Ultrasound and piezoelectric materials simulation
Ultrasounds and piezoelectricity are found in all industries
Piezoelectric transducers can convert electrical energy into mechanical energy, and vice versa. They are used in many everyday appliances and high-tech devices and processes. Examples include
- medical imaging using ultrasound
- nebulisers that emit a fresh spray on fruit and vegetable stalls
- radar and control beepers on our vehicles
- flow meters that measure fluid consumption in pipes
- touch screens with a haptic interface
- the miniature loudspeakers in our headphones and smartphones
- ultrasonic motors for surgical robots and space satellites
- non-destructive testing probes for buildings and other industrial structures
- sonar and underwater mapping instruments
- motion energy recovery devices
- ultrasonic cleaning and decontamination
- ultrasonic welding of thermoplastics
- medical devices for non-invasive treatment of conditions such as tumours, uterine fibroids, varicose veins, glaucoma.
In addition to being based on the phenomenon of piezoelectricity, all these applications also involve the propagation of ultrasonic waves: either measured if the energy conversion is from mechanical to electrical, this is the direct piezoelectric effect; or produced if the energy conversion is from electrical to mechanical, this is the reverse piezoelectric effect. These ultrasound waves pass through fluid media (air, water, oils, etc.) or solid materials (metals, plastics, etc.), and are reflected or transmitted at the interfaces.
EMC3 Consulting specialises in the modelling and simulation of these phenomena combining piezoelectricity and ultrasound.
Your on-demand multiphysics simulation expert
EMC3 Consulting works on modelling and digital simulation projects for a variety of companies, universities and research laboratories.
Many of these companies are SMEs or start-ups, which benefit from expertise and experience that they often lack in-house.
On the other hand, large groups generally have more modelling and simulation resources in-house, both in terms of hardware (software, workstations) and human resources. If they call on EMC3 Consulting's expertise, it is to address a particular physical phenomenon or application for which skills are harder to find.
Such is the case with ultrasound simulation and piezoelectric materials.
in 10 years since EMC3 was founded
Outsourcing simulation projects for about thirty industrial customers
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- Use of simulation software depending on project and customer choice (COMSOL Multiphysics®, OnScale®, Quanscient®)
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