I.M. Abdel-Motaleb, K. Ravanasa, K.J. Soderholm
Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA
Studying teeth grinding behavior and other oral conditions requires the ability to accurately measure the pressure on the teeth. Placing a sensor in the mouth requires small size devices with powering and measurement techniques that do not hinder the normal life of the patient. To meet these requirements, we designed, using COMSOL, a small, easy to read MEMS capacitive force sensor, with ...
M. Raja , G. Hiremath, K. Ramachandran, P.V.A. Padmanabhan, T.K. Thiyagarajan
Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Plasma spraying is one of the prominent technologies for wear, corrosion and high temperature resistant coatings. The coating quality is very important to increase the performance of the components as well as to protect the outer surface of the component from external environment. The coating quality characteristics depend on many plasma process parameters. Among these parameters, distribution ...
T. Schaffner , A. Hartmaier 
 ThyssenKrupp, Duisburg, Germany
 Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
The prediction of material damage induced by hydrogen transport mechanisms is a major challenge for the development of new steel concepts. Especially the ultra-high strength steel concepts (UHSS), like dual phase and martensitic steels, can exhibit a higher vulnerability to hydrogen induced damage. The main reason for this is the complex microstructure, including a large number of several ...
S. Yang, and S. Seelecke
Department of Aerospace, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
The application of shape memory alloys (SMA) as actuators in smart structures is a quickly developing field. The particular focus of this paper is on the aspects of modeling and simulation of adaptive structures with integrated SMAs using the finite element method (FEM). A number of generic SMA actuator wire/elastic beam systems are presented first to illustrate the different ways of ...
R. Verhelle, L. Van Lokeren, S. Loulidi, H. Boyd, G. Van Assche
Physical Chemistry & Polymer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Heerema Marine Contractors, Leiden, The Netherlands
COMSOL Multiphysics® software is used to model the field joint application process on carbon steel pipelines for deep sea crude oil transportation, taking into account not only heat transfer, cure kinetics, and crystallization, but also thermal, cure and crystallization shrinkage and the resulting interfacial thermal stresses. Experimental data from the raw materials are implemented in the model ...
S. Di Stefano , A. Grillo , M. Carfagna , M. Knodel ,
 Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
In this work, we present a mathematical model formulated to simulate the mechanical behavior of articular cartilage. Biological tissues of this kind can be modeled as fiber-reinforced porous media, filled with an interstitial fluid and exhibiting a process of remodeling . With this term, we refer to a class of dissipative phenomena which occur to modify the internal structure of the tissue ...
B. Reine, J. Di-Tomaso, G. Dusserre, P. Olivier
Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, Mines Albi, ISAE, ICA, IUT, Dept. GMP, Toulouse Cedex, France
RESCOLL - Société de Recherche, Pessac Cedex, France
This paper addresses the study of thermal behavior of thermoset polymer matrix filled with microparticles. A numerical model was developed with COMSOL Multiphysics to get a random spatial distribution of fillers in a representative volume element (RVE). This model was then compared to an analytical reference model (Hamilton model) and experimental results. This comparison highlights a good ...
F.X. Borràs, J. Ukonsaari, A. Almqvist
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Vattenfall Research and Development, Luleå, Sweden
Spring-supported thrust bearings are used in huge rotor dynamic machines, generally to support the shafts from the biggest hydropower generators. Any attempt of modifying yhis type of thrust bearing implies huge investment and is associated with some risks. The goal of the present work is to predict the performance of spring-supported thrust bearings. With the model it is possible to carry out ...
M.S. Yeoman, A. Cizinauskas, D. Rangaswamy
Continuum Blue, Tredomen, Ystrad Mynach, United Kingdom
Modular orthopaedic devices are a feature of total joint replacements today. These modular orthopaedic devices allowing surgeons to choose from a variety of available implant sizes, designs & material options for the procedure required and the patient specific requirements. However, even though this allows for greater scope of implant construction, if the various components of the modular design ...
A. Mathieu , L. Weiss , E. Fleury 
 Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), CNRS-Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France
 Laboratoire d’Etudes des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux (LEM3), CNRS- Université de Lorraine, Ile du Saulcy, Metz, France
A 3D thermo-mechanical simulation was developed using COMSOL Multiphysics software in order to predict distortion of a welded dissimilar titanium alloys structure. An angular distortion and a longitudinal shrinkage are predicted in agreement with those obtained experimentally.