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Modeling of Lightning Direct Effects - Interaction of Continuing Current with Aluminum Skins

Y. Kostogorova-Beller[1], and R. Collins[2]
[1]National Institute for Aviation Research, Wichita, KS, USA
[2]Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Wichita, KS, USA

An interaction of aluminum aircraft skins with a laboratory-simulated, low-level, long-duration, continuing current representative of a natural lightning flash was modeled with COMSOL Multiphysics. For the analysis of the lightning direct effects on aircraft, the external environment is represented by the idealized current components. Particularly Component C is used and is characteristic of ...

Magnetic Stimulation of the Human Brain with Low-Intensity Field

D. Lazutkin[1], A. Harkara[2], and P. Husar[1]
[1]Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany
[2]Simpleware Limited, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

The most popular means of depression treatment are psychotherapy, antidepressant medication and recently adopted transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the human brain. To overcome their disadvantages we are investigating an application of low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) to depression treatment. The 3D electromagnetic model of LFMS has been developed. It employs 8 small coils disposed ...

Modeling of a Switchable Permanent Magnet Magnetic Flux Actuator

I. Dirba, and J. Kleperis
Institute of Solid State Physics of University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

A simple magnetic circuit consisting of ferromagnetic core material, air gap, permanent magnets and current coils can be used to form magnetic actuators, motors etc. devices. In this work the current coils are not used to generate working magnetic field, but just to switch magnetic flux created by permanent magnets in necessary direction. Analytical and numerical (Finite Element Model, ...

Finite Element Modeling of Pulsed Eddy Current Applied to Ferrous and Titanium Fasteners in F/A-18 Airplane Wing Structure

V. K. Babbar[1], P. R. Underhill[1], T. W. Krause[1]
[1]Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

Pulsed eddy current (PEC) is being developed to detect stress corrosion cracks between fasteners on the inner wing spars of the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. The spars are located below a thick carbon/epoxy wing skin, and so cannot be detected by conventional eddy current techniques without disassembling the wing structure. Also, the effectiveness of PEC to detect defects at greater depths is ...

介质深层充电的电场与热场耦合计算

王 松 [1], [2], 唐小金 [2]
[1] 军械工程学院静电与电磁防护研究所, 石家庄,河北,中国
[2] 北京卫星环境工程研究所, 北京,中国

摘要:在太空高能带电粒子作用下,航天器上存在绝缘介质深层充电的危险。介质内沉积电荷导致局部出现强电场(达到107V/m),有可能造成介质击穿放电。一方面,充电过程与介质电导率密切相关,而电导率受温度影响显著,另一方面,介质中的通电导体发热会影响介质的局部温度,于是有必要综合考虑介质中电场与热场的耦合变化过程。对此,我们建立了考虑电场与热场耦合变化的介质深层充电模型,并采用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件,实现了数值求解。结果表明,在一定的空间辐射环境下,考虑热场是十分重要的,热导率会对充电结果产生不可忽视的影响。该模型有利于多因素作用下的航天器介质深层充电评估计算。 1. 引言: 近些年,卫星充放电效应得到了广泛关注和研究[1, 2]。太空高能电子会射入航天器绝缘介质中,因为该介质极低电导率(10-15S/m量级),使得内部沉积电荷难以泄放 ...

Identification and Analysis of Low-Frequency Cogging Torque Component in Permanent Magnet Machines

D. McIntosh
Sonsight Inc. / NSWC, Accokeek, MD, USA

Cogging torque in permanent magnet motors and generators is characterized by a torque ripple. These torque fluctuations cause vibrations, noise and speed fluctuations. This paper presents finite element (FE) analyses results that show a previously unaddressed low frequency modulation of cogging torque ripple. The paper resulted in an analytical formulation of cogging torque with low frequency ...

Probe Type Permanent Magnet Flowmeter

V. Sharma, S. Narmadha, S.K. Dash, R. Veerasamy, B.K. Nashine, K.K. Rajan, and P. Kalyanasundaram
IGCAR, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is a 500MWe, sodium cooled, pool type, mixed oxide (MOX) fuelled reactor. Sodium flow measurement in various loops of the reactor is of prime importance from the operational and safety aspects. To measure the flow of electrically conducting sodium in large secondary circuit pipes, probe type permanent magnet flowmeters (PTFM) are used. PTFM works on the ...

Analysis of Multiconductor Quasi-TEM Transmission Lines and Multimode Waveguides

S.M. Musa[1], M.N.O. Sadiku[1], and O.D. Momoh[2]
[1]Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA
[2]Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

This paper presents an analysis approach of multicondcutor quasi-TEM lines transmission interconnect in a single dielectric region and multimode waveguides using the finite element method (FEM). FEM is especially suitable and effective for the computation of electromagnetic fields in strongly inhomogeneous media. We illustrate that FEM is suitable and effective as other methods for modeling of ...

Contactless Power and Data Transfer for Multiple Nonlinear Loads

H.P. Schmidt [1], U. Vogl[1]
[1]UAS HAW Amberg-Weiden, Amberg, Germany

For the design of an inductive power and data transfer electromagnetic calculation are carried out. A transfer system is considered for loads that are distributed across some distances. For example, such loads are adjustable speed drives that are found in factory automation and intra-logistic. Physical properties of the inductive transfer are modeled via COMSOL. Lumped parameters are deduced ...

Numerical Simulation of pH-sensitive Hydrogel Response in Different Conditions

M.K. Ghantasala[1], B.O. Asimba[1], A. Khaminwa[1], K.J. Suthar[2], D.C. Mancini[3]
[1]Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
[2]Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
[3]Physical Sciences and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

The understanding of pH-sensitive hydrogel swelling response in different buffer environmental condition is essential for its use in different practical applications. This necessitates its simulation in steady state and transient conditions. This paper mainly deals with the details of the numerical simulation performed by developing coupled formulation of chemo-electro-mechanical behavior of ...