B2.3 - Design of Sensors and Actuators Utilizing Computer Tools

St. J. Rupitsch, A. Sutor, Th. Albach, A. Hauck, R. Lerch & M. Kaltenbacher
With the aid of computer tools, the efforts for the design and optimization of actuators and sensors can be remarkably reduced. Possible approaches for the computer design are based on the finite element method (FEM), boundary element method (BEM) as well as lumped circuit elements (LCE). In this contribution, we will concentrate on FEM and LCE. While for LCE the analogies between different physical fields (e.g., electric field, mechanic field) are applied to build up...