T. Schlegl, and H. Zangl
Graz University of Technology
State of the art proximity sensors are most often based on optical or tactile methods. Although these sensor systems are widely used (e.g. clamping protection) the reveal several drawbacks. Most optical sensors need a line of side whereas tactile sensors cannot be used to determine a distance to an approaching object. Capacitive sensing technology has proven to be an interesting alternative to ...
R. Wadhwa, G. Monkman, and T. Lien
NTNU Valgrinda, Inst. for produksjons- og kvalitetstek., Trondheim, Norway
FH Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Magnetic grippers are commonly used for workholding in handling and assembly of ferrous metalcasted parts. The workholding force produced by the magnetic gripper is strongly influenced by the texture and form of the workpiece in contact with its surface. This work explores the optimal design of an electromagnet to handle parts of varying profile radii by increasing the magnetic field gradient ...
3M Canada Company, London, ON, Canada
Finite element analysis provides new insights into the electrical behavior of conducting adhesives. We show that at a contact between a spherical conducting particle and a flat conducting substrate the current distribution is non-uniform: the current is concentrated at the periphery of the contact. In practice, the current concentration has important implications. We further shed light on what ...
F. Grilli, A. Lucarelli, G. Lüpke, T. Haugan, and P. Barnes
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
Air Force Research Laboratory
We have developed a model for computing current and field distributions in multifilamentary superconducting thin films subjected to the simultaneous effects of transport ac current and applied dc field perpendicular to the sample. The model is implemented in COMSOL’s PDE module (general form) and solves Maxwell equations using a highly non-linear resistivity to describe the superconductor ...
S. Barth, and S. Zimmermann
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck, Germany
Ion mobility spectrometry provides fast detection of very low concentrations of chemical substances. Simple instrumentation combined with high sensitivity and high selectivity are the advantages of this technique. One well established field of application is the detection of hazardous compounds in air, such as chemical warfare agents, explosives and pollutants. A numerical model based on finite ...
Royal Institute of Technology
School of Engineering
Electromagnetic Engineering Lab
There is a considerable world-wide interest among lightning protection engineers and designers on the improvement of the standard procedures to assess the location of the most vulnerable places on complex structures to be struck by lightning flashes. This paper presents the implementation of the Self-consistent Lightning Interception Model in Matlab by using the COMSOL Multiphysics 3.5 ...
N. Stroia, D. Moga, G. Mocanu, Z. Barabas, R. Moga 
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
This work aims to determine optimized configuration using COMSOL Multiphysics® for a class of transducers. Two types of capacitive sensors needed for monitoring and control in agriculture are investigated: a rain sensor and a soil humidity sensor. COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to test various configurations for both transducers, like the number of teeth in the comb, the depth of the teeth, the ...
S.M. Musa, and M.N.O. Sadiku
Prairie View A&M University, Texas
Microstrip lines are the most commonly used transmission lines at high frequencies. In this paper, we will illustrate how to model the capacitance of microstrip lines using COMSOL Multiphysics. The goal is to determine the capacitance per unit length of shielded microstrip lines.
A. Bissal, G. Engdahl, E. Salinas, and M. Ohrstrom
ABB / KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
The Thomson coil’s (TC) inherent characteristics are appropriate to meet the needs of high speed actuators for mechanical switching devices in so-called smart grids. This is due to the massive forces that it can exert in the time scale of milliseconds. A coupled COMSOL Multiphysics model is developed in 2D involving spice circuits, Magneto-statics, and Moving Mesh Mode for predicting the motion ...
J. Güdelhöfer, R. Gottkehaskamp, A. Hartmann
Department of Electrical Machines and Electromagnetic Field Theory, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
This paper shows how a time-dependent and non-linear simulation of the dynamic operation behavior of an induction machine is executed by means of the \"Rotating Machinery\" interface from COMSOL Multiphysics 4.2a. The two-dimensional FEM model is connected to electrical circuits by coupling the physics \"Rotating Machinery\" and \"Electrical Circuit\" interfaces. These circuits include the lumped ...