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Dielectric Adaptive Optical Gels

R. Eisenschmid [1],
[1] OPTIMA pharma GmbH, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Adaptive Optics is common sense, since many people use digital cameras with electromechanical iris actors on elastic autofocus lenses. This project tries to create a COMSOL Multiphysics based mathematical model of adaptive optics with electrostatically induced deformation of dielectric gels. Upper and lower sides of a lens (dielectric conductive gel) are coated by transparent conductive films, i ...

Design and Analysis of Microcantilevers for Sensor Applications

R. Phadke [1], R. Pramodhini [1], A. Tiwari [2],
[1] 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 ...

Design and Simulation of Electroactive Polymer-Based Artificial Muscles for Biomedical Application

A. S. Tripathi [1], B. P. Chatterjee [2], S. Das [3],
[1] Advanced Technology Development Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
[2] Dept. of Cardiology, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India
[3] School of Medical Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India

Electro-active polymer (EAP) based actuators are one of the suitable contenders for use in artificial muscles based bio-medical application because of their bio compatibility and lower active actuation voltage requirement phenomenon. At present Ionic polymer metal composites (IPMC), a type of EAP based actuator are being developed for various applications. IPMC actuator generally consist ...

VLSI Layout Based Design Optimization of a Piezoresistive MEMS Pressure Sensors using COMSOL Multiphysics

R. Komaragiri[1], Sarath. S.[1], N. Kattabomman[1]
[1]NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala

This paper focuses on the diaphragm design and optimization of a piezoresistive Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) pressure sensor by considering Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) layout schemes. The aim of these studies is to find an optimal diaphragm shape by Finite Element Method (FEM) using COMSOL®, which is most suitable for VLSI layout. Optimal diaphragm shape is a diaphragm shape ...

Statistical Modeling and Contact Analysis of RF MEMS Surface

J. Liu [1], V. B. Chalivendra [1], C. Goldsmith [2], W. Huang [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, USA
[2] MEMtronics Corporation, Richardson, TX, USA

Radio frequency (RF) micro-electro mechanical system(MEMS) switch works in on/off modes controlled by electrostatic forces. In off mode, rough surfaces of electrodes come into a contact to shunt the RF signal. Surface contact area has been recognized as a key factor in RF MEMS performance and reliability. Multi scale regular-fractal structure is observed on MEMS surface. Nonlinear Structural ...

The Spherical Design Algorithm in the Numerical Simulation of Fiber-Reinforced Biological Tissues

M. Carfagna [1], A. Grillo [1],
[1] Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

The numerical results of the unconfined compression test on a sample of Articular Cartilage (AC) are discussed. AC is modelled as a load-bearing, deformable, fiber-reinforced material filled with an interstitial fluid and comprising statistically oriented collagen fibers, chondrocytes, and a matrix of proteoglycans. A strain energy is assigned to characterize the mechanical behavior of the ...

用于TRISO燃料颗粒性能多物理场耦合分析的COMSOL模型

李伟 [1],
[1] 中国核动力研究设计院,成都,中国

TRISO(TRistructure ISOtropic)燃料颗粒不仅是在役高温气冷堆燃料元件的核心部件,同时也是下一代用于水冷反应堆的全陶瓷微密封(FCM)耐事故燃料(ATF)元件的关键组成部分。TRISO燃料颗粒由内核部分和包覆层两部分组成,其中内核部分包括球形UO2或UN燃料核芯和包围核芯的疏松热解碳缓冲层,包覆层由内向外依次为内致密热解碳层(IPyC层)、碳化硅层(SiC层)和外致密热解碳层(OPyC层)。基于COMSOL Multiphysics®多物理场耦合有限元软件开发了TRISO燃料颗粒的三维热学-力学-裂变产物扩散耦合分析模型,详细考虑了材料物性参数随温度、快中子注量、各向异性系数和燃耗等因素的变化,热膨胀,燃料核芯的密实和肿胀,Buffer层、IPyC层和OPyC层辐照变形,SiC层、IPyC层和OPyC层辐照蠕变,Buffer层与IPyC层之间的间隙导热 ...

Finite Element Solution of Nonlinear Transient Rock Damage with Application in Geomechanics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs

S. Enayatpour[1], T. Patzek[1]
[1]The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

The increasing energy demand calls for advances in technology which translate into more accurate and complex simulations of physical problems. Understanding the rock damage is essential to understanding the geomechanics of hydrocarbon reservoirs. The fragile microstructure of some rocks makes it difficult to predict the propagation of fracture in these rocks, therefore a mathematical model is ...

Simulation of a Climate Chamber with Rapid Temperature and Humidity Response for Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

L. Holitzner [1],
[1] Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen, Switzerland

We have developed a small environmental chamber to expose a sample to adjustable climate conditions. This climate chamber will be used as sample environment for small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) experiments. SANS is a favorable measuring method, to explore structural changes on the length scale between 1 and 500 nanometer during water intake or dissipation, for example in fuel cell ...

A COMSOL® App to Determine Stress Distribution throughout Shelves

W. Kus [1], G. Kokot [2]
[1]FE ANALYSIS Sp. z o.o., Żernica, Poland
[2]Institute of Computational Mechanics and Engineering, Gliwice, Poland

The goal of the work was the creation of a simple application using COMSOL Multiphysics® Application Builder allowing shelves static simulation. The application was created as an example of the possible use of COMSOL for customers without deep knowledge of COMSOL system and the Finite Element Method. The user interface created using COMSOL Application Builder is simple and can be used after ...