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COMSOL Multiphysics® Software and PV: A Unified Platform for Numerical Simulation of Solar Cells and Modules

M. Nardone [1],
[1] Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA

Introduction: Existing solar cell (photovoltaic, PV) device simulation software is either open source with limited capabilities (1D only) [1,2] or extremely expensive with obscure functionality [3]. PV researchers need an accessible and versatile simulation tool to optimize existing technologies and to reduce the time from concept to prototype for new technologies. This work demonstrates how ...

Study of Capacitance in Electrostatic Comb-Drive Actuators

P. Hanasi [1], B. G. Sheeparamatti [1], V. Abbigeri [1], N. Meti [1],
[1] Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Capacitor is mainly defined as two conducting plates that can hold the opposite charges on it. These plates can be used either as a sensor or an actuator. If the relative distance between the two conductors changes as result of given input, then capacitance values will change. This results in basic of capacitive or electrostatic sensing configuration. On the other hand, if a voltage or the ...

Prediction of Noise Generated by Electromagnetic Forces in Induction Motors - new

M. K. Nguyen[1], R. Haettel[2], A. Daneryd[2]
[1]KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
[2]ABB Corporate Research,Västerås, Sweden

Induction motors, as any other industrial products, have to comply with various requirements on noise levels. Therefore, it is essential to use an appropriate prediction tool to verify and optimize the design of an induction motor with respect to the acoustic performances. The paper will focus on the prediction of the magnetic noise generated and radiated by a specific motor. The challenge is ...

Simulation of a Capacitive Sensor for Wear Metal Analysis of Industrial Oils

P. Venkateswaran[1], R. Minasamudram[1], P. Agrawal[2]
[1]Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
[2]Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Lubricant oil is used to ensure proper functioning of industrial machinery such as turbines, gears, bearings and compressors. Oil analysis is used to detect and quantify the presence of wear metals and other contaminants in the lubricant of oil wetted systems, by sensing the change in relative permittivity of the oil as the wear metals pass through capacitor electrodes. Three configurations of ...

3D Acoustic Streaming Field in High-Intensity Discharge Lamps - new

B. Baumann[1], J. Schwieger[1], M. Wolff[1], F. Manders[2], J. Suijker[2]
[1]Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
[2]Philips Lighting, Turnhout, Belgium

High-intensity discharge lamps will in the foreseeable future be important light sources despite a growing market share of LEDs. Cost and energy efficient high frequency (300 kHz) operation is hampered by the excitation of acoustic resonances inside the arc tube, which results in low frequency (10 Hz) light flicker. Our aim is to calculate the acoustic streaming velocity field, which is related ...

Role of the Diffusion Current in Nonequilibrium Modeling of Welding Arcs - new

M. Baeva[1]
[1]INP Greifswald e.V., Greifswald, Germany

2D self-consistent nonequilibrium model of a free-burning arc in argon has been developed. The model is based on the COMSOL Multiphysics® platform and describes in a self-consistent manner the fluid dynamics, the heat transfer, the magneto-electrodynamics, and species conservation. The governing equations are solved applying the COMSOL Multiphysics® interfaces Laminar flow, Electric Currents, ...

3D Power Inductor: Calculation of Iron Core Losses

L. Havez[1], E. Sarraute[1]
[1]LAPLACE, Toulouse, France

The work proposed in this paper deals with the consideration of 3D geometric effects to evaluate the iron losses in magnetic devices used in power electronics. To carry out this work, we rely upon two existing models of iron losses per unit volume calculation ("Steinmetz") currently used in power electronics. We coupled these two models with a finite element magnetic field calculation software, ...

Modeling a Brushless DC Motor for an Advanced Actuation System using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

K. S. Shinoy [1], B. Sebastian [1],
[1] Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

This paper presents the design and analysis of a high power radial flux Brushless DC motor for electro-mechanical actuation system. The motor is used for driving an electro-mechanical actuator of 20 ton capacity. Surface mounted, radially magnetized permanent magnet design is mostly preferred due to its ease of control, high efficiency and low maintenance. The motor under consideration is having ...

The Simulation of Electric Field Distribution in Electrospinning Process - new

Y. Zheng[1], B. Xin[2]
[1]Donghua University, Shanghai, China
[2]Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, China

The electric field plays a very important role in the electrospinning process, which needs to be seriously considered in the electrospinning configuration developing. High voltage involved in electrospinning process leads to difficulty in measuring the electric field. Numerical simulation is used to design the electric field, and experiments are carried out to validate the spinneret and ...

Modeling the Electrical Parameters of a Loudspeaker Motor System with the AC/DC Module

M. Cobianchi [1], M. Rousseau [1], S. Xavier [1],
[1] B&W Group Ltd., Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom

The main purpose of a drive unit is to transform the electrical signal at its terminals into acoustic waves via two transduction mechanisms: electro-mechanical and mechano-acoustical. In this paper only the electro-mechanical transformation is discussed in view of a future optimization of the main electrical parameters for a loudspeaker motor: the Force Factor (Bl) and the Blocked Impedance (Zb) ...