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 ...
Osram Sylvania, Beverly, MA, USA
Thomas Dreeben received his B.A. in Philosophy and Mathematics in 1985, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, both from Cornell University. He has worked in automotive fuel systems at Ford Motor Company, and in turbulence at Sandia National Laboratories. He currently works in lighting research at OSRAM SYLVANIA, where his modeling focuses on fluid mechanics and heat transfer as they ...
R. Sadleir, A. Minhas, and E.J. Woo
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
In an earlier work we developed a finite element bidomain model of an aplysia abdominal ganglion in order to estimate the sensitivity of this contrast mechanism to changes in cell membrane conductance occurring during a gill-withdrawal reflex. We used our model to determine both current density and magnetic potential distributions within a sample chamber containing an isolated ganglion when it ...
T.C. Zhu, and X. Liang
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Singlet oxygen (1O2) is the major cytotoxic agent in photodynamic therapy (PDT). The reaction between 1O2 and tumor cells defines the treatment efficacy. Based on a previously developed model that incorporates the diffusion equation for the light transport in tissue and the macroscopic kinetic equations for the generation of the singlet oxygen, the distance-dependent reacted 1O2 is numerically ...
J. Plawsky, W. Gill, M. Riley, J. Borja, and B. Williams
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Understanding and predicting the reliability of new generations of high and low-k dielectrics is increasingly important for gate oxides and interlayer dielectrics as both films have become thinner and scaling of device operating voltages has not kept pace with the decrease in the size of the dielectrics. We have developed a series of COMSOL-based mass transfer-based models that have proven to ...
Z. Fang[1,2], R. O'Handley, Y. Liu, and M. Yang[2,3]
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Ferro Solutions Inc., Woburn, MA, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Here we investigate a promising passive cooling method through making advantage of the unique properties of ferrofluid. When a magnetic dipole or a permanent magnet is put at the hot side of a system, it will attract the cold ferrofluid to the hot place and displace the hot ferrofluid since cold ferrofluid below Tc has much stronger magnetization than that of hot ferrofluid above Tc. Then the ...
ZINK Imaging, Bedford, MA, USA
In direct thermal printing, media is exposed to heat pulses from a print head carrying a linear array of resistive heaters. In this study we investigate the degree to which a thin substrate can be combined with a more compressible sub-layer to provide a composite structure that will hug the heaters. A 3D view of the model using COMSOL Multiphysics shows a section of the glass bump ...
Drift-Diffusion and Ballistic Transport Modeling in III-Nitride Multiple-QW Light Emitting Structures
M.V. Kisin, and H.S. El-Ghoroury
Ostendo Technologies Inc., Carlsbad, CA, USA
COMSOL-based modeling software developed at Ostendo Technologies allows detailed simulation of semiconductor lasers and light-emitting diodes. In this work, we study the inhomogeneity of the carrier injection into optically active quantum wells of polar and nonpolar III-nitride light emitters. Despite the absence of polarization-induced potential barriers, the nonpolar multiple-quantum well ...
R. Malek-Madani, and J.J. Radice
US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
The study of deformation of an adhesively bonded sandwich structure reduces to solving the biharmonic equation for the Airy Stress subject to mixed boundary conditions. Because of the nature of the boundary conditions, this boundary value problem does not yield to the standard elementary methods and must be attacked by numerical methods. In this paper we will use COMSOL\'s capability in two ways ...
Modeling of Transport Phenomena during Hydrogen Uptake in an Alanate Storage System Equipped With Metallic Honeycomb Heat Exchanger
M. Bhouri, J. Goyette, B.J. Hardy, and D.L. Anton
Hydrogen Research Institute, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada
Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC, USA
In this paper, a metallic honeycomb structure is used as a heat exchanger in order to improve the hydrogen refuelling time for an alanate storage system. Using COMSOL software, the heat exchanger structure and the hydride bed are modeled as a two separate media and the governing equations describing the physics phenomena occurring during the loading process, are solved. The simulation results ...