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Frequency Domain Modeling of a Capacitor

A capacitor with an applied sinusoidally time-varying voltage difference is modeled. A wide frequency range is considered and the impedance of the device is computed. Solver accuracy is addressed. The relationship between the frequency domain impedance and the steady-state capacitance and resistance of the device is discussed.

Fully-coupled Physics with Joule Heating, CFD and Chemical Reactions

In this example, a fluid carrying several chemical components is pumped into a detector compartment. A wire in the center of the detector is heated through Joule heating, which is supposed to detect changes in density through convective cooling. However, the higher temperature around the wire causes the ignition of exothermic chemical reactions, which in turn increase the temperature even more. ...

Electromagnetic Forces on Parallel Current-Carrying Wires

This model shows a setup of two parallel wires with a constant current running through both. Their cross-sections are successively reduced until a set force per unit length is reached.

Red Blood Cell Separation using Magnetophoresis

Particle Tracing is used in conjunction with magnetic fields and pressure-driven microfluidic flow to calculate the separation of red blood cells from blood plasma using magnetophoresis. An array of soft iron rectangles on either side of a microfluidics channel modifies the magnetic field induced by a pair of neodymium permanent magnets. The resulting strong gradients in the magnetic field ...

Eddy Currents in a Cylinder

An AC coil surrounding a metal cylinder induces eddy currents in the cylinder. The driving current in the coil can be specified in two ways: either as an external current density or as equivalent surface currents. In the first case, the skin effect can be studied by giving the coil a non-zero conductivity.

Magnet Falling through Copper Tube

A cylindrical magnet falling through a copper tube induces eddy currents on the tube walls, which in turn, create a magnetic field that opposes the magnetic field of the magnet and induces a braking force that opposes the motion of the magnet. This model computes the velocity of the magnet after it is dropped, as it reaches its terminal velocity at which the magnetic braking force equals the ...

Induction Currents from Circular Coils

A time-varying current induces a time-varying magnetic field. The magnetic field induces currents in neighboring conductors. The induced currents are called eddy currents. In this model, the phenomenon is illustrated by a time-harmonic field simulation as well as a transient analysis, where the eddy currents resulting from the source being switched on are studied. Two current-carrying coils ...

Integrated Square-Shaped Spiral Inductor

This model considers a square inductor that is used for LC bandpass filters in MEMS systems. The simulation calculates the self-inductance. The first step in the modeling is to compute the currents in the inductor. These currents are the source for the magnetic flux computations, carried out in a second step.

Eddy Currents

Induced eddy currents and associated thermal loads is of interest in many high power AC applications. This example is of general nature and illustrates some of the involved physics as well as suitable modeling techniques in the AC/DC Module. In this model a metallic plate is placed near a 50 Hz AC conductor. The resulting eddy current distribution in the plate depends on the conductivity and ...

Mutual Inductance and Induced Currents in a Multi-Turn Coil

The mutual inductance and induced currents between a single turn primary and twenty turn secondary coil in a concentric coplanar arrangement is computed using a frequency domain model. The secondary coil is modeled using a homogenized approach which does not explicitly consider each turn of the coil. The results are compared against analytic predictions.

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