A.T. Vermeltfoort, and J. van Schijndel
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
The tensile strength of masonry is relatively low compared to its compressive strength and is affected by the direction of the joints and their filling. In masonry with modern thin layer mortar (joint thickness 3 to 5 mm) sometimes the head joints are left open. A total of 13 model-walls was built and for each model four general purpose mortar combinations and three thin layer mortar ...
F.X. Borràs, J. Ukonsaari, A. Almqvist
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Vattenfall Research and Development, Luleå, Sweden
Spring-supported thrust bearings are used in huge rotor dynamic machines, generally to support the shafts from the biggest hydropower generators. Any attempt of modifying yhis type of thrust bearing implies huge investment and is associated with some risks. The goal of the present work is to predict the performance of spring-supported thrust bearings. With the model it is possible to carry out ...
G. Cerretti, J.-C. Gomez-Lavocat, K. Vynck, D.S. Wiersma
European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Mediterranean Technology Park, Castelldefels, Spain
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO), National Research Council (CNR), Florence, Italy
Liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs)  have attracted a great attention in recent years due to their high potential in a wide range of applications, from microfluidics components  to artificial muscles . The photo-mechanical response of LCEs is due to their constitutive photo-sensitive molecules, which change shape when absorbing part of the incident light. These microscopic deformations can ...
M. Weschta, S. Tremmel, S. Wartzack
Engineering Design, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
To reduce friction in lubricated tribological contacts, the surfaces of the contacting bodies can be microstructured to improve lubricating conditions. For lower loaded contacts this approach has already reached industrial applications, e.g. the piston-liner contact. For higher loaded contacts the effects are currently in basic research. Elastic deformation in the contact area plays an important ...
M. Silambarasan, T. Prem Kumar, M. Alagappan, and G. Anju
PSG College of Technology
Tamil Nadu, India
The present work aims to develop a blood pressure sensor using MEMS/NEMS technology. A normal blood pressure detector is used externally, but this work mainly aims for designing an implantable nanotube based sensor for continuous monitoring of blood pressure. The use of COMSOL Multiphysics 4.1 acts as a good platform to develop a nano tube based sensor design by using the MEMS module. The ...
Y.F. Wang, Y.S. Wang, L. Wang
Institute of Engineering Mechanics, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway
We show in this paper that by careful design of the geometry of the resonators, complete bandgap with relatively low center frequency can be obtained for 2D and 3D Phononic Crystals with resonators. The generation of the bandgap is due to the local resonance of the unit cell. Spring-mass and spring-pendulum models are developed to predict the boundaries of the complete bandgap. The predicted ...
F. Noto, M. Piscopo, L. Celona, D. Cittadino, S. Gammino, G. Cuttone, G. Gallo, G. Schillaci, C. Campisano, L. Lo Nigro, G. Costa, A. Campisano
Laboratorio Nazionale del Sud, Santa Sofia, Catania, Italy
Gravina di Catania, Sicily, Italy
Trinacria, Canalicchio, Catania, Italy
Unico Informatica, li Battiati, Catania, Italy
Different facilities for hadrontherapy have been built in the recent past. AISHa ion source has been designed by keeping in mind the typical requirements of hospital-based facilities, where the minimization of the mean time between failures (MTBF) is a key point together with the maintenance operations which should be fast and easy. The study of some critical parts of the facilities: the ...
赵旭山 , 郝雷 , 蒋利军 , 米菁 , 杨海龄 ,
随着能源紧张、油价攀升，环境污染严重，利用可再生绿色能源又成为不懈努力的方向。槽式太阳能热发电技术具有兼容性强、对电网冲击小、性价比高、发电成本低、可存储可调度等特点，近年来得到了迅猛发展，其核心部件为高温太阳能真空集热管，如图1所示。本研究利用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 针对真空集热管真实工况下的动态过程开展研究，并在此基础上开展集热管结构的优化设计。 由图1可知：集热管在电站中服役工况下，槽面会聚的太阳光主要集中于集热管下半面，上半面接收的会聚太阳光较少；导热工质自吸收管一端进入，接收会聚太阳光辐照能量，从吸收管另一端流出，流入→流出过程中，导热工质被加热；集热管外表面与外部环境通过热辐射和对流两种方式换热；吸收管与玻璃罩管间形成的环形密闭高真空区域各内表面通过热辐射换热，不考虑对流；集热管两端支撑固定于聚光器上，由于本身自重和热应力 ...
G.Lelli, M. Pinsagli , and E. di Maio
Alcantara S.p.A. (Application Development Center), Nera Montoro, Italy
University of Naples "Federico II" (Department of Materials and Production Engineering), Naples, Italy
Physical and mechanical studies of Alcantara® have shown very pronounced anisotropic nonlinear features. Using constitutive equations borrowed from the modelling of biological tissues like tendons and/or arteries under the form of hyperelastic free-energy functions, a good representation of such mechanical features can be obtained. In particular, a combination between the optimization module ...
R. C. Thiagarajan
ATOA Scientific Technologies Private Limited, Bangalore, India
Conductive Composites such as carbon fiber reinforced composites are increasingly used in safety critical aerospace applications. The catastrophic macro structural failure of composite structures initiates from a micro level failure event such as fiber breaks. The ability to detect damage early on can improve the safety level and reliability of composite structures. A multilevel self-sensing ...