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MEMS & Piezoelectric Devices Blog Posts

Course: Modeling Joule Heating with Thermal Expansion

September 15, 2020

Get an overview of the course on Joule heating and thermal expansion. Plus, access supporting material.

Developing a Silicon MEMS Chip for On-Demand DNA Synthesis

January 21, 2020

The development of genome editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9 has increased the demand for DNA synthesis technology. Researchers are creating a DNA synthesis platform to broaden horizons in the field.

10 Real Uses of COMSOL Multiphysics® in the Power Industry

October 16, 2019

Minimizing transformer noise, planning underground cable networks, and managing a power grid. Keep reading for more real-world examples in which simulation is used in the power industry.

Modeling a Double-Tuning-Fork MEMS Gyroscope

October 10, 2019

Piezoelectric rate gyroscopes and similar MEMS devices offer an affordable way to measure angular velocity in applications such as skid control and rollover detection in automobile systems.

Fine-Tuning the Design of Piezoelectric Transducers with Simulation

April 5, 2019

A variety of use cases and a variety of physics: Piezoelectric transducer designs need to account for electric currents, pressure acoustics, stress-strain, and acoustic-structure interaction.

Performing a Multiphysics Analysis of a Thermal Microactuator

March 8, 2019

To design an optimized thermal microactuator for use in a specific device, you need to account for tightly coupled electrical, thermal, and structural phenomena in your analysis.

Hydrodynamic Thermal Transport in the Kinetic-Collective Model

February 28, 2019

F. Xavier Alvarez from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) discusses using COMSOL Multiphysics® to model heat transfer at the nanoscale and better understand transport processes.

How to Model Piezoelectric Devices as Both Transmitters and Receivers

December 20, 2018

Certain types of transducers can act as both transmitters and receivers. We demonstrate how to use 2 features for modeling this type of piezoelectric device.