COMSOL API Based Toolbox for the Mixed-Level Modeling of Squeeze-Film Damping in MEMS: Simulation and Experimental Validation
M. Niessner, G. Schrag, J. Iannacci, and G. Wachutka
Institute for Physics of Electrotechnology, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany
MEMS Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo di Trento, Italy
We present an easy-to-use toolbox for the automated generation of reduced-order mixed-level models for the evaluation of squeeze-film damping in microelectromechanical systems. The toolbox is programmed in JAVA and heavily exploits the functionality provided by the COMSOL API. The results obtained from mixed-level model simulation performed in COMSOL Multiphysics agree very well with ...
Numerical and Experimental Evaluation for Measurement of a Single Red Blood Cell Deformability Using a Microchannel and Electric Sensors
Kyoto University, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
An electric micro-resistance sensor that can continuously measure the deformability of a single red blood cell (RBC) in a microchannel and a numerical model that can simulate the resistance and capacitance of the cell membrane and cytoplasm are developed and improved. The resistance signal pattern between the electrodes is measured to evaluate the feasibility of the present sensor, using the ...
IEMN, Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, UMR CNRS 8520, USTL Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
The BioMEMS (Bio-Electro-Mechanical Systems) have become of considerable interest because they constitute a converging solution for many pluridisciplinary studies. The different covered fields are the biology (single cell, proteins, enzymes, neurons…), the chemistry (polymers), microelectronics and the microtechnologies associated with. Devices whose aim is the study of biological entities are ...
F. Wittbracht, A. Weddemann, A. Auge, and A. Hütten
Department of Physics, Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
In this work, we show that dipolar magnetic coupling can be used to control the particle flow through microfluidic structures without changing the state of motion of the carrier liquid. Also no external magnetic gradient fields are employed; the total external magnetic force applied is therefore zero. The theoretical idea will be tested experimentally. Here, additional effects originating from ...
Simulation of Evaporating Droplets on AFM-Cantilevers II: Confocal Microscopy and Transversal Bending
T. Haschke, E. Bonaccurso, H.J. Butt, F. Schönfeld, and W. Wiechert
 Universität Siegen, Lehrstuhl für Simulationstechnik, Siegen
 Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
 Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Mainz
The evaporation process of microscopic drops was investigated by depositing them onto atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilevers and measuring the deflection of the cantilever in response to the presence of the drop. We could thus improve a previously presented FE simulation model by comparing the simulations of the cantilever’s transversal deflection to 3-D images of the cantilever’s ...
J. Yoo, H. Soh, J. Choi, S. Song
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea
Hyundai Motor Co., Korea
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea
Mando Co., Korea
Nanoscale structural analysis and design is presented. All the simulations are carried out using a finite element solver and optimization is performed using parameter and topology optimization schemes. It is concluded that COMSOL is effective for analysis and design of nanoscale structure design in electromagnetic field and it may be combined with several optimization methods to improve system ...
G. Maizza and M. Longhin
Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
The excessive presence of residual SiC matrix inter-fiber pores is often the main cause for the very poor mechanical strength and toughness of SiC/SiC composites manufactured by CVI (Chemical Vapour Infiltration) process. This work presents a micro/macro Microwaveassisted Chemical Vapour Infiltration (MW-CVI) model as a strategy to attack the problems above. The proposed model couples a ...
Koser, H., Kaya, T., Mao, L.
Department of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT
We have developed a novel, multilayered microfluidic chamber that enables the realtime quantitative study of chemotaxis on virtually all types of motile cells. In this paper, we present a FEMLAB modeling study of the 3D chamber design, including a consideration of each device iteration that successively led to the eventual design. The final chamber design is able to create and maintain an ...
Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc. (COMSOL Certified Consultant), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Materials and their related properties are intrinsically fundamental to the creation, development and solution of viable exploratory models when using numerical analysis software. In many cases, simply determining the location, availability and relative accuracy of the necessary material parameters for the physical behavior of even commonly employed design materials can be very difficult and time ...
Bruce A. Finlayson
University of Washington
This talk demonstrates the success in teaching chemical engineering undergraduates to use COMSOL Multiphysics (FEMLAB) to solve realistic problems in a project format. Undergraduates have been creative and solved problems much more difficult than those in their textbooks, thus gaining a deeper understanding of transport processes. Illustrations are also given how they check to see they’ve ...