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Computing the Resistance of a Wire

Every electrical device has some resistance. That is, when a voltage difference is applied across any two terminals of the device, there will be a directly proportional current flow. This model demonstrates how to compute the resistance of a short section of copper wire. The convergence of the solution with respect to the mesh size is also studied.

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 ...

Generator in 3D

This model is a static 3D simulation of a generator having a rotor with permanent magnets. The center of the rotor consists of annealed medium carbon steel, which is a nonlinear ferromagnetic material that is saturated at high magnetic flux densities. The core is surrounded by several blocks of a permanent magnet made of samarium and cobalt, creating a strong magnetic field. The stator is made ...

Rotating Machinery 3D Tutorial

This is a tutorial how to set up electric machinery in 3D using a combination of the magnetic fields and magnetic fields no currents interfaces.

Multi-Turn Coil Winding around a Ferromagnet

A demo model of a 50 Hz AC coil wound around a ferromagnetic (linear) core. The model is intended as a tutorial to show how to create a relatively complex geometry and set up the new Multi-Turn Coil features for the simulation. The model requires the Design module to fillet the edges of the block.

Eddy Currents 3D

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 Coil Group

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. Each turn of the secondary coil is modeled explicitly. The results are compared against analytic predictions.

Axial Magnetic Bearing Using Permanent Magnets

Permanent magnet bearings are used in turbo machinery, pumps, motors, generators, and flywheel energy storage systems, to mention a few application areas; contactless operation, low maintenance, and the ability to operate without lubrication are some key benefits compared to conventional mechanical bearings. This model illustrates how to calculate design parameters like magnetic forces and ...

Superconducting Wire

Superconducting materials have zero resistivity up to a certain critical current density, above which the resistivity increases rapidly. To model such a material, this model uses a PDE, General Form interface with second-order vector elements. The model was based on a suggestion by Dr. Roberto Brambilla, CESI - Superconductivity Dept., Milano, Italy.

Inductance of a Power Inductor

Power inductors are a central part of many low-frequency power applications. They are, for example, used in the switched power supply for the motherboard and all other components in a computer. Computer simulations are necessary in the design of such inductors. This model calculates the inductance from specified material parameters.