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COMSOL Multiphysics® Software for Simulation of Surface Response to Excitation Method for Manufacturing Process Performance Monitoring - new

H. Fekrmandi[1], N. Miniello[1], R. Kiflemariam[1], I. Nur Tansel[1]
[1]Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

In this study, COMSOL Multiphysics® software was used to simulate the surface response to excitation method (SuRE). An aluminum beam with a piezoelectric element bonded is modeled using the COMSOL Acoustics Module. A frequency domain sweep study was performed to simulate the sweep sign generation. The frequency spectrum of the structure is monitored through a frequency range of (20kHz-400kHz). A ...

Increasing Heat Transfer in Microchannels with Surface Acoustic Waves - new

S. Berry[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA

In this numerical study, surface acoustic waves (SAWs) are evaluated as a potential disruptive flow technology for enhancing heat transfer in microchannels. Using COMSOL Multiphysics® software, the physics governing acoustics, single-phase-fluid flow and heat transfer are coupled. The results show that acoustic streaming can disrupt the bulk fluid flow, creating rotating vortices within the ...

Simulation of an Ultrasonic Immersion Test for the Characterization of Anisotropic Materials

A. Castellano[1], P. Foti[1], A. Fraddosio[1], S. Marzano[1], M.D. Piccioni[1], D. Scardigno[1]
[1]DICAR, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

Introduction: Improving the capability of nondestructive evaluations requires the analysis of suitable models dealing with the physical and mechanical phenomena involved in the experiments. For example, ultrasonic tests may be a powerful, fast and effective method for nondestructive characterization of mechanical properties of materials. This requires the study of the related elastodynamic ...

Investigation on Sensor Fault Effects of Piezoelectric Transducers on Wave Propagation and Impedance Measurements

I. Buethe[1], C.-P. Fritzen[1]
[1]University of Siegen, Institute of Mechanics and Control Engineering-Mechatronics, Siegen, Germany

For active Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), one popular sensor type is the piezoelectric wafer active sensor (PWAS) due to its multi-purpose application as actuator and sensor and its low cost. It is used to generate a wave field, which interacts with the structure and is recorded by a second set of PWASs. This method is called acousto ultrasonics. The change in wave field from transducer ...

Design of Electroacoustic Absorbers Using PID Control

H. Lissek, R. Boulandet, and M. Maugard
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

An \"electroacoustic absorber\" is a loudspeaker, used as an absorber of sound, which acoustic impedance can be varied by electrical means. This can be achieved either by plugging passive shunt electric networks at the loudspeaker terminals (“shunt loudspeakers”) or by feeding back the loudspeaker with a voltage proportional to acoustic quantities, such as sound pressure and diaphragm normal ...

Optimization of Acoustic Silencer for the Screw Compressor System - new

M. Swamy[1], L. J. van Lier[1], J. Smeulers[1]
[1]TNO, Delft, The Netherlands

In one of the screw compressor system, designed silencer was not optimal. A great challenge was the large variation in operating conditions, especially the variation of the molecular weight of the gas. There was need to optimize the silencer. This paper describes the acoustic modelling tools to optimize the acoustic performance of the silencer. Optimization steps carried out are based on the ...

Orientation of Piezoelectric Crystals and Acoustic Wave Propagation

G. Zhang[1]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

Surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices are commonly used as wireless filters, resonators, and sensors. The confinement of acoustic energy near the surface of a piezoelectric substrate in a SAW sensor makes it highly sensitive for discerning surface perturbation. As sensors, SAW devices have the potential to provide a high-performance sensing platform with capabilities of remote and high-temperature ...

RF NEMS Magnetoelectric Sensor Simulation and Demonstration

H. Lin [1], N. Sun [1], N. X. Sun [1],
[1] W.M. Keck Laboratory for Integrated Ferroics, ECE Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

RF NEMS Magnetoelectric (ME) Sensor with a ferromagnetic (FeGaB)/ piezoelectric (AlN) thin film heterostructure is simulated, fabricated and measured in this work. To analyze the response of the ME structures, the coupling between the magnetic, elastic and electric field in the two different magnetostrictive and piezoelectric effects should be taken into consideration. Simulations with FEM ...

PVDF Piezoelectric Nanofibers as Hair Cell Substitutes: A Feasibility Study

C. R. Pérez [1], J. J. Santiago-Avilés [2],
[1] Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
[2] Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in the world, and within this category damage or loss of the primary sensory cells of the inner ear, known as hair cells is the most common cause [1]. Partial hearing loss is addressed by the use of hearing aids, electronic devices that greatly amplify sound directly into the user's ear, but for more severe cases cochlear implants are ...

Development of a Package for a Triaxial High-G Accelerometer Optimized for High Signal Fidelity

R. Langkemper [1], R. Külls [1], J. Wilde [2], S. Nau [1], S. Schopferer [1],
[1] Fraunhofer-Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, Freiburg, Germany
[2] Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik, Freiburg, Germany

Acceleration is an important quantity to be measured in high-speed dynamics. A new piezoresistive sensor for the measurement of high-amplitude, short-duration transient accelerations of up to 100,000 g has been developed at the Fraunhofer EMI. Its figure of merit (sensitivity x resonance frequency²) is about one order of magnitude higher than that of comparable state-of-the-art sensors. ...