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Simulation of the Effects of Nano-filler Interactions in Polymer Matrix Dielectric Nanocomposites

Y. Jin [1], R. A. Gerhardt [1],
[1] Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

The finite element method was used for simulating the dielectric response of polymer matrix dielectric composites with randomly and evenly distributed fillers. The dielectric simulation of the composite materials was conducted using a time harmonic-electric current solver in the AC/DC Module of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The calculations were performed for a wide range of filler contents ...

A Field Simulator for Permanent Magnet Applications

E. Ledwosinska [1], J. Gammel [1]
[1] Silicon Labs, Austin, TX, USA

Permanent magnets are ubiquitous in our world today, from refrigerator magnets to industrial sensor applications. Often, the magnitude of the field at a specific distance from an arbitrarily shaped magnet of variable strength is a necessary parameter for end-use systems. We used the the AC/DC module of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to simulate field strength of permanent magnets for aiding ...

Experimental Observation and Numerical Prediction of Induction Heating in a Graphite Test Article

T.A. Jankowski[1], D.P. Johnson[1], J.D. Jurney[1], J.E. Freer[1], L.M. Dougherty[1], and S.A. Stout[1]

[1]Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

The induction heating coils used in the plutonium casting furnaces at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are studied here. A cylindrical graphite test article has been built, instrumented with thermocouples, and heated in the induction coil that is normally used to preheat the molds during casting operations. The experiments have been modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics and the numerical and ...

Current Distribution and Magnetic Fields in Complex Structures Using Comsol Multiphysics

S. F. Madsen, and C. Falkenstrøm Mieritz ApS
Lejre, Denmark

The present paper presents numerical calculations of the magnetic fields and the current distribution within a wind turbine nacelle. The results are used by control system engineers designing panels and cables, who must ensure that the immunity of the equipment complies with the environment within the turbine. Since the release of the International standard concerning lightning protection of ...

Contactless Power and Data Transfer for Multiple Nonlinear Loads

H.P. Schmidt [1], U. Vogl[1]
[1]UAS HAW Amberg-Weiden, Amberg, Germany

For the design of an inductive power and data transfer electromagnetic calculation are carried out. A transfer system is considered for loads that are distributed across some distances. For example, such loads are adjustable speed drives that are found in factory automation and intra-logistic. Physical properties of the inductive transfer are modeled via COMSOL. Lumped parameters are deduced ...

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 ...

Prediction of the Loudspeaker Total Harmonics Distortion Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

F. Malbos [1], M. Bogdanski [2], M. Strauss [2],
[1] Harman, Paris, France
[2] Harman Becker Automotive Systems, Straubing, Germany

For automotive applications, simulation methods are used to get the best audio acoustic performance. Because a loudspeaker is a non linear device, the sound pressure in the vehicle includes harmonics which are mainly created by the force factor, suspension stiffness and voice coil inductance of the loudspeaker. This paper shows how to simulate those non linear components using COMSOL ...

Simulation of Electro-Thermal Transients in Superconducting Accelerator Magnets

L. Bortot [1], M. Maciejewski [2], M. Prioli [1], B. Auchmann [3],
[1] CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
[2] CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
[3] CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; Paul Scherrer Institute, Zurich, Switzerland

The paper presents the application of COMSOL Multiphysics® software to the modelling of superconducting accelerator magnets. A 2D magneto-thermal model is developed, using an equivalent magnetization formulation to take into account the eddy-currents’ effects. Due to the model complexity, a suitable workflow has been developed in Java® to extensively use the available COMSOL API. The automation ...

Passive Microsensor Based on LC Resonators for Substance Identification

D.A. Sanz Becerra[1], E.A. Unigarro Calpa[1], J. Osma[1], F. Segura[1]
[1]Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

A scheme for inductive wireless powering and readout of passive LC sensor is presented. The sensor’s inductor is designed as a planar square coil and is used as the power receiving component. The capacitor is connected directly to the inductor and it was designed as an interdigital capacitor. With a transmitting coil (coupling antenna), an electromagnetic field is generated which couples with ...

Simulation and Fabrication of Wireless Passive MEMS Pressure Sensor

E.A. Unigarro Calpa[1], D.A. Sanz Becerra[1], A. Arciniegas[2], F. Ramirez[1], F. Segura-Quijano[1]
[1]Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
[2]Instituto Barraquer de América, Bogotá, Colombia

A wireless passive pressure sensor and the measurement system were design and simulated using COMSOL 4.3. The sensor is based on MEMS capacitor attached to a planar inductor for wireless powering and readout. An external coil is used for the measuring system. The pressure to be measured compresses the MEMS capacitor and changes sensor\'s resonance frequency. COMSOL 4.3 was used for the analysis ...