C. Mandache , T. Theodoulidis ,
 National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
 University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Western Macedonia, Greece
In-service detection of fatigue cracking in metallic aerospace structures relies on capable and efficient eddy current inspection procedures. For best results, inspections with surface scanning eddy current techniques are following rigorous procedures that indicate the instrument settings, probe type and configuration. Parametric numerical simulations are representing great tools for optimizing ...
3M Canada Company, London, ON, Canada
Finite element analysis provides new insights into the electrical behavior of conducting adhesives. We show that at a contact between a spherical conducting particle and a flat conducting substrate the current distribution is non-uniform: the current is concentrated at the periphery of the contact. In practice, the current concentration has important implications. We further shed light on what ...
V. Babbar, and T. Krause
Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Transient eddy current (TEC) technique is being developed for detection of flaws located at depth within multilayer aluminum structures. The present work involves finite element modeling using COMSOL Multiphysics software to simulate different types of probes by changing some of these parameters in an attempt to generate an output signal of optimum magnitude and shape. Some of the model results ...
COMSOL Multiphysics Modelling for Measurement Device of Electrical Resistivity in Laboratory Test Cell
C. Rémi, M. Bergeron, and S. Moreau
Bioreactor landfill is based on a homogeneous distribution of the moisture content to increase waste biodegradation. Most of studies have shown that Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) can be a suitable method to study water content variation (2D and 3D). ERT is influenced by many physical parameters and no single relationship with volumetric water content was yet established for Municipal ...
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 ...
A. Krishnamurthy, G. Chen, B. Ulmen, D. Ahern, G. Miley
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
The Helicon-Injected Inertial Plasma Electrostatic Rocket (HIIPER) is a two-stage electric propulsion system comprising of a helicon plasma source and an inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) device for plasma production and acceleration, respectively. Several diagnostics such as a Faraday cup, spherical Langmuir probe, and gridded energy analyzer have been developed for analyzing various ...
S. G. Mokros, P. R. Underhill, J. Morelli, T. W. Krause
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada
Steam generators (SGs) are used in CANDU® nuclear reactors as heat exchangers to convert water into steam using heat generated in the reactor core. Ferrous trefoil broach support structures prevent excessive vibration of thousands of SG tubes. A probe that uses pulsed eddy current (PEC) technology has been designed for inspection of support structures, from within SG tubes, to detect and ...
Simulation and Experimental Validation of Direct Heating of Dhruva Fuel Rod for β Heat Treatment - new
B. Patidar, A. P. Tiwari, V. Patidar, M. M. Hussain, K. K. Abdulla
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashatra, India
β heat treatment of Uranium rods is carried out for randomization of oriented grains (called texture) developed during hot rolling or hot extrusion operation. During this process, Uranium rods undergo heating of up to 740 Deg C followed by water quenching. The objective of this work is to see the feasibility of direct heating technique for heat treatment application. At present, heat treatment ...
蒋帆 , 孙衢骎 ,
目前，脉冲磁体广泛采用导体绕组和加固材料分层交替绕制的工艺（内部层间加固），以提高磁体的整体结构强度。磁体在长期的放电工作过程中，反复经历强电磁力的作用，导体材料（一般为纯铜、铜基合金以及铜基复合材料）在重复的加卸载过程中存在着塑性应变的累积效应，即棘轮效应。导体材料塑性应变的逐渐累积，导致了磁体不可逆电感值的不断增加。因此，磁体的不可逆电感变化可表征磁体内部的整体变形情况，可用于脉冲磁体的疲劳失效预测。 本文基于 COMSOL Multiphysics® 5.1 软件，对脉冲磁体的放电过程建立了电路、电磁场、温度场及结构场的二维轴对称全耦合模型。考虑了放电过程中集肤效应对磁体电阻、电感的影响；在结构场中引入了接触对，采用罚函数法对磁体内部的层间分离机制进行了有效的模拟；利用耦合变量，基于 ALE 方法计算了脉冲磁体在服役过程中 ...
M. Manna, and S. Miglani
This paper presents the Finite Element Method technique for predicting performance of Induction motor having Electric and Magnetic asymmetry for rotor cage due to some broken rotor bars. The motor parameters like magnetic vector potential, flux density, surface currents have been determined very precisely by carrying out two dimensional quasi static, transient analysis and by using one of the ...