Piezoelectic simulations


Welcome to Open Engineering where innovation meets precision. We have been at the forefront of piezoelectric simulation for more than 20 years with our state-of-the-art OOFELIE::Multiphysics Solver. Explore the power of simulation with us. Our commitment to excellence has positioned us as a trusted partner in industries ranging from Aerospace & Defense to Semiconductor. Piezoelectric simulation is the process of modeling and analyzing the behavior and performance of materials or devices that convert mechanical stress or strain into electrical voltage or vice versa. Our piezoelectric simulation capabilities can help you design, optimize, and validate your piezoelectric products or systems, such as energy harvesters, sensors, actuators, medical devices, etc.

Key features

  • Accurate and Reliable Simulations
  • Custom Solutions for Diverse Applications
  • Industry-Leading Expertise
  • Cutting-Edge Finite Element Method


Piezoelectric Simulation

Unlock the potential of your innovative projects with our advanced piezoelectric simulations. Our methodologies ensure precise results, driving innovation in your industry.

Custom Solutions

No two projects are alike. When needed, our team specializes in tailoring our simulation workflow to meet your unique needs, providing solutions that go beyond expectations.

Case Studies

Some of the projects we have completed or are currently working on in piezoelectric simulation include:
  • Energy harvesting from vibrations using piezoelectric cantilevers
  • Piezoelectric sensor for pressure measurement in fluid systems
  • Piezoelectric actuator for precision positioning in microsystems
  • Piezoelectric transducer for ultrasound imaging in medical applications.


Finite Element Method

The finite element method (FEM) is a numerical technique that divides the domain into small elements and solves the governing equations. FEM can handle complex geometries, nonlinearities, multiphysics interactions, and dynamic loading conditions. FEM can also provide accurate and reliable results that match experimental data or theoretical predictions.

The finite element method is used in our OOFELIE::Multiphysics Solver to predict the behavior of piezoelectic devices.

Thermal coupling

The pyroelectric effect is the ability of certain materials to generate a temporary voltage when they are heated or cooled. This effect is related to the piezoelectric effect. Both effects are present in materials that have a natural electric polarization, such as some crystals. However, not all piezoelectric materials are pyroelectric, and vice versa. The pyroelectric effect can be used for thermal energy harvesting, which is the conversion of waste heat into useful electricity. The pyroelectric effect can also be used for thermal sensing and imaging, especially in the infrared and millimeter wavelength regions.

Acoustic coupling

Numerical simulation of sonar by combining piezoelectric effect and vibro acoustics is a challenging and important topic in underwater acoustics. Sonar is a device that uses sound waves to detect and locate objects in water.  Vibro acoustics is the study of sound and vibration in fluids and solids. By combining piezoelectric and vibroacoustic effects, one can design and optimize sonar transducers that can emit (transmission mode) and receive (receiving mode) sound signals efficiently and accurately.

In our OOFELIE::Multiphysics Solver, the propagation of acoustic wave is managed by mean of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) so that the modeling of sonar involves the coupling between two complementary discretization methods: FEM & BEM.

If you are interested in learning more about our piezoelectric simulation capabilities, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you and discuss how we can help you achieve your goals and solve your challenges.