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Simulation of a Capacitive Sensor for Wear Metal Analysis of Industrial Oils

P. Venkateswaran[1], R. Minasamudram[1], P. Agrawal[2]
[1]Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
[2]Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Lubricant oil is used to ensure proper functioning of industrial machinery such as turbines, gears, bearings and compressors. Oil analysis is used to detect and quantify the presence of wear metals and other contaminants in the lubricant of oil wetted systems, by sensing the change in relative permittivity of the oil as the wear metals pass through capacitor electrodes. Three configurations of ...

Conductivity Estimation of Breast Cancer Using COMSOL® Modeling of Microwave Scattering and Frechet Mean Estimate of Covariance - new

A. Jeremic[1], E. Khoshrowshahli[2]
[1]Electrical & Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
[2]Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Breast cancer detection is one of the most important problems in health care and it is second most frequent cancer according to WHO. It is recommended that women over fifty or even younger in some cases do a screening test every two years. Besides clinical breast examination, there are number of imaging methods used for this purpose, such as mammography, ultrasound and MRI. Among them, ...

Effects of Solvers on Finite Element Analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

C. Ravi[1]
[1]Siemens Technology and Services Private Limited, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Introduction: Solver section of FEA plays a very important role; it takes the input from the preprocessor and solves millions of equations using numerical methods. Capability of any analysis tools can be measured based on the solver. Understanding the nature and operation of various structural solid mechanics solvers is the interest of the present study. Results: Contact pressure is ...

Dielectric Adaptive Optical Gels

R. Eisenschmid [1],
[1] 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 ...

Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Dual Electromagnet Active Magnetic Levitation

A.K. Pi?at[1]
[1]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 ...

Thermal-Electrical Study of an Ultra-fast Disconnect Switch with a Piezoelectric Actuator - new

L. Graber[1], C. Widener[1], S. Smith[1], M. Steurer[1]
[1]Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA

A research team at FSU CAPS is developing a novel fast disconnect switch based on a piezoelectric actuator for use in next-gen electric power distribution systems. COMSOL Multiphysics® software was used to optimize geometry and material selection of the disconnect switch. Current conduction, mechanical stress, and electrostatic simulations were performed to confirm that design requirements of ...

Maximizing Wireless Power Transfer Using Ferrite Rods within Telemetric Devices for Rodents

B. M. Badr [1], R. Somogyi-Csizmazia [1], K. R. Delaney [1], N. Dechev [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

A number of medical and research applications require implantable devices to locally stimulate internal organs and communicate the internal vital signals to the outer world. Wireless power transfer (WPT) technique is used to supply power to these devices. The power is transferred wirelessly from a stationary primary coil to a movable secondary coil. The secondary device is implanted in a small ...

Multiphysics Studies for the Micromegas Detector

E. Karentzos [1], T. Alexopoulos [2],
[1] National Technical University of Athens, CERN, Switzerland
[2] National Technical University of Athens, Greece

We present studies of the electric field configuration that guides the electrons to the strips through the mesh and its importance to the detector’s optimal operation. Furthermore, analysis of the gas propagation inside the chamber for different gas distribution schemes is discussed. All the various studies which have been studied with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, are in a good agreement ...

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 ...

Dynamic Simulation of Electromagnets

Harald Biller
Continental Automotive Systems, Frankfurt, Germany

Harald Biller studied mathematics and physics at Darmstadt, London, and Würzburg. In 1999, he received his PhD from Stuttgart University, specializing in functional analysis, topology, and Lie theory. He worked as a lecturer at Darmstadt University until 2004, when he became a development engineer with the automotive supplier Continental, one of the leading producers of electronic brake and ...