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Plasmonic Wire Grating (Wave Optics)

Surface plasmon-based circuits are being used in applications such as plasmonic chips, light generation, and nanolithography. The Plasmonic Wire Grating Analyzer application computes the coefficients of refraction, specular reflection, and first-order diffraction as functions of the ... Read More

Capillary Filling

This example studies a narrow vertical cylinder placed on top of a reservoir filled with water. Because of wall adhesion and surface tension at the air/water interface, water rises through the channel. Surface tension and wall adhesive forces are often used to transport fluid through ... Read More

Cooling and Solidification of Metal

This example is a model of a continuous casting process. Liquid metal is poured into a mold of uniform cross section. The outside of the mold is cooled and the metal solidifies as it flows through. When the metal leaves the mold, it is completely solidified on the outside, but still ... Read More

Permanent Magnet Motor in 3D

Permanent magnet (PM) motors are used in many high-end applications, such as in electric and hybrid vehicles. An important design limitation is that the magnets are sensitive to high temperatures, which can occur through heat losses caused by currents, particularly eddy currents. In ... Read More

Effective Diffusivity in Porous Materials

Transport through porous structures is usually treated using simplified homogeneous models with effective transport properties. This is in most cases a necessity, since the typical dimensions of the pores and particles making up the porous structure are several orders of magnitude ... Read More

Sonic Crystal

Phononic and sonic crystals have generated rising scientific interest for very diverse technological applications. These crystals are made of periodic distributions of scatterers embedded in a matrix. Under certain conditions, acoustic band gaps can form. These are spectral bands where ... Read More

Electrical Breakdown Between Spheres

This model verifies that the onset of streamer formation between two spheres separated by atmospheric pressure dry air at a distance of 2cm occurs at 51.8kV. The electrical breakdown is detected by integrating Townsend coefficients along the electric field lines between the two spheres. ... Read More

Computation of losses in a three-phase power transformer

Electromagnetic analysis of a 400kVA, 15kV/400V three-phase power transformer with Y-d connection and multiple primary and secondary coils with hundreds of turns. The model features the standard open- and short-circuit test in 2Daxi and 3D simulations to estimate electrical quantities ... Read More

Loaded Spring — Using Global Equations to Satisfy Constraints

Global equations are a way of adding an additional equation to a model. A global equation can be used to describe a load, constraint, material property, or anything else in the model that has a uniquely definable solution. In this example, a structural mechanics model of a spring is ... Read More

Anisotropic Heat Transfer Through Woven Carbon Fibers

This model and presentation show how to model anisotropic properties of fibers in a heat transfer simulation. Because the fibers' orientation is not easy to define explicitly, the curvilinear coordinate interface is used to define the fiber orientation. The fibers have high thermal ... Read More