J. S. Hong1, S. H. Ko2, K. H. Kang2, and I. S. Kang1
1Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, South Korea
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, South Korea
Electrowetting shows some distinctive features when an AC electric field is applied. This includes the delay of the dielectric breakdown of insulating layers and the delay of contact-angle saturation. To enhance our understanding on those phenomena, yet to be fully explained, we investigated the fundamental nature of AC EWOD (electrowetting on dielectrics), both numerically and experimentally.The ...
R. Bikky, N. Badi, and A. Bensaoula
University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
In this work, we present the effective properties of nanodielectrics with gold (Au) nanoparticles embedded in polymer (Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone (PVP)) matrix, calculated by using finite element method (FEM) based simulation in COMSOL Multiphysics software. Drude model is used to calculate size dependent complex dielectric function of Au. EMTs of Maxwell-Garnett, Bruggeman and Looyenga models are ...
J-W. Braxton Bragg, J. Dickens, A. Neuber, and K. Long
Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Dept. of Mathematics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Ferrimagnetic based, coaxial nonlinear transmission lines (NLTLs) provide a means to generate sub-nanosecond risetime pulses (from nano-second input pulses) or megawatt level high power microwave oscillations, depending on the geometry, material, and external bias fields. This investigation uses the commercially available, finite element solver COMSOL to provide insight into pulse behavior. ...
Optimization of a Rotor Shape for Spherical Actuator with Magnetically Levitating Rotor to Match Octupole Field Distribution
M. Sidz, R. Wawrzaszek, L. Rossini, A. Boletis, S. Mingard, K. Seweryn, E. Onillon, M. Strumik
Space Research Centre of PAS, Warsaw, Poland
CSEM Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Maxon Motor AG, Sachseln, Switzerland
The use of a reaction sphere as an actuator used by satellite Attitude Control System was proposed over twenty years ago. In principle this concept assumes the use of a single reaction sphere which can be accelerated in any direction instead of a set of reaction wheels. The solution discussed in this work has been proposed and patented by CSEM company. Contrary to conventional ball bearing ...
G. Bringout, T.M. Buzug
Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a new imaging technology based on the non-linear magnetisation of magnetic nanoparticles which can be used as a tracer material. In a high speed 1D MPI Device, a sinusoidal signal containing a single frequency generate a time-varying magnetic field via the drive coil. We propose to use a COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation to be able to calculate otherwise ...
A. T. Clark
Research & Development, WM Robots LLC, Colmar, PA, USA
Soil’s electromagnetic properties adversely affect the performance of electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensors and if conditions are severe enough, render them useless. A simple circuit model is often used to express the electromagnetic induction response of a target analytically. This analytic model produces a response function that contains unique characteristics based on the target’s ...
AC Electrothermal Characterization of Doped-Si Heated Microcantilevers Using Frequency-Domain Finite Element Analysis - new
K. Park, S. Hamian, A. M. Gauffreau, T. Walsh
Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA
This work investigates the frequency-dependent electrothermal behaviors of freestanding doped-silicon heated microcantilever probes operating under the periodic (ac) Joule heating. The transient heat conduction equation for each component (i.e., the low-doped heater region, the high-doped constriction region, and the high-doped leg region) is solved using the general heat transfer module for DC ...
Reliable Full-Wave EM Simulation of a Single-Layer SIW Interconnect with Transitions to Microstrip Lines - new
J. L. Chavez-Hurtado, J. E. Rayas-Sanchez, Z. Brito-Brito
ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico
We present a procedure to obtain reliable EM responses for a SIW interconnect with microstrip line transitions. The procedure focuses on two COMSOL® configuration settings: meshing size and simulation bounding box. Once both are properly configured, the implemented structure is tested by perturbing the simulation bounding box to ensure it has no effect on the EM responses.
D. Swaminathan, G. Minerbo, K. Pathak
Drilling and Production Group, Schlumberger, Houston, TX, USA
Introduction Computer simulations are widely used for the interpretation and inversion of electromagnetic measurements in well logging. Until recently, simulated logs have been computed with approximate 1D or 2D models. By using the COMSOL® RF Module installed on a cluster, we show that a full 3D finite-element simulated log can be obtained within an acceptable turnaround time. Use of ...
P. Hainke, D. Kappe, A. Hütten
Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
As the importance of nanoparticles is growing more and more, controlling and understanding the properties of nanoparticles became a focus of research. In this field Meyer at al.  are researching the GMR effect in granular gels to develop magnetoresistive sensors. The GMR in granular gels is simulated to investigate the physical processes in those systems. As soon as the models coincide with ...