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Modal Analysis of Rotating Machines

C. Frankrone [1], L. Fromme [1],
[1] Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany

Machines with rotating components are prone to vibrations because an imbalance of the rotor would always act as a harmonic excitation force to the machine. Thus oscillations close to the natural frequencies are tried to pass through fast in the run-up and cast-down or even completely avoided for higher structural frequencies. Nevertheless vibrations still occur and affect the design of the ...

A Field Simulator for Permanent Magnet Applications

E. Ledwosinska [1], J. Gammel [1]
[1] Silicon Labs, Austin, TX, USA

Permanent magnets are ubiquitous in our world today, from refrigerator magnets to industrial sensor applications. Often, the magnitude of the field at a specific distance from an arbitrarily shaped magnet of variable strength is a necessary parameter for end-use systems. We used the the AC/DC module of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to simulate field strength of permanent magnets for aiding ...

FEM Analysis of Flamelet Wrinkling in a Diffusion Flame - new

Y. Li[1], T.C. Lieuwen[2], J. Zhou[1], H. Cao[1]
[1]Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China
[2]Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

One can hardly get the exact analytic solution of a full time-dependent convection-diffusion equation, for describing the dynamics of a non-premixed flamelet. The analytic solution of the linearized form with such a model was studied by MATLAB®. And also, a numerical computation was made with the linearization model in COMSOL Multiphysics® software, to provide a perfect accordance with the ...

Introduction to COMSOL based Modeling of Levitated Flywheel Rotor

A. Pilat
AGH University of Science and Technology
Kraków, Poland

This elaboration presents a pre-study on automatic rotor construction for the flywheel energy storage system dedicated to operate in the levitation mode. The optimization profile model is used as a basic profile source. The 3D flywheel shape is generated on the base of obtained profiles. Eigenfrequencies are calculated to validate the operation on rigid mode. A steel and aluminum based ...

Modeling Enzymatic Pathways in Giant Lipid Vesicles

F. Mavelli [1], E. Altamura [1], P. Stano [2],
[1] University “Aldo Moro”, Chemistry Department, Bari, Italy
[2] Science Department, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

Giant vesicles (GVs) are artificial chemical systems largely used as cell models, since they are micrometer-sized closed compartments bounded by a semi-permeable membrane, which in turn is composed by self-assembling amphiphiles. By opportunely engineering the lipid membrane and by entrapping cascade-reaction enzymes inside GVs, it is possible to design micro-sized reactors where metabolic ...

Chaotic Behavior of the Airflow in a Ventilated Room

A.W.M. van Schijndel[1]
[1]Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Chaotic systems may lead to instability, extreme sensitivity and performance reduction. Therefore it is unwanted in many cases. Due to these undesirable characteristics of chaos in practical systems, it is important to recognize such a chaotic behavior. The existence of chaos has been discovered in several areas during the last 30 years. However, there is a lack of studies in relation with ...

Equation-Based Modelling: True Large Strain, Large Displacement and Anand's Plasticity Model with COMSOL's Moving Mesh Application Mode

O. Toscanelli[1], V. Colla[1], and M. Vannucci[1]

[1]Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pontedera, PI, Italy

In this work the solution of the structural problem obtained by mean of the velocity approach is presented. More in detail the balance and constitutive equations are expressed in Eulerian form, the mesh is not material. The approach is general, is suitable both for material boundary or no-material boundary and for a generic material model. The Hooke's elastic model and the Anand's plasticity ...

Electromagnet Shape Optimization using Improved Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization (IDPSO)

R. S. Wadhwa[1], T. Lien[1], and G. Monkman[2]
[1]NTNU Valgrinda, Inst. for produksjons- og kvalitetstek., Trondheim, Norway
[2]FH Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

The magnetic field gradient produced by an electromagnet gripper head depends on its design. Stochastic Methods offer certain robustness to the design optimization process. In this paper, Improved Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization (IDPSO) searching technique is applied to the shape and magnetic field gradient optimization of an electromagnet head. The magnetic field and forces are ...

Optimization of Micro-Structured Waveguides in Lithium Niobate (Z-Cut) - new

H. Karakuzu[1], M. Dubov[1], S. Boscolo[1]
[1] Aston University, Birmingham, UK

We present an optimization procedure to improve the propagation properties of the depressed-cladding, buried micro-structured waveguides formed in a z-cut lithium niobate (LN) crystal by high repetition rate femtosecond (fs) laser writing. It is shown that the propagation wavelength for which the confinement losses of ordinary (O) and extraordinary ordinary (E) polarizations are below 1 dB/cm ...

挠曲电效应对多畴铁电薄膜 I-V 特性的影响

徐肖飞 [1], 徐光楠 [1], 刘志远 [1], 吴鹏 [1], 彭金霖 [1], 许保磊 [1],
[1] 湘潭大学,湘潭,湖南,中国

引言:铁电薄膜材料是一类具有优异性能的功能材料而被广泛应用于电子元器件中。理想状态下铁电薄膜材料为绝缘体或宽禁带半导体,但实际中铁电薄膜材料会因为制备或者在元器件中因为界面引入带电粒子或缺陷,引起较大的电流,影响电子元器件的性能。我们建立了考虑挠曲电效应及带电粒子漂移扩散的相场模型用以研究挠曲电效应对 Pt/PZT/Pt 多层结构的 I-V 特性的影响。 COMSOL Multiphysics® 的使用:我们使用 COMSOL 建立了一个二维平面模型(如图1),使用的是 PDE 接口,未使用案例库模型。 结果:我们通过模拟得到了不同挠曲电耦合系数下铁电薄膜的应变梯度云图(如图2)、极化云图(如图3)和电势云图(如图4),做出了不同挠曲电耦合系数下铁电薄膜的 I-V 曲线。 结论:极化与纵向应变梯度之间的耦合会导致铁电薄膜内电势的降低,增加载流子空穴在铁电薄膜内的浓度 ...