Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

Going beyond Axisymmetry: 2.5D Vector Electromagnetics

Y.A. Urzhumov[1][,][2], N.I. Landy[1][,][2], C. Ciraci[2], D.R. Smith[1][,][2]
[1]Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
[2]Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Linear wave propagation through inhomogeneous structures of size R?? (Fig.1) is a computationally challenging problem, in particular when using finite element methods, due to the steep increase of the number of degrees of freedom as a function of R/?. Fortunately, when the geometry of the problem possesses symmetries, one may choose an appropriate basis in which the stiffness matrix of the ...

Development of Magnetic Field Components for the Polarisation Option of the Neutron Spectrometer FOCUS

L. Holitzner[1], U. Filges[1], J.P. Embs[2], T. Fennell[2], T. Panzner[1]
[1]Laboratory for Developments and Methods, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
[3]Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland

We show a new, favourable space-saving method to host a neutron polarizer in the iron-containing monochromator shielding of a time-of-flight spectrometer for cold neutrons. In this poster you can learn e.g., how to create a robust, homogeneous, rectangular magnetic field (here realized by permanent magnet queues inside an iron tube). The time-of-flight spectrometer FOCUS at the spallation ...

Finite Element Modeling of Conventional and Pulsed Eddy Current Probes for CANDU® Fuel Channel Inspection

M. Luloff[1], J. Morelli[1], T. W. Krause[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2]Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

A pulsed Eddy Current (EC) probe, using the transient response to a stepped voltage is being developed for in-reactor inspection of CANDU® fuel channels. Pulsed EC has the advantage of generating a spectrum of discrete frequencies, allowing the simultaneous collection of data from a range of depths (i.e. takes advantage of multiple skin depths) that is unachievable by conventional EC, which ...

FEMLAB Simulation von Hohlkathodenentladungen zur Erzeugung von extrem ultravioletter (EUV) Strahlung

Wieneke, S., Kromer, J., Ach, F., Viöl, W.
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst, Fakultät Naturwissenschaften und Technik, Göttingen

Für intensive Strahlungsquellen im Spektralbereich von Vakuumultraviolett (VUV, 10 -200 nm) über extremes Ultraviolett (XUV, 1 – 10 nm) bis in den Bereich der weichen Röntgenstrahlung (SXR, 0,1 – 1 nm) (siehe Abbildung 1) besteht in Forschung und Industrie ein hoher Bedarf, der in der Zukunft noch deutlich wachsen wird. Insbesondere im Bereich der Röntgenlithographie zur Herstellung von ...

Modell zur numerischen Simulation der thermischen Stabilität von Metalloxid Ableitern

Zeller, P.1, Rabl, M.2
1 FH-Wels, Studiengangsleiter Automatisierungstechnik
2 FH-Wels, Studiengangsleiter Innovations- und Produktmanagement

Moderne Überspannungsableiter bestehen aus einer halbleitenden Zinkoxidkeramik, die auf-grund ihrer nichtlinearen elektrischen Charakteristik ein spannungsbegrenzendes Verhalten zeigt. Aufgrund des negativen Temperaturkoeffizienten des Sperrstromes, kann es zu einem „thermischen Davonlaufen“ nach einem zu hohen Energieeintrag bei einem Ableitvorgang kommen. Die Belastbarkeitsgrenze muss ...

Linearmotoren zur Ventilsteuerung von Verbrennungsmotoren

R. Wislati[1], H. Haase[1], and C. Hartwig[2]
[1] Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Messtechnik
[2] TRW Automotive GmbH, Engine Components

Zur Optimierung von Verbrennungsmotoren hinsichtlich Kraftstoffverbrauch, Abgasverhalten und Durchzugsfähigkeit wird der Einsatz einer variablen Ventilsteuerung (VVS) untersucht. Eine VVS wird unter Anderem erreicht mit dem Einsatz von elektromagnetischen Aktuatoren (EMA). Im vorliegenden Beitrag sind zwei EMA-Ansätze präsentiert. Bei dem ersten handelt es sich um einen elektromagnetischen ...

Designing a Current Injection Tool for Logging While Drilling

B. Oetiker[1], B. Friedman[1], and H.E. Hall Jr.[1]

[1]Department of Physics, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA

High-resolution imaging is useful in oil and gas exploration to identify producing fractures that can be in the millimeter thickness range. In principle, high-resolution imaging maybe achieved using “current injection” to measure the electrical conductivity of the formation. Two current injection devices are compared for possible use as Logging While Drilling (LWD)imaging: The ...

Thermal and Electrical Investigation of Power Bus Cables for Industrial Applications

H. P. Schmidt
FH Amberg-Weiden, EI, Amberg

In materials handling decentralized automation is widely applied. Loads like variable speed drives are not radially fed but connected to a power bus. Furthermore power and data might be transmitted within one single cable. Here the need for thermal and electrical simulations arises.A model is derived to calculate the ampacity for various operating conditions and COMSOL is applied to determine ...

Determining the electric characteristics of an electromagnetic actuator by static simulations

T. Müller1, A. Schwenger2, and H. Haase1
1Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Messtechnik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany
2Volkswagen AG, Hannover, Germany

This paper describes the determination of the electric characteristics of an electromagnetic actuator with respect to a required time dependent displacement. The model used here analyzes an actuator with a permanent magnet rotor; a nonlinear iron magnetization curve is considered. The result is the force of the actuator depending on ampere-turns and displacement. Additionally, the flux linkage to ...

Optimization of Skin Impedance Sensor Design with Finite Element Simulations

F. Dewarrat, L. Falco, A. Caduff, and M. Talary
Solianis Monitoring AG, Zürich, Switzerland

Impedance spectroscopy is a measurement technique that has been investigated in a wide variety of medical applications. An example is the measurement of the dielectric properties of the skin and underlying tissue using sensors placed in contact with human skin with capacitive fringing field electrodes. The aim of this work is to use finite element methods for optimizing the sensor design to ...

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