J. Gozálvez-Zafrilla, and A. Santafé-Moros
Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
The most successful nanofiltration models are those based on the combination of the Extended Nernst-Planck equation with the Donnan steric equilibrium. These models have been typically solved by using iterative procedures based on the Runge-Kutta method. Yet, such procedures present convergence problems in some cases. In this paper, we present an implementation of the original Donnan Steric ...
N.M. Bruno, C. Ciocanel and A. Kipple
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
This paper presents the approach taken through the utilization of COMSOL Multiphysics 3.5a, to develop a model that simulates the flow of a magnetorheological (MR) fluid through a micro-channel. The model was developed as an aid in the analysis of a micropump that produces flow by means of displacement of a MR fluid slug within a microchannel.
Powerful automation and optimization methods for Material- and Process analysis with COMSOL Multiphysics and Matlab
SGL Group, Technology & Innovation, Meitingen, Germany
Thomas Frommelt received his PhD in physics in 2007 from the University of Augsburg for experimental work and simulation analysis on acoustically driven microfluidic mixing. In 2008, he joined the SGL Group and introduced COMSOL Multiphysics as the tool for flexible equation based modelling. Since then, he has focused on carbon material and process simulation employing methods of optimization ...
Designing the Actuator for the Next-Generation Astronomical Deformable Mirrors: a Multidisciplinary and Multiphysics Approach
C. Del Vecchio, R. Biasi , D. Gallieni, and A. Riccardi
INAF-OAA, Fierenze, Italy
Microgate Srl, Bolzano, Italy
ADS International Srl, Valmadrera, Italy
The actuation system of the deformable mirror is one of the crucial components of an Adaptive Optics unit. One possible implementation comprehends a linear force motor and a capacitive sensor providing the feedback measure signal. Choosing a magnetic circuit that makes optimum use of the magnetic force delivered by a current and properly arranging the electrostatic geometry allows to obtain very ...
M. Guizzetti, V. Ferrari, D. Marioli, and T. Zawada
Dept. of Electronics for Automation, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Meggitt, Ferroperm Piezoceramics A/S, Kvistgaard, Denmark
The conversion of mechanical energy from environmental vibrations into electrical energy is a key point for powering sensor nodes toward the development of autonomous sensor systems. Piezoelectric energy converters realized in a cantilever configuration are the most studied for this purpose. In order to improve the performances of the converter, the geometry has to be properly designed. In this ...
V. S. Nagaraja, N. Suma, and S. L. Pinjare
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology
The tunable capacitor (variable capacitor) is one of the most important and components in filters, Phase shifters, VCO etc. A tunable capacitor can also be built using electro – thermal actuating mechanism. Compared to electro static, tunable capacitors actuated by thermal actuators have several advantages like lower driving voltages. The performance of thermal actuator becomes a key factor ...
ACOUSTICS@MBD CONSULTANTS, LLC, Westborough, MA, USA
There is a practical interest among composite materials manufacturers to high-speed accurate non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technology for voids inspection when these voids are natural components of such complex structures like resin insulated layer of double-sided copper-clad laminates. Model based design (MBD) of NDE system is one of principal solutions for voids inspection in such ...
M. Maitra , H. B. Nemade , S. Kundu ,
 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India
The objective of this paper is to show the simulation of a piezoelectric thin film device and its application as a sensor. Piezoelectric aluminum nitride thin film clamped at two ends is simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics software. The device consists of the piezoelectric thin film suspended on a cavity etched on a silicon substrate. Two metal electrodes are placed at the two fixed sides of the ...
L. Weber , L. Fromme , D. Zielke ,
 University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld, Germany
 University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Institute BIFAM, Bielefeld, Germany
Piezo buzzers, made of piezoelectric material glued on a brass plate, are usually used as signaler, but the buzzer can also be used to convert mechanical into electrical energy. If acceleration influences the buzzer, the structure is bent by its mass and a voltage can be measured between the connection pads. With a small, additional weight on the buzzer the useable electrical energy becomes ...
Variable Capacitance And Pull-In Voltage Analysis Of Electrically Actuated Meander-Suspended Superconducting MEMS
N. AlCheikh, P. Xavier, J.M. Duchamp, C.H. Boucher, and K. Schuster
Institute of Microelectronics, Electromagnetism and Photonics (IMEP-LAHC), Minatec, Grenoble, France
Institute of Millimetric Radio Astronomy (IRAM), Grenoble, France
Variable capacitors between the fF and pF range are very interesting for high frequency applications like variable filters, resonators, etc. For radio astronomy applications variable capacitors, realized by electrostatically actuated, micromechanical Meanders-suspended bridges (MEMS) made of superconducting Niobium, have been measured to find C(V). A non plane capacitance behavior have been ...