E. Furlani, and A. Baev
The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
Plasmonic-based optical trapping is in its infancy and growing rapidly. Research in this area will significantly advance fundamental understanding in fields such as nanophotonics and biophotonics. Novel plasmonic trapping structures and systems can be designed and optimized using the COMSOL RF solver. We present a study of plasmonicbased optical trapping of neutral sub-wavelength ...
S. Prabhakar and J. Raynolds
College of NanoScale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Non-charge-based logic is the notion that an electron can be trapped and its spin manipulated through application of gate voltages. Numerical simulations of Spin Single Electron Transistors (SSET) at University at Albany, aimed at practical development of post-CMOS concepts and devices is presented. We use COMSOL based multiphysics finite element simulation strategy to solve the ...
Fully Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Modeling by COMSOL Multiphysics, with Applications in Reservoir Geomechanical Characterization
T. Freeman, R. Chalaturnyk, and I. Bogdanov
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Centre Huile Lourde Ouvert et Expérimental (CHLOE), France
Because of the complex nature of geomaterials and presence of solid and fluid within a single system, it is crucial to consider all the physics involved within the geomaterial system. A fully coupled thermo-hydromechanical model is developed. The model consists of a three-phase flow model designed as a set of coupled PDE application modes that when coupled with the Heat Transfer Module and ...
J. Gaillard, D. Locatelli, S. Mulani, and R. Kapania
Microelectronics and Micromechanics Department, Engineering school of ENSICAEN (Ecole National Superieure d'Ingénieurs de Caen), Caen, France
 Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
 Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
The residual stresses developed in a stiffened panel manufactured using Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication (EBF3) process were studied. EBF3 process is a layer additive process that can be used to build near-net shaped parts directly using computer controlled techniques, which can be used for aerospace structures. A COMSOL model was created to simulate the residual stresses using a ...
L. Dube, W. McElroy, and D. Pepper
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
We discuss the use of COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 in the aerodynamic optimization process of the UNLV solarpowered UAV. We also address the use of COMSOL’s Multiphysics ability and how it was used within the scope of the project. In particular we highlight the development of wingtip devices, some of which are non-planar lifting surfaces, and we analyze how these changes affect the airframe ...
Energy Exchange During Electron Emission from Carbon Nanotubes: Considerations on Tip Cooling Effect and Destruction of the Emitter
M. Dionne, S. Coulombe, and J. Meunier
Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Murphy and Good general theory for electron emission from metal surfaces was used to predict the field-emission capabilities of ideal arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNT). The Nottingham effect was taken into account in order to explain experimental observation of a localized cooling of the VACNT tips during field emission and the total destruction of very short emitters at ...
R. Escarela-Perez, E. Melgoza, and E. Campero-Littlewood
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana - Azcapotzalco, Departamento de Energia, México, D.F., Mexico
Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Morelia, Mich., C.P., Mexico
Finite element modeling of three-phase induction machines requires the solution of coupled circuit and field equations. This work aims to solve this problem using a strong coupling approach. This work includes circuit field coupling and proper air-gap meshing, using the AC/DC Module of COMSOL Multiphysics and SPICE. As a result, a quasi-3D model can be obtained with an accurate field ...
Mathematics Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
We present an optimization procedure to optimize the maximum coupling of free space optical wave to surface plasmon. Shape derivative from shape sensitivity analysis is calculated, and the corresponding partial derivatives of the objective functional with respect to finite number of design variables are derived. An optimal design of the gratings to couple maximum amount of free space photon into ...
S. Yang, and S. Seelecke
Department of Aerospace, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
The application of shape memory alloys (SMA) as actuators in smart structures is a quickly developing field. The particular focus of this paper is on the aspects of modeling and simulation of adaptive structures with integrated SMAs using the finite element method (FEM). A number of generic SMA actuator wire/elastic beam systems are presented first to illustrate the different ways of ...
Exploratory FEM-Based Multiphysics Oxygen Transport and Cell Viability Models for Isolated Pancreatic Islets
Diabetes Research Institute and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
Cellular-level oxygen consumption and cell viability models incorporating physiologically realistic assumptions and fully scaled 2D/3D geometries have been implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics for isolated pancreatic islets. Oxygen consumption was assumed to follow Michaelis-Menten–type kinetics and to cease when local concentrations fell below a critical threshold. Results are in good agreement ...