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 ...
R. Costley, H. Diaz-Alvarez, M. McKenna, A. Miller
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, USA
Two finite element models have been developed to investigate the acoustic radiation from a Pratt truss train bridge. The first model was a time dependent structural model that determined the vibration response of the structure due to two wheels, representing a single axle, moving across the bridge at constant speed. This model was expanded to include multiple axles to represent a locomotive. The ...
Simulation of Helmholtz Resonators for Optical Gas Sensing: Comparison Between Pressure Acoustics and Thermoacoustics
B. Parvitte, C. Risser, R. Vallon, V. Zéninari
Université de Reims, Reims, France
Among optical gas sensing methods, photoacoustic (PA) spectroscopy combined with a laser source has proven to be a very robust and sensitive method for trace gas detection. COMSOL Multiphysics® software was used to calculate the frequency response of differential Helmholtz resonator cells in order to optimize the detection limit of PA sensors. Two different kind of simulation were performed: ...
K. Koppenhoefer, S.Yushanov, and M.H. McKenna
AltaSim Technologies, LLC, Columbus, Ohio, USA
U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center
Aging infrastructure requires frequent inspections to assess their structural integrity. However, the large amount of existing infrastructure, and the distance between these structures present significant challenges to inspectors. Acoustics-based technologies represent a simple, and relatively inexpensive, technique to monitor the integrity of a structure. To develop these techniques, designers ...
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, ...
S. Floody, R. Venegas, and F. Leighton
Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Artes, Departamento de Música y Sonología, Licenciatura en Sonido, Santiago, Chile
University of Salford, Acoustics Research Centre, Salford, UK
Universidad Tecnológica de Chile Inacap, Sede Pérez Rosales, Santiago, Chile
The present article presents a method to redistribute the acoustic modes of a rectangular enclosure in the low frequency range using slit resonators. The objective of the present work is to compare different strategies of optimal design in order to determine the dimensions of the resonators. The method of the finite elements will be used to model the acoustic physical behavior of the room. In ...
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.
L.B.M. Silva, E.J.P. Santos
Laboratory for Devices and Nanostructures, Electronics and Systems Department, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brasil
Transducer optimization is a key aspect for successful development and deployment of advanced sensors, especially when designing 3D structures for harsh environments. For piezoelectric transducers, plate thickness determines the operating frequency of the resonator, which is frequently tuned in the shear thickness vibration mode. Quartz has been the material of choice for the fabrication of bulk ...
Poznan University of Technology
This paper concerns the problem of obtaining proper acoustic attenuation performance through computations. COMSOL was used to solve acoustics systems with helicoidal resonators in the frequency domain. Based on the studies of insertion and transmission loss of helicoidal resonators, a high consistency between the results obtained by numerical calculations with experimental measurements was ...
J. Muraoka, and T. Suzuki
Yamagata Research Institute of Technology
The traveling wave ultrasonic vibration disks for dispersion of particles were designed by using of FEM analysis. The vibration disks are required specific vibration pattern, which contains three nodal lines. The vibration disk thickness was calculated to be matched the resonance frequency of bolted langevin type transducer and the specific vibration pattern. The alignment of the transducer was ...