Société de Recherche, Pessac Cedex, France
This paper addresses the study of thermal behavior of thermoset polymer matrix filled with microparticles. A numerical model was developed with COMSOL Multiphysics to get a random spatial distribution of fillers in a representative volume element (RVE). This model was then compared to an analytical reference model (Hamilton model) and experimental results. This comparison highlights a good ...
T. Gulati, A. K. Datta
Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Puffing of biomaterials involves mass, momentum and energy transport along with large volumetric expansion of the material. Development of physics-based models that can describe heat and moisture transport, rapid evaporation and large deformations can help understand the puffing process. In this context, a fundamentals based study of salt-assisted puffing of rice is described. A multiphase model ...
J. Roche, P. Von Lockette, and S. Lofland
Mechanical Engineering Dept., Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Physics and Astronomy Dept., Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
In this study, magneto-rheological elastomer (MRE) composite beams made of Barium hexaferrite (BaM) and Iron (Fe) powders combined with a highly-compliant matrix material were simulated using COMSOL\'s Solid Mechanics and AC/DC modules. The goal of the work was to develop models capable of predicting the actuation behavior of hard- and soft-magnetic MREs. This work simulates the bending of ...
Modeling and Experimental Verification of the Power Transfer and Thermal Characteristics of Piezoelectric Transformers Subjected to Combined Mechanical and Electrical Loading
S. Tuncdemir, W.M. Bradley
Solid State Ceramics, Williamsport, PA, USA
QorTek, Williamsport, PA, USA
A piezoelectric transformer allows purely mechanical transfer and scaling of electrical energy via simultaneous utilization of both the direct and converse piezoelectric effects. This mechanical energy transfer enables a wide range of functional differences from typical magnetic-based electrical power transformers. Comparing to their electromagnetic counterparts, piezoelectric transformers are ...
J. H. Johnson
University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences, Bristol, UK
The use of high-resolution topography in the finite element model demonstrates that deformation from a shallow pressure source can be dramatically affected by overlying relief, not only in magnitude, but also in azimuth. This result is significant as it allows traditionally anomalous data to be evenly weighted during inversions for magma reservoir parameters. The result that surface ...
J. S. Crompton , H. Spencer , J. Thomas , K. Koppenhoefer 
 AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
 Seal Well, Calgary, AB, Canada
Pre-existing oil and gas wells and well bores represent highly permeable pathways for leakage of greenhouse gases; in Alberta alone leaks have been estimated to provide the equivalent of 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 per annum. In addition to abandoned wells without plugs, gas leakage may occur when the integrity of wells is compromised by a variety of factors including incomplete construction or ...
A. Hassanzadegan , T. Tischner ,
 Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany
This study presents the simulation of transport phenomena in the Horstberg geothermal system in the North German Basin. The Horstberg geothermal system composed of a subsurface reservoir and a borehole. The borehole was completed in a multilayer sandstone reservoir and an induced hydraulic fracture was created by massive water injection. During reservoir life time, the warm water will be ...