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Some Commonly Neglected Issues Which Affect DEP Applications

G. Zhang[1], V. Pandian[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

Dielectrophoresis (or DEP) has been exploited for various micro and nano fluidics applications like patterning, sorting and separation. However, there are several commonly neglected issues in quantifying DEP forces. Such negligence could potentially lead to wrong DEP force predictions and estimates, posing difficulties in correlating experimental observations with theories. Among the commonly ...

Geomagnetic Modeling with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

G. Ha[1], S. S. Kim[1], J. H. Kim[1]
[1]Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea

Here we aim to advance geomagnetic modeling approaches using COMSOL Multiphysics® software and improve the degree of detail that can be obtained from the measured magnetic field. First, we carried out benchmark tests by comparing the computed results using the widely used analytic solutions for rectangular bodies with arbitrary direction of magnetization with those from the AC/DC Module of ...

An App for Calculating the Electric Field outside Electrical Installations

N. Lavesson [1],
[1] ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden

This paper describes the implementation of an app for calculating low frequency electric fields outside electrical installations. The app is based on a 2D parametric geometry chosen in such a way that it approximates a large class of electrical installations, which consist of a tower or platform surrounded by one or two fences. The accuracy of the 2D geometry is verified against a sample 3D ...

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 ...

Numerical Calculation of the Three Dimensional Inter-Bar Current Distribution in Induction Machines

J. Güdelhöfer [1], R. Gottkehaskamp [1], A. Möckel [2],
[1] University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
[2] Technical University of Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany

The calculation of additional losses in induction machines is a challenging task. In skewed motors, a part of these losses is connected to the phenomena of inter-bar currents. Inter-bar currents flow between adjacent bars through the rotor lamination. Since they are aligned perpendicular to bar currents, they cannot be calculated with 2D FEM, where the motor geometry is cut perpendicular to its ...

Meshing Challenges in Simulating the Induced Currents in Vacuum Phototriode

S. Zahid [1], P. R. Hobson [1],
[1] Brunel University London, London, United Kingdom

Vacuum phototriodes (VPT) have been used as photodetectors for many years in particle physics experiments. For example, they were used in the OPAL experiment at LEP and are currently used in the endcap Electromagnetic Calorimeter of the CMS experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Existing VPTs are fast, low-gain devices that are able to operate in strong magnetic fields at angles up to ...

Identification and Analysis of Low-Frequency Cogging Torque Component in Permanent Magnet Machines

D. McIntosh
Sonsight Inc. / NSWC, Accokeek, MD, USA

Cogging torque in permanent magnet motors and generators is characterized by a torque ripple. These torque fluctuations cause vibrations, noise and speed fluctuations. This paper presents finite element (FE) analyses results that show a previously unaddressed low frequency modulation of cogging torque ripple. The paper resulted in an analytical formulation of cogging torque with low frequency ...

Dynamic Study of Field and Current Distribution in Multifilamentary YBCO Thin Films

F. Grilli[1], A. Lucarelli[2], G. Lüpke[2], T. Haugan[3], and P. Barnes[3]

[1]Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
[2]College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
[3]Air Force Research Laboratory

We have developed a model for computing current and field distributions in multifilamentary superconducting thin films subjected to the simultaneous effects of transport ac current and applied dc field perpendicular to the sample. The model is implemented in COMSOL’s PDE module (general form) and solves Maxwell equations using a highly non-linear resistivity to describe the superconductor ...

Track Visualisation of Charged Particles in a Dipole Magnetic Field

B. Polychronopulos
Smiths Detection (Watford) Ltd, Watford, UK

This paper presents results on the visualisation of tracks of charged particles in a non-uniform magnetic field. The field modelled is that generated by a coil driven by DC current. The motion of typical particles, such as electrons, ions and multiply-charged heavy particles has been simulated.  The motion is initially assumed to be in vacuum, so that collisions with neutral particles can ...

Finite Element Analysis of Multilayer Transmission Lines for High-Speed Digital Interconnects

S.M. Musa, and M.N.O. Sadiku
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA

In this paper, we consider the finite element modeling of multilayer transmission lines for high-speed digital interconnects. Using COMSOL we mainly focused on the modeling of the transmission structures with both cases of symmetric and asymmetric geometries. We specifically designed asymmetric coupled microstrips and four-line symmetric coupled microstrips with a two-layer substrate. We ...