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Designing a Smart Skin with Fractal Geometry

S. Ni, C. Yang Koh, S. Kooi, and E. Thomas
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Dept. of Materials Science and Eng.
Cambridge, MA

Recently, the concepts of fractal geometry have been introduced into electromagnetic and plasmonic metamaterials. With their self-similarity, structures based on fractal geometry should exhibit multi-band character with high Q factors due to the scaling law. However, there exist few studies of phononic metamaterials having fractal geometry. COMSOL is used to investigate vector elastic and ...

Nondestructive Testing of Composites Using Model Based Design

E. Nesvijski[1]

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 ...

Solving the Inverse Problem of Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy on Dumbbell-shaped Compression Samples Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. C. Golt[1]
[1]U.S. Army Research Laboratory*, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
*Contracted through Dynamic Science, Inc.

The dumbbell geometry is an ideal shape for testing the compressive strength of advanced ceramic materials. This paper details the combined use of COMSOL Multiphysics® and LiveLink™ for MATLAB® for determining the elastic properties of dumbbell-shaped samples by measuring their acoustic resonance frequencies. Degenerate bending modes which are sensitive to inhomogeneities or machining defects ...

Determination of the Sweet Spot of a Cricket Bat using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

Y. Mulchand [1], A. Pooransingh [1], R. Latchman [1],
[1] The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

The aim of this paper is to determine the location of the “sweet spot” for a selected cricket bat commonly used in the sport. Knowledge of the “sweet spot” is important in delivering a shot that utilizes the optimal zone of the bat that corresponds to the maximum power of the stroke. A model of the cricket bat was constructed in the Structural Mechanics Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® Software ...

Optimization of an Acoustic Waveguide for Professional Audio Applications

M. Cobianchi[1] and R. Magalotti[1]
[1] B&C Speakers S.p.a., Bagno a Ripoli, FI, Italia

In modern live sound reinforcement there is a growing use of line sources, obtained through the stacking of many loudspeakers with properly controlled wavefront shape. Thus the use of waveguides is mandatory in order to modify the shape and size of the wavefront exiting from professional compression drivers. With the help of COMSOL Multiphysics®, we have designed a waveguide featuring an ...

Modelling the Wall Vibrations of Brass Wind Instruments

V. Chatziioannou, and W. Kausel
Institute of Music Acoustics
University of Music and Performing Arts
Vienna, Austria

The vibration of the walls of brass wind instruments has been a subject of study in the field of musical acoustics throughout the last decades. The amplitude of such vibrations, stimulated by the oscillating air pressure inside the instrument bore, is very small compared to the dimensions of the instrument. However, it has been recently shown that at the flaring regions of the bell of brass ...

Numerical Model of the Insertion Loss Promoted by the Enclosure of a Sound Source

G. F. Greco [1], I. K. S. Hermont [1], B. P. Murta [1], T. B. Romero [1], P. H. Mareze [1], A. Lenzi [2], J. A. Cordioli [2],
[1] Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
[2] Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

This study aims to develop and validate a finite element numerical model to represent the Insertion Loss (IL) promoted by the enclosure of a sound source. For the validation, a enclosure prototype was built in wood and the IL was measured in laboratory. The idea is to develop an efficient numerical model that would be suitable for enclosure's design and optimization. The problem was modeled ...

Virtual Commissioning of Large Machines with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

K. Kryniski [1], A. Trangard [1],
[1] ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden

In addition to using advanced functions built-into the engine of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, we integrate dynamic properties of rotating components that are measured or pre-computed. Here, it is shown how to integrate fluid-film characteristics and take advantage of post-processing and graphics to present the results to the customers using the Cloud. COMSOL® simulations of rotor-bearing ...

Phonon Tunneling Loss Solver for Micro- and Nanomechanical Resonators

G.D. Cole[1], M. Aspelmeyer[1], and I. Wilson-Rae[2]
[1]University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
[2]Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany

Micro-and nanoscale mechanical resonators have recently emerged as ubiquitous devices for use in advanced technological applications, for example in mobile communications and inertial sensors, and as novel tools for fundamental scientific endeavors. We report a significant advancement towards understanding and controlling support-induced losses through the demonstration of an efficient numerical ...

Development of a Package for a Triaxial High-G Accelerometer Optimized for High Signal Fidelity

R. Langkemper [1], R. Külls [1], J. Wilde [2], S. Nau [1], S. Schopferer [1],
[1] Fraunhofer-Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, Freiburg, Germany
[2] Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik, Freiburg, Germany

Acceleration is an important quantity to be measured in high-speed dynamics. A new piezoresistive sensor for the measurement of high-amplitude, short-duration transient accelerations of up to 100,000 g has been developed at the Fraunhofer EMI. Its figure of merit (sensitivity x resonance frequency²) is about one order of magnitude higher than that of comparable state-of-the-art sensors. ...