T. Suzuki, C. Holloway, S. Taylor
University College London, London, UK
Manual wheelchair users suffer shoulder pain and injury in the long term because of unconscious overuse. The ‘SENSEWHEEL’, which interposes three identical load cells between pushrim and rear wheel, measures the three components of pushing force Fx, Fy and Fz, and axial torque Tx applied at each load cell. Strain gauges were located on a diaphragm forming one face of the load cell. The ...
J. M. Stauber , B. A. Marmo ,
 Xi Engineering Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tonal noise from wind turbines can have effects on neighboring residences and its emission can result in strong regulatory penalties that can include the closure of wind farms. The authors present a model of a new broadband damping approach where containers filled with EniDamp™, an Advance Particle Damping (APD) material. The containers, so-called APD pods, are magnetically fixed to wind ...
D. Dimitrov, V. Mihailov, B. Kostov
Technical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
Usually fatigue-life tests of materials are long, time-consuming and expensive. With the development of high power piezoceramic actuators nowadays it is possible to provide at very high cycles 10e10 fatigue tests (VHCF) for reasonable times, at high frequency. The ultrasonic fatigue machine consists of piezoceramic transducer, booster, horn and specimen made of tested material. System works in ...
E. Gutierrez-Miravete, and J. Lavin
Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
UTC-Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT, USA
Isogrid plate components are widely used in aerospace structures because of their greater stiffness to weight ratios compared with thicker plates of the same material. Isogrid plates consist of flat plates conjoined with thin ribs in specific geometric patterns. The purpose of this study was to investigate the applicability of COMSOL Multiphysics for the determination of buckling loads and modes ...
FEM Study on the Effect of Metallic Interdigital Transducers on Surface Acoustic Wave(SAW) Velocity in SAW Devices
A. K. Namdeo, and H. B. Nemade
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
In this paper, we present study on the mass loading effect of the interdigital transducer (IDT) on surface acoustic wave (SAW) velocity in SAW devices, using COMSOL Multiphysics. We have simulated a one port SAW resonator made on YZ lithium niobate substrate and investigated the reduction of SAW velocity caused by the mass loading of aluminum IDT fabricated over the substrate, using finite ...
T. Gulati, A. K. Datta
Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Puffing of biomaterials involves mass, momentum and energy transport along with large volumetric expansion of the material. Development of physics-based models that can describe heat and moisture transport, rapid evaporation and large deformations can help understand the puffing process. In this context, a fundamentals based study of salt-assisted puffing of rice is described. A multiphase model ...
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 ...
Z. Hasan, F. Darwish, and S. Al-Absi
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
The main objective of the present work is to perform stress analysis on composite laminates under unaxial/biaxial loading to serve as a preliminary data for test verification. A detailed calculation based on the Classical Lamination Theory was performed for a laminate. The material used was carbon/epoxy applying a pure uniaxial load followed by a biaxial load. It was observed that the failure ...
A. Briffaz , J. M. Méot , P. Bohuon , C. Mestres , B. Matignon , M. Dornier 
 CIRAD, Montpellier, France
 CIRAD, Montpellier, France
 Montpellier SupAgro, Montpellier, France
Describing and predicting the extent of the physicochemical processes as well as geometrical deformation taking place during food transformation is of major importance to control food functional properties. Unfortunately, only a few food-matrix models consider deformation particularly because of large deformation. In the case of a starchy product such as rice, water transport and swelling ...
J. M. Meot , A. Briffaz , J. Jacquin , S. Rashidi 
 Cirad, UMR QualiSud, Montpellier, France
 Bureau national Interprofessionnel du Pruneau, Villeneuve, France
A 1D-axisymmetric model was built to represent the drying of a single d’Ente plum to d’Agen prune. Underlying assumptions of the model were those of Di Matteo et al. 2003. Sorption isotherms of plum come from Tsami et al, 1990 and equation structure of apparent water diffusion coefficients from Sabarez, 2001. External transfer coefficients were adjusted by direct measurements. The parameters of ...