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Virtual Prototyping of a Microwave Fin Line Power Spatial Combiner Amplifier

A. Leggieri[1], F. Di Paolo[1], D. Passi[1]
[1]University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Department of Electronic Engineering, Rome, Italy

This paper describes the Virtual Prototyping based on a COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation for a novel Microwave Fin Taper (FT) Spatial Power Combiner (SPC) Amplifier. The analyzed system is waveguide (WG) based, and uses FT Probes to convert the energy of a rectangular WG EM fundamental mode to a Microstrip Transmission Line TEM mode, in order to be amplified by a Solid State Power ...

Mechanical Strength Simulation of Concrete Samples Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software with 3D Mesh Generated by Industrial Tomography System - new

W. C. Godoi[1], D. A. Ussuna[2], S. J. Ribeiro[2], K. de-Geus[3], V. Swinka-Filho[2], F. C. de-Andrade[3], K. F. Portella[2], B. L. Medeiros[2], R. C. R. Santos[4]
[1]Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
[2]Institutos Lactec, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
[3]Copel Geração e Transmissão S.A., Curitiba, PR, Brazil
[4]Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Analysis of concrete structures is usually carried out by destructive methods. The internal volume flaws directly influence concrete properties. Such inclusions are empty or even resulting from the manufacturing process or degradation by percolation leaching dissolution and chemical reactions between its constituents. Industrial tomography systems (ITS), have proved to be a powerful tool for ...

Simulation of the Response of Heterogeneous Solid Under Impulsive Loads

G. Leonardi [1], M. Buonsanti [1], F. Ceravolo [1], F. Scopelliti [1],
[1] University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

This paper study the mechanical response of a granular solid subject to an impulse force. The proposed model simulate the behavior of an airport pavement structure. The analysis is performed on a representative volume element (RVE) under thermo-mechanical actions, as those produced by landing gear impact of an airbus A320 and variable high surface temperatures loads. The model, implemented in ...

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.

Identification of the Complex Moduli of Orthotropic Materials using Modal Analysis

F. Van den Abeele[1], J.R. De Oliveira Jr.[2], and F.J. Huertos[1]
[1]OCAS N.V., J.F. Kennedylaan 3, Zelzate, Belgium
[2]Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

It is very difficult to measure the global properties of heterogeneous and anisotropic materials like composites and sandwich structures. When designing composite sandwich applications, the elastic properties are required to perform structural stiffness and strength calculations. However, due to their anisotropic nature, it is not straightforward to measure these properties with traditional ...

FEM Study on the Effect of Metallic Interdigital Transducers on Surface Acoustic Wave(SAW) Velocity in SAW Devices

A. K. Namdeo, and H. B. Nemade
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Assam, India

In this paper, we present study on the mass loading effect of the interdigital transducer (IDT) on surface acoustic wave (SAW) velocity in SAW devices, using COMSOL Multiphysics. We have simulated a one port SAW resonator made on YZ lithium niobate substrate and investigated the reduction of SAW velocity caused by the mass loading of aluminum IDT fabricated over the substrate, using finite ...

Simulating Wear in Disc Brakes - new

N. H. Elabbasi[1], M. J. Hancock[1], S. B. Brown[1]
[1]Veryst Engineering, LLC., Needham, MA, USA

Wear is a complex phenomenon relevant to many problems involving frictional contact, such as mechanical brakes, seals, metal forming, and orthopedic implants. The rate of wear depends on the properties of the contacting materials and operating conditions. One widely used model of wear is Archard’s law, which relates the rate of material removal due to wear to the contact pressure, sliding ...

Thermal Stresses in Functionally Graded Metal-Ceramic Plates

E. Gutierrez-Miravete [1],
[1] Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA

Functionally graded composite materials are attracting interest among design engineers since structural component properties can be designed and customized into finished parts through processing. The controlled variable is the concentration of reinforcing particles at various points within the component. While locally isotropic, part properties can be made to vary in a controlled manner from ...

Solving the Inverse Problem of Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy on Dumbbell-shaped Compression Samples Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. C. Golt[1]
[1]U.S. Army Research Laboratory*, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
*Contracted through Dynamic Science, Inc.

The dumbbell geometry is an ideal shape for testing the compressive strength of advanced ceramic materials. This paper details the combined use of COMSOL Multiphysics® and LiveLink™ for MATLAB® for determining the elastic properties of dumbbell-shaped samples by measuring their acoustic resonance frequencies. Degenerate bending modes which are sensitive to inhomogeneities or machining defects ...

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 ...