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A Study on the Suitability of Indium Nitride for THz Plasmonics

A. Shetty[1], K. J. Vinoy[1], S. B. Krupanidhi[2]
[1]Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
[2]Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

As interest in the electromagnetic spectrum expands towards the infrared and terahertz range, the distinct advantages of using semiconductors instead of metals for plasmonic applications must be understood. Plasmonic resonances in gold (Au) and indium nitride (InN) gratings are studied, in the terahertz (?=30µm) regime. The electromagnetic properties of Au and InN are described by the Drude ...

Optimal Utilization of Railgun

N. R. Mahajan[1], S. B. Patel[1], Z. A. Khan[1]
[1]Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Railgun is an electrically-powered gun that accelerates a conductive projectile along magnetic metal rails. Various factors increase the projectile velocity. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. While increasing the projectile velocity, one has to keep in mind the longevity of the rail guns for practical use . Railguns are often damaged after few uses due to the extreme working ...

Finite Element Analysis of Defibrillation Current Density in Pregnant Women

A. Jeremic[1], E. Khosrowshahli[1]
[1]McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Although resuscitation during pregnancy is relatively uncommon and rarely causes death, they have a particularly large impact in terms of the mortality of the unborn child and long-term effects on families and society as whole. In this paper, we present a new 3D finite element model of a pregnant female torso which accounts for presence of amniotic liquid and calculate current density ...

Numerical Analysis of the Response of Thick Wires to Extreme Dynamic Electro-Mechanical Loads - new

R. Cunrath[1], M. Wickert[2]
[1]Fraunhofer EMI, Efringen-Kirchen, Germany
[2]Fraunhofer EMI, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Research at Fraunhofer EMI addresses the response of materials in extreme dynamic loads. Besides mechanical or thermal loads, intense electric pulse currents also represent an extreme dynamic load. Experimentally, metallic samples, mainly thick wires, were electro-mechanically loaded with currents up to 400 kA. For this purpose, a test rig containing a high-voltage pulsed power supply and high ...

Pulsed Power Accelerator Design with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

D. Reisman[1]
[1]Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA

We have developed Thor: a pulsed power accelerator for performing dynamic material experiments. The design was aided by using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software with the AC/DC Module and RF Module. Our design process involved optimizing the impedance of the system while maintaining a good margin against electrical breakdown. By using a three-dimensional electromagnetic model of the entire power ...

Evaluation of the Lightning Strikes on Carbon Fibers Panels for Aircraft Structural Parts

B. De Vivo, P. Lamberti, G. Spinelli, V. Tucci
Depart. of Inform. Eng., Electr. Eng. and Appl. Math. – DIEM, University of Salerno, Italy

Airliners are often subjected to dangerous atmospheric and weather hazards among which lightning strikes represent a threat for flight safety. Recently, the use of Carbon Fibers Reinforced Composites as structural parts in aircrafts as an alternative to traditional metallic materials. Unfortunately, most composites are not able to dissipate lightning currents as the traditional metals. Such ...

Predicting Degradation of a Composite Material Due to an Injected Current

J. Rivenc [1],
[1] Airbus Group Innovations, Toulouse Cedex, France

The purpose of this study is to predict, with a multiphysics model, the degradation area of a composite material when a current is injected into the material. The main physical phenomenon is an exothermic reaction, with an irreversible nonlinear variation of the electrical conductivity. The strategy is presented, in order to perform a computation that correctly takes the physics into account. In ...

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 ...

Inductance of Magnetic Plated Wires as a Function of Frequency and Plating Thickness

T. Graf[1], O. Schälli[1], A. Furrer[1], and P. Marty[1]

[1]Technik und Architektur, Hochschule Luzern, Horw, Switzerland

This paper analyzes the magnetic behavior of electroplated wires. For this purpose the resistance and inductance of single turn loops and coils have been simulated and measured. The measurement is delicate due to the influence of a stray capacitance. We show that the quality factor of magnetic plated loops and coils can be tuned easily by the plating thickness. In addition the quality factor of ...

Accuracy Assessment of The Linear Induction Motor Performance using Adaptive FEM

M. Manna[1], S. Marwaha[1], and C. Vasudeva[1]
[1] Department of Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology , Longowal (Deemed University), Punjab, India

The majority of electrical machines are designed to produce the rotary motion, there by exploiting the blessing of circularity which man has enjoyed since the discovery of the wheel. Electromagnetic forces may also be employed to produce the linear motion resulting in linear motion electrical machines. The performance of a high speed LIM is severely degraded by "End Effects". The paper ...