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Simulation and Verification of a Capacitive Proximity Sensor

T. Schlegl, and H. Zangl
Graz University of Technology
Graz, Austria

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 ...

Operation of an Electromagnetic Trigger with a Short-Circuit Ring

D. Križaj[1], Z. Top?agi?[1], B. Drnovšek[1]
[1]Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Numerical simulation of an electromagnetic trigger with a short-circuit ring is presented. The main goal of inclusion of a short-circuit ring in an electromagnetic trigger is to develop an element suitable for use in a circuit breaker with capabilities of selective switching. The main problem to be solved is vibration of a moving contact due to zero electromagnetic force between the anchor and ...

Analysis of Dielectrophoretic Force by Using COMSOL

Taewoo Lee[1]
[1]Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Dielectrophoresis is a phenomenon in which a force is exerted on a dielectric particle when it is subjected to a non-uniform electric field. In this research, we analyze dielectrophoretic (DEP) force using a geometry containing two electrodes, one with SiO2 and one without, with a gap between them. The relevant governing equations include the DEP force, the electrohydrodynamic and corresponding ...

AC Electroosmosis and Dielectrophoresis for Trapping Spherical Particles between Rectangular and Triangular Electrodes

S. Narayan[1], H. Francis[1], S. Ghonge[1], D.N. Prasad[1], A. Sethi[1], S. Banerjee[1], S. Kapur[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
[2]Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

We describe methods and results of simulations done for predicting behavior of particles in an aqueous solution under an applied AC electric field on electrodes of rectangular and triangular shapes. Here the two major effects which come into play are Dielectrophoresis and AC Electroosmosis. Two simulations have been presented, one for rectangular and one for triangular shaped electrodes. We have ...

Modeling of Complex Structures in Electrotechnology

Göran Eriksson
Dr., ABB Corporate Research, Sweden

Outline of presentation: In electromagnetic technology applications the finite element method is very well suited for a wide range of problem types For many cases, in particular when inhomogeneous materials having complex properties are involved as well as when multiphysics couplings are essential, it is the only option available The somewhat unfavourable performance scaling with problem ...

A Modeling Study of Electrical Characteristics of Anisotropic Conductive Film Adhesives

R. Divigalpitiya
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 ...

A High Power Planar Triode Oscillator Designed by Using FEM Modeling

S. Lefeuvre[1], M. Ghomi[2]
[1]EURL CREAWAVE, Labège, France
[2]CALCEM, Ste Foy d'Aigrefeuille, France

COMSOL, adding SPICE® elements into its FEM, gives the possibility of a direct modeling of oscillators: triode and load are FEM described while all the other components of the circuit are just simulated using SPICE®. The modeling is not a straight application of any module but needs the previous computation of the conductivity of the beam through the PDE interface. This paper is a bench mark ...

Integrated Ion Optics Design - new

T. Majoros[1], B. Sebök[1]
[1]Department of Atomic Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Introduction: This study aims the optimization and sensitivity analysis of an existing device. A Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS) device is to be equipped with a high power laser in order to increase sputtering speed. The modified device must be capable of handling the increased level of contamination and energy spread of sample ions. Use of COMSOL Multiphysics® software: Transmission ...

A Model for High Temperature Inductive Heating

S.A. Halvorsen[1]
[1]Teknova AS, Kristiansand, Norway

COMSOL Multiphysics has been applied to develop a model for inductive heating. A coarse, lumped model of the interior of a high temperature reactor is coupled to finite element models for the electromagnetic field, the temperature distribution outside the reactor, and mechanical stresses in the crucible. The model can be applied to study operational conditions, thermal stresses, or design details ...

Calculation of the Magnetic Field Intensity in a Rectangular Conductor Carrying Current in Electromagnetism Introductory Courses

J.C. Olivares-Galvan[1], I. Hernandez[2] , P.S. Georgilakis[3], and L.E. Campero[1]

[1]Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico, D.F.
[2]Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
[3]School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

This paper describes a type of didactic material used when teaching electromagnetism. The purpose is to guide the students to verify the results of a Finite Element (FE) simulation using those obtained analytically. This procedure has shown to be of great help during their learning of the FE method. The example in this paper uses a 2D analytical method to estimate the magnetic field generated by ...