You are invited to join us at COMSOL Day Sunnyvale for a day of multiphysics modeling training, talks by invited speakers, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with other simulation specialists in the COMSOL community.
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This introductory demonstration will show you the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL Multiphysics® modeling environment. We will cover all of the key modeling steps, including geometry creation, setting up physics, meshing, solving, and postprocessing.
Nonlinear Structural Mechanics in Medical Device Applications
Accurate modeling of nonlinear structural phenomena, such as hyperelasticity and elastoplasticity, can be instrumental in designing medical devices. This talk will cover an example of how such models built in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software fit into robust design processes.
Porous Media Computations with 3D Imaging Data Sets
During this talk, attendees will be provided with an overview of how 3D imaging along with multiphysics computations can help us to characterize and understand porous media for natural sciences and engineering applications.
Modeling and Characterization of MEMS Piezoelectric Ultrasound Transducers
Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducers (PMUT) have been shown to offer several advantages over traditional ultrasound transducers, such as flexible geometries, natural acoustic match to water, ease of fabrication, miniaturization, and integration with supporting electronics.
The present study discusses the finite element modeling and acoustic characterization for PMUT devices with different architectures, demonstrating the design flexibility in achieving customized performance for transducers built using a vibrating membrane as a basic building block.
Finite element models of PMUT arrays were built and the predicted device performance was compared to the experimental data in terms of acoustic pressure, center frequency, impedance, and directivity.
Applications requiring low-voltage operation with good image quality, 3D/4D imaging using 2D arrays, monolithic integration, miniaturization, and flexibility of design are strength factors that justify the adoption of PMUTs in the medical ultrasound probe technology.
Learn how to convert a model into a custom app using the Application Builder, which is included in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. You can upload your apps to a COMSOL Server™ installation to access and run the apps from anywhere within your organization.
Get a quick overview of using the CFD Module and Heat Transfer Module within the COMSOL® software environment.
Explore the capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® for electromagnetics in the static and low-frequency regime with a focus on the AC/DC Module.
Explore the meshing techniques that are available in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and learn about different solver and study types.
Learn about modeling high-frequency electromagnetic waves using the RF Module, Wave Optics Module, and Ray Optics Module.
Get a brief overview of using the Structural Mechanics Module and its add-on modules within the COMSOL® software environment.
Learn to use gradient-based optimization techniques and constraint equations to define and solve problems in shape, parameter, and topology optimization, as well as inverse modeling. The techniques shown are applicable for almost all types of models.
Triple Ring Technologies Lawrence Smith contracts as a mechanical engineer at Triple Ring Technologies in Newark, CA. He has contributed to medical device development projects in all stages of the product life cycle, ranging from the proof-of-concept prototype design to work on high-volume commercial drug delivery systems. He has a special interest in tackling heat transfer, structural mechanics, and fluid dynamics problems using numerical modeling methods. Lawrence holds a BS in mechanical engineering with a concentration in mechatronics from California Polytechnic State University, and is currently earning his MS in mechanical engineering from CU Boulder, with a focus on design.
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc Dr. Corina Nistorica is the director of advanced MEMS research at FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. and her focus is MEMS ultrasound transducers and piezoelectric MEMS inkjet printheads. Previously, she has developed solutions for MEMS-based storage technology on ferroelectric media as part of the Probe Storage Project at Seagate Technology. She has also worked on thermal MEMS actuators and studied tribology and hard coatings for MEMS devices at Zyvex Corporation. She has worked on MEMS gyroscopes based on piezoelectric film and characterization of MEMS devices.
Stanford University Tapan Mukerji is an associate professor and codirector of the Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting at Stanford University. He obtained his PhD in geophysics from Stanford University. His research interests include rock physics, geostatistics, wave propagation, stochastic methods for quantitative reservoir characterization, time-lapse reservoir monitoring, and geomodeling applications. Tapan has received the Katcher Award as well as the the ENI award for his work. In addition to numerous journal publications, he has coauthored "The Rock Physics Handbook", "Quantitative Seismic Interpretation", and "Value of Information in Earth Sciences". He has been an invited keynote speaker and lecturer for short courses on rock physics and geostatistics for multiple countries around the world.