Parametric Study of Polyimide - Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Film Cantilevers for Transducer Applications
A. Arevalo, I.G. Foulds
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The simulation of the piezoelectric actuation of the micro-cantilever is presented. Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) was chosen for the device fabrication design, due to its thin film processing flexibility. Four layers compose the cantilever structures presented in this work: PZT (piezoelectric material), Platinum (electrodes) and Zirconium Oxide as the buffer layer for the PZT film and polyimide ...
Z. Zheng, R. Zhang
Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY, USA
Introduction: Glass relaxation occurs in a range of temperature during transition from equilibrium to super-cooled liquid. Viscoelastic material model can be applied to simulate glass behavior during the glass transition regime and to predict the glass deformation and stress evolution. Viscoelasticity is the property of materials that exhibit both viscous and elastic characteristics when ...
COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations of Cracking in Point Loaded Masonry with Randomly Distributed Material Properties
A.T. Vermeltfoort, A.W.M. van Schijndel
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
This paper describes COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations of the stress and crack development in the area where a masonry wall supports a floor. In these simulations one of the main material properties of calcium silicate, its E-value, was assigned randomly to the finite elements of the modeled specimen. Calcium silicate is a frequently used building material with a relatively brittle fracture ...
M. Cobianchi, M. Rousseau
 B&W Group Ltd, Steyning, UK
While musical instruments often rely on a body which resonates on purposefully to amplify the vibration produced by a string or a membrane, such as in a violin or a guitar, loudspeaker cabinets should not contribute at all to the total sound radiation, but aim instead to be a perfectly rigid box which encloses the drive units in charge to transform the electrical signal at their terminal into ...
B. Ghose, K. Balasubramaniam, C.V. Krishnamurthy, and A.S. Rao
 High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India
 Center for Non Destructive Evaluation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 Department of Physics, IIT Madras,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is one of the important Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technique widely used for characterisation of materials as well as detection and characterisation of flaws present in the material used in various industries. There are many different important materials like metals, metallic alloys, rubber, composites etc used in aerospace industries is being inspected using UT as ...
A. Cavuto, G.M. Revel , M. Martarelli , F. Sopranzetti 
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Università e-Campus, Novedrate (CO), Italy
A 2D axisymmetric model was considered in order to evaluate the propagation paths of the ultrasonic waves generated inside an aluminum plate sample due to a rapid thermal expansion produced by laser pulse. Laser Doppler Vibrometer is used to experimentally validate the numerical results of the wave propagation in the material. The presented numerical model is able to identify directivity ...
A. Arevalo , D. Conchouso , D. Castro , M. Diaz , I. G. Foulds ,
 CEMSE Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
 Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
INTRODUCTION: Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) are fabricated with an in-plane fabrication technology. Out-of-plane structures can be designed to be assembled to provide thermal and electrical isolation from the substrate [1 -3]. These isolations can potentially improve the performance of a range of MEMS devices by decreasing any unwanted coupling effects or parasitic losses from the ...
Full Coupling of Flow, Thermal and Mechanical Effects in COMSOL Multiphysics® for Simulation of Enhanced Geothermal Reservoirs
D. Sijacic, P. Fokker
TNO, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The effective modeling of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) requires the coupling of geomechanics, fluid flow and thermal processes. An understanding of the complete system with these coupled processes is vital, not just for reservoir stimulation targeted at enhancing reservoir performance, but also for the understanding, prediction and prevention of induced seismicity. Thermal effects however ...
S. Delrue , V. Aleshin , O. Bou Matar , K. Van Den Abeele ,
 Wave Propagation & Signal Processing Research Group, KU Leuven Kulak, Kortrijk, Belgium
 Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies, Lille, France
Within the field of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) of materials, nonlinear ultrasonic techniques are becoming increasingly popular, since they provide extreme sensitivity in detecting the presence of incipient damage. However, the next step forward would be to fully characterize the detected defects (e.g. by estimating their geometric parameters), allowing to make some prediction about lifetime ...
A. Leggieri, D. Passi, F. di Paolo
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
This paper describes the Virtual Prototype of a Dielectric Window or High Power Microwave Vacuum Tubes and Linear Accelerators. Design formulas are provided and Computer Aided Design techniques based on COMSOL Multiphysics® software are proposed. The virtual prototype considers the Thermo-mechanical effects due to the joule effect induced by the power which crosses the DW and the Thermal contact ...