T. Burnett, and D. Lower
CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC
The Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) has been selected as a means of treating calcined high level waste (HLW). The process combines high temperature and pressure to densify the HLW in to a mineral similar to the geologic formulation of granite. This study uses COMSOL to predict densification and shape deformation of a stainless steel can filled with HLW. Two approaches were used to model densification ...
M.S. Yeoman, V. Sivasailam, T. Poole, S. Ingham
Continuum Blue, Tredomen, Ystrad Mynach, United Kingdom
JDR Cable Systems, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
With the ever changing energy requirements & demand for better communication links across the planet, subsea umbilical & cable requirements are becoming more stringent. Where longer service life at a lower cost is now expected from manufacturers. In addition to this, with the need to exploit more sustainable energy sources from offshore wind & wave, where extreme weather conditions are ...
University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
In order to design an RF MEMS based device, it is beneficial to have information concerning mechanical behavior. For model verification purpose, solution offered by simulation software equipped with predefined physics application is one valuable way to provide initial reference. To avoid unwanted particular total strain in RF MEMS structures, a compensation layer can be utilized. When the number ...
Optimized Cantilever-to-Anchor Configurations of Buckled Cantilever Plate Structures for Transducer Applications
A. Arpys Arevalo Carreno, D. Conchouso Gonzalez, I.G. Foulds
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The mechanical simulation and analysis of the cantilever-to-anchor configuration for an out-of-plane structure used in transducer applications is reported. The polymer-based Buckled Cantilever Plate “BCP” structure, gives the ability to orient an active device from a horizontal to a vertical position, once assembled. In this paper we compare four different cantilever-to-anchor ...
RSE, Milano, Italy
The safety of large civil structures is often evaluated by means of numerical models based on the Finite Element Method (FEM). In the last year, the elastic behavior of the Microplane Model was implemented in COMSOL because it is a promising approach able to overcome the limit typical of the classical approaches, which in general are able to simulate in a proper way only a few specific ...
D. Scardigno, A. Castellano, P. Foti, A. Fraddosio, S. Marzano, M.D. Piccioni
DICAR, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
Introduction: We study an innovative technology for water bottling using PET, aimed at reducing the thickness of the plastic bottles. The goals are the reduction of the amount of plastic used for a single water bottle, the reduction of the packaging costs and more environmental sustainability. The required thickness of the bottle depends on its structural function: when carried, the bottles are ...
G. Cerretti, J.-C. Gomez-Lavocat, K. Vynck, D.S. Wiersma
European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Mediterranean Technology Park, Castelldefels, Spain
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO), National Research Council (CNR), Florence, Italy
Liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs)  have attracted a great attention in recent years due to their high potential in a wide range of applications, from microfluidics components  to artificial muscles . The photo-mechanical response of LCEs is due to their constitutive photo-sensitive molecules, which change shape when absorbing part of the incident light. These microscopic deformations can ...
Y.F. Wang, Y.S. Wang, L. Wang
Institute of Engineering Mechanics, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway
We show in this paper that by careful design of the geometry of the resonators, complete bandgap with relatively low center frequency can be obtained for 2D and 3D Phononic Crystals with resonators. The generation of the bandgap is due to the local resonance of the unit cell. Spring-mass and spring-pendulum models are developed to predict the boundaries of the complete bandgap. The predicted ...
L. Teresi, V. Varano
LaMS - Modelling & Simulation Lab, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Nematic Elastomers (NEs) possess both the elastic properties of rubbers and the orientational properties of liquid crystals. Those two properties makes the configuration of NEs very sensitive to isotropic-nematic phase transition. Our goal is to replicate with numerical experiments the phenomena of shape formation in Twist-Nematic Elastomers (TNEs): a flat bar evolves into a helicoidal shape ...
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
The fundamental frequency and the corresponding damping value are the main design parameters for footbridges against excessive vibrations induced by pedestrians. Since pedestrians typically walk at a pace of 1.6–2.4 Hz, this frequency range as well as the range of the second harmonic, namely 3.5–4.5 Hz, should be avoided. However it has been observed that the fundamental frequency of a bridge ...