将结构健康监测（SHM）应用于机器结构故障检测是近些年发展的新方法，其优点是可以在线监控结构的“健康”状况。本文提出并研究了一种内嵌微管的高效结构健康监测（e-SHM）系统。结合快速成型技术，将微管嵌入结构内部，当对微管施加一定压力（真空或过压）时，闭合微管中的压力变化将变得极其敏感。当结构裂纹扩展到微管时，该处因压差瞬间产生压力变化，进而通过微管传播，最终信号被设置的压力传感器接收。通过实时监测微管的压力变化，便可实现结构裂纹的实时检测。本文的主要工作包括两个方面：（1）压力泄漏与负压波传播模型的设计与仿真。基于负压波的 e-SHM 系统齿轮的损伤监测的理论推导，包括负压波的产生原理和负压波在微管中的传播过程。建立了直管泄漏的负压波仿真模型，并在 MATLAB 环境下编程实现。基于传感压力二维曲线图分析了仿真结果的识别精度等级，验证了基于负压波的 e-SHM 系统的损伤监测的可行性。 ...
M. Williams, J. Zito, J. Agashe, A. Sopeju, and D. Arnold
University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
This paper describes the design of a normally closed, electrodynamic microvalve. Magnetic forces between a permanent magnet in the valve cover and a soft magnet in the valve seat hold the valve closed. The combination of electrodynamic actuation and a mechanical restoring spring are used to open the valve. A device model and a design optimization strategy using COMSOL ...
R. Said, R. Cotton, P. Young, A. Datta, M. Elwassif , and M. Bikson
 Simpleware Ltd, Exeter, Devon, UK
 Department of Biomedical Eng., The City College of New York, New York, NY, USA
This paper will discuss the comprehensive solution adopted for converting the 3D digital/medical images directly into the computational model. The workflow using Simpleware Software – ScanIP and + ScanFE – will be illustrated including the option for directly exporting fully compatible models to COMSOL Multiphysics. The extra functionality that allows introduction, positioning and ...
J. Perko, D. Mallants, E. Vermariën, and W. Cool
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Mol, Belgium
Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Material (ONDRAF/NIRAS), Mol, Belgium
Mass transport modelling through porous media is typically characterized by complex physics and geometry. In the particular case of radionuclide transport, modelling for radioactive waste repositories, an additional level of complexity, and thus uncertainty, originates from the long time frames involved. Performing a safety analysis of a radioactive waste disposal system requires therefore ...
S. Nelson, and M. Guvench
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine, USA
COMSOL Multiphysics is employed to model, simulate and predict the performance of a high Q, in-plane rotational resonating MEMS sensor. The resonating sensor disk is driven by thermal expansion and contraction of the support tethers due to AC joule heating. The resonant frequency is sensed by stationary contacts. For cost reduction, the relatively simple, low cost SOIMUMPS fabrication process is ...
Image-Based Simulation of Electrical Impedance Techniques Applied on the Human Thorax for Cardio-Pulmonary Applications
F.K. Hermans, R.M. Heethaar, R.T. Cotton, and A. Harkara
VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Simpleware Ltd., Exeter, United Kingdom
For medical diagnostic purposes there is an increasing need for non- (or minimal) invasive techniques to measure all kinds of parameters that can provide insight in the functioning of cells, organs or organ systems. Currently, Impedance Cardiography (ICG) is used for measurements of the heart and Electric Impedance Tomography (EIT) is used for investigating lung tissue condition. This paper ...
S. Burgarella, B. Dell’Anna, V. Perna, G. Zarola, and S. Merlo
STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, MI, Italy
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is a method for cell manipulation without physical contact in lab-on-chip devices, since it exploits the dielectric properties of cells suspended in a microfluidic sample, under the action of locally generated high-gradient electric fields. The DEP platform that has been developed offers an integrated solution for customizable applications. Several functional units, ...
R. Brambilla and F. Grilli
ENEA - Ricerca sul Sistema Elettrico S.p.A., Milano, Italy
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
In this paper we present a summary of our work on numerical modeling of superconductors with COMSOL Multiphysics®. We discuss the two models we utilized for this purpose: a 2-D model based on solving Maxwell equations and a 1-D model for thin conductors based on solving the integral equation for the current density distribution. The latter is useful for modeling second generation High ...
Technical Specialist, e2v technologies, England
Outline of presentation: We have seen a few of the diverse ways e2v has started to use COMSOL It is allowing us to view our processes in a different way Resulting in improvements It is enabling our engineers and scientists to examine the full application, not just the microwave or RF tube Resulting in: Complete product solution -with much added value Expected considerable growth in ...
Application of System Identification Methods to Implement COMSOL Models into External Simulation Environments
A.W.M. van Schijndel and M. Gontikaki
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Full coupling of distributed parameter models, like COMSOL, with the lumped models often lead to very time-consuming simulation duration times. In order to improve the speed of the simulations, the idea of using system identification methods to implement the distributed parameters models of COMSOL into external simulation environments, is explored. It is concluded that the system identification ...