Sogin SpA, Roma, Italy
The structural design of temporary storage facilities for radioactive waste generally requires the fulfillment of highly severe performance criteria if compared to conventional buildings. This work focuses on the study of the behavior of a steel door subject to the impact of extreme wind generated missiles, which is one of the most demanding external events to account for. A quasi-rigid small ...
E. Rawashdeh, A. Arevalo, D. Castro, I. G. Foulds, N. Dechev
Computer, Electrical & Mathematical Sciences & Engineering Division (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
School of Engineering, Okanagan Campus, The University of BC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
In this work we present the simulation of a micro-scale large displacement compliant mechanism called the Tsang suspension. It consists of a flat micro-plate anchored down by two springs on either side, that can rotate out-of-plane and maintain its vertical assembly by a simple single-axis actuation. COMSOL Mutliphysics® software was used to simulate these devices and extract the reaction forces ...
G. Perillo , G. De Natale , M. G. Di Giuseppe , A. Troiano , C. Troise ,
 University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy
 INGV – Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy
Electric, magnetic and electromagnetic (em) methods are widely used to monitor active volcanoes. A review of such applications is presented in Johnston (cit). Em signals were recorded in correspondence of numerous volcanic eruptions, for example in the case of the Mt. Unzen in Giapppone, of Merapi in Indonesia, Etna in Italy and during rapid deformation in Long Valley in California. ...
A. Chidley, F. Roger, and A. Traidia
ENSTA Paristech, Palaiseau, France
Nowadays, to go along with sustainable development and for cost matters, automotive heat exchangers are built with less and less aluminum and the process costs are being cut. However, the real mechanical response is a plastic shakedown, which is why we need to model the cyclic response as well as to find a fatigue criterion. A finite element model was developed using COMSOL Multiphysics to ...
R. C. Thiagarajan
ATOA Scientific Technologies Private Limited, Bangalore, India
Conductive Composites such as carbon fiber reinforced composites are increasingly used in safety critical aerospace applications. The catastrophic macro structural failure of composite structures initiates from a micro level failure event such as fiber breaks. The ability to detect damage early on can improve the safety level and reliability of composite structures. A multilevel self-sensing ...
M.S. Yeoman, A. Cizinauskas, C. Lowry, G. Vincent, S. Collins, D. Simpson
Continuum Blue, Tredomen, Ystrad Mynach, United Kingdom
Corin Group, Cirencester, United Kingdom
Imoprhics, Manchester, United Kingdom
Bone resorption around hip stems, in particular periprosthetic bone loss, is a common observation post-operatively. A number of factors influence the amount of bone loss over time and the mechanical environment following total hip replacement (THR) is important. Conventional long stem prostheses have been shown to transfer loads distally, resulting in bone loss of the proximal femur. More ...
P. Aguirre, F. Figueroa
Sensor Technik Wiedemann GmbH, Kaufbeuren, Bayern, Germany
Pressure Sensors are widely used in the automotive industry. Their main use is the dynamic monitoring of pressure inside combustion engines. To achieve a good signal accuracy, the design of pressure sensors can be improved with FEM calculations of stress and strains on the measuring cell depending on their geometry and material properties. The geometry is adapted according to a special ...
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
We present numerical models and field data that aid understanding of volcano-tectonic processes related to the propagation of inclined sheets and dykes under a stress field resulting from the inflation of a shallow magma chamber. Structural field data from the classical Cuillins cone-sheet complex (Isle of Skye) show that sheets have a constant average dip angle (45°), with pure dilational or ...
H. T. Mengistu, A. García-Cristóbal
Material Science Institute, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
The possibility to dispose of two-dimensional (2D) approaches to problems originally posed in a three-dimensional (3D) geometry is always desirable since it reduces significantly the computing resources needed for numerical studies. In this work we report on a new 2D approach called Generalized Plane Piezoelectric (GPP) problem  and apply it to the calculation of the strain and electric ...
Computing the Influence Functions of an Adaptive Optics Large Deformable Mirror: the Numerical Method and the Experimental Data
R. Biasi, D. Gallieni, A. Riccardi, R. Briguglio, C. Del Vecchio
Microgate Srl, Bolzano, Italy
ADS International Srl, Valmadrera (LC), Italy
National Institute for Astrophysics - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory - Firenze, Italy
Adaptive Optics units are mounted on many large telescopes, thus enabling diffraction-limited astronomical images through compensation of the effects of atmospheric turbulence. The design of the control system of the Deformable Mirror includes a feed-forward block, aimed for increasing the efficiency of the control loop. Such a block is based on the stiffness matrix of the DM, defined as the ...