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Finite Element Modeling of Pulsed Eddy Current Applied to Ferrous and Titanium Fasteners in F/A-18 Airplane Wing Structure

V. K. Babbar[1], P. R. Underhill[1], T. W. Krause[1]
[1]Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

Pulsed eddy current (PEC) is being developed to detect stress corrosion cracks between fasteners on the inner wing spars of the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. The spars are located below a thick carbon/epoxy wing skin, and so cannot be detected by conventional eddy current techniques without disassembling the wing structure. Also, the effectiveness of PEC to detect defects at greater depths is ...

Simulation of a Thermoelectric Spiral Structure

A. Arevalo [1], J. P. Rojas [1], D. Conchouso [1], M. M. Hussain [1], I. G. Foulds [2]
[1] Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
[2] The University of British Columbia, School of Engineering, Okanagan Campus, Canada

Energy efficiency and harvest, speed and performance, flexibility and portability are key elements for innovation in the current consumer electronics markets. Thermoelectric Generators can convert energy from heat gradients into electricity. Every source of heat from an electronics device can potentially be used as a source of energy. This generators have the advantage of: being silent, compact, ...

Modeling of Lightning Direct Effects - Interaction of Continuing Current with Aluminum Skins

Y. Kostogorova-Beller[1], and R. Collins[2]
[1]National Institute for Aviation Research, Wichita, KS, USA
[2]Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Wichita, KS, USA

An interaction of aluminum aircraft skins with a laboratory-simulated, low-level, long-duration, continuing current representative of a natural lightning flash was modeled with COMSOL Multiphysics. For the analysis of the lightning direct effects on aircraft, the external environment is represented by the idealized current components. Particularly Component C is used and is characteristic of ...

AC Electroosmosis and Dielectrophoresis for Trapping Spherical Particles between Rectangular and Triangular Electrodes

S. Narayan[1], H. Francis[1], S. Ghonge[1], D.N. Prasad[1], A. Sethi[1], S. Banerjee[1], S. Kapur[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
[2]Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

We describe methods and results of simulations done for predicting behavior of particles in an aqueous solution under an applied AC electric field on electrodes of rectangular and triangular shapes. Here the two major effects which come into play are Dielectrophoresis and AC Electroosmosis. Two simulations have been presented, one for rectangular and one for triangular shaped electrodes. We have ...

Simulation and Experimental Validation of Direct Heating of Dhruva Fuel Rod for β Heat Treatment - new

B. Patidar, A. P. Tiwari[1], V. Patidar[1], M. M. Hussain[1], K. K. Abdulla[1]
[1]Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashatra, India

β heat treatment of Uranium rods is carried out for randomization of oriented grains (called texture) developed during hot rolling or hot extrusion operation. During this process, Uranium rods undergo heating of up to 740 Deg C followed by water quenching. The objective of this work is to see the feasibility of direct heating technique for heat treatment application. At present, heat treatment ...

Resistive Losses in a 3D Coil

U. Hafner [1],
[1] Baumer Electric AG, Frauenfeld, Switzerland

In this presentation it is shown how an axially symmetric coil can be simulated in a non-symmetric environment. A rotationally symmetric coil can be simulated by using a 2D model. Doing so the serial equivalent resistance of the coil is obtained among other results. The influence of the environment needs to be simulated with a 3D model. In this model the single wires of the coil are replaced by ...

Skewing For Both Cogging Torque Components In Permanent Magnet Machines

D.R. McIntosh
Sonsight Inc., Accokeek, MD, USA

The current paper describes how a properly chosen skew angle can be used to significantly decrease the amplitude of the high and/or low frequency cogging torque components. The approach is further demonstrated with the help of FE results from COMSOL Multiphysics. The numerical analyses incorporates a COMSOL model that is similar to a combination of two examples from the AC/DC Model Library: the ...

Magnetic Stimulation of the Human Brain with Low-Intensity Field

D. Lazutkin[1], A. Harkara[2], and P. Husar[1]
[1]Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany
[2]Simpleware Limited, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

The most popular means of depression treatment are psychotherapy, antidepressant medication and recently adopted transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the human brain. To overcome their disadvantages we are investigating an application of low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) to depression treatment. The 3D electromagnetic model of LFMS has been developed. It employs 8 small coils disposed ...

Model of an Interdigitated Electrodes System for Cell Counting Based on Impedance Spectroscopy

E. Bianchi[1][2], F. Bellati[1], E. Rollo[2], G. Dubini[1], C. Guiducci[2]
[1]Politecnico di Milano, LaBS, Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics, Milano, Italy
[2]Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Laboratory of Life Sciences Electronics - Swiss Up Chair, Lausanne, Switzerland

A model of a cell counter sensor based on Impedance Spectroscopy (IS) has been implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics. The cell counter is a silicon-based microdevice consisting in 3D electrodes placed in a wide microchannel: cells flow in the microchannel through the electrodes to be detected. The model allows to evaluate the functionality of the device depending on geometrical parameters and ...

COMSOL在斜井和水平井阵列感应响应计算中的应用

仵杰 [1], 史盼盼 [1],
[1] 西安石油大学,西安,陕西,中国

斜井和水平井中阵列感应响应特性研究是测井数据正确解释的基础。在斜井和水平井中,井轨迹可能以任意角度进出水平地层,阵列感应测井响应计算是复杂的三维电磁场数值计算。基于 COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件的 AD/DC 模块开发完成斜井和水平井中的阵列感应响应三维数值计算方法。详细计算分析水平井和斜井中井位置、目的层厚、目的层电导率、围岩电导率以及目的层与围岩电导率对比度对阵列感应测井响应的影响。结果表明,水平井的阵列感应测井响应特性取决于层厚、电导率对比度、子阵列间距、仪器距层界面距离等多种因素。当层厚大于仪器分层厚度时,水平井响应与直井响应接近;当层厚小于仪器分层厚度时,水平井响应与直井明显不同,在仪器进出界面时,响应出现明显尖峰;给定层厚,与直井比较,短阵列差别小,长阵列差别大。斜井中,当倾角小于30º时,响应受倾角影响小。当倾角从 30º 到 80º 变化时 ...