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Dynamic Characterization and Mechanical Simulation of Cantilevers for Electromechanical Vibration Energy Harvesting

N. Alcheick[1], H. Nesser[1], H. Debeda[1], C. Ayela[1], I. Dufour [1]
[1]Univ. Bordeaux, IMS Lab, Pessac, France

Energy harvesting from ambient vibrations has become an interesting topic for powering wireless sensor networks. Resonant microdevices based on MEMS have become of central importance at low frequency. The power produced at resonance is at least one order of magnitude larger than off frequency power since the largest strain is obtained at resonance. In order to obtain large strain for efficient ...

Design of Solar Thermal Dryers for 24-hour Food Drying Processes

F. S. Alleyne [1], R. R. Milczarek [1],
[1] Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA, USA

Solar drying is a ubiquitous method that has been adopted for many years as a food preservation method. Most of the published articles in the literature provide insight on the performance of solar dryers in service but little information on the dryer construction material selection process or material attributes that allow them to be selected as candidates in solar dryer designs. 1–7 ...

Multigrid Implementation in COMSOL Multiphysics® - Comparison of Theory and Practice

W. Joppich[1]
[1]University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Multigrid methods (MG) belong to the fastest solvers for partial differential equations. The key for this is an appropriate composition of the algorithmic components [1,2,4]. The multigrid solver implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics® is analyzed with respect to components and with respect to its numerical properties. Of special interest is the question whether solving selected model problems shows ...

3D Modeling of All-Superconducting Synchronous Electric Machine by Finite Element Method - new

D. Hu[1], M. Ainslie[1], J. Zou[1], D. Cardwell[1]
[1]Bulk Superconductivity Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

This paper presents the electromagnetic analysis of an all-superconducting synchronous electric machine, focusing on AC loss calculations in high temperature superconducting (HTS) coils. The numerical analyses of two 3D models are shown, including the model of the machine and its HTS stator coils. The models use the H-formulation based on a B-dependent critical current density and a bulk ...

Quantum Mechanics Applications Using the Time Dependent Schrödinger Equation in COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

A. J. Kalinowski [1],
[1] University of Connecticut, East Lyme, CT, USA

The paper illustrates the use of COMSOL for obtaining the quantum mechanics wave function Ψ(x,y,z,t) as a solution to the time dependent Schrödinger equation. Once having Ψ(x,y,z,t), it can be used to compute the probability of a particle being in a specific zone within the spatial field under consideration. Two problems are solved to illustrate solving Schrödinger's equation. Firstly, a simple ...

Modeling Conventional Swing of a Cricket Ball

R. Latchman [1], A. Pooransingh [1],
[1] University of the West Indies - St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Conventional swing is one phenomenon which a bowler uses to gain an advantage over the batsman. This study involved simulating conventional swing in the CFD Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® software and comparing the simulated results with experimental results of previous researchers. The variation in the side and drag forces on the ball were investigated by varying the velocity, seam angle and ...

Pros and Cons of Running COMSOL Multiphysics® Touch-Sensor Simulations on Amazon Web Services™

A. Gourevitch[1]
[1]Cypress Semiconductor Corp., San Jose, CA, USA

We report an implementation of parallel computing on Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) for touch-sensor modeling. COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to simulate an electromagnetic field distribution in a capacitive sensor assembly. Multiple COMSOL jobs were deployed on separate AWS instances and were executed in parallel. The simulation results indicate that implementation of parallel computing for COMSOL ...

Calculation of Surface Acoustic Waves on a Piezoelectric Substrate using Amazon™ Cloud Computing

U. Vogel [1], M. Spindler [1], S. Wege [1], T. Gemming [1]
[1] Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials, Dresden, Germany

In this work, we seek to simulate SAWs for a better understanding and to benchmark the currently available cloud computing possibilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® software. By using the MEMS module we demonstrate 3D models with reduced geometry to achieve principle information about the wavefield. For a benchmark, a high-speed workstation with limited memory (RAM) is compared to the most potent ...

Analysis of a Three-phase Transformer Using COMSOL Multiphysics and a Virtual Reality Environment

A.Buchau, and W. M. Rucker
Institut für Theorie der Elektrotechnik
Universität Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany

The simulation software COMSOL Multiphysics is applied to the numerical com-putation of the magnetic fields of a three-phase transformer. A three-dimensional model of the geometrical configuration is created with the help of the CAD tools of COMSOL Multiphysics. There, all dimensions of the transformer are defined by parameters. The creation of an optimal finite element mesh is improved by some ...

Modal Analysis of Functionally-Graded Metal-Ceramic Composite Plates - new

E. Gutierrez-Miravete[1], W. L. Saunders II[2], K. Pendley[3]
[1]Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
[2]General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT, USA
[3]United Technologies - Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT, USA

The determination of the modes of vibration of Functionally Graded-Metal-Ceramic Composite plates is important in practice in order to prevent undesired resonances in structural components. This paper describes the application of COMSOL Multiphysics® software for the determination of the modes of vibration of Aluminum A356-T6Alloy-ZrO2 FG-MCC square plates.