A. Leggieri, F. Di Paolo, D. Passi
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, D. A. Ussuna, S. J. Ribeiro, K. de-Geus, V. Swinka-Filho, F. C. de-Andrade, K. F. Portella, B. L. Medeiros, R. C. R. Santos
Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Institutos Lactec, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Copel Geração e Transmissão S.A., Curitiba, PR, Brazil
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 ...
G. Leonardi , M. Buonsanti , F. Ceravolo , F. Scopelliti ,
 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 ...
A. Mathieu , L. Weiss , E. Fleury 
 Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), CNRS-Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France
 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.
F. Van den Abeele, J.R. De Oliveira Jr., and F.J. Huertos
OCAS N.V., J.F. Kennedylaan 3, Zelzate, Belgium
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
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 ...
N. H. Elabbasi, M. J. Hancock, S. B. Brown
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 ...
E. Gutierrez-Miravete ,
 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
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 ...
B. Lepers , G. Link , J. Jelonnek 
 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  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 ...