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Uncertainty of FEM Solutions Using a Nonlinear Least Squares and Design of Experiments Approach

J. T. Fong [1], N. A. Heckert [1], J. J. Filliben [1], P. V. Marcal [2], R. Rainsberger [3]
[1] National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
[2] MPACT Corp., Oak Park, CA, USA
[3] XYZ Scientific Applications, Inc., Livermore, CA, USA

Uncertainty in COMSOL Multiphysics® software simulations due to (a) model parameter uncertainties and (b) mesh-induced truncation errors, is estimated using a design-of-experiments approach [1, 2, 3], and a nonlinear least squares logistics fit method [4, 5], respectively. Examples to illustrate both approaches are given using the COMSOL RF Module (in an application of a MRI coil design) and ...

Prediction and Optimization of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Geometries using COMSOL Multiphysics

I. Knorr, K. Christou, J. Meinertz, A. Selle, J. Ihlemann, and G. Marowsky
Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V., Germany

Raman spectroscopy is a commonly used tool in biodiagnostics and sensor technology. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering provides high signal enhancements especially at nanostructured metallic surfaces. In this paper the electromagnetic Raman enhancement from different metallic nanostructures - including gold coated gratings, spherical and hemispherical particles - is calculated by using the finite ...

Commercial Special Fibers for Sensing Applications

G. Latha[1], P. Nair[1]
[1]SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

In a solid core PCF, structural parameters and the number of rings in the cladding region decide confinement losses, dispersion coefficients as well as bending losses. This paper evaluates some of commercially available solid core photonic crystal fibers. The dispersion coefficients and sensitivity of these fibers are estimated using COMSOL Multiphysics®, and compared with the theoretical values ...

A Design-of-Experiments Approach to FEM Uncertainty Analysis for Optimizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging RF Coil Design - new

J. T. Fong[1], N. A. Heckert[1], J. J. Filliben[1], L. Ma[1], K. F. Stupic[2], K. E. Keenan[2], S. E. Russek[2]
[1]National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
[2]National Institute of Standards & Technology, Boulder, CO, USA

The design of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) RF coil using finite element method-based analysis is an essential part of a multi-year research project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, where the goal of the project is to develop a “phantom” for calibrating MRI machines that is traceable to standardized values. Traceable MRI calibrations are ...

Analysis and Development of Koch Fractal Dipole Antennas - new

V. S. Wildner[1], M. G. Vanti[1]
[1]Regional University of Blumenau - FURB, Blumenau, SC, Brazil

Devices of mobile communication require smallest sizes of antennas. This is one of the applications of fractal antennas which have reduced size or are multiband and can be used for mobile phone, RFID, Wi-Fi, digital TV, among other applications. The Koch fractal geometry allows better space filling, then it is possible to build antennas electrically longer than linear antennas that have the ...

FEM Based Design and Simulation Tool for MRI Birdcage Coils Including Eigenfrequency Analysis

N. Gurler[1], Y. Ziya Ider[1]
[1]Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Designing a Radio Frequency (RF) birdcage coil used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at high frequencies where the wavelength is comparable with the coil dimensions is a challenging task. Before construction of the coil, not only calculating the capacitance value which is necessary for the coil to resonate at the desired frequency but also geometrically modeling the coil in a 3D simulation ...

Modeling Microwave Heating During Batch Processing of a Liquid Sample in a Single Mode Cavity

S. Curet [1], F. Bellicanta Begnini [1], O. Rouaud [1], L. Boillereaux [1]
[1] L’UNAM Université, ONIRIS, CNRS, GEPEA, Nantes, France

The use of microwaves for heating purposes of dielectric materials is encountered in many industrial applications (food processing, chemistry, material engineering and medical applications). In most of these thermal applications, the prediction of the temperature evolution within the processed materials is of primary interest in order to optimize the treatment (Chandrasekaran et al., 2013). In ...

Biological Effects of Microwave Radiation - new

S. Kumari[1], S. Raghavan[1]
[1]National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Microwave technology has provided with many exciting new therapeutic and diagnostic methods. Frequencies from RF as low as 400 kHz through microwave frequencies as high as 10 GHz are presently used for therapeutic applications in areas such as cardiology, urology, surgery, ophthalmology, cancer therapy and for diagnostic applications in areas such as cancer detection, organ imaging and more. At ...

A Novel Mechanical Stress Measurement Method Applied to Wind Turbine Rotor Blades

A.H. Hegab[1], J.P. Kaerst[1]
[1]HAWK, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Goettingen, Germany

Rotor blades for wind turbines are made of GFRP material. They have to be designed to withstand wind and weather over their approximately 20 years of lifetime. The ability to monitor the mechanical stress is crucial in order to reduce maintenance costs and to maximize operational availability. This paper presents the combination of SPICE® and COMSOL Multiphysics®, in order to reduce ...

Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors: Optimization of Diffraction Grating and Prism Couplers

W. Raja[1], A. Alabastri[1], S. Tuccio[1], R. Proietti Zaccaria[1]
[1]Department of Nanostructures, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors proved themselves as a promising device for many kinds of applications such as optical biosensing, binding constant determinationor nanofilm thickness measurements. Here we simulate using COMSOL Multiphysics® the light-polaritons coupling for the two most commonly used SPR setups: Attenuated total reflection (Kretschmann configuration) and diffraction ...