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An MHD Study of the Behavior of an Electrolyte Solution Using 3D Numerical Simulation

L. P. Aoki[1], H. E. Schulz[1], M. G. Maunsell[1]
[1]University of São Paulo, São Carlos, SP, Brazil

This article considers a closed water circuit with square cross section filled with an electrolyte fluid. The conductor fluid was moved using an electromagnetic pump, in which a permanent magnet generates a magnetic field and electrodes generate the electric field in the flow. Thus, the movement is a consequence of the magnetohydrodynamic (or MHD) effect. The model adopted here was derived from ...

Electrostatic Precipitators - Modeling and Analytical Verification Concept

D. Rubinetti [1], Dr. D. Weiss [1], W. Egli [2],
[1] Institute of Thermodynamics and Fluid Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Windisch, Switzerland
[2] EGW Software Engineering, Switzerland

Electrostatic precipitators (ESP) are a reliable technology to control emissions of airborne particles in a series of applications such as coal-fired power plants, cement plants or even for domestic fireplaces. Numerical calculations allow further development of electrostatic precipitators avoiding expensive test stands and field tests. The numerical model in this work is based on Navier ...

Inductive Conductivity Measurement of Seawater

R. W. Pryor[1]
[1]Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

The conductivity of seawater directly correlates with the concentration of dissolved salts. This model demonstrates a new approach to the methodology of inductive conductivity measurement of seawater and other liquids. COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to build a parametrically swept model of an O-Core Inductive Conductivity Measurement Sensor for Seawater. This sensor model is built using the ...

3D Power Inductor: Calculation of Iron Core Losses

L. Havez[1], E. Sarraute[1]
[1]LAPLACE, Toulouse, France

The work proposed in this paper deals with the consideration of 3D geometric effects to evaluate the iron losses in magnetic devices used in power electronics. To carry out this work, we rely upon two existing models of iron losses per unit volume calculation ("Steinmetz") currently used in power electronics. We coupled these two models with a finite element magnetic field calculation software, ...

Model Order Reduction using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - A Compact Model of a Wireless Power Transfer System

J. Pico [1], T. Bechtold [1], D. Hohlfeld [1],
[1] University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

This work presents the application of mathematical methods of model order reduction (MOR) for automatic generation of highly accurate, compact models for wireless power transfer systems. We apply a block two-sided second order Arnoldi algorithm to automatically compute a compact model, which is highly accurate, but only demands several orders of magnitude smaller CPU time and can be used for the ...

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 ...

Flexible Numerical Platform for Electrical Impedance Tomography

A. Fouchard [1], S. Bonnet [1], L. Hervé [1], O. David [2],
[1] University Grenoble Alpes, CEA, LETI, MINATEC Campus, Grenoble, France
[2] Univesité Joseph Fourier, Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, La Tronche, France

An implementation of the Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) forward problem in a generalist FEM package is presented. It fulfils the complete electrode model boundary conditions, combining current injection with contact impedance on a single boundary. Our implementation is benchmarked with the EIDORS FEM library. The Comsol Multiphysics environment proves consistent and provides a flexible ...

Modeling the Electrical Parameters of a Loudspeaker Motor System with the AC/DC Module

M. Cobianchi [1], M. Rousseau [1], S. Xavier [1],
[1] B&W Group Ltd., Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom

The main purpose of a drive unit is to transform the electrical signal at its terminals into acoustic waves via two transduction mechanisms: electro-mechanical and mechano-acoustical. In this paper only the electro-mechanical transformation is discussed in view of a future optimization of the main electrical parameters for a loudspeaker motor: the Force Factor (Bl) and the Blocked Impedance (Zb) ...

A Numerical Comparison of Dielectric based Measurement of Atmospheric Ice Using COMSOL

U. N. Mughal[1], M. S. Virk[1]
[1]Narvik University College, Narvik, Norway

Atmospheric ice is a very complex material with varying electrical properties due to different polymorphs of ice itself. Also, if the medium to be considered is snow, then density becomes an additional parameter because it is a mixture of three dielectrics water, ice and air. The permittivity and loss tangent of naturally occurring ice and snow shows lot of variation at different conditions ...

Modelling the Effects of Temperature and Moisture Ingress on Capacitance and Dissipation Factor Measurements within Oil Impregnated Paper Transformer Bushings

D. Smith, S.G. McMeekin, B.G. Stewart, and P.A. Wallace
Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

The majority of power transformer high voltage bushings today are of the condenser oil impregnated paper (OIP) type. The ingress of moisture, through the deterioration of the bushing over time, can result in a significant reduction in life and is a major failure mode of these bushings. Currently, the measurement of capacitance and dissipation factor is the most common method used to assess the ...