H. J. Hall , L. A. Starman ,
 Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA
Beam steering and adaptive optics micromirror applications commonly demand optically flat surfaces with minimal mass. When reflective coatings (usually metallic Au or Al) are applied to micromirror surfaces in order to meet optical reflectivity requirements the resulting film stress (usually tensile) can be substantial. The mass of the mirror can be a limiting factor in the dynamic performance. ...
A. I. Elzawawy , J. D. Freels , F. G. Curtis [2, 3],
 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, East Elmhurst, NY, USA
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
The high flow rate within the HFIR cooling water flow channel causes the fuel plates to deflect which in turn, changes the coolant flow characteristics. This nonlinear feedback loop between the coolant and the fuel plate is the focus of the present simulation of the fluid-solid interaction between the coolant flow and the fuel plates to accurately predict the plate’s deflection using the Fluid ...
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 ...
The safety of large civil structures is often evaluated by means of numerical models based on the Finite Element Method. In this frame, the choice of a constitutive law able to represent the complex mechanical behaviour of concrete is a key point. This paper deals with a detail description of all the steps needed to implement the Microplane Model in COMSOL; the formulation is based on the ...
Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of MEMS Based Thermal Bimorph Sensor Array for Automated Solar Energy Storage Applications
K. Umapathi, V. K. Kanna, R. Gowthami, M. Alagappan, and A. Gupta
PSG College of Technology
Tamil Nadu, India
Two bimorph array facing opposite to each other are designed and attached with metal micro plates. The micro solar cell (or) film can be placed on the top of each plate for storing the energy. With respect to the direction of sun light, one bimorph array receives more energy in the form of heat than the other and deflects accordingly. The deflection of the bimorph array depends on the material ...
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 ...
Study of the Process, Design, and Operating Parameters Effect on the Efficiency of the Process Mill - new
A. K. Farouk
Department of Mathematics & Natural Science, University of Stavanger, Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway
This study is to investigate the velocity pattern and the velocity magnitude of the cuttings that is being processed in the process mill as a result of the rotating hammers. The process mill consists of a horizontal cylindrical shell equipped with renewable liners and rotating hammers for milling of drill cuttings. An F.E model of the process mill was constructed using dimensions similar to ...
T. H. Hanley, H. T. D. Grigg, B. J. Gallacher
Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
Introducing a disorder into a finite periodic oscillatory system induces the presence of a 'trapped mode': a mode in which the displacement field is localised to the region of the disorder. A main inhibitor to MEMS resonators achieving a high quality (Q) factor is energy radiation through the support to the substrate. The trapped modes present a way to tune this to a minimal value. An initial ...
K. M. V. Swamy, B. G. Sheeparamatti, G. R. Prakash 
Department of Electronics and Communication, Basaveshwara Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
This study is performed to know which central plate geometry is best suited for electrostatically actuated switch. The simulation is carried out in COMSOL Multiphysics, where user is free to model the geometry without depth knowledge about geometrical dependency of electrostatic. The study of the centrally suspended geometrical models such as circle, square and rectangle suspended by two short ...
M. Weschta, S. Tremmel, S. Wartzack
Engineering Design, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
To reduce friction in lubricated tribological contacts, the surfaces of the contacting bodies can be microstructured to improve lubricating conditions. For lower loaded contacts this approach has already reached industrial applications, e.g. the piston-liner contact. For higher loaded contacts the effects are currently in basic research. Elastic deformation in the contact area plays an important ...