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Simulating MEMS and Smart Materials with COMSOL Multiphysics®

27 Apr 2017 Sponsored by COMSOL

If you are interested in modelling smart materials and MEMS using COMSOL Multiphysics®, then watch this webinar.

Smart materials are materials whose properties or shape respond dynamically to stimuli in their environment. For example, piezoelectric materials experience strain under an applied electric field, while magnetostrictive materials deform in the presence of a magnetic field.

In this webinar, you will learn how to model MEMS sensors and actuators based on smart materials for a wide range of applications, including vibration and active shape control as well as structural health monitoring and energy harvesting. We also demonstrate the applicability of the COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation environment for coupling mechanical, electrical and thermal models of smart materials.

Date: 27 April 2017

Presenter: Dr Robbie Balcombe, technical director, COMSOL
Robbie works as the technical team director at COMSOL UK. He graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2007 with an MEng in aero-mechanical engineering, and then carried out his PhD in the area of numerical modelling of rolling contact fatigue at Imperial College London.

Moderator: Hamish Johnston, editor,

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