H. P. Ferreira, A. Endalecio, E. Rodriguez, R. M. Stephan
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Levitation has found important applications in several areas of engineering, from microgravity to transportation systems. Electrodynamic levitation consists of the interaction of a varying in time magnetic field – provided by an alternating voltage supplying a coil or a moving permanent magnet. The main applications of this technique are MagLev trains and magnetic bearings. The electrodynamic ...
R. Eisenschmid ,
 OPTIMA pharma GmbH, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Adaptive Optics is common sense, since many people use digital cameras with electromechanical iris actors on elastic autofocus lenses. This project tries to create a COMSOL Multiphysics based mathematical model of adaptive optics with electrostatically induced deformation of dielectric gels. Upper and lower sides of a lens (dielectric conductive gel) are coated by transparent conductive films, i ...
M. S. Luloff , T. W. Krause , J. Morelli ,
 Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
 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 ...
D. Lahaye, D. Cvoric, S. de Haan, and J. Ferreira
Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, Department of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Electrical Power Processing Unit Department of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) are expected to play an important role in the protection of future power systems due to the rising levels of the short-circuit currents. The inductive FCLs, comprising magnetic cores and one or more dc and ac windings, are particularly interesting because they inherently react on the fault. The so-called open-core FCL configuration employs only one magnetic core for ...
3D Electro-Thermal Study for Reliability of Automotive Power Vertical MOSFET Using COMSOL Multiphysics®
T. Azoui, S. Verde, J.B. Sauveplane, and P. Tounsi
LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
In this paper 3D electro-thermal FE Model using COMSOL Multiphysics® software of power vertical MOSFET used in the automotive industry is presented. This model is used to analyze the effects of bonding wire lift off defect and to study the influence of metallization thickness and number of bonding wires on the electrical and thermal behavior of the power device. The maximum temperature ...
AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
Introduction: The dual electromagnet configuration of Active Magnetic Levitation system (AML) where the electromagnets are locate opposite to each other, constitutes and single axis of the Active Magnetic Bearing. The same configuration can be used to test the single electromagnet AML controller. A single electromagnet AML was modeled and simulated with COMSOL Multiphysics. The modeling and ...
V. Tidwell, P. LaRosa, M. Zhang, H. Eswaran, A. Nehorai
Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
Monsanto Company, Technology Pipeline Solutions, St. Louis, MO, USA
OB/GYN Department, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Uterine contractions during pregnancy are currently poorly understood – experts disagree on the mechanisms by which contractions propagate through the organ and the structural layout of the uterine muscle fibers. We have developed a multi-scale model of the uterus, at the cellular, tissue, and organ levels. By comparing simulated abdomen-level magnetic field readings from our model to clinical ...
Electromagnetic Processing from AC to DC Field and Multiphysics Modeling: a Way for Process Innovation
M. Dumont , R. Ernst , Y. Fautrelle , J. Etay 
 Emdpi Solutions-JAM, France
 Simap, France
Examples of Electromagnetic processes are presented: (1) cold crucible, (2) electromagnetic pump, (3) DC electromagnetic brake. A combined approach by using multiphysics modeling with Comsol and experimental validation is used in order to give some guidelines for process improvement and integration at industrial scale. A time-dependent 2D or 3D multiphysics electromagnetic fluid mechanics ...
L. Velmanickam , K. Nawarathna ,
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA
The isolation of target cells from biological samples such as serum, urine or blood in high-throughput manner without contamination with other cells is the starting point of developing effective therapy for many diseases. Currently available methods for cell isolation/separation require extra labeling. Furthermore, separating target cells using current methods do not produce pure target cell ...
T. Schlegl, and H. Zangl
Graz University of Technology
State of the art proximity sensors are most often based on optical or tactile methods. Although these sensor systems are widely used (e.g. clamping protection) the reveal several drawbacks. Most optical sensors need a line of side whereas tactile sensors cannot be used to determine a distance to an approaching object. Capacitive sensing technology has proven to be an interesting alternative to ...