Simulation of a New PZT Energy Harvester with a Lower Resonance Frequency Using COMSOL Multiphysics®
H. Elbahr, T. Ali[1,2], A. Badawi, S. Sedky
Zewail City of Science and Technology - Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Energy harvesting from environmental vibration nowadays is feasible because of natural oscillations like that caused by air or liquid flow and by exhalation or the heartbeat of a human body. This vibration frequency is typically low (in order of less than 1 kHz). Accordingly, low-frequency vibration based energy harvesting systems are an important research topic; these systems can be used for ...
Clauß, C.1, Martin, R.1, Nordwig, A.2, Nytsch-Geusen, C.2, Schneider, A.1, Schwarz, P.1
1 Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Außenstelle EAS, Dresden
2 Fraunhofer-Institut für Rechnerarchitektur und Softwaretechnik, Berlin
Der Entwurf technischer Systeme erfordert oft das Zusammenwirken verschiedener physikalischer Domänen (Mechanik, Fluidik, Elektronik, ...) sowie die gemeinsame Betrachtung verschiedener Komponenten und Subsysteme (mechanischer Verformungskörper, elektronischer Regler, digitale Signalverarbeitung, ...). Für diese komplexen Aufgaben ist in vielen Fällen Simulatorkopplung unerläßlich. Es ...
O. Krol, N. Weiss, F. Sawo, and T. Bernard
Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing, Karlsruhe, Germany
In this paper we present a novel approach for modeling spatial distributed bio- chemical and environmental processes like the growth of plants and the related biochemical reactions. The physical phenomena like flow and mass transport can be described by fluid dynamics equations, but for effects like growth rates often no analytic models are available. However, in many cases experts have knowledge ...
R. S. Wadhwa, T. Lien, and G. Monkman
NTNU Valgrinda, Inst. for produksjons- og kvalitetstek., Trondheim, Norway
FH Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
The magnetic field gradient produced by an electromagnet gripper head depends on its design. Stochastic Methods offer certain robustness to the design optimization process. In this paper, Improved Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization (IDPSO) searching technique is applied to the shape and magnetic field gradient optimization of an electromagnet head. The magnetic field and forces are computed ...
Shape Optimization of Electric and Magnetic System using Level Set Technique and Sensitivity Analysis
Y. Sun Kim, A. Weddemann, J. Jadidian, S. Khushrushahi, and M. Zahn
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The classical optimization method has been applied to many design problems for electromagnetic systems. One of its major difficulties is related to meshing problems arising from shape modifications. In order to circumvent these kinds of technical difficulties with moving mesh problems, several researches have tried to formulate shape optimization with fixed mesh analyses based on fixed grid ...
Chemical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
A laboratory exercise to learn PID controller tuning can be time consuming and taxing on the equipment. A purely equation-based, virtual controller tuning exercise might not seem relevant to real world processes. We have combined a physical process with a COMSOL Multiphysics model to teach the practical aspects of PID controller tuning. Students ran simulated experiments with COMSOL to test ...
H. Cabrera, D. A. Zanin, L. G. De Pietro, A. Vindigni, U. Ramsperger, D. Pescia
Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
In our recent experiments we are revisiting the topografiner technology for the imaging of surface topography with a resolution of a few nanometers. In these new technique called Near-Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (NFESEM), low-energy electrons are emitted from a polycrystalline tungsten tip via electric-field assisted tunneling. In order to characterize and improve the capabilities ...
P. Franciosa and S. Gerbino
Faculty of Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Faculty of Engineering, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
Tessellated models are more and more used in several engineering fields. The need to use such models to quickly perform computer simulations related to coupled physical phenomena, implies the use of dedicated software, allowing to solve, into an integrated environment, multiphysics problems. In the present work, COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used and its ability to handle tessellated models ...
A.W.M. van Schijndel
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Chaotic systems may lead to instability, extreme sensitivity and performance reduction. Therefore it is unwanted in many cases. Due to these undesirable characteristics of chaos in practical systems, it is important to recognize such a chaotic behavior. The existence of chaos has been discovered in several areas during the last 30 years. However, there is a lack of studies in relation with ...
Development of an Interlinked Curriculum Component Module for Microchemical Process Systems Components Using COMSOL Multiphysics
A. Mokal, and P. Mills
Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA
COMSOL Multiphysics provides a powerful numerical platform where various models for microchemical process technology components can be readily created for both education and research. This modeling tool allows chemical engineering students to focus on understanding the effects of various microchemical system component design and operational parameters versus coding and debugging of the numerical ...