E. Aguayo, R. Lyon, M. Helmbrecht, S. Khomusi
The Newton Corporation, Bowie, MD, USA
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
Iris AO, Inc., Berkeley, CA, USA
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are becoming more prevalent in today’s space technologies. The Visible Nulling Coronagraph (VNC) instrument, being developed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, uses a MEMS Mirror to correct wavefront errors. This MEMS, the Multiple Mirror Array (MMA), will enable the VNC instrument to detect Jupiter and ultimately Earth size exoplanets. The MMA ...
F. Noto, M. Piscopo, L. Celona, D. Cittadino, S. Gammino, G. Cuttone, G. Gallo, G. Schillaci, C. Campisano, L. Lo Nigro, G. Costa, A. Campisano
Laboratorio Nazionale del Sud, Santa Sofia, Catania, Italy
Gravina di Catania, Sicily, Italy
Trinacria, Canalicchio, Catania, Italy
Unico Informatica, li Battiati, Catania, Italy
Different facilities for hadrontherapy have been built in the recent past. AISHa ion source has been designed by keeping in mind the typical requirements of hospital-based facilities, where the minimization of the mean time between failures (MTBF) is a key point together with the maintenance operations which should be fast and easy. The study of some critical parts of the facilities: the ...
B. Chinè[1,2], M. Monno
Laboratorio MUSP, Macchine Utensili e Sistemi di Produzione, Piacenza, Italy
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Cartago, Costa Rica
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Milano, Italy
Metal foams are interesting materials with many potential applications. They are characterized by a cellular structure represented by a metal or metal alloy and gas voids inside (Fig.1). A common metallic cellular material is aluminum foam which can be produced metallurgically by heating a precursor, made of aluminum alloy and TiH2 as foaming agent, in a furnace. In this case, the foaming process ...
C. Touvrey, V. Bruyere, P. Namy
CEA DAM, Valduc, France
SIMTEC, Grenoble, France
Spot laser welding is largely used in industrial manufacturing, especially in the case of small penetration depth. Unfortunately, welded joins are often polluted by porosities. The formation of porosities depends on complex thermo-hydraulic phenomena. During the interaction, a deep and narrow cavity - called the keyhole - is formed. At the end of the interaction, surface tension forces ...
A. D'Orazio, C. Agostini, S. Fiacco
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Astronautica, Elettrica ed Energetica - Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Fundamental component of the NMR tomograph is the magnet. By using the property of superconductivity it is possible to achieve an induction field extremely homogeneous, stable and high. To maintain the material below the superconducting critical temperature (7.2K), the coils are immersed in liquid helium at 4K, within a cryostat. In this paper, we present the preliminary results related to the ...
H. Cabrera, D. A. Zanin, L. G. De Pietro, A. Vindigni, U. Ramsperger, D. Pescia
Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
In our recent experiments we are revisiting the topografiner technology for the imaging of surface topography with a resolution of a few nanometers. In these new technique called Near-Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (NFESEM), low-energy electrons are emitted from a polycrystalline tungsten tip via electric-field assisted tunneling. In order to characterize and improve the capabilities ...
J. P. Sandoz, J. M. Kissling
Institute of Applied Microtechnology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, HE‐ARC, Switzerland
In this contribution we present a COMSOL Multiphysics® example of a disk piezoelectric ceramic transformer (D-PT) coupled with a bipolar NPN transistor to form an auto-oscillator. The comparison between the simulations and the measurements made on our prototype are found to be in good agreement. Having at our disposal a large number of homogenously poled disks, we decided to build and to ...
A. Pezzin, A. Ferri
Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
Air permeability is one of the most important parameters in the study of thermo-physiological comfort of fabrics. The main goal of this work is to develop a virtual process that allows the prediction of air permeability of any fabric without realizing a sample. The Free and Porous Media Flow physics interface was used in COMSOL Multiphysics® software; this allows to use Navier-Stokes equation ...
N. Varga, I. Perales, A. Portugal
ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
ATEKNEA Solutions Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
The application of pulsed electric fields (PEF) is well known in the food industry as an advanced technology for mass transfer improvement. A new potential adaptation area of PEF could be extracting a valuable antioxidant called polyphenol from wet olive pomace (WOP) which is a by-product of olive oil production. The modelling includes the PEF effects on the WOP which is flowing through a ...
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 fields ...