J. Liu , V. B. Chalivendra , C. Goldsmith , W. Huang ,
 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, USA
 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 ...
D. Fabris , B. Henriques , J. C. M. Souza , J. Guimarães , M. Fredel 
 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Blumenau, SC, Brazil; and CMEMS-Uminho, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Dental restorations can be made by different materials bonded together, which grant good mechanical resistance and aesthetic at the same time. In order to evaluate the behavior of dental restorations in the oral environment, a test, called thermocycler, is used, which simulates the temperature changes and the chemical environment of the mouth. The objective of this work is to evaluate thermal ...
Optimization of a High-Temperature High-Pressure Direct Wafer Bonding Process for III-V Semiconductors
R. Martin, J. Kozak, K. Anglin, and W. Goodhue
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Many optoelectronic devices utilize a heterojunction of a pair semiconducting materials including high-efficiency MEMS devices, solar cells, LEDs, and VCSELs. One fabrication technique which achieves such a device is direct wafer fusion. To optimize the process, COMSOL Multiphysics 4.0 was used to test various geometric configurations of the fixture. 2D and 3D models were created in order ...
A. Chakraborty, A. Kundu, S. Chatterjee, and B. Gupta
West Bengal, India
This paper presents a novel design of single-bit RF MEMS phase shifter. The basic novelty introduced for phase shifter design in this case, is by scaling down of the lateral dimensions of the conventional RF MEMS shunt switch by 10 times. The Mechanical and Electromechanical analysis of the designed miniature RF MEMS fixed-fixed beam is performed using COMSOL Multiphysics v.3.5a as an FEM ...
RSE, Milano, Italy
The safety of large civil structures is often evaluated by means of numerical models based on the Finite Element Method (FEM). In the last year, the elastic behavior of the Microplane Model was implemented in COMSOL because it is a promising approach able to overcome the limit typical of the classical approaches, which in general are able to simulate in a proper way only a few specific ...
E. Evgin, J.A.I. Sedano , Z. Fu
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Energy piles transfer the mechanical loads from buildings to the ground and serve as heat exchangers. Temperature changes in the ground influence its moisture content. This paper examines the effect of soil moisture content on the shaft resistance of a pile. Tests were carried out in the laboratory to determine the mechanical properties of an interface corresponding to various soil moisture ...
J. H. Johnson
University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences, Bristol, UK
The use of high-resolution topography in the finite element model demonstrates that deformation from a shallow pressure source can be dramatically affected by overlying relief, not only in magnitude, but also in azimuth. This result is significant as it allows traditionally anomalous data to be evenly weighted during inversions for magma reservoir parameters. The result that surface ...
V. Antonucci, M. Esposito, R. Marzella, and M. Giordano
Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials, CNR, Portici, NA, Italy
Imast, Portici, NA, Italy
A quasi static indentation test on a laminate composite has been investigated numerically and experimentally. In particular, the test has been implemented by COMSOL Multiphysics® and optimizing the Finite Element and mesh. In addition, the numerical strain results have been validated by the comparison with the respective experimental deformation data that have been obtained by fiber Bragg ...
K. Gajjar, U. Maradia, K. Wegener
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharshtra, India
Institute for Process Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), Zurich, Switzerland
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a non-conventional process used for machining electrically conducting materials. In die sink-EDM, sparks are generated between tool and workpiece resulting in heating of both electrode surfaces and creating a melt pool of metal which leads to generation of new surfaces on cooling. Physical processes involved in electric discharge and material removal are ...
Numerically Closing the Loop of the Adaptive Optics Sensor: the Validation of the COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation - new
C. Del Vecchio, R. Briguglio, A. Riccardi
National Institute for Astrophysics, Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence, Italy
As any other modelling of a physical behavior, the numerical simulation of the mechanical response of an adaptive secondary mirror requires that the results match the experimental data. Such an agreement was recently demonstrated for the local mirror stiffness of the LBT and VLT Deformable Mirrors; a reliable modeling is a good tool for the extrapolation of the missing optical data (spider ...