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Features and Limitations of 2D Active Magnetic Levitation Systems Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics

A. Piłat
AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland

This elaboration presents the Active Magnetic Suspension (AMS) and radial Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) as a representative of the Active Magnetic Levitation Systems (AMLS). The laboratory test rigs are analyzed in the 2D space. The control algorithm as well as the motion dynamics are implemented directly in COMSOL Multiphysics. The discussion on features and limitations is provided to show an ...

Modeling and Simulation of Artificial Core-Shell Based Nanodielectrics for Electrostatic Capacitors Applications

D. Musuwathi Ekanath[1], N. Badi[1], and A. Bensaoula[2]
[1]Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston, Houston, TX
[2]Dept. of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX

The need for high storage capacitors led to the development of polymer based capacitors. Polymers have high processability, mechanical flexibility, electrical breakdown strength and compatibility with printed circuit board (PCB) technologies; but usually have very low permittivity (K). In COMSOL Multiphysics software, the AC/DC module is selected and the In-plane electric currents are applied ...

Modeling Magnetic Configurations for Improved Separations of Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Materials

S. Khushrushahi[1], T.A. Hatton[1], M. Zahn[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Magnetic separation of magnetic liquid phases/particles from non-magnetic liquid phases/particles are needed for applications such as cleaning up oil spills by separating oil and water liquid phases or separating magnetic materials from non-magnetic materials in biomedical and microfluidic applications. Magnetic fluids (also called ferrofluids), in a magnetic field, experience a magnetic force ...

Design of a Dielectrophoretic Based Micropipette for Gene Expression Applications Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

D. Wijesinghe [1], K. Nawarathna [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA

We have used COMSOL Multiphysics® software to design a micropipette for single -cell gene expression profiling. The micropipette design allows us to insert it into a single-cell to extract genes through dielectrophoresis. As dielectriphoretic force depends on the applied electric field (E) and its gradient (∇E^2), we have successfully used COMSOL to calculate E and ∇E^2 in the vicinity of the ...

Accuracy Assessment of The Linear Induction Motor Performance using Adaptive FEM

M. Manna[1], S. Marwaha[1], and C. Vasudeva[1]
[1] Department of Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology , Longowal (Deemed University), Punjab, India

The majority of electrical machines are designed to produce the rotary motion, there by exploiting the blessing of circularity which man has enjoyed since the discovery of the wheel. Electromagnetic forces may also be employed to produce the linear motion resulting in linear motion electrical machines. The performance of a high speed LIM is severely degraded by "End Effects". The paper ...

Modeling a 3D Eddy Current Problem Using the Weak Formulation of the Convective A-phi Steady State Method

J. Bird[1]

[1]University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

A 3D model of a magnetic rotor both rotating and translationally moving at high-speed over a conductive guideway is modeled in steady-state using the convective A*-Φ formulation. The presence of the magnetic rotor (source field) is incorporated into the formulation via the boundary conditions. This type of problem is difficult to model using existing commercial packaged electromagnetic ...

Analysis of Dielectrophoretic Force by Using COMSOL

Taewoo Lee[1]
[1]Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Dielectrophoresis is a phenomenon in which a force is exerted on a dielectric particle when it is subjected to a non-uniform electric field. In this research, we analyze dielectrophoretic (DEP) force using a geometry containing two electrodes, one with SiO2 and one without, with a gap between them. The relevant governing equations include the DEP force, the electrohydrodynamic and corresponding ...

Finite Element Modeling of Eddy Current Probes for CANDU® Fuel Channel Inspection

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

CANDU® reactor pressure tubes (PT) contain D2O, which is used as a moderator. Surrounding the PTs are gas-filled Calandria Tubes (CT), which thermally isolate the PTs from the moderator surrounding the fuel channels. If the garter springs move apart, the PT will sag into the CT. Under contact conditions, the thermal gradient between the hot PT and cold CT accelerates the ingress of deuterium ...

Modeling of Piezoelectric Transducers Made of PZT for Energy Harvesting

J. Golebiowski [1], P. Bakolik [2],
[1] Lodz University of Technology, Department of Semiconductor and Optoelectronics Devices, Poland
[2] Lodz Univeristy of Technology, Poland

This work shows the results of modeling of piezoelectric transducers used to recover energy from mechanical vibrations. The analysis consists of usefulness of commercial ceramic PZT transducers to power electronic systems. Determined output load characteristics, characteristics of the effect of stress on the output power. Systems, which recover electrical energy for example from mechanical ...

Coupled Electromagnetic - Dynamic FEM Simulation of A High Frequency MEMS Energy Harvester

E. Topal
Middle East Technical University

In this study, a detailed finite element model coupling the motion dynamics and electromagnetics of a diaphragm based MEMS vibration energy harvester is presented. The energy harvester converts low frequency vibrations to high frequency response by magnetic actuation of a diaphragm carrying coils. AC/DC, Solid Mechanics and Moving Mesh (ALE) modules are coupled together in one 3-D model to ...