Middle East Technical University
In this study, a detailed finite element model coupling the motion dynamics and electromagnetics of a diaphragm based MEMS vibration energy harvester is presented. The energy harvester converts low frequency vibrations to high frequency response by magnetic actuation of a diaphragm carrying coils. AC/DC, Solid Mechanics and Moving Mesh (ALE) modules are coupled together in one 3-D model to ...
T. K. Chou, M. Chouteau, M. J. Yi
Department of Civil, Geological & Mining Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea
Time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) method provides a non-invasive way to monitor subtle sub-surface changes caused by water flow such as in an infiltration test. Problems arise when the inversion models contain artifacts due to measurement errors, rapid change in soil electrical property during measurement time, etc. A new approach was developed by Kim et al. (2004) and (2009) ...
G. V. B. Lukasievicz, N. G. C. Astrath, L. C. Malacarne, M. L. Baesso, S. E. Bialkowski
Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Toledo, PR, Brazil
Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil
Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
The radiation force effects on the surface displacement can be calculated by solving the Navier-Stokes equation with appropriated boundary conditions. The surface deformation can be described by the radiation pressure as well as those forces due to gravity and surface tension. We used the photomechanical mirror (PM) method to measure the time-evolution of the nanometer deformation generated on ...
Sensibility Analysis of Inductance Involving an E-core Magnetic Circuit for Non Homogeneous Material
K. Z. Gomes , T. A. G. Tolosa , E. V. S. Pouzada ,
 Mauá Institute of Technology, São Caetano do Sul, SP, Brazil
In this work, a methodology is developed, based on the application of finite element method in the frequency domain, using the COMSOL Multiphyics software, aiming the sensibility analysis of inductance calculation involving some configurations of an E-core magnetic circuit. Such important analysis, are made from several geometries and considering different frequencies for the source current ...
S. Wang , Z. Huang ,
 Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
Radio frequency (RF) heating have potential as alternatives to chemical fumigation for disinfesting legumes. This study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of RF selective heating of insect larvae in 3 kg soybeans packed in a rectangular plastic container using a 6 kW, 27.12 MHz RF heating system. A finite element based computer simulation program-COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to solve ...
Y. Jin , R. A. Gerhardt ,
 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
The finite element method was used for simulating the dielectric response of polymer matrix dielectric composites with randomly and evenly distributed fillers. The dielectric simulation of the composite materials was conducted using a time harmonic-electric current solver in the AC/DC Module of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The calculations were performed for a wide range of filler contents ...
N. Badi, R. Mekala
Department of Physics, Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Thermally conducting but electrically insulating materials are needed for heat-sink LED lighting applications. We report on a cost effective and innovative method based on creating core-shell nanoparticles in polymer with aluminum (Al) nanoparticles as the high thermal conductivity core and ultrathin aluminum oxide (Al?O?) as a capping shell. The solid oxide shell around the Al core prevents ...
B. Scheerlinck, P. Sergeant
University College Ghent, Gent, Belgium
Laminated media are intended to conduct the magnetic flux in the plane (high resistance to limit the eddy currents). When fringing flux falls in perpendicularly to the plane, the surface for the eddy currents is no longer small. This will cause eddy current losses, which will reduce the efficiency of the application. A 2D FEM model for in plane losses in laminated ferromagnetic media due to ...
A. Kalinowski, and J. Maguire
Naval Undersea Warfare Center/Div. Npt. , Newport, RI, USA
The paper addresses a class of problems for modeling and consequently simulating the electromagnetic field radiation pattern from a two arm Archimedes spiral coil. The performance of particular interest is knowledge of the radiated magnetic field H and electric field E in the neighborhood of the coil. The results in this paper illustrate how COMSOL is used to solve for the radiated ...
T. Jayakumar, B. Purnachandra Rao, C. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. Sasi, V. Arjun, S. Thirunavukkarasu
Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
EMSI Section, Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, TN, India
NDE Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
Remote field eddy current (RFEC) technique is a method of detecting defects in ferromagnetic tubes. This is based on low frequency eddy current, which employs an exciter coil and a receiver coil separated by a characteristic distance. The exciter is fed with a low frequency sinusoidal current and the receiver coil senses the perturbation of the magnetic fields caused by the eddy currents in the ...