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Dynamic Crack Propagation in Fiber Reinforced Composites

C. Caruso[1], P. Lonetti[1], and A. Manna[1]

[1]Department of Structural Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, CS, Italy

A generalized model to predict dynamic crack propagation in fiber composite structures is proposed. The proposed approach is based on a generalized formulation based on the Fracture Mechanics approach and Moving mesh methodology. Consistently to the Fracture Mechanics, the crack propagation depends from the energy release rate and its mode components, which are calculated by means of the ...

Implementation of a Viscoelastic Material Model to Simulate Relaxation in Glass Transition - new

Z. Zheng[1], R. Zhang[1]
[1]Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY, USA

Introduction: Glass relaxation occurs in a range of temperature during transition from equilibrium to super-cooled liquid. Viscoelastic material model can be applied to simulate glass behavior during the glass transition regime and to predict the glass deformation and stress evolution. Viscoelasticity is the property of materials that exhibit both viscous and elastic characteristics when ...

Parametric Study of Polyimide - Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Film Cantilevers for Transducer Applications

A. Arevalo[1], I.G. Foulds[1]
[1]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 ...

Development of a 10 kW Microwave Applicator for Thermal Cracking of Lignite Briquettes

B. Lepers [1], G. Link [1], J. Jelonnek [1]
[1] Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Introduction: The use of microwave energy for thermal cracking (from thermal stress and water pore pressure) of lignite-coal briquettes increases the lignite friability [1] and is beneficial for later chemical treatment inside a gasifier (for methanol production for example). An adequate use of microwave energy can improve the overall efficiency of the gasification process based on lignite ...

Design and Simulation of MEMS Based Piezoelectric Insulin Micro-Pump

F. Meshkinfam [1],
[1] University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada

One of the most effective treatments for diabetes type 1 and 2 is the administering Insulin. The design of positive volumetric insulin pump is significantly a multiphysics problem where the volumetric change of the main pump chamber and the pumped fluid are directly coupled. We used COMSOL Multiphysics® to investigate the performance of a MEMS based Insulin Micro-Pump with a Piezoelectric ...

Two-Dimensional FEM Simulation of Ultrasonic Wave Propagation in Isotropic Solid Media using COMSOL

B. Ghose[1], K. Balasubramaniam[2], C.V. Krishnamurthy[3], and A.S. Rao[1]
[1] High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India
[2] Center for Non Destructive Evaluation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
[3] Department of Physics, IIT Madras,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is one of the important Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technique widely used for characterisation of materials as well as detection and characterisation of flaws present in the material used in various industries. There are many different important materials like metals, metallic alloys, rubber, composites etc used in aerospace industries is being inspected using UT as ...

Simulation of Impact Damage in a Composite Plate and Its Detection

V. Pavelko[1], I. Pavelko[1], M. Smolyaninovs[1], H. Pffeifer[2], M. Wevers[2]
[1]Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
[2]Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

A problem of damage prediction in aircraft structure and its non-destructive evaluation is very important for aircraft structural health assessment. The analysis of the features of direct impact of thin-walled laminate component of aircraft was performed by COMSOL Multiphysics software. Mainly the GFRC and CFRC laminates were selected in form either thin separate plate or sandwich structure. The ...

Modeling the Sound Radiation by Loudspeaker Cabinets - new

M. Cobianchi[1], M. Rousseau[1]
[1] B&W Group Ltd, Steyning, UK

While musical instruments often rely on a body which resonates on purposefully to amplify the vibration produced by a string or a membrane, such as in a violin or a guitar, loudspeaker cabinets should not contribute at all to the total sound radiation, but aim instead to be a perfectly rigid box which encloses the drive units in charge to transform the electrical signal at their terminal into ...

Deformation Examination of Circular Membrane by Model for PDMS from Sylgard 186 - new

N. Varga[1]
[1]ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary, Budapest, Hungary

The deformation of one dot of tactile display for visually impaired is examined by Finite Element Method (FEM) in COMSOL Multiphysics® software. A dot with rubber-like material (Polydimethylsiloxane for Sylgard 186) can be described by a circular membrane with Ogden model, which is a well-known hyperelastic material model. For determination of the parameters of the Ogden models simple tension ...

Research on a Numerical Simulation Method about Harmonic Distortion of Loudspeaker - new

X. Lu[1]
[1]Zhejiang Electro-Acoustic R&D Center, CAS, Zhejiang, China

扬声器的失真问题一直受电声业界的关注,尤其是谐波失真,它是影响扬声器重放声音音质的主要因素之一。 本文提出了一种基于 COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件预测扬声器谐波失真的仿真分析方法。该方法需建立包括磁场、振动系统和声场等多个物理场的扬声器的全模型,给扬声器加载一单频电压信号,用瞬态分析的方法可求解得到该频率激励下的扬声器的多个重要物理量随时间的变化函数,如流经音圈的电流I(t)、音圈的受力F(t)、振动系统表面上任意点的位移x(t),以及声场中任意点的声压P(t)等。给扬声器加载一个时间长度为0.1s的单频电压信号,仿真分析所得的防尘帽顶点的位移曲线 x(t) 如图1所示,图2则是对应的在扬声器正前方0.1m处的声压曲线 P(t)。 再对所得的声压信号的稳态部分做FFT频谱分析,便可获得输入信号的各阶次谐波分量 ...