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Electromagnetic Processing from AC to DC Field and Multiphysics Modeling: a Way for Process Innovation

M. Dumont [1], R. Ernst [2], Y. Fautrelle [2], J. Etay [2]
[1] Emdpi Solutions-JAM, France
[2] 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 ...

Tunable Resonance of Star Shaped Nanostructures

R. Díaz de León-Zapata [1,2], B. Mora [2], M. Jose-Yacaman [3], F. J. Gonzalez [2]
[1] Instituto Tecnológico de San Luis Potosí, Av. Tecnológico s/n, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico
[2] Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, CIACyT, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico
[3] University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Auto assembled Ag-ZnO [1] star shaped nanostructures depicted in figure 1, presents their natural electromagnetic resonance at 60 THz. In this work we present that is possible to change this value by covering it with a variable in thickness layer of gold. The analysis is performed by numerical simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics® software.

Identification and Analysis of Low-Frequency Cogging Torque Component in Permanent Magnet Machines

D. McIntosh
Sonsight Inc. / NSWC, Accokeek, MD, USA

Cogging torque in permanent magnet motors and generators is characterized by a torque ripple. These torque fluctuations cause vibrations, noise and speed fluctuations. This paper presents finite element (FE) analyses results that show a previously unaddressed low frequency modulation of cogging torque ripple. The paper resulted in an analytical formulation of cogging torque with low frequency ...

Optimization of an Electromagnetic Actuator with COMSOL Multiphysics

T. Müller[1], A. Schwenger[2], and H. Haase[1]
[1]Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Messtechnik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
[2]Volkswagen AG, Germany

This paper describes the automatic optimization of an electromagnetic actuator using a genetic algorithm.  The actuator modeled here is dedicated for charge changing valve actuation in internal combustion engines. In the first step of the simulation, several operating points are calculated using the script language of COMSOL Multiphysics. In order to reduce computation time, only one segment of ...

VLSI Layout Based Design Optimization of a Piezoresistive MEMS Pressure Sensors using COMSOL Multiphysics

R. Komaragiri[1], Sarath. S.[1], N. Kattabomman[1]
[1]NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala

This paper focuses on the diaphragm design and optimization of a piezoresistive Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) pressure sensor by considering Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) layout schemes. The aim of these studies is to find an optimal diaphragm shape by Finite Element Method (FEM) using COMSOL®, which is most suitable for VLSI layout. Optimal diaphragm shape is a diaphragm shape ...

Cryogenic Magnetic Shield Modeling & Verification

H.J. van Weers[1], C. Bruineman[2], G. Muckus[3]
[1]SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
[2]Scientec, Utrecht, The Netherlands
[3]University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

In ESA's Cosmic Vision program, the Japanese SPICA satellite is a mission of opportunity in the M-class, with the SAFARI instrument being one of the next generation space-borne astronomy instruments being developed to take advantage of SPICA’s cryogenically cooled 3-m class primary mirror. The SAFARI instrument will use large-format arrays of Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers read-out with ...

MultiPhysics Analysis of Trapped Field in Multi-Layer YBCO Plates

P. Masson[1], and R. Meinke[1]
[1]Advanced Magnet Lab, Palm Bay, Florida, USA

Superconductors have the unique capability of trapping magnetic flux. This feature has the potential to enable and improve several applications including high power density rotating machines. Current material used as trapped flux magnets (TFM) is single domain YBCO that present numerous limitations interms of performance, stability and size. One way to overcome the limitations is to use thin ...

Shielding Cylinder Effect in High-Speed Electric Machines

B. Hannon[1], P. Sergeant[1]
[1]Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

In the field of electric machines, a trend towards both higher efficiency and higher power density is observed. This has led to a growing importance of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines. However, the magnets used in these machines risk demagnetization at high temperatures. Especially in machines operated at high speeds. A commonly proposed solution is the shielding cylinder (SC), a ...

Optimization of a Rotor Shape for Spherical Actuator with Magnetically Levitating Rotor to Match Octupole Field Distribution

M. Sidz[1], R. Wawrzaszek[1], L. Rossini[2], A. Boletis[3], S. Mingard[3], K. Seweryn[1], E. Onillon[2], M. Strumik[1]
[1]Space Research Centre of PAS, Warsaw, Poland
[2]CSEM Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
[3]Maxon Motor AG, Sachseln, Switzerland

The use of a reaction sphere as an actuator used by satellite Attitude Control System was proposed over twenty years ago. In principle this concept assumes the use of a single reaction sphere which can be accelerated in any direction instead of a set of reaction wheels. The solution discussed in this work has been proposed and patented by CSEM company. Contrary to conventional ball bearing ...

COMSOL Multiphysics® Software: Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Inversion - new

T. K. Chou[1], M. Chouteau[1], M. J. Yi[2]
[1]Department of Civil, Geological & Mining Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
[2]Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea

Time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) method provides a non-invasive way to monitor subtle sub-surface changes caused by water flow such as in an infiltration test. Problems arise when the inversion models contain artifacts due to measurement errors, rapid change in soil electrical property during measurement time, etc. A new approach was developed by Kim et al. (2004) and (2009) ...