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Anisotropic Heat Transfer in Orthocyclically Wound Coils

T.L. van Vuure[1]
[1]Tecnotion B.V., Almelo, The Netherlands

Tecnotion produces linear motors for the high tech automation and semiconductor markets. Orthocyclically wound coils give the best performance because the largest number of windings can be packed into a given volume, as opposed to "wild winding", where the windings fall where they may. Additionally, the anisotropic heat conduction perpendicular to the wire direction is optimized because each ...

Modeling a 3D Eddy Current Problem Using the Weak Formulation of the Convective A-phi Steady State Method

J. Bird[1]

[1]University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

A 3D model of a magnetic rotor both rotating and translationally moving at high-speed over a conductive guideway is modeled in steady-state using the convective A*-Φ formulation. The presence of the magnetic rotor (source field) is incorporated into the formulation via the boundary conditions. This type of problem is difficult to model using existing commercial packaged electromagnetic ...

Muscle-Electrode Interface Simulation

A. Altamirano, C. Toledo, A. Vera, R. Muñoz, and L. Leija
Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados
Instituto Politecnico Nacional
Mexico

In this article, the aim is to study different types and forms of electromyography (EMG) electrodes, for bipolar configuration, and the electric interface with muscle phantom. COMSOL Multiphysics allows modeling shapes and contact surfaces. Surface and needle electrodes will be modeled. A number of different trials and combinations will be presented; exploring different geometric shapes and ...

Finite Element Modeling of Eddy Current Probes for CANDU® Fuel Channel Inspection

M. S. Luloff [1], T. W. Krause [2], J. Morelli [1],
[1] Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2] Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

CANDU® reactor pressure tubes (PT) contain D2O, which is used as a moderator. Surrounding the PTs are gas-filled Calandria Tubes (CT), which thermally isolate the PTs from the moderator surrounding the fuel channels. If the garter springs move apart, the PT will sag into the CT. Under contact conditions, the thermal gradient between the hot PT and cold CT accelerates the ingress of deuterium ...

Design and Optimization of Electrostatically Actuated Micromirror

Anna Thomas[1], Juny Thomas[1], Deepika Vijayan[1], K.Govardhan[2]
[1]VIT University, Sensor System Technology, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
[2]VIT University, MEMS & Sensor Division, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

The microscopic size of MEMS devices accounts for strong coupling effects which arise between the different physical fields and forces. Micromirrors are essential parts of microswitches in fiber optic network telecommunication. They are usually 1 to 3 mm in size, fabricated from single crystalline silicon and mostly are electrostatically actuated. The objective is to design the micromirror to ...

Finite Element Modeling of a Pulsed Eddy Current Probe for Steam Generator Tube Inspection

S. G. Mokros[1, 2], V. K. Babbar[1], T. W. Krause[1], J. Morelli[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2]Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Steam generator (SG) tubes in CANDU® nuclear reactors can lose efficiency in the presence of corrosion and its by-products. Condition monitoring of support structures could help direct maintenance activities and thereby increase SG tube lifetime. Pulsed eddy current (PEC) has been proposed as a method to non-destructively determine the presence of defects in support structures. COMSOL ...

Current Density, Electric Field and AC Loss Simulation of Mono Block and Single Layer Polygonal HTS Cable Using COMSOL Multiphysics

G. Konar[2], R. K. Mandal[1], and N. Chakraborty[2]
[1]Electrical Engineering Department, Seacom Engineering College, Dhulagar,West Bengal, India
[2]Power Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

High temperature super conducting (HTS) cables are gaining attentions for their ability to transmit more power compared to their convention counterparts with essentially no resistance and electromagnetic emissions. They are also appropriate for solving the grid congestion problem in the power corridors with their reduced size and weight. But the AC loss that occurs in the HTS cables reduces the ...

Simulation of Sample Inhomogeneity in Microwave Impedance Microscopy

T. S. Jones [1], C. R. Pérez [1], J. J. Santiago-Avilés [1],
[1] University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Microwave impedance microscopy (MIM) is a novel mode of atomic force microscopy that can measure topography and local electrical impedance simultaneously and with nanometer spatial resolution [1]. This technique is typically used qualitatively, identifying defects in nanodevices or imaging ferroelectric domain walls, for example. However, the technique also has the potential to be used in a more ...

安装在有限大障板上的轴对称扬声器特性的近似计算方法

陆晓 [1], 温周斌 [1],
[1] 浙江中科电声研发中心,嘉善,浙江,中国

使用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 仿真轴对称扬声器一般可采用 2D 轴对称模型,但在这种坐标系下无法建立扬声器测量中常用的矩形障板模型,而选择计算安装在无限大障板上扬声器的声特性,其仿真计算结果又与常见的标准障板上的测量结果在中低频段存在较大差异。 为了使无限大障板上的仿真结果与标准障板(或其它有限大障板)上的测量结果相一致,提出一种方法,利用 COMSOL 软件的 Parameter Sweep 功能,通过多次进行 2D 轴对称的电磁场、结构力学和声学三场耦合的扬声器仿真计算及相应后处理,得到安装在有限大障板上的扬声器正前方的声特性。 采用该方法可在较短时间内比较准确地计算得到安装在任意形状的有限大障板上的扬声器的声压级和谐波失真等特性。如图1和图2所示,采用该方法得到的声压级和总谐波失真曲线(红色),与测量结果(黑色)趋势和细节都比较一致。 ...

Experimental Investigations and Numerical Simulation of Electrothermally Actuated Micro-gripper

B. K. S. Kishor[1], T. Ramesh [1],
[1] NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu, India.

At the micron-level, thermal actuation exerts larger forces compared to the widely-used electrostatic actuation. To obtain large displacements at low voltage the principle of Electro Thermal actuation is used. It works on the principle of selective non-uniform Joule heating which results in thermal expansion due to constraints. The Microgripper presented here is studied and analyzed by carrying ...