Numerical Analysis for Surface Discharge on Solid Insulation in the Dielectric Liquid with Experimental Validation
H.-Y. Lee, S.-H. Lee 
 Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Surface discharge initiation and propagation on the surface of an insulating solid immersed in a dielectric liquid were examined numerically and experimentally. To establish a generalized numerical technique for evaluating surface discharge phenomena using the electrohydrodynamics (EHD) approach, we employed the governing equations of EHD, including the Navier–Stokes equations. To these coupled ...
M. Habibnezhad , J. Puckett , E. Musavi ,
 Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
Encouraging students to take on a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) major has recently been a top priority in the nation’s policy-making debates. STEM-related majors often time are deemed very difficult and demanding. Specifically, students tend to face difficulties to conceptualize engineering problems which can eventually impede otherwise successful individuals from pursuing a ...
K. Chitale , B. Lipkens [1, 2], W. Presz, Jr. ,
 FloDesign Sonics Inc., Wilbraham, MA, USA
 Western New England University, Springfield, MA, USA
Macroscale ultrasonic separation is a new filtration technology, with various applications such as cell clarification, cell therapy, blood-lipid separation, oil-water separation etc. These systems use piezoelectric transducers to create standing waves in fluid-particle mixture. Suspended particles get clustered by action of acoustic radiation forces and are separated out by enhanced gravity ...
S. Zahid , P. R. Hobson ,
 Brunel University London, London, United Kingdom
Vacuum phototriodes (VPT) have been used as photodetectors for many years in particle physics experiments. For example, they were used in the OPAL experiment at LEP and are currently used in the endcap Electromagnetic Calorimeter of the CMS experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Existing VPTs are fast, low-gain devices that are able to operate in strong magnetic fields at angles up to ...
Zuhaila Ismail ,
 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Stenosis is a localize plaque that cause the vessel wall narrowed and causing an alternation in the flow structure which consequently reduced the fluid flow passing to the other organs and tissues. Previous researchers had proven that the formation of stenosis could disturb the normal hemodynamics in blood rheology. Generalized power law model is the best model describing a narrowing blood ...
Design for Reliability and Robustness through Probabilistic Methods in COMSOL Multiphysics with OptiY
T.-Q. Pham, H. Neubert, and A. Kamusella
OptiY e.K., Aschaffenburg, Germany
Institute of Electro-Mechanical and Electronic Design, TU Dresden, Germany
One challenge in designing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) is considering the variability of design parameters caused by manufacturing tolerances and material properties. The function of MEMSs is significantly influenced by this variability, which can be represented in terms of statistical variables. In order to involve statistical design parameters into the design optimization process, ...
E. Furlani, and A. Baev
The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
We study cylindrical and spherical shell structures that have cloaking material properties proposed by Pendry et al. We use 2D and 3D time-harmonic analysis to study the field distribution and power flow for various arrangements of these structures. We have shown that the COMSOL RF solver is well suited for the analysis of cloaking metamaterial structures If cloaking material properties can be ...
Michael A. Vallance
Team Leader, GE Global Research
Over time, rechargeable batteries degrade and eventually stop working. You see some combination of declining capacity, rapid self-discharge, and reduced power. Degradation mode depends on battery design, but also on the application. Often, multiple physical processes contribute to degradation. In the laboratory, you can measure performance degradation. You can dissect the battery to discover ...
Experimentally Matched Finite Element Modeling of Thermally Actuated SOI MEMS Micro-Grippers Using COMSOL Multiphysics
M. Guvench, and J. Crosby
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine, USA
In “Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems” shortly known as MEMS, one of the most important and effective principle of creating transduction of electrical power to displacement force is thermal expansion. A slim beam of MEMS material, typically Silicon, is heated by the application of electrical current via Joule heating; it expands and creates motion. In the design of many MEMS devices ...
A.W.M. van Schijndel and H.L. Schellen
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
This paper presents the use of the multiphysics package COMSOL for teaching heat and moisture transport modeling in the research area of building physics. It includes a description on how COMSOL works and six exercises with 2D, 3D, steady state and transient models. It is concluded that COMSOL is a very useful tool for this kind of engineering education. Especially, the abstraction level of ...