T. Suzuki, C. Holloway, S. Taylor
University College London, London, UK
Manual wheelchair users suffer shoulder pain and injury in the long term because of unconscious overuse. The ‘SENSEWHEEL’, which interposes three identical load cells between pushrim and rear wheel, measures the three components of pushing force Fx, Fy and Fz, and axial torque Tx applied at each load cell. Strain gauges were located on a diaphragm forming one face of the load cell. The ...
Stress State Determination in Nanoelectronic Silicon Devices Coupling COMSOL Multiphysics and a Recursive Dynamical CBED Pattern Simulation
A. Spessot[1,2], S. Frabboni, A. Armigliato, and R. Balboni
Numonyx Advanced R&D NVMTD-FTM, Agrate Brianza, Italy
National Research Center S3, CNR-INFM and Department of Physics, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
CNR-IMM Section of Bologna, Italy
Strained technology is being promoted as the best way to extend the performance of semiconductor transistors. An inhomogeneous layer deposited on top of a silicon device can induce a strong modification in the real silicon strain state, and consequently in its electronic performance. Coupling the finite elements analysis done by COMSOL with a recursive CBED and LACBED dynamical simulation, we ...
C. Guido Galante , M. Donà ,
 Newtecnic Ltd, London, England, UK
 University of Cambridge, UK
The subject of the study is a bespoke rainscreen system designed for the Grand Theatre of Rabat, Morocco (Figure 1). The project presents a complex façade geometry and consists of a 1800-seat theater, an open-air amphitheater with a capacity of 7000 people, a rehearsal space and a restaurant. The rainscreen system consists of fiberglass individually cast reinforced concrete (GRC) panels ...
R. C. Thiagarajan , P. Asutosh,
 ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt Ltd, Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Engineering design has long been dominated by orthogonal Cartesian principles. Nature inspired equation based mathematical surfaces are under renewed interest due to their innovative design potential and practical viability by 3D printing. In this paper, the parametric surface modelling feature of COMSOL Multiphysics® is leveraged for developing engineering structures from equation based ...
B. Reine, J. Di-Tomaso, G. Dusserre, P. Olivier
Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, Mines Albi, ISAE, ICA, IUT, Dept. GMP, Toulouse Cedex, France
RESCOLL - Société de Recherche, Pessac Cedex, France
This paper addresses the study of thermal behavior of thermoset polymer matrix filled with microparticles. A numerical model was developed with COMSOL Multiphysics to get a random spatial distribution of fillers in a representative volume element (RVE). This model was then compared to an analytical reference model (Hamilton model) and experimental results. This comparison highlights a good ...
National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
An incremental wear model has been developed using COMSOL Multiphysics® with MATLAB® to predict the evolution of component geometry as a result of wear. Whilst Archard’s wear law is a well-known empirical model for the prediction of wear volume, the design engineer is interested in changes in tolerance as a result of component geometry. At each time step, the simulation extracts the pressure ...
P. K. Jain , J. D. Freels ,
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Engineering design studies of the feasibility of conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) from high-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium fuel are ongoing at ORNL as part of an effort sponsored by the U.S. Global Threat Reduction Initiative program. HFIR is a very high flux, pressurized light-water-cooled and moderated, flux-trap type research reactor whose current missions are to ...
M. Dickinson, N. Renevier, W. Ahmed
Racing to Research team, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
The Jost Institute, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
Use of COMSOL Multiphysics: In operation, the piston ring is surrounded by gas acting on it, using effect of chamfer design has been considered using Love’s equation in conjunction with Stone’s equation for force ad Miler’s equation for gas pressure modelling. The chamfer geometry was controlled through variable inputs such as coating thickness, ring thickness, distance from the ring angle ring ...
M. Bezemer-Krijnen, Y.H. Wijnant, A. de Boer
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
A first generation air foil bearing (AFB) is shown in Figure 1. AFBs induce, at higher rotating speeds, an air film between the journal and the top foil, which lowers the friction forces. The goal of this study is to develop a model of an AFB. The thickness of the air film depends on the clearance, eccentricity and elastic deformations of the bump structure. The flow in the air film between ...
Topology Optimization of Lithium-Ion Battery Electrode Microstructure Morphology for Reduction of Damage Accumulation and Longevity of Battery Life - new
P. Clarke, R. Abedi
University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN, USA
The ubiquitous commercial use of Lithium-Ion batteries (LIBs) has increased interest in their implementation into efficient energy storage systems for clean and renewable power sources and the electrical transportation industry. Unfortunately, LIBs are not yet technological mature to meet various commercial demands. Consider the following challenges for example,: (1) lower than desired effective ...