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Design of a Pressure Sensor to Monitor Teeth Grinding

I.M. Abdel-Motaleb[1], K. Ravanasa[1], K.J. Soderholm[2]
[1]Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
[2]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 ...

Prediction of Temperature and Thermal Stress in Plasma Sprayed Coatings - new

M. Raja[1] , G. Hiremath[1], K. Ramachandran[1], P.V.A. Padmanabhan[2], T.K. Thiyagarajan[2]
[1]Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
[2]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 ...

Simulation of Hydrogen Transport and Hydrogen-Induced Damage of High-Strength Steel Concepts

T. Schaffner [1], A. Hartmaier [2]
[1] ThyssenKrupp, Duisburg, Germany
[2] 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 ...

Modeling and Analysis of SMA-Based Adaptive Structures

S. Yang[1], and S. Seelecke[2]

[1]Department of Aerospace, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Raleigh, NC, USA
[2]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 ...

Field Joint Coatings for Deep Sea Pipelines - new

R. Verhelle[1], L. Van Lokeren[1], S. Loulidi[1], H. Boyd[2], G. Van Assche[1]
[1]Physical Chemistry & Polymer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
[2]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 ...

COMSOL Multiphysics® Used for Simulating Biological Remodeling

S. Di Stefano [1], A. Grillo [1], M. Carfagna [1], M. Knodel [1],
[1] 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 [2]. With this term, we refer to a class of dissipative phenomena which occur to modify the internal structure of the tissue ...

Study of Thermal Behavior of Thermoset Polymer Matrix Filled with Micro and Nanoparticles

B. Reine[1], J. Di-Tomaso[2], G. Dusserre[1], P. Olivier[1]
[1]Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, Mines Albi, ISAE, ICA, IUT, Dept. GMP, Toulouse Cedex, France
[2]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 ...

Multiphysics Modeling of Spring-Supported Thrust Bearings for Hydropower Applications

F.X. Borràs[1], J. Ukonsaari[2], A. Almqvist[1]
[1]Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
[2]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 ...

Fretting Wear and Fatigue Analysis of a Modular Implant for Total Hip Replacement

M.S. Yeoman[1], A. Cizinauskas[1], D. Rangaswamy[1]
[1]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 ...

Thermo-Mechanical Simulation of Dissimilar Titanium Alloys Laser Welding

A. Mathieu [1], L. Weiss [2], E. Fleury [2]
[1] Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), CNRS-Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France
[2] 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.