Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of High-Aspect Ratio Nuclear Fuel Plates Using COMSOL Multiphysics®
F. Curtis, K. Ekici, J. D. Freels
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
The High Flux Isotope Reactor at the Oak Ridge National Lab is in the research stage of converting its fuel from high-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium. One of the areas being explored is the fluid-structure interaction phenomenon due to the interaction of thin fuel plates (50 mils thickness) and the cooling fluid (water). Detailed computational simulations have only recently become ...
G.E. Stavroulakis, K. Giannis, G.A. Drosopoulos, M.E. Stavroulaki
Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany
Numerical homogenization is based on the use of finite elements for the description of average properties of materials with heterogeneous microstructure and composites. The Representative Volume Element (RVE) of a masonry is solved with COMSOL Multiphysics®. It consists of linearly elastic bricks and elastoplastic mortar joints. A parametric analysis is applied for increasing loading. Results ...
E. Isaza, E. Salazar, L. Florez
Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
The consequences of hip fracture and femoral fracture are widely known. The mechanical strength of the femur varies in every person, but it is possible to predict the mechanical resistance with parameters like density, dimensions and mineral content. This paper uses different models and empirical studies to determine the mechanical properties of the human femur, developing isotropic and ...
Scale-up Design of Ultrasound Irradiator for Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Ultrasound is a promising green technology for the advanced oxidation process (AOP) since it adds no chemicals to the treated water. In this paper, COMSOL Multiphysics® was used as a tool to design and characterize an ultrasound irradiator with multi-stepped configuration, which aims to overcome disadvantages of typical irradiators and to enhance contaminant removal in large-scale water ...
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 ...
N. Elabbasi, J. Bergstrom, and S. Brown
Veryst Engineering, LLC.
Peristaltic pumping is an inherently nonlinear multiphysics problem where the deformation of the tube and the pumped fluid are strongly coupled. We used COMSOL Multiphysics to investigate the performance of a 180 degree rotary peristaltic pump with two metallic rollers, and an elastomeric tube pumping a viscous Newtonian fluid. The model captures the peristaltic flow, the flow fluctuations ...
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 ...
H.R. Javani, P. Kagan, F. Huizinga
ASML - MDev – Mechanical analysis, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
ASML - MDev – System Dynamics, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Air bearings are special type of bearings which provide nearly zero friction between two surfaces. This is achieved by a compressed layer of gas between the surfaces. This study presents a modeling technique for an Air bearing component. COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to efficiently solve a coupled Fluid-Structure Interaction analysis. Computational time is significantly reduced compared to ...
H.T.D. Grigg, T.H. Hanley, B.J. Gallacher
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This work is concerned with systems possessing cyclic symmetries. In particular, we concentrate on the case in which the medium possesses infinite order cyclic symmetry, while the constitutive relations have cyclic symmetry of a lower order. We investigate the interactions between modes with cyclic symmetry of order n and geometries with underlying cyclic symmetry of order M. Rayleigh's ...
G. Scheerschmidt, K.J. Kirk, and G. McRobbie
University of Paisley
This document presents a way to model the resonances for magnetostrictive Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) devices with the structural mechanics module of COMSOL Multiphysics. Lamb and surface modes were identified by simulation of the frequency response. A first approach was also taken to introduce damping to the model. The results from the model were compared to the data from a real device ...