FEM Modelling of Ultrasound Enhanced Electrospinning (USES)

Joni Mäkinen, Petteri Helander, Tuomas Puranen, Joel Hunnakko, Karin Kogermann, Ivo Laidmäe, Heikki Nieminen, Ari Salmi, Jyrki Heinämäki, Edward Hæggström

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We present simulation efforts towards trying to understand ultrasound enhanced electrospinning (USES). Compared to traditional electrospinning this method uses ultrasound to produce an acoustic fountain on the free surface of the spinning liquid. This fountain is used as a base for the electrospinning process by applying a high-voltage between a collector plate and the liquid. The simulation predictions for the acoustic fountain height as a function of acoustic power are compared to measured values. Then, the effect of electrostatic deformation of the fountain, when a high-voltage is applied, is studied by simulations as a function of initial fountain height.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4596-9
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Oct 20199 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727


ConferenceIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Abbreviated titleIUS
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • acoustic fountain
  • electrospinning
  • FEM
  • ultrasound
  • ultrasound enhance electrospinning


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