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Structural Mechanics for Real Geometry of Basalt Woven Composites

J. Salacova[1]
[1]Technical university of Liberec, Department of Material Engineering, Liberec, Czech Republic

Woven composites with basalt reinforcement plain 1x1 are examined to define structural mechanics. Woven composites were created by the prepreg technology, 8 layers of plain-weave basalt fabrics were saturated by the precursor, polysiloxane matrix Lukosil®, and joint pressed during temperatures of 200°C and 600°C. The yarns consist of 8000 fibres assembled without twisting. Voids complete entire ...

Micromachined Silicon Integrating Cavities for Far-Infrared Bolometer Arrays - new

M. Audley[1], G. de Lange[1], G. Keizer[1], C. Bracken[2]
[1]SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Groningen, The Netherlands
[2]National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

We are investigating gold-plated micromachined silicon integrating cavities for arrays of far infrared Transition Edge Sensor bolometers. We present the results of our simulations and show how we used COMSOL Multiphysics® software to optimize the geometry of the integrating cavity. We show that we can achieve a high optical efficiency over a wide frequency range.

Temperature Gradients Controlled Broadband Acoustic Omnidirectional Absorber - new

F. Qian[1], L. Quan[1], X. Liu[1]
[1]Institute of Acoustics and School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Previous research into acoustic omnidirectional absorber (AOA) has shown the feasibility of forming acoustic black hole to guide the incident wave into the central absorptive cavity. However, major restrictions to practical applications exist due to complexity of designing metamaterials and unchangeable working states. Here, we propose two cylindrical, two-dimensional AOA schemes based on ...

Statistical Modeling and Contact Analysis of RF MEMS Surface

J. Liu [1], V. B. Chalivendra [1], C. Goldsmith [2], W. Huang [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, USA
[2] MEMtronics Corporation, Richardson, TX, USA

Radio frequency (RF) micro-electro mechanical system(MEMS) switch works in on/off modes controlled by electrostatic forces. In off mode, rough surfaces of electrodes come into a contact to shunt the RF signal. Surface contact area has been recognized as a key factor in RF MEMS performance and reliability. Multi scale regular-fractal structure is observed on MEMS surface. Nonlinear Structural ...

First Approach Toward a Modeling of the Impedance Spectroscopic Behavior of Microbial Living Cells

D. Rauly [1], P. Xavier [1], E. Chamberod [2], J. M. F. Martins [3], J. Angelidis [4], H. Belbachir [5]
[1] IMEP-LAHC, Universite Grenoble Alpes, France
[2] IUT, Universite Grenoble Alpes, France
[3] LTHE, Grenoble Alps University - CNRS - IRD, France
[4] LEAS, St. Ismier, France
[5] HBA Biotech SA, Grenoble, France

The subject of the interactions between electromagnetic (EM) fields and living cells is a strong issue for several decades [1]. Large number of works have been done to study the EM field penetration and inner induced currents in living microorganisms. Relevant information to be collected deals with level and frequency of the EM signal that may affect the development of the considered cells. The ...

Time-Domain Model of the Inner Ear to Study Nonlinear Responses

K. Gladine [1], J. Soons [1], J. Dirckx [1]
[1] University of Antwerp, Belgium

The ear doesn’t solely listen but it also speaks. Sounds formed in the inner ear which are measurable in the outer ear are called Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). Some claim these are produced by the outer hair cells (OHCs), the amplifiers in the inner ear. Our hypothesis is that the OHCs only amplify distortion products (DPs) but do not produce them.

Geometric Multigrid Solver and Experimental Validation in Laser Surface Remelting

M. M. Pariona [1], F. de Oliveira [1],
[1] State University of Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this work is to verify the effect of Multigrid method on the CPU time for the resolution of the heat transfer model, based on the Finite Element Method (FEM), in order to simulate the laser surface remelting (LSR) of the Al–1.5 wt.% Fe alloy. To accelerate the convergence of Single grid methods, Multigrid method (MG) was employed in order to reduce the CPU time. In ...

Simulation of an AlN Thin Film Resonator for High Sensitivity Mass Sensors

M. Maitra [1], H. B. Nemade [1], S. Kundu [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

The objective of this paper is to show the simulation of a piezoelectric thin film device and its application as a sensor. Piezoelectric aluminum nitride thin film clamped at two ends is simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics software. The device consists of the piezoelectric thin film suspended on a cavity etched on a silicon substrate. Two metal electrodes are placed at the two fixed sides of the ...

MEMS Cleanroom Particle Contamination Flow Visualization through Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation

S. P. Regalla [1], S. R. Vutla [1], A. Shushanth [1], P. K. Pattnaik [1], K. Ramaswamy [1], M. B. Srinivas [1]
[1] Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

This paper reports the simulation of micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) cleanroom for the purpose of determining the effect of particulate contaminants on the static stress response of cantilever type MEMS devices, such as high precision MEMS pressure sensor. The contaminant presence has been qualitatively verified through computational fluid dynamic simulation of the clean room in COMSOL ...

基于 ALE 方法的脉冲磁体不可逆电感变化计算

蒋帆 [1], 孙衢骎 [1],
[1] 武汉脉冲强磁场中心,武汉,湖北,中国

目前,脉冲磁体广泛采用导体绕组和加固材料分层交替绕制的工艺(内部层间加固),以提高磁体的整体结构强度。磁体在长期的放电工作过程中,反复经历强电磁力的作用,导体材料(一般为纯铜、铜基合金以及铜基复合材料)在重复的加卸载过程中存在着塑性应变的累积效应,即棘轮效应。导体材料塑性应变的逐渐累积,导致了磁体不可逆电感值的不断增加。因此,磁体的不可逆电感变化可表征磁体内部的整体变形情况,可用于脉冲磁体的疲劳失效预测。 本文基于 COMSOL Multiphysics® 5.1 软件,对脉冲磁体的放电过程建立了电路、电磁场、温度场及结构场的二维轴对称全耦合模型。考虑了放电过程中集肤效应对磁体电阻、电感的影响;在结构场中引入了接触对,采用罚函数法对磁体内部的层间分离机制进行了有效的模拟;利用耦合变量,基于 ALE 方法计算了脉冲磁体在服役过程中 ...