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Case study

Equation-Based Modeling of Thin Shells for Electromagnetic Simulations
For a several of the electromagnetics interfaces provided with COMSOL Multiphysics a single layer shell feature, the “Transition Boundary Condition”, is available. Veryst created custom expressions to extend this feature for multiple layers. In this case study we discuss the implementation of this new functionality, and the advantages of using such shells for electromagnetic modeling.
High Rate Temperature Response of Polymers
Polymers exhibit significant temperature-dependent mechanical response. Veryst tested a PEEK material at multiple temperatures and calibrated the PolyUMod® Three Network (TN) material model for finite element simulation.
High Strain Rate Testing of Polymers
This case study demonstrates the testing and calibration of a Polycarbonate material at a high strain rate of 1000 sec-1. The testing was done with the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) system and the calibration is performed with Veryst Engineering’s MCalibration® software.
Immersed Beam Vibration
When a thin structure is immersed in a fluid, its natural frequencies, mode shapes, and damping characteristics may be significantly affected by the fluid. Predicting the dynamic behavior in this case requires a structural-acoustic analysis.
Laminar Static Mixer Analysis
Laminar static mixers are often employed in industrial environments when the mixing of two or more fluids is required. However, their performance is impossible to analyze with a pure CFD approach. Veryst, in collaboration with Nordson EFD, developed a unique computational modeling tool to evaluate and optimize the design of such mixers.
Microfluidic Mixer Concentration Profile
Veryst developed a coupled CFD mass transfer model to predict a microfluidic mixer configuration appropriate for mixing pure and salt water channels.
Modeling a MEMS LiDAR Mirror
MEMS mirrors raster the laser beam in many next-generation LiDAR system designs. Constructing a finite element model of a MEMS mirror is challenging, as it is difficult to represent the large number of comb fingers in the comb drives that actuate these devices. Veryst addressed this problem by using mixed analytic and finite element approaches to construct accurate finite element models.
Multiphysics Analysis of a MEMS Switch
The responses of a MEMS switch immersed in fluids differs from that in a vacuum. Veryst Engineering developed a coupled electrostatic-fluid-structure interaction model to investigate the switch response time, deformation, and energy dissipation.
PEEK Temperature Dependence
PEEK materials are increasingly used in a variety of industries with elevated temperature applications. This example shows how Veryst Engineering developed a temperature-dependent, nonlinear model of PEEK behavior for use in commercial FEA codes.
Phononic Band Gap Analysis
The call for structures that can selectively block acoustic waves of certain frequencies is growing, but their design is often inhibited by the lack of appropriate simulation tools in commercial FEA packages. Veryst developed a COMSOL Multiphysics model for unit cell band gap simulations, enabling the design and optimization of phononic band gap structures with target band gap width and locations.
RF Tissue Ablation Simulation
Radio frequency tissue ablation is a commonly used and minimally invasive tissue treatment procedure. Accurately modeling this kind of coupled multiphysics problem is often challenging. Veryst developed a COMSOL Multiphysics model accounting for heat transfer, electric field, and fluid flow to study the RF tissue ablation problem where an electrode is targeting a tissue close to a blood vessel.
Safe Distance? A Simulation of the Trajectory of Exhaled Droplets
Understanding the movement and behavior of droplets a person emits by breathing is essential for infectious disease control. Veryst modeled the trajectory of particles from an individual running at a moderate pace with another runner in their slipstream, while both are exhaling without wearing a mask.
Simulating Compression Springs in a COMSOL Multiphysics Application
The design of compression springs is tied to their intended function and the acceptable levels of deformation and stress that the spring can withstand. Veryst designed and evaluated a standalone simulation application to capture important qualities, such as spring rate, natural frequencies, and estimated fatigue life, for both helical and conical compression springs.
Strength of Additively Manufactured Parts
Veryst can predict the ultimate strength and failure modes of design concepts generated using topology optimization and produced using additive manufacturing. We use advanced finite element analysis (FEA) that accounts for the nonlinear behavior of the material being used to make the part.
Theoretical and numerical analysis of low-voltage cascade electroosmotic pumps
Electroosmotic (EO) pumps are driven purely by electric fields and have no moving parts. Cascading EO pumps reduces voltage requirements. Veryst used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and semi-analytical equivalent circuit theory to analyze the complex behavior of these pumps.

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