Using COMSOL to Support a Cost-Effective, Non-Destructive Evaluation Approach for Predicting Bolt Failure in Highway Bridges
A. Elyea, B. Doubek, G. Hubbard, and D. Ozevin
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
The development of a quantitative nondestructive evaluation method, as an alternative to visual inspection, for inspecting pre-tensioned bolts in fracture critical bridges is presented. In order to understand the ultrasonic behavior of a wide variety of bolt geometries used in bridges, numerical models of nine different bolt geometries were developed. The numerical models included the ...
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 three ...
J. Ratnieks, A. Jakovics, J. Klavins
Laboratory for Modeling Technological and Environmental Processes, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
A 2D numerical model for determination of sound reduction index is set up in this work. Results are in good agreement in middle and high frequency range when using solid structure approximation. Results are compared with experiment.
A. K. Morozov ,
 Teledyne Marine Systems, North Falmouth, MA, USA
Marine Vibrators are a coherent type of sound source, which can be quieter and less harmful for marine habitants than traditional air-gun technology. Such source gives clearer, more precise and higher resolution imaging of the bottom properties due to the coherent signal and streamer array processing. Teledyne Marine Systems is developing a coherent seismic marine sound source technology ...
A Study of the Effects of Mounting Supports, and Dissipation on a Piezoelectric Quartz Double-Ended Tuning Fork Gyroscope
G. Choi, Y. Yong
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
A COMSOL model of a piezoelectric quartz double ended tuning fork gyroscope was implemented. The gyroscope has two detection modes; the first mode detects the angular velocity about a z-axis perpendicular to the tuning fork plane (x-y plane), while the second mode detects the angular velocity about a y-axis that is the longitudinal axis along the length of the tuning fork. Eigenfrequency ...
R. Eisenschmid ,
 OPTIMA pharma GmbH, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany
Amplitude of acoustic waves can be magnified by conical or concave waveguides, like in ear trumpets or fjords (surface waves). The simplest way realizing a capable device is a conical waveguide with a target to be treated in the top of the cone, and a spherical actor or acoustic exciter on the other end. The acoustic amplitude is magnified, respectively compressed by the ratio of the local cross ...
Simulation Analysis of Acoustic Radiation Force under Ultrasound Exposure and Effect to Microbubbles in Flow
Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
This paper is in Japanese.
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 ...
DepQuest, Dalmine, Italy
This work focuses on the application of multiphysics finite element simulations in the manufacturing and application of high power ultrasonic machines. Industries providing big power ultrasonic solutions as in cleaning, welding, sonochemistry and cutting fields, already apply the finite element simulation approach, in the structural mechanics flavor, in the design and optimization of ultrasonic ...
On The Use of a Diffusion Equation Model for Sound Energy Flow Prediction in Acoustically Coupled Spaces
Y. Jing, and N. Xiang
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
This paper studies sound energy flows through an aperture across two coupled spaces using a diffusion equation model. The so-called double sloped sound energy decay is believed to be caused by the sound energy exchange through the aperture coupling the two rooms. The room diffusion equation is first solved by COMSOL, then the time dependent energy flow is visualized via COMSOL arrow plotting, ...