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Getting State-Space Models from FEM Simulations

A. W. M. van Schijndel [1],
[1] Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Finite element based modeling is one of the most powerful computational tools currently available. Amongst others a possible drawback could be the computation duration time, that can be expected at transient nonlinear problems, or at more simple problems with a large time span. One of the possible solutions is trying simplify the FEM model into a lower order system without losing its ...

COMSOL Multiphysics® Automated Installation Verification via LiveLink™ for MATLAB®

M. W. Crowell [1],
[1] Research Reactors Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Verifying that a local software installation performs as the developer intends is a potentially time consuming but necessary step for nuclear safety related codes. Automating this process not only saves time, but can increase reliability and scope of verification compared to ‘hand’ comparisons. While COMSOL does not include automatic installation verification as many commercial codes do, it does ...

Definition of Optimization Problem for Electromagnetic Linear Actuator

P. Piskur[1], W. Tarnowski[1], and K. Just[1]

[1]Koszalin Technical University, Koszalin, Poland

In this paper a poly-optimization of the design of the electromechanical actuator is presented. The shape of the actuator is defined by the decision variables. The number of decision variables under consideration is up to ten but in the next step while the multi-coils system will be analyzed the number of decision variables will increase up to hundred, so the genetic algorithm has been used. The ...

Handling Tessellated Free Shape Objects with a Morphing Mesh Procedure in COMSOL Multiphysics®

P. Franciosa[1] and S. Gerbino[2]
[1]Faculty of Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy
[2]Faculty of Engineering, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy

Tessellated models are more and more used in several engineering fields. The need to use such models to quickly perform computer simulations related to coupled physical phenomena, implies the use of dedicated software, allowing to solve, into an integrated environment, multiphysics problems. In the present work, COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used and its ability to handle tessellated models ...

Nature-Inspired Surfaces and Engineering Applications Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

R. C. Thiagarajan [1], P. Asutosh[1],
[1] ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt Ltd, Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Engineering design has long been dominated by orthogonal Cartesian principles. Nature inspired equation based mathematical surfaces are under renewed interest due to their innovative design potential and practical viability by 3D printing. In this paper, the parametric surface modelling feature of COMSOL Multiphysics® is leveraged for developing engineering structures from equation based ...

Large Scale Simulation on Clusters Using COMSOL

D. Pepper[1], X. Wang[2], S. Senator[3], J. Lombardo[4], and D. Carrington[5]
[1]DVP-USAFA-UNLV
[2]Purdue-Calumet
[3]USAFA
[4]NSCEE
[5]T-3 LANL

Darrell Pepper is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Nevada Center for Advanced Computational Methods at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). He was recently appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the US Air Force Academy where he will be in residence until May 2012. In 2004, Dr. Pepper was appointed ASME Congressional Fellow and worked as a senior legislative ...

Introduction to COMSOL based Modeling of Levitated Flywheel Rotor

A. Pilat
AGH University of Science and Technology
Kraków, Poland

This elaboration presents a pre-study on automatic rotor construction for the flywheel energy storage system dedicated to operate in the levitation mode. The optimization profile model is used as a basic profile source. The 3D flywheel shape is generated on the base of obtained profiles. Eigenfrequencies are calculated to validate the operation on rigid mode. A steel and aluminum based ...

Early Stage Melt Ejection in Laser Percussion Drilling

T. Eppes[1]
[1]University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA

Laser percussion drilling is widely used in the aerospace industry to produce cooling holes in jet engine components. This process is a thermal, contact-free process which involves firing a sequence of focused optical pulses onto a target material [1-4]. During each optical pulse, the central portion of the target area heats to a liquid then vapor state where the expanding gas produces a recoil ...

挠曲电效应对多畴铁电薄膜 I-V 特性的影响

徐肖飞 [1], 徐光楠 [1], 刘志远 [1], 吴鹏 [1], 彭金霖 [1], 许保磊 [1],
[1] 湘潭大学,湘潭,湖南,中国

引言:铁电薄膜材料是一类具有优异性能的功能材料而被广泛应用于电子元器件中。理想状态下铁电薄膜材料为绝缘体或宽禁带半导体,但实际中铁电薄膜材料会因为制备或者在元器件中因为界面引入带电粒子或缺陷,引起较大的电流,影响电子元器件的性能。我们建立了考虑挠曲电效应及带电粒子漂移扩散的相场模型用以研究挠曲电效应对 Pt/PZT/Pt 多层结构的 I-V 特性的影响。 COMSOL Multiphysics® 的使用:我们使用 COMSOL 建立了一个二维平面模型(如图1),使用的是 PDE 接口,未使用案例库模型。 结果:我们通过模拟得到了不同挠曲电耦合系数下铁电薄膜的应变梯度云图(如图2)、极化云图(如图3)和电势云图(如图4),做出了不同挠曲电耦合系数下铁电薄膜的 I-V 曲线。 结论:极化与纵向应变梯度之间的耦合会导致铁电薄膜内电势的降低,增加载流子空穴在铁电薄膜内的浓度 ...

Resonating with Students in the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory: Comprehending Acoustic Vibrations

K. Stein, R. Peterson, J. Houlton, J. Knapp, B. Peplinski, C. Scheevel, and D. Swenson
Department of Physics, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, USA

Acoustic vibrations are studied for several objects through the application of computational and optical diagnostic techniques. Computational studies are carried out using the eigenfrequency analysis option in the COMSOL structural mechanics application mode, whereas experimental optical studies utilize real-time stroboscopic holography. The two approaches provide complementary ...