H. Diaz-Alvarez, R. Costley, D. Whitlow, M. McKenna, C. Williamson, and O. Taylor
US Army Engineer & Development Center
Previous studies have determined that bridges radiate acoustic energy in the infrasonic frequency range. Initial interest in this topic was the result of trying to identify sources of infrasound recorded at stations deployed near bridges. A Finite Element model has been developed for a Pratt truss railroad bridge located at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. The model consists of 3-D Euler beam elements ...
Modeling and Simulation of Circular and Square Diaphragm Absolute Micro Pressure Sensors using COMSOL
M. Sundaram, A. Simha, S M. Kulkarni, and S. Bhat
Department of ICE, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India
Department of Mechatronics, National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, India
Department of Mechanical, National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, India
Department of E&C, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India
The aim of this paper is to model and simulate a Circular and Square diaphragm absolute micro pressure sensors. With the applied pressure, the change in deflection and stress pattern of the diaphragm is analytically determined. The structures are then simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics®. The results obtained from analytical equations are compared with simulated results. The range and ...
M.E. Karagozler, and S.C. Goldstein
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
In this work, we describe the design of a new type of microrobot, the Catom, which is the basic unit of the modular robotic system Claytronics. The Catom is an autonomous, free standing, three dimensional microrobot, which uses electrostatically coupled electrodes to harvest power, actuate, and adhere to other robots. The Catoms are fabricated using lithography based fabrication techniques. The ...
R.D. Costley, H. Diaz-Alvarez, and M.H. McKenna
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC, USA
Large infrastructure, such as bridges, emits signals at their natural or driven frequencies of vibration, providing an indication of the structural condition that can be monitored without a need to physically touch the structure. In this presentation, a benchmark case for the transient excitation of a simple structure is investigated: the COMSOL and analytical solutions are compared for the ...