M. Sarma , M. Reimers, G. Dumstorff , W. Lang 
 Institute for Microsensors, -Actuators and –Systems (IMSAS), University of Bremen, Dept. 1: Physics / Electrical Engineering, Germany
Sensor integration in a workpiece can be used to characterize manufacturing processes but due to integration, a foreign element is added to the material which can alter its material properties . This can lead to a high order of measurement uncertainty. Additionally, the extent of deviation from standard behavior may vary depending on how the sensors are embedded into the material. This report ...
K. Gladine , J. Soons , J. Dirckx 
 University of Antwerp, Belgium
The ear doesn’t solely listen but it also speaks. Sounds formed in the inner ear which are measurable in the outer ear are called Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). Some claim these are produced by the outer hair cells (OHCs), the amplifiers in the inner ear. Our hypothesis is that the OHCs only amplify distortion products (DPs) but do not produce them.
J. E. Rivera-Salinas , A. Cruz-Ramírez 
 National Polytechnic Institute - ESIQIE, Department of Metallurgy and Materials, Mexico
The physical mechanisms that operate in gas injection are complex, since the bubble formation at submerged orifices involves a wide range of length and time scales, bubble coalescence occurs, rapid pressure variations around the gas bubble produce the wobbling of the bubble, as well as the high velocities involved in the bubble bursting phenomenon on the free surface, among the others. In this ...
G. Déprez , S. Cardnel , O. Witasse , F. Montmessin , F. Cipriani , A. J. Ball , F. Esposito 
 CNRS-LATMOS, Guyancourt, France
 ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
 INAF-OAC, Naples, Italy
Since 2011, LATMOS has been involved in the development of Micro-ARES, an electric field sensor forming part of the DREAMS science payload of the ExoMars 2016 Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing demonstrator module (EDM). Micro-ARES is dedicated to the very first measurement and characterization of Martian atmospheric electricity. The instrument, a compact version of the ARES instrument ...
B. De Vivo, P. Lamberti, G. Spinelli, V. Tucci
Depart. of Inform. Eng., Electr. Eng. and Appl. Math. – DIEM, University of Salerno, Italy
Airliners are often subjected to dangerous atmospheric and weather hazards among which lightning strikes represent a threat for flight safety. Recently, the use of Carbon Fibers Reinforced Composites as structural parts in aircrafts as an alternative to traditional metallic materials. Unfortunately, most composites are not able to dissipate lightning currents as the traditional metals. Such ...
Simulating Experiments with the COMSOL Application Builder for Teaching Scientific Research Methods - new
A. W. M. van Schijndel ,
 Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
The scientific method requires techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge . The Oxford English Dictionary defines the scientific method as "a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, ...
M. A. Narbut , K. V. Titov , P. K. Konosavsky ,
 Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The groundwater flow is accompanied by the electric field with potential called usually the streaming potential or the Self-Potential (SP) to be measured on the ground surface (e.g., Rizzo et al., 2004; Bolève et al., 2007; Jardani et al., 2009). We studied numerically the SP signals associated with pumping test experiments in layered aquifers using COMSOL Multiphysics® software and GWFGEM ...
A. Falconi , D. Sicsic , R. Cornut , C. Lefrou 
 Renault s.a.s, CEA/DSM/IRAMIS/NIMBE/LICSEN, Université de Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
 Renault s.a.s, Renault technocentre, Guyancourt, France
 CEA/DSM/IRAMIS/NIMBE/LICSEN, Gif Sur Yvette Cedex, France
 Université de Grenoble Alpes, LEPMI, CNRS, Grenoble, France
The future development of electric vehicles is now strictly linked with their batteries. In parallel of the actual research focused on the development of new materials and increase their performances in terms of energy, power, cost, durability and weight, it is necessary to develop modeling tools. The simulations are helpful for improving the knowledge of both physical and chemical phenomena, ...
G. Petrone , C. Barbagallo , M. Scionti ,
 BE CAE & TEST, Catania, Italy
Among the new features introduced by the latest versions of COMSOL Multiphysics® software, the opportunity of building up customized model interfaces by exploiting the Application Builder is for sure one of the most promising. Arising from this concept, the Certified Consultant BE CAE & Test presents a COMSOL app to analyze the thermal behavior of an electronic Surface-Mount Device (SMD). The ...
A.I. Dimitriadis , M. Soundararajan , D. Yoon , E. de Rijk , J.-Ph. Ansermet 
 Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
 SWISSto12 SA, Lausanne, Switzerland
INTRODUCTION: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a broadly used research technique that exploits the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei with non-zero spin in order to determine the physical/chemical properties of the molecules in which they are contained. However, NMR has fundamental sensitivity limitations, as a consequence of the small energy difference between nuclear spin ...