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COMSOL News Magazine 2017

MEMS-based Handy Fuel Adulteration Detection Device

Anumeha Dwivedi[1], Dr. R. Dey[2]
[1]BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, India
[2]Associate Professor, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, India

Adulteration of automobile fuels, especially petrol and diesel is a rampant malpractice in India. With the rising prices of fuel and the subsidy on kerosene, getting away with even 10-15% adulteration is immensely profitable.To check adulteration effectively, it is necessary to monitor the fuel quality at the distribution point itself. The equipment for this purpose should be handy and the ...

Lamb Waves in Fluid-Loaded Plates

T. Kaufmann[1], F. Kassubek[1], D. Pape [1], M. Lenner[1]
[1]ABB Corporate Research, Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland

Lamb waves are elastic waves propagating in free solid plates. In the case of plates loaded with a fluid, the equations describing these waves have to be modified to include the effects of the fluid. In our work we have tackled this problem using COMSOL Multiphysics®. We have used the two-dimensional plane strain model of the solid mechanics interface to calculate the eigenmodes of the coupled ...

Utilization of COMSOL Multiphysics® Java API for the Integration of Composite Material Properties Through a Customized User Interface - new

R. Malav[1]
[1]Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Introduction: Usage of Composite Materials properties is rapidly gaining acceptance in various industries such as aircraft manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, etc. Its main strengths are light weight material, great strength and durability, strength related to weight, corrosion resistance and design flexibility. In the process of modeling and simulation, many a time a user wants to use ...

Numerical Vibration Analysis of Impacted CFRP Specimens Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

P. Jatzlau [1], F. Seybold [1], C. Grosse [1],
[1] Technical University of Munich, Chair of Non-destructive Testing, Munich, Germany

The vibration behavior of carbon fiber reinforced composites (CFRP) specimens with impact damage is presented in order to evaluate if an before/after modal analysis can be used as a non-destructive testing method to detect delaminations. The impact damage is modeled by decreasing the stiffness in the described area of delamination. As detailed experimental data exists for the modeled structure, ...

Numerical Study on Shear Horizontal Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers for Generation of Ultrasonic Guided Waves for Absorber Tubes used in Concentrated Solar Plants - new

L. Cheng[1], A. Mohimi[1], M. Kogia[1], V. Kappatos[1], C. Selcuk[1], T.-H. Gan[1]
[1]Brunel Innovation Centre, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK

Absorber tubes are one of the most critical components of parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Plants, which is very likely get damaged such as crack and mass loss. Therefore, the monitoring of their structural health via Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques is regarded as essential for preventing them from being significantly defective and thereby reducing maintenance cost. Non-contact ...

Design of Electroacoustic Absorbers Using PID Control

H. Lissek, R. Boulandet, and M. Maugard
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

An \"electroacoustic absorber\" is a loudspeaker, used as an absorber of sound, which acoustic impedance can be varied by electrical means. This can be achieved either by plugging passive shunt electric networks at the loudspeaker terminals (“shunt loudspeakers”) or by feeding back the loudspeaker with a voltage proportional to acoustic quantities, such as sound pressure and diaphragm normal ...

Modeling of Ultrasonic Fatigue-Life Testing Machine

D. Dimitrov[1], V. Mihailov[1], B. Kostov[1]
[1]Technical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria

Usually fatigue-life tests of materials are long, time-consuming and expensive. With the development of high power piezoceramic actuators nowadays it is possible to provide at very high cycles 10e10 fatigue tests (VHCF) for reasonable times, at high frequency. The ultrasonic fatigue machine consists of piezoceramic transducer, booster, horn and specimen made of tested material. System works in ...

COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation of Ultrasonic Energy in Cleaning Tanks - new

L. Zhong[1]
[1]Seagate Technology, Bloomington, MN, USA

Ultrasonic based cleaning process, widely used in various industries, mainly utilizes the cavitation effect to achieve contamination removal. For a given set of ultrasonic tank parameters, such as cleaning fluid, temperature, frequency etc, the cavitation effect is largely impacted by the amount of ultrasonic energy. Determining optimal ultrasonic energy level often becomes the key to the ...

Numerical Simulation of Phonon Dispersion Relations for Phononic Crystals

G. Zhu[1], E.M. Dede[1]
[1]Toyota Research Institute of North America, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

In previous work, a two-dimensional (2D) model was carried out to simulate the phononic band structure of a phononic crystal with square lattice structure, but this model did not account for the out-of-plane phonon dispersions [1]. In fact, for 2D films used for coating materials, it is more interesting to understand their cross-plane properties. In this work, the phonon dispersion relation of ...

Virtual Acoustic Prototyping – Practical Applications for Loudspeaker Development

A. Salvatti
JBL Professional, Northridge, CA, USA

The author presents an overview of methods to build virtual prototypes of both horns and loudspeaker drivers which allows a significant reduction in the number of physical prototypes, as well as reduced development time. This paper will present some of the practical results from work the author has performed in the course of designing both transducers and horns using COMSOL Evolution of the ...