S.L. Firebaugh, E.A. Leckie, J.A. Piepmeier, and J.A. Burkhardt
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Microrobotics has promising applications in microsurgery and microassembly. A challenge in these systems is interfacing with the robot. This project explores crawling robots that are powered and controlled through a global mechanical vibration field. By controlling the frequencies present in the vibration field, the user can then steer the robot. The “robot” has a rectangular body with ...
C. Peyrega, and D. Jeulin
Center of Mathematical Morphology, Mines ParisTech, Fontainebleau, France
This study is a part of the Silent Wall ANR project, to which the Center of Mathematical Morphology is associated. Its main objective is to build an acoustical and thermal insulating system for buildings, composed of fibrous materials. The material is composed of two phases: the fibrous network and the air surrounding it. At the microscopic scale the absorption of the acoustic wave is mainly due ...
V.M. Acosta, E. Riera, G. Rodriguez, A. Pinto, A. Cardoni, J.A. Gallego-Juárez
Power Ultrasonics Group, CSIC, Serrano, Madrid, Spain
Pusonics, Arganda del Rey, Madrid, Spain
This work describes the design methodology and development of piezoelectric transducers for applications in fluids with COMSOL_Multiphysics. In these linear models for the acoustic-structure interaction approximate numerical solutions have been obtained. In order to perform the calculations, simplifications are only valid for low-power sound waves. Numerical modeling of piezoelectric transducers ...
L. Wright, G. Memoli, P. Jones, E. Stride
National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK
University College London, London, UK
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Understanding the interactions between microbubbles and surfaces is key to the successful deployment of microbubbles in a range of applications. Two important examples are their use as a drug delivery mechanism, and their potential use of acoustically-driven bubbles as microscale sensors. Drug delivery with bubbles involves sonication at high frequency close to a boundary, and sensing with ...
Baumann, B.1, Kost, B.1, Groninga, H.2, Wolff, M.1, 2
1 University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Mechanical and Production Engineering
2 PAS-Tech GmbH, Zarrentin
The photoacoustic effect is based on resonant absorption of light by a sample and the transfer of the excitation energy into thermal energy via inelastic collisions of gas molecules. A modulated irradiation of the sample causes periodic pressure variations that can be detected by a microphone and measured using lock-in technique. Photoacoustic spectroscopy finds many applications in the field of ...
W. R. Kampinga, and Y. H. Wijnant
Reden, Hengelo, Netherlands
University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Three efficient alternatives to the model in COMSOL’s thermoacoustics interface are presented. The higher efficiency of these models are explained from theory and are demonstrated by means of two examples.
G. Rosi, L. Teresi, A. DiCarlo, and F. dell'Isola
LaMS - Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Liquid crystals - as all liquids - are generally modelled as incompressible media. In fact, mass-density changes occurring in these mesophases are minuscule and inconsequential in most regimes of interest. However, liquid crystals exhibit also phenomena that call for a more refined theory. In particular, it is experimentally well established that the Fréedericksz transition - i.e., the sudden ...
E. Gutierrez-Miravete, E.R. Marderness
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, CT, USA
General Dynamics-Electric Boat, Groton, CT, USA
Industrial fluid systems often involve continuous piping loops. These systems consist of varying lengths of pipes and hoses connecting multiple components together. Fluid resonances can detrimentally affect the operation of fluid systems and components. This work used COMSOL to investigate the frequency and mode shapes of axial fluid resonances within a system of piping and components that form ...
A-S.Moreau, H.Lissek, and F. Bongard
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
JAST SA, Antenna Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland
In this context, a one-dimensional acoustic transmission line, exhibiting metamaterial properties, is presented. It is composed of an acoustic waveguide, periodically loaded with membranes having the function of series capacitances, as well as transversally connected open channels (denoted stubs) having the function of shunt inductances. A validation of the transmission line design is made with ...
S. Ni, C. Yang Koh, S. Kooi, and E. Thomas
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Dept. of Materials Science and Eng.
Recently, the concepts of fractal geometry have been introduced into electromagnetic and plasmonic metamaterials. With their self-similarity, structures based on fractal geometry should exhibit multi-band character with high Q factors due to the scaling law. However, there exist few studies of phononic metamaterials having fractal geometry. COMSOL is used to investigate vector elastic and ...