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COMSOL News Magazine 2017

Dynamic Simulation of Magnetorheological Fluid Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

J. Thanikachalam[1], P. Nagaraj [1],
[1] Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi , India.

The present work deals with dynamic simulation of magnetic particles present in the carrier fluid when subjected to external magnetic field. Magneto rheological fluid comes under classification of smart materials, which contain pure CI iron particles, silicon oil as carrier fluid and additives. The yield stress of the magneto rheological fluid can be controlled by varying the external magnetic ...

Simulation of Flaw Signals in a Magnetic Flux Leakage Inspection Procedure

O. Nemitz, and T. Schmitte
Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH, Duisburg, Germany

In the inspection of steel products with respect to flaws a magnetic flux leakage (MFL) test procedure can be applied. In this procedure a “horseshoe” shaped yoke is used, whose legs are wrapped with coils through which an alternate current with a high frequency (3 kHz) is flowing. Hereby a thin magnetic field is induced near the surface of the test object which leaks from the material if a flaw ...

Hybrid FEM-BEM Approach for Two- and Three-Dimensional Open Boundary Magnetostatic Problems

A.Weddemann[1], D. Kappe[2], and A. Hütten[2]
[1]Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
[2]Department of Physics, Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

In principal, the calculation of the magnetic state inside a magnetic object requires the evaluation of the field in the entire unbounded space. With finite element methods restricted to finite domains, commonly auxiliary domains are employed which result in a non-physical cut-off. Not only are these additional domains result in an increased number of degrees of freedom which are strictly ...

Topographic Effects on Radio Magnetotelluric Simulations on Levees: Numerical Modeling for Future Comparison With Fields Results

R. Duval[1], C. Fauchard[1], R. Antoine[1]
[1]ERA23-IFSTTAR, Laboratoire des Ponts et Chaussées de Rouen, CETE-Normandie Centre, France

We study the topography influence of levees on the electric resistivity signal obtained with the Radio-Magnetotelluric method. Field measurements have been modeled with COMSOL, using the AC/DC and RF Modules. A levee situated in Orléans along the Loire river (France) has been considered in order to design a model tacking account of the skin depth and the incident wavelength, keeping a constant ...

Finite Element Modeling of Remote Field Eddy Current Phenomenon

T. Jayakumar[1], B. Purnachandra Rao[2], C. K. Mukhopadhyay[3], B. Sasi[2], V. Arjun[5], S. Thirunavukkarasu[2]
[1]Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
[2]Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
[3]EMSI Section, Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, TN, India
[5]NDE Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India

Remote field eddy current (RFEC) technique is a method of detecting defects in ferromagnetic tubes. This is based on low frequency eddy current, which employs an exciter coil and a receiver coil separated by a characteristic distance. The exciter is fed with a low frequency sinusoidal current and the receiver coil senses the perturbation of the magnetic fields caused by the eddy currents in the ...

Elucidating the Mechanism Governing the Cell Rotation Behavior Under DEP

G. Zhang[1], Y. Zhao[1], J. Brcka[2], J. Faguet[2], E. Lee[2]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
[2]TEL U.S. Holdings, Inc., U.S. Technology Development Center, Austin, TX, USA

In our experiments with manipulating cells with DEP, we noted that some cells are constantly spining. By hypothesing that the cell spining is caused by the non-circular shape of the cell body and the off-centered location of its nucleus and that the rotation direction depends on the relative location of nucleus with respect to the electrical field, we found that the observed cell rotation was ...

AC Electrothermal Characterization of Doped-Si Heated Microcantilevers Using Frequency-Domain Finite Element Analysis - new

K. Park[1], S. Hamian[1], A. M. Gauffreau[2], T. Walsh[2]
[1]Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
[2]Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA

This work investigates the frequency-dependent electrothermal behaviors of freestanding doped-silicon heated microcantilever probes operating under the periodic (ac) Joule heating. The transient heat conduction equation for each component (i.e., the low-doped heater region, the high-doped constriction region, and the high-doped leg region) is solved using the general heat transfer module for DC ...

Coupling Picosecond Terahertz Pulses to a Scanning Tunneling Microscope

P. H. Nguyen [1], C. Rathje [2], G. J. Hornig [1], V. Jelic [1], C. Ropers [2], F. A. Hegmann [1],
[1] University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
[2] 4th Physical Institute, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Probing ultrafast processes over subpicosecond and picosecond time scales provides fundamental insight into the nature of materials. We have experimentally demonstrated terahertz (THz)-pulse-induced tunneling in a scanning tunneling microscope (THz-STM) to image surfaces with simultaneous nanometer spatial resolution and subpicosecond time resolution [1]. However, the exact mechanism by which ...

Influence of Voltage Type and Polarity on Electric Field Distribution Along a Polymeric Insulator

Arshad [1], Dr. A. Nekahi [1], S. McMeekin [1], M. Farzaneh [2]
[1] School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
[2] Canada Research Chair on Atmospheric Icing Engineering of Power Networks (INGIVRE), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

Electric field distribution along an insulator surface is of prime importance for the long term performance of insulators. In this paper electric field and potential distribution along a standard 33 kV polymeric insulator were investigated under different pollution conditions. Effect of voltage type and polarity on the electric field and potential distribution under contaminated conditions were ...

Analysis of an Inductive Proximity Sensor

A. Frey [1], I. Kuehne [2], R. Großmann [1], T. Frommelt [1], L. Fromme [3], T. Koch [4],
[1] Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
[2] Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany
[3] Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany
[4] COMSOL Multiphysics GmbH, Göttingen, Germany

Today, 90 percent of automation sensors are binary proximity detectors. Besides capacitive and optical types, inductive proximity sensors are essential for industrial applications. Compared to their mechanical counterparts, they offer almost ideal properties as contact-free and wear-free working principle as well as high switching frequency and precision. Inductive sensors cover a detection ...