W. Kronast, U. Mescheder, B. Müller
Hochschule Furtwangen, Furtwangen, Germany
A new design concept for large (6 mm diameter) dynamically focusing silicon membrane mirrors using electrostatic actuation was realized. With this concept membrane buckling by residual compressive stress inside the membrane can be avoided. To eliminate the influence of residual stress (compressive or tensile) a membrane suspension with a novel stress relief design was developed by the use of ...
S. Ouenzerfi [1,2,3], H.A.C. Tilmans , S. El-Borgi[3,4], X. Rottenberg 
 KACST-Intel Consortium Center of Excellence in Nano-manufacturing Applications (CENA), Riyadh, KSA
 IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
 Applied Mechanics and Systems Research Laboratory, Tunisia Polytechnic School, University of Carthage, La Marsa, Tunesia
 Texas A&M University at Qatar, Mechanical Engineering Program, Engineering Building, Doha, Qatar
This paper presents the modeling and simulation of electro-thermo-mechanical self-oscillators, an emerging type of M/NEMS-enabled timing devices in which sustaining electronic amplifiers are not required for their operation. Indeed, they realize amplification in the mechanical domain and feedback by crossing three physical domains: electrical, thermal and mechanical. In a previous work , we ...
R. Phadke , R. Pramodhini , A. Tiwari ,
 Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
In this report, we present the design and analysis of microcantilevers of various shapes and materials for different applications. Here we investigate the sensitivity i.e. amount of bending of the cantilever due to same amount of force applied to each of the shape and the respective material using COMSOL Multiphysics software. In this context, we are restricted to the use of microcantilevers in ...
A Parametric Study on the Dynamic Behavior of Cable Supported Bridges Under Moving Loads Affected by Accidental Failure Mechanisms
P. Lonetti, A. Pascuzzo, R. Sarubbo
Department of Structural Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Cosenza, Italy
The dynamic behavior of cable supported bridges subjected to moving loads and affected by corrosion and accidental failure mechanism in the cable suspension system is investigated. The different types of cable supported bridges are distinctively characterized by the configuration of the cable system . The suspension system comprises a parabolic main cable and vertical hanger cables connecting ...
T. Lohner , A. Ziegltrum , K. Stahl ,
 Gear Research Centre (FZG), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Garching, Germany
Thermal elastohydrodynamic lubricated (TEHL) contacts occur very frequently in drive technology and thus in gear drives. In this presentation, the implementation of a finite element based TEHL simulation approach for gear contacts in COMSOL Multiphysics® software is shown. The physically based simulation approach used is different to most of the existing TEHL simulations and is required to ...
J. Roche, P. Von Lockette, and S. Lofland
Mechanical Engineering Dept., Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Physics and Astronomy Dept., Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
In this study, magneto-rheological elastomer (MRE) composite beams made of Barium hexaferrite (BaM) and Iron (Fe) powders combined with a highly-compliant matrix material were simulated using COMSOL\'s Solid Mechanics and AC/DC modules. The goal of the work was to develop models capable of predicting the actuation behavior of hard- and soft-magnetic MREs. This work simulates the bending of ...
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 ...
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 ...
N. H. Elabbasi, M. J. Hancock, S. B. Brown
Veryst Engineering, LLC., Needham, MA, USA
Wear is a complex phenomenon relevant to many problems involving frictional contact, such as mechanical brakes, seals, metal forming, and orthopedic implants. The rate of wear depends on the properties of the contacting materials and operating conditions. One widely used model of wear is Archard’s law, which relates the rate of material removal due to wear to the contact pressure, sliding ...
B. Lepers, S. Soldatov
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
The use of high power microwave energy for ablation of contaminated concrete is a promising technique to speed up the dismantling of nuclear power plants. A coupled simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics® finite element software is performed by solving the electromagnetic wave equation at 2.45 GHz for a standard wave guide and a concrete block. The temperature field is obtained with the heat ...