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Simulation of the Earth's Electromagnetic Clearance System (DEMETER)

J. P. Pothin [1], N. Gosselin [1],
[1] Nexter Systems, France

DEMETER is a magnetic field replicator. This system is designed to deceive anti tank mines. Numerical simulation (using COMSOL Multiphysics® software) allows to indicate DEMETER's performance in various environment and various configurations. The study of the magnetic field provide also an overview of mine-clearing tools disturbances on the field generated by DEMETER.

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 ...

Introduction to COMSOL based Modeling of Levitated Flywheel Rotor

A. Pilat
AGH University of Science and Technology
Kraków, Poland

This elaboration presents a pre-study on automatic rotor construction for the flywheel energy storage system dedicated to operate in the levitation mode. The optimization profile model is used as a basic profile source. The 3D flywheel shape is generated on the base of obtained profiles. Eigenfrequencies are calculated to validate the operation on rigid mode. A steel and aluminum based ...

Modeling Ferrofluid Flow in an Annular Gap Moving with Reciprocating Shaft

Y. He[1], R. Nilssen[1]
[1]Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Ferrofluids have been successfully used in the seals for rotary shafts, but few studies focus on the reciprocating motion seals. Since the completely different operational regimes, previous experiences on the rotary motions could not be directly applied on the cases for reciprocating shafts. In this study, we present a simplified model to describe the process that a shaft linearly moving in a ...

Multiphysics Analysis and Optimization of Mechatronic Device Applications for Switching Devices

O. Cracium[1]
[1]ABB, Ladenburg, Germany

Medium- and high-voltage circuit breakers and reclosers are important grid protection devices that connect different grid sources and increase the network/grid reliability. Currently, there is a clear need of increasing the numbers of switching operation. Therefore, the optimal design of these devices becomes of extreme importance in order to enable the required switching capabilities. This ...

Interactive Design of an Electrostatic Headphone Speaker Using COMSOL Server™

B. A. Marmo [1], M. P. Snaith [1],
[1] Xi Engineering Consultants, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

An electrostatic headphone includes many interrelated design elements that affect the frequency response of the headphone and the users listening experience. Xi Engineering Consultants (XI) partnered with Warwick Audio Technologies (WAT) to investigate the complex behavior of one-side electrostatic speakers. Xi developed a GUI that helped WAT engineers optimize their speaker using virtual tools ...

Numerical Modeling of Magnetic Field Emissions From am HDD Walkover Locating System

A. Jaganathan [1], J. Montoute [1],
[1] Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, USA

In this paper, numerical modeling of the artificially induced magnetic field from a walk-over locator used to detect the drill head underground in Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is presented. Numerical predictions are compared against the experimental data and closed-form solutions to validate the model. After validations, the numerical model is used to investigate a situation that could ...

Simulation of a Vortex Ring: Dealing with the Unbounded, Doubly Connected Domain

J. M. Russell [1],
[1] Emeritus Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

This talk is for intermediate-level users of COMSOL who, like the present author, are relative newcomers to numerical simulation but have a strong grounding in Hydrodynamics or related areas of Mathematical Physics. Most turn-key Computational Fluid Dynamics packages, including COMSOL’s, are well suited to the simulation of internal flows where the user has in mind a definite inlet, outlet, and ...

Coupled Electromagnetic - Dynamic FEM Simulation of A High Frequency MEMS Energy Harvester

E. Topal
Middle East Technical University

In this study, a detailed finite element model coupling the motion dynamics and electromagnetics of a diaphragm based MEMS vibration energy harvester is presented. The energy harvester converts low frequency vibrations to high frequency response by magnetic actuation of a diaphragm carrying coils. AC/DC, Solid Mechanics and Moving Mesh (ALE) modules are coupled together in one 3-D model to ...

Designing of End-winding Corona Protection of Generators by Help of Simulation

M. Wei[1], S. Grossman[1], J. Speck[1]
[1]Institute of Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

The job of designing end-winding corona protection (ECP) system is one of the very important and complex phases for insulation configuration of high voltage rotating machines. This complexity stems on one hand from the highly nonlinear characteristics of the ECP material and on the other hand from the coupled multiphysics phenomena of the involved performance evaluation. Simulation based ECP ...