Robust and Reliability-based Design Optimization of Electromagnetic Actuators Using Heterogeneous Modeling with COMSOL Multiphysics and Dynamic Network Models
H. Neubert, A. Kamusella, and T-Q. Pham
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
OptiY e. K. Aschaffenburg, Germany
For an exemplary electromagnetic actuator used to drive a Braille printer, a design optimization was performed. The optimization involves stochastic variables and comprises nominal optimization, robustness analysis and robust design optimization. A heterogeneous model simulates the static and the dynamic behavior of the actuator and its non-linear load. It consists of a network model in ...
L.B.M. Silva, E.J.P. Santos
Laboratory for Devices and Nanostructures, Electronics and Systems Department, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brasil
Transducer optimization is a key aspect for successful development and deployment of advanced sensors, especially when designing 3D structures for harsh environments. For piezoelectric transducers, plate thickness determines the operating frequency of the resonator, which is frequently tuned in the shear thickness vibration mode. Quartz has been the material of choice for the fabrication of bulk ...
A. Corigliano, A. Courard, G. Cocchetti, P. Gagliardi, L. Magagnin, R. Vallauri, D. Acconcia
Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Technoprobe, Cernusco Lombardone, Italy
The paper presents recent results concerning the experimental mechanical characterization, the numerical modeling and the design of micro-needles used in the construction of probe heads for wafer testing. A fully coupled electro-thermal model was created using COMSOL and combined to a research-oriented thermo-mechanical Finite Element (FE) code in order to accurately reproduce the micro-needle ...
IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
Electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in a slit channel(1D) is analyzed. The governing equations are the Poisson–Boltzmann equation, the Cauchy momentum equation, Generalized Smoluchowski equation and the continuity equation are used to get shear stress, dynamic viscosity, and velocity distribution. Simulations are performed to examine the effects of ?H, flow behavior index, double layer ...
M. Olin , L. Laakso , J. Hannula , T. Galkin , and K. Väkeväinen 
 University of Helsinki, Finland
 Nokia Corporation, Finland
Small electronic devices are nowadays used in varying conditions, which expose them to stresses. One part of this stress is related to transport of potentially harmful chemical substances into small mechanical structures of devices, which happens by molecular diffusion and advection by air flow. We have applied a simplified contamination model, whose parameters, though, are estimated by ...
H. Lee, and J.V. Clark
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
In this paper we present a method to mitigate the effect of thermally-induced noise in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) through a force feedback circuit. Inherent noise-induced vibrations, which would be inconsiderable in macro scale, are considered as a limitation in micro- and nano- scale since it diminishes the high performance of MEMS devices. For instance, depending on the stiffness ...
COMSOL API Based Toolbox for the Mixed-Level Modeling of Squeeze-Film Damping in MEMS: Simulation and Experimental Validation
M. Niessner, G. Schrag, J. Iannacci, and G. Wachutka
Institute for Physics of Electrotechnology, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany
MEMS Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo di Trento, Italy
We present an easy-to-use toolbox for the automated generation of reduced-order mixed-level models for the evaluation of squeeze-film damping in microelectromechanical systems. The toolbox is programmed in JAVA and heavily exploits the functionality provided by the COMSOL API. The results obtained from mixed-level model simulation performed in COMSOL Multiphysics agree very well with ...
Design and Development of Microsystems within a Corporate Research Environment by Utilizing Comsol Multiphysics
Corporate Research & Technologies
Alexander Frey received his M.A. degree from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1994, the Dipl. Phys. degree from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany in 1997 and the PhD from the Saarland University, Germany in 2010. In 1997 he joined Research Laboratories of Siemens working on the design of DRAM sensing circuits. In 1999 he joined Corporate Research, Infineon, Munich, Germany. He was engaged ...
In recent years, optical manipulation using optical radiation pressure has been widely studied. In this study, the radiation pressure exerted on various kinds of microscopic objects with different laser beams was evaluated by COMSOL Multiphysics software. By changing beam shapes, microscopic objects can be trapped and rotated. This paper is in Japanese.
S. Takahashi, S. Ogata
Tokyo Metropolitan University Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan
We studied the influence of a number of gas-liquid interface on the drag reduction effect by numeric simulation. Level set method was used for an analysis of gas-liquid interface. The analytic model is rectangular channel of height h = 5 micrometer and width w = 20 micrometer with two hydrophobic microstructures in bottom of channel. In this channel, we found that the liquid penetrates in the ...