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Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors: Optimization of Diffraction Grating and Prism Couplers

W. Raja[1], A. Alabastri[1], S. Tuccio[1], R. Proietti Zaccaria[1]
[1]Department of Nanostructures, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors proved themselves as a promising device for many kinds of applications such as optical biosensing, binding constant determinationor nanofilm thickness measurements. Here we simulate using COMSOL Multiphysics® the light-polaritons coupling for the two most commonly used SPR setups: Attenuated total reflection (Kretschmann configuration) and diffraction ...

Asymmetry Induced Terminal Voltage Improvement in Mg2Si-based Thermoelectric Unicouple

P. Priyadarshi [1], J. Bahl [1], B. Muralidharan [1]
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Thermoelectric power generation has been envisioned as a clean energy alternative to conventional thermal to electric power generation for decades due to its noiseless and low-cost operation. However, a typical thermoelectric generator suffers from low device efficiency, so it has been a constant endeavor for thermoelectric researchers’ community to consider alternate thermoelectric materials ...

Analysis of Stress-induced Pockels Effect in Silicon Waveguides

C. L. Manganelli [1], P. Pintus [1], C. Bonati [2], F. Di Pasquale [1]
[1] Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
[2] INFN - Sezione di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

The recently discovered Pockels effect in strained silicon has made silicon a promising candidate material for optical modulators and switches. In this work, we propose a model that links the electro-optic effect to the applied strain (in fact to the strain gradient). This model may be a big breakthrough in silicon photonic for the optimization of optical devices in the presence of future ...

Modeling the Electrical Parameters of a Loudspeaker Motor System with the AC/DC Module

M. Cobianchi [1], M. Rousseau [1], S. Xavier [1],
[1] B&W Group Ltd., Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom

The main purpose of a drive unit is to transform the electrical signal at its terminals into acoustic waves via two transduction mechanisms: electro-mechanical and mechano-acoustical. In this paper only the electro-mechanical transformation is discussed in view of a future optimization of the main electrical parameters for a loudspeaker motor: the Force Factor (Bl) and the Blocked Impedance (Zb) ...

Finite Element Modeling of Conventional and Pulsed Eddy Current Probes for CANDU® Fuel Channel Inspection - new

M. Luloff[1], J. Morelli[1], T. W. Krause[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2]Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

A pulsed Eddy Current (EC) probe, using the transient response to a stepped voltage is being developed for in-reactor inspection of CANDU® fuel channels. Pulsed EC has the advantage of generating a spectrum of discrete frequencies, allowing the simultaneous collection of data from a range of depths (i.e. takes advantage of multiple skin depths) that is unachievable by conventional EC, which ...

Pros and Cons of Running COMSOL Multiphysics® Touch-Sensor Simulations on Amazon Web Services™

A. Gourevitch[1]
[1]Cypress Semiconductor Corp., San Jose, CA, USA

We report an implementation of parallel computing on Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) for touch-sensor modeling. COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to simulate an electromagnetic field distribution in a capacitive sensor assembly. Multiple COMSOL jobs were deployed on separate AWS instances and were executed in parallel. The simulation results indicate that implementation of parallel computing for COMSOL ...

Experimental Validation of Induction Heating of MS Tube for Elevated Temperature NDT Application

B. Patidar [1],
[1] Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai India

Induction heating is multiphysics process, which includes electromagnetic induction and heat transfer. Both the physics are nonlinearly coupled with each other. In this paper, mathematical modeling of induction heating of MS tube for elevated temperature NDT application is presented. Mathematical modeling of electromagnetic field is done by using magnetic vector potential formulation. Heat ...

Magnetic Levitation System for Take-off and Landing Airplane – Project GABRIEL

K. Falkowski[1], K. Sibilski[1]
[1]Wroclaw University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland

In the paper will be presented the construction of passive magnetic suspension with superconductors. The system of magnetic suspension was designed for GBRIEL project. There is presented numerical test bench of passive magnetic suspension with superconductor. This kind of suspension was selected for generation of magnetic levitation forces in a sledge of take-off and landing system of an ...

Homogenization Approaches for Laminated Magnetic Cores Using the Example of Transient 3D Transformer Modeling

H. Neubert[1], J. Ziske[1], T. Heimpold[1], R. Disselnkötter[2]
[1]Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Electromechanical and Electronic Design, Germany
[2]ABB AG, Corporate Research Center Germany, Ladenburg, Germany

A specific issue in transformer modeling using the finite element method is the consideration of electric sheets or other laminated core materials which are used to reduce eddy currents. It would be impractical to explicitly model a large number of sheets as this would lead to a large number of elements and hence to unacceptable computational costs. Homogenization procedures overcome this ...

3D Modeling of All-Superconducting Synchronous Electric Machine by Finite Element Method - new

D. Hu[1], M. Ainslie[1], J. Zou[1], D. Cardwell[1]
[1]Bulk Superconductivity Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

This paper presents the electromagnetic analysis of an all-superconducting synchronous electric machine, focusing on AC loss calculations in high temperature superconducting (HTS) coils. The numerical analyses of two 3D models are shown, including the model of the machine and its HTS stator coils. The models use the H-formulation based on a B-dependent critical current density and a bulk ...