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.

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 ...

Simulation of AC Loss in High Temperature Superconducting Cable using COMSOL Multiphysics

G. Konar[1], R. K. Mandal[1], A. Chakrabarty[1], J. Das[1], and N. Chakraborty[1]
[1]Power Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

In this paper simulation of the alternating current loss (AC loss) in a high temperature superconducting tape and a HTS cable having 4 layers of polygon conductors using COMSOL Multiphysics software has been reported. The simulation results for the single rectangular tape are verified with the Norris equation for a HTS tape. The effect of increased number of layers on AC loss is also observed ...

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 ...

Fast Computation of Capacitance Matrix and Potential Distribution for Multiconductor in Non-Homogenous Multilayered Dielectric Media

S.M. Musa[1], and M.N.O. Sadiku[1]

[1]Prairie View A&M University Networking Academy, Prairie View, Texas, USA

This paper presents the fast computational and modeling of multiconductor transmission lines interconnect in non-homogenous multilayered dielectric media using the finite element method (FEM). We illustrate the potential distribution of the multiconductor transmission lines for the models and their solution time. We compared some of our results of computing the capacitance matrix with method of ...

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 ...

Modeling Of A Single Pulse Electric Discharge At Sphere/Flat Interface By Coupling Contact Multiphysics And Phase Transformations

G. Maizza, P. Di Napoli, and R. Cagliero
Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Contact electro-thermal phenomena are of great theoretical and technological interest to a large number of processing applications, such as spot welding, current-assisted sintering, electrical circuitry (switches) and motors. A model has been developed, aiming at predicting physical and metallurgical phenomena in a steel sample upon rapid heating induced by current pulse discharge. Electric pulse ...

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