finite element technology was used in thermal calculation for the fluid in the storage tanks widely; however, the traditional finiteelementmethod might come into being numerical oscillation or distortion during the process of solving the big gradient
elasticity and plasticity.
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Vol. 72 (2007) 5. 505–523.
 Mueller, R., Gross, D., Maugin, G. A.: Use of material forces in adaptive finiteelementmethods
The main effect of lightning is the induced surge voltage within power networks. The paper deals with the assessment of electric potential generated during lightning. A time domain simulation using Finite Element Method was done, considering that the lightning current flows within a discharge channel with variable lengths (15–91 m) and impedances, having various peaks (2.5–40 kA). Both 8/20 μs and 5/320 μs lightning current wave shapes have been considered. The surge voltage waveforms were determined for each lightning current. The assessment of electric potential generated during lightning through phase wire, in soil and near underground power cable was done.
With the knowledge of the advantageous characteristics of the cylindrical worm gear drives having arched profile in axial section and the conical worm gear drives having linear profile in axial section, a new geometric type conical worm gear drive has been designed and then manufactured, that is the conical worm gear drive having arched profile in axial section. Under same load and boundary conditions in case of the same geometric spiroid worm gear drives having arched profile and having linear profile in axial section we have done comparative finite element method analysis for evaluating the strains, deformations and stresses of this gear drives.
Authors:A. Bärwolff, R. Puchert, P. Enders, U. Menzel, and D. Ackermann
New results of steady-state two-dimensional finite-element computations of temperature distributions of high power semiconductor
laser arrays are presented. The influence of different thermal loads on the 2D temperature distribution in AlGaAs/GaAs gain-guided laser arrays is investigated. TheFEM model is tested by comparing it with analytical solutions. For numerical convenience, the latter is rewritten in a novel
form, which is free of overflow problems. The maximum temperatures calculated by both methods agree within 1%. Several factors
determining the thermal resistance of the device are quantitatively examined: the ratio of light emitting to non-emitting
areas along the active zone, the amount of Joule losses, the current spreading, the solder thickness, and voids in the solder.
This yields design rules for optimum thermal performance.