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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 ...

Magnetic Lens

A scanning electron microscope samples images by scanning a target with a high-energy beam of electrons. The subsequent electron interactions produce signals such as secondary and back-scattered electrons that contain information about the sample surface topography. Electromagnetic lenses are used to focus this electron beam down to a spot about 10 nm wide on the sample surface. This model ...

Inductive Heating of Copper Cylinder

The induced currents in a copper cylinder produce heat that in turn change the electrical conductivity. This means that the field propagation has to be solved simultaneously with the heat transfer through the cylinder and surrounding system. This model shows this coupling between eddy currents and heat transfer as a tutorial example.

An Electrodynamic Levitation Device

This model presents a solution to the Transient Electromagnetic Analysis Methods (TEAM) workshop problem 28, “An Electrodynamic Levitation Device”- a benchmark problem involving the dynamic coupling of electromagnetics and rigid body dynamics. An electrodynamic levitation force is produced by the induced eddy currents when a conductive disc is placed above two concentric coils carrying time ...

Electromagnetic Plunger

This is a transient model of an electromagnetic plunger consisting of a magnetic core, nonmagnetic guider, multi-turn coil, and magnetic plunger attached to the spring and damper at the far end. The electromagnetic force on the plunger due to the transient current in the coil is calculated using the Maxwell stress tensor method in *Magnetic Fields* physics. The electromagnetic force is then ...

Modeling a Spiral Inductor Coil

Spiral inductor coils are attractive because they can be integrated easily while electroplating other printed circuits and provide robust inductance values. Models of such spiral inductors can become quite large as the number of turns increases. This example demonstrates how to exploit the near-symmetry of the structure to greatly reduce the model size. An eight-turn octagonal spiral coil is ...

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 ...

Magnet Falling Through Copper Tube

A cylindrical magnet falling through a copper tube induces eddy currents on the tube walls, which in turn, create a magnetic field that opposes the magnetic field of the magnet and induces a braking force that opposes the motion of the magnet. This model computes the velocity of the magnet after it is dropped, as it reaches its terminal velocity at which the magnetic braking force equals the ...

Induction Heating of a Steel Billet

Induction heating is a method used to heat metals for forging and other applications. Compared with more traditional heating methods, such as gas or electric furnaces, induction heating delivers heating power directly to the piece in a more controlled way and allows for a faster processing time. The Induction Heating of a Steel Billet application can be used to design a simple induction heating ...

Eddy Currents in a Cylinder

The eddy currents in a conductive cylinder, generated from currents passing through a surrounding coil, are studied. The skin effect in the coil is also studied.