Simulation of a Magnetic Brake
Model ID: 2014
A magnetic brake consists of a permanent magnet, which induces currents in a rotating copper disk. The resulting eddy currents interact with the magnetic flux to produce Lorentz forces and subsequently a braking torque. This 3D problem is solved using a stationary formulation for the electromagnetic field coupled to an ordinary differential equation for the rotational rigid body dynamics. The model also illustrates the proper use of a Lorentz type induced current density term. Furthermore, an ungauged A-V formulation is used to solve the electromagnetic part in a fast and memory-efficient way.
|AUTOMOTIVE: Lorentz forces result in a braking torque when a magnet is brought into the vicinity of a rotating copper disk. Shown are the eddy currents magnitude and direction.|