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Axial Magnetic Bearing Using Permanent Magnets

Permanent magnet bearings are used in turbo machinery, pumps, motors, generators, and flywheel energy storage systems, to mention a few application areas; contactless operation, low maintenance, and the ability to operate without lubrication are some key benefits compared to conventional mechanical bearings. This model illustrates how to calculate design parameters like magnetic forces and ...

Tubular Permanent Magnet Generator

This tutorial example shows how to model the tubular permanent magnet generator in 2D-axisymmetry. The generator consists of a modular stationary stator and moving/oscillating slider. The stator is made of three-phase multi-turn windings and iron core. The slider is made of permanent magnets and iron spacers. The open circuit voltage in the three-phase stator windings due to the periodic motion ...

Computing the Effect of Fringing Fields on Capacitance

A typical capacitor is composed of two conductive objects with a dielectric in between them. A voltage difference applied between these objects results in an electric field between them. This electric field exists not just directly between the conductive objects, but extends some distance away, this is known as a fringing field. To accurately predict the capacitance of a capacitor, the domain ...

Inductance of a Power Inductor

Power inductors are a central part of many low-frequency power applications. They are, for example, used in the switched power supply for the motherboard and all other components in a computer. Computer simulations are necessary in the design of such inductors. This model calculates the inductance from specified material parameters.

Touchscreen Simulator

Intended as a tool for early proof of concept in capacitive touchscreen device development, the Touchscreen Simulator app evaluates a simulated capacitance matrix as well as the electric field norm. The app computes the capacitance matrix of a touchscreen in the presence of a human finger phantom, where the position and orientation of the finger are controlled via input parameters. This ...

Dielectric Shielding Comparison

The dielectric shielding boundary condition is meant to approximate a thin layer of material with high relative permittivity compared to its surroundings. This boundary condition is available for electrostatic field modeling. This example compares the dielectric shielding boundary condition to a full-fidelity model and discusses the range of applicability of this boundary condition.

Electromagnetic Plunger with Stopper

This is a transient model of an electromagnetic plunger with stopper restricting the linear motion. The model consists of a magnetic core, nonmagnetic guider, multi-turn coil, nonmagnetic stopper/blocker, 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 ...

Busbar, AC Analysis

This is a busbar configuration with an AC analysis. The configuration is similar to the introductory tutorial in the book Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics. However, two conductors are added to represent a more realistic case of magnetic fields surrounding the busbar. The results include Lorentz forces, induced currents, magnetic flux, and temperature.

A Geoelectrical Forward Problem

The classical forward problem of geoelectrics (includes electrical resistivity tomography, ERT and earlier techniques as vertical electric sounding, VES) is the calculation of potentials at a given set of electrodes (M,N) while current is injected at other electrodes (A,B) into the ground. Typically the physical domain (earth) is unbounded to the sides and the bottom because of which one needs ...

Electromagnetic Force Calculation Using Virtual Work and Maxwell Stress Tensor

The model compare the electromagnetic force calculated by *virtual work* and *maxwell stress tensor* methods on the axial magntic bearing. The forces is evaluated by studying the effect of a small displacement on the electromagnetic energy of the system. This is done by using the *Magnetic Fields*, *Deformed Geometry* and *Sensitivity* physics interfaces.