N. Stroia, D. Moga, G. Mocanu, Z. Barabas, R. Moga 
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
This work aims to determine optimized configuration using COMSOL Multiphysics® for a class of transducers. Two types of capacitive sensors needed for monitoring and control in agriculture are investigated: a rain sensor and a soil humidity sensor. COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to test various configurations for both transducers, like the number of teeth in the comb, the depth of the teeth, the ...
A. T. Clark
Research & Development, WM Robots LLC, Colmar, PA, USA
Soil’s electromagnetic properties adversely affect the performance of electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensors and if conditions are severe enough, render them useless. A simple circuit model is often used to express the electromagnetic induction response of a target analytically. This analytic model produces a response function that contains unique characteristics based on the target’s ...
Reliable Full-Wave EM Simulation of a Single-Layer SIW Interconnect with Transitions to Microstrip Lines
J. L. Chavez-Hurtado, J. E. Rayas-Sanchez, Z. Brito-Brito
ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico
We present a procedure to obtain reliable EM responses for a SIW interconnect with microstrip line transitions. The procedure focuses on two COMSOL® configuration settings: meshing size and simulation bounding box. Once both are properly configured, the implemented structure is tested by perturbing the simulation bounding box to ensure it has no effect on the EM responses.
C. Touvrey, V. Bruyere, P. Namy
CEA DAM, Valduc, France
SIMTEC, Grenoble, France
Spot laser welding is largely used in industrial manufacturing, especially in the case of small penetration depth. Unfortunately, welded joins are often polluted by porosities. The formation of porosities depends on complex thermo-hydraulic phenomena. During the interaction, a deep and narrow cavity - called the keyhole - is formed. At the end of the interaction, surface tension forces ...
H. Cabrera, D. A. Zanin, L. G. De Pietro, A. Vindigni, U. Ramsperger, D. Pescia
Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
In our recent experiments we are revisiting the topografiner technology for the imaging of surface topography with a resolution of a few nanometers. In these new technique called Near-Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (NFESEM), low-energy electrons are emitted from a polycrystalline tungsten tip via electric-field assisted tunneling. In order to characterize and improve the capabilities ...
J. P. Sandoz, J. M. Kissling
Institute of Applied Microtechnology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, HE‐ARC, Switzerland
In this contribution we present a COMSOL Multiphysics® example of a disk piezoelectric ceramic transformer (D-PT) coupled with a bipolar NPN transistor to form an auto-oscillator. The comparison between the simulations and the measurements made on our prototype are found to be in good agreement. Having at our disposal a large number of homogenously poled disks, we decided to build and to ...
N. Varga, I. Perales, A. Portugal
ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
ATEKNEA Solutions Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
The application of pulsed electric fields (PEF) is well known in the food industry as an advanced technology for mass transfer improvement. A new potential adaptation area of PEF could be extracting a valuable antioxidant called polyphenol from wet olive pomace (WOP) which is a by-product of olive oil production. The modelling includes the PEF effects on the WOP which is flowing through a ...
Nogueira, A.1, Nóvoa, X.R.1, Keddam, M.2, Vivier, V.2
1 Universidade de Vigo (E.T.S.E.I.) Spain
2 UPR 15 CNRS “LISE”, case 133 - Université P. & M. Curie, Paris, France
The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements in reinforced concrete are reported and compared with 3D-finite element simulations with FEMLAB software. It was shown that the current injected in the cement past was partially collected by the reinforcement. Moreover, from both experimental results and calculations, it was shown that the fraction of current collected depends on the ...
R. Gamache, and D. Spinelli
TransTech Systems, Inc., Schenectady, NY, USA
Tunnels and their detection have been a problem in warfare since the ancient world. Recent events have highlighted the ongoing problems of tunnels and the difficulties in locating them, not only in military situations, but also in law enforcement and homeland security applications as well. Electromagnetic and acoustic or seismic techniques may provide the significant advantage of a mobile non ...
T. Müller, A. Schwenger, and H. Haase
Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Messtechnik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Volkswagen AG, Germany
This paper describes the automatic optimization of an electromagnetic actuator using a genetic algorithm. The actuator modeled here is dedicated for charge changing valve actuation in internal combustion engines. In the first step of the simulation, several operating points are calculated using the script language of COMSOL Multiphysics. In order to reduce computation time, only one segment of ...