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Modeling the Human Touch: A FEM Model of the Human Hand Fingertips for Haptic Applications - new

A. Talarico[1], M. Malvezzi[1], D. Prattichizzo[1,2]
[1]Department of Information Engineering & Mathematical Science, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
[2]Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Performance of tactile sensation is affected by fingertip deformation characteristics produced when touching objects. Tactile performance of human fingertips is strictly associated with activity of the nerve endings and sensitivity of the soft tissue within the fingertip to the static and dynamic skin indentation. In this study, a Finite Element model, based on the physiological structure of the ...

Simulation of Bio-medical Waveguide in Mechanical and Optical fields - new

Y. Xin[1], A. Purniawan[1], L. Pakula[1], G. Pandraud[1], P. J. French[1]
[1]Technology University of Delft, Delft, Netherlands

This paper presents a freestanding waveguide to achieve the goal of detecting anastomosis leakage after colon surgery. The freestanding part is a thin membrane consisting of TiO2 rib and SiN ridge. This freestanding waveguide is designed both mechanically and optically to maintain mechanical stability during fabrication and detection process, and at the same time guarantee the detection ...

Field Joint Coatings for Deep Sea Pipelines - new

R. Verhelle[1], L. Van Lokeren[1], S. Loulidi[1], H. Boyd[2], G. Van Assche[1]
[1]Physical Chemistry & Polymer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
[2]Heerema Marine Contractors, Leiden, The Netherlands

COMSOL Multiphysics® software is used to model the field joint application process on carbon steel pipelines for deep sea crude oil transportation, taking into account not only heat transfer, cure kinetics, and crystallization, but also thermal, cure and crystallization shrinkage and the resulting interfacial thermal stresses. Experimental data from the raw materials are implemented in the model ...

Uncertainty of FEM Solutions Using a Nonlinear Least Squares and Design of Experiments Approach

J. T. Fong [1], N. A. Heckert [1], J. J. Filliben [1], P. V. Marcal [2], R. Rainsberger [3]
[1] National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
[2] MPACT Corp., Oak Park, CA, USA
[3] XYZ Scientific Applications, Inc., Livermore, CA, USA

Uncertainty in COMSOL Multiphysics® software simulations due to (a) model parameter uncertainties and (b) mesh-induced truncation errors, is estimated using a design-of-experiments approach [1, 2, 3], and a nonlinear least squares logistics fit method [4, 5], respectively. Examples to illustrate both approaches are given using the COMSOL RF Module (in an application of a MRI coil design) and ...

A Comparison of Mass Reduction Methods for Silicon-on-Oxide (SOI)-based Micromirrors

H. J. Hall [1], L. A. Starman [1],
[1] Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA

Beam steering and adaptive optics micromirror applications commonly demand optically flat surfaces with minimal mass. When reflective coatings (usually metallic Au or Al) are applied to micromirror surfaces in order to meet optical reflectivity requirements the resulting film stress (usually tensile) can be substantial. The mass of the mirror can be a limiting factor in the dynamic performance. ...

Thermo-Mechanical Simulation of Dissimilar Titanium Alloys Laser Welding

A. Mathieu [1], L. Weiss [2], E. Fleury [2]
[1] Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), CNRS-Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France
[2] Laboratoire d’Etudes des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux (LEM3), CNRS- Université de Lorraine, Ile du Saulcy, Metz, France

A 3D thermo-mechanical simulation was developed using COMSOL Multiphysics software in order to predict distortion of a welded dissimilar titanium alloys structure. An angular distortion and a longitudinal shrinkage are predicted in agreement with those obtained experimentally.

Simulation of a Thermoelectric Spiral Structure

A. Arevalo [1], J. P. Rojas [1], D. Conchouso [1], M. M. Hussain [1], I. G. Foulds [2]
[1] Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
[2] The University of British Columbia, School of Engineering, Okanagan Campus, Canada

Energy efficiency and harvest, speed and performance, flexibility and portability are key elements for innovation in the current consumer electronics markets. Thermoelectric Generators can convert energy from heat gradients into electricity. Every source of heat from an electronics device can potentially be used as a source of energy. This generators have the advantage of: being silent, compact, ...

An Analysis of Plunger Temperature during Glass Parison Pressing

P. Ngankeu[1], and E. Gutierrez-Miravete[2]

[1]EMHART Glass Research Inc, Windsor, CT, USA
[2]Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA

The press and blow (P&B) process is widely used to produce glass containers. While the P&B process has demonstrated to be capable of reducing container weight by as much as 33%, it can also induce the formation of micro-checks that weaken container strength. This paper presents a model of the heat transfer due to the intermittent contact of glass with the plunger during several pressing ...

Finite Element Analysis of Pipes Considering the Effects of Stress Concentration Due to Dents

S.C. de Oliveira[1], E.P. de Deus[2], and A.M. Mont'Alverne[2]
[1] Funcap/CNPq, CE, Brazil
[2] Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

This paper presents a numerical analysis of indented pipes based on the Finite Element (FE) within the framework of COMSOL Multiphysics. Numerical models using two-dimensional solid plane strain elements are evaluated. Geometric nonlinear analysis, nonlinear isotropic hardening material and contact were also incorporated into the models. The numerical models are calibrated by using an ...

Modeling of Vickers indentation of TiAl alloys

G. Maizza, and R. Cagliero
Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino, Italy

Instrumented indentation is increasingly used as an alternative non-destructive test method to measure mechanical properties of small volumes of materials. In this work, the instrumented indentation test is applied as a non-destructive method to assess the mechanical properties of TiAl components during the setup of a real production process. This study is a preliminary contribution devoted to ...