Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON, Canada
The main purpose of this paper is to develop a proof of concept software that can simulate the geometry of engraved surfaces and can estimate the depth and width of engraved groove and associated laser parameters. For this purpose, COMSOL has been used to simulate the moving laser beam as a source of heat over physical domain made of different materials. Through interaction modeling of ...
R.K. Kapania, R.C. Singh, and C. Sultan
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
This paper presents an ongoing effort, motivated by developing self-contained sensors for structural health monitoring of inflatable structures, to model the process of extracting useable electrical power from the mechanical vibrations of thin, prestressed membrane structures. Energy harvesting from mechanical vibrations of these structures may provide enough power to operate both the sensors as ...
S. Mitra, R. Naik, and A. Narain
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA
The paper outlines a two-dimensional computational methodology and presents results for laminar/laminar condensing flows inside mm- scale ducts. The methodology has been developed using MATLAB/COMSOL platform and is currently capable of simulating film-wise condensation for steady and unsteady flows. The results obtained are shown to be in agreement with an independently developed ...
K.C. Koppenhoefer, S.Y. Yushanov, L.T. Gritter, J.S. Crompton, and R.O. Edwards
AltaSim Technologies LLC, Columbus, OH, USA
Cummins Fuel Systems, Columbus, IN, USA
Reynolds equation is used to analyze fluid flow through small gaps. As such, the solution of Reynolds equation provides critical information for a wide range of tribological problems. In any case where a lubricant resides between two moving surfaces, the Reynolds equation can be used to solve for the flow. In the case considered in this paper, lubricant flows between a piston and housing forced ...
C. Van der Woude, and S. Narasimhan
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
This paper presents a study of a wind turbine subjected to wind and seismic loading, carried out using COMSOL Multiphysics. The dynamic properties and response of wind turbine structures are of interest, as recent developments in wind energy have led to the design and construction of increasingly large and flexible turbine structures. A typical turbine structure model was created in ...
Electro-Thermal Analysis of a Contactor: Comparing the Performance of Two Braze Alloys during the Temperature Rise Test
E. Gutierrez-Miravete, and G. Contreras
Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
General Electric Co., Plainville, CT, USA
The purpose of this study was to develop mathematical models of the coupled electro-thermal process in selected, typical contactors that could then be validated and verified by comparing model predictions with the results of previous studies and with experimental data obtained during a temperature rise test. The study employed Finite Element Analysis using COMSOL to simulate coupled ...
E. Gutierrez-Miravete, and J. Lavin
Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
UTC-Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT, USA
Isogrid plate components are widely used in aerospace structures because of their greater stiffness to weight ratios compared with thicker plates of the same material. Isogrid plates consist of flat plates conjoined with thin ribs in specific geometric patterns. The purpose of this study was to investigate the applicability of COMSOL Multiphysics for the determination of buckling loads and modes ...
Modeling Thickness Shear Mode Quartz Sensors for Increased Downhole Pressure & Temperature Applications
G.R. Kirikera, W. Patton, and S.M. Behr
Geophysical Research Company LLC, Tulsa, OK, USA
Numerous sensors based on various sensing principles are used to measure pressures and temperatures in wellbores. Of all these sensors, piezoelectric quartz is the most preferred means of sensing pressure and temperature and is probably the only sensor to meet stringent downhole measurement requirements. The sensor consists of a quartz piezoelectric resonator hermetically sealed between two ...
J. Selig, and S. Lin
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA
Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis (SHS), a very economical synthesis of oxides was used in our lab to produce oxide materials. SHS process uses a highly exothermic reaction to convert reactants rapidly to pure products with minimal external energy input. This reaction is initiated by an igniter and reaction front propagates from the ignition through the rest of the sample. The fast ...
G. Atmeh, F. Darwish, and Z. Hasan
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
The present study focuses on the design and analysis of a single-engine, propeller-driven general aviation airplane. Initial weight estimation based on the initial sketch and the design mission profile is conducted. The estimated weight and other design parameters are used to define the external geometry of the fuselage, wing and tail. Conic lofting is utilized to render a layout of the design ...