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.

Modelling of a Differential Sensor in Eddy Current Non-destructive Evaluation

A. Rosell[1], and G. Persson[2]
[1]Volvo Aero Corporation, Trollhättan, Sweden
[2]Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Interaction between the probe and a defect in eddy current non-destructive evaluation is studied. Evaluation of sensor signal response is the basis for the calculation. In this work a differential sensor is considered and the problem regarded here is problem 8 from the testing of electromagnetic analysis methods (TEAM) workshops. The truncation, referring to the position of the outer ...

VLSI Layout Based Design Optimization of a Piezoresistive MEMS Pressure Sensors using COMSOL Multiphysics

R. Komaragiri[1], Sarath. S.[1], N. Kattabomman[1]
[1]NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala

This paper focuses on the diaphragm design and optimization of a piezoresistive Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) pressure sensor by considering Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) layout schemes. The aim of these studies is to find an optimal diaphragm shape by Finite Element Method (FEM) using COMSOL®, which is most suitable for VLSI layout. Optimal diaphragm shape is a diaphragm shape ...

Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors: Optimization of Diffraction Grating and Prism Couplers

W. Raja[1], A. Alabastri[1], S. Tuccio[1], R. Proietti Zaccaria[1]
[1]Department of Nanostructures, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors proved themselves as a promising device for many kinds of applications such as optical biosensing, binding constant determinationor nanofilm thickness measurements. Here we simulate using COMSOL Multiphysics® the light-polaritons coupling for the two most commonly used SPR setups: Attenuated total reflection (Kretschmann configuration) and diffraction ...

Design and Measurements on a Small Radial Flux Permanent Magnet Generator with Concentrated Coils

Ø. Krøvel, and R. Nilssen
Dept. of Electric Power Engineering, Trondheim, Norway

This paper shows calculations of inductance, induced voltage and torque using COMSOL Multiphysics. Results from cogging torque calculations gave a considerable DC-offset, but the curve shape resembled expectations. The values are compared with experimental data.

Magnetic Particle Motion in a Gradient Field

U. K. Veeramachaneni, and R. Lloyd Carroll
Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

A model is presented for predicting the motion of magnetizable particles in a gradient magnetic field, considering the effects of fluidic forces on particles in the micro system.The micro system consists of a gradient magnetic field (such as that produced by a solenoid or permanent magnet), a magnetizable particle, and the fluid surrounding the particle (water).Particles located in the gradient ...

Time-Harmonic Modeling of Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors: A Circuit-Field Coupled Approach

R. Escarela-Perez[1], E. Melgoza[2], and E. Campero-Littlewood[1]

[1]Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana - Azcapotzalco, Departamento de Energia, México, D.F., Mexico
[2]Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Morelia, Mich., C.P., Mexico

Finite element modeling of three-phase induction machines requires the solution of coupled circuit and field equations. This work aims to solve this problem using a strong coupling approach.   This work includes circuit field coupling and proper air-gap meshing, using the AC/DC Module of COMSOL Multiphysics and SPICE. As a result, a quasi-3D model can be obtained with an accurate field ...

Multiphysics Simulation of Thermoelectric Systems - Modeling of Peltier-Cooling and Thermoelectric Generation

M. Jaegle
Fraunhofer-Institute for Physical Measurement-Techniques (IPM), Freiburg, Germany

Electro-thermal interaction is commonly considered only as a matter of joule heating. In addition, the Seebeck-, Peltier- and Thompson-Effects are significant in materials with high thermoelectric figure of merit Z. These thermoelectric materials have a high Seebeck-coefficient α, a good electric conductivity σ, and a poor thermal conductivity λ. They have widespread areas of ...

Analysis and Design of Electromagnetic Pump

V. Teotia, S. Malhotra, K. Singh, and U. Mahapatra
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Liquid metal loops are used for heat removal and for the study of certain magneto-fluidic phenomenon like MHD (Magneto-Hydro Dynamic) effects. These loops operate at high temperatures and carry fluids that are invariably toxic in nature. Ensuring the purity of fluid in a closed loop application needs non-intrusive pumps electromagnetic pumps. We have designed and analyzed a prototype ...

Transient Finite Element Analysis of a SPICE-coupled Transformer with COMSOL Multiphysics

T. Bödrich[1], H. Neubert[1], and R. Disselnkötter[2]
[1]Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
[2]ABB AG, Forschungszentrum Deutschland, Ladenburg, Germany

The operation of transformers is characterised by strong dynamic interactions between the magnetic system and the electric circuits that are connected to the primary and econdary windings. Transient finite element modelling (FEM) of the transformer with coupling to SPICE circuit models containing the electrical sources and loads is a powerful means for analysis and design. This paper describes ...

Two-Dimensional Quasi–Static Analysis For Induction Motor with Faulty Rotor

M. Manna, and S. Miglani
Punjab, India

This paper presents the Finite Element Method technique for predicting performance of Induction motor having Electric and Magnetic asymmetry for rotor cage due to some broken rotor bars. The motor parameters like magnetic vector potential, flux density, surface currents have been determined very precisely by carrying out two dimensional quasi static, transient analysis and by using one of the ...

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