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Simulation and Verification of a Capacitive Proximity Sensor

T. Schlegl, and H. Zangl
Graz University of Technology
Graz, Austria

State of the art proximity sensors are most often based on optical or tactile methods. Although these sensor systems are widely used (e.g. clamping protection) the reveal several drawbacks. Most optical sensors need a line of side whereas tactile sensors cannot be used to determine a distance to an approaching object. Capacitive sensing technology has proven to be an interesting alternative to ...

External Field Induced Flow Patterns in Microscale Multiphase Flows

D. Bandyopadhyay[1], A. Sharma[1], S. Timung[1], V. Tiwari[1], T. K. Mandal[1]
[1]Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

The study of multiphase flows inside the microfluidic devices has received much attention recently because of its applications in heat and mass transfer, mixing, microreaction, emulsification and most importantly in MEMS and lab-on-a-chip. We study the influence of an electric field on the interfacial morphologies and their transitions, the phenomenon termed electrohydrodynamics. The literature ...

Finite Element Analysis of Superconductive Tape by Using T-Ω Formulation

H. Arab[1], S. Memiaghe[1], C. Akyel[1]
[1]Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

This paper deals with a numerical modelling technique based on finite elements method for computing magnetic field and current density distributions in high temperature Superconducting (HTS) tapes. The model is developed using the T-ῼ formulation for which the degree of freedom (DOF) and the CPU time decreased considerably in AC losses analysis, and it is also observe that T-ῼ formulation give ...

3D Dynamic Linear Electromagnetic Actuator Modeling and Simulation

O. Craciun[1]
[1]ABB AG, Ladenburg, Germany

Single coil actuators are representing one important component of ABB’s medium voltage reclosers. Their performance is strongly influenced by the considered material properties as well as by the electronic control units’ properties that will power the actuator. Therefore, this paper focuses on electromagnetic actuators modeling and simulation in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Self-Consistent Modeling of Thin Conducting Wires and Their Interaction with the Surrounding Electromagnetic Field

G. Eriksson[1]
[1]ABB AB, Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden

It is demonstrated how the RF Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used to approximately model thin conducting wires or cables and how they interact with a surrounding electromagnetic field. Despite being non-stringent the method can reasonably well predict currents induced by an applied electromagnetic field in wires, and networks of wires, as well as fields radiated from current-carrying ...

Multi-Layers Surface Coil Design: Geometry Optimization - new

S. Aissani[1], L. Guendouz[2]
[1]CRM2, Institut Jean Barriol, University of Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
[2]Mesures et architectures électroniques, University of Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (RQN) is a radio frequency (RF) spectroscopic technique that is used to detect quadrupole nuclei such as Nitrogen-14. NQR was found to be a good candidate for detecting narcotics, explosives and medicines [1]. However, due to its low sensitivity the use of NQR is still limited. One way to increase the sensitivity is to improve the RF coil by means of a better RF ...

Multiscale Electromagnetic Modeling of Contractions in the Pregnant Uterus - new

V. Tidwell[1], P. LaRosa[2], M. Zhang[1], H. Eswaran[3], A. Nehorai[1]
[1]Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
[2]Monsanto Company, Technology Pipeline Solutions, St. Louis, MO, USA
[3]OB/GYN Department, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Uterine contractions during pregnancy are currently poorly understood – experts disagree on the mechanisms by which contractions propagate through the organ and the structural layout of the uterine muscle fibers. We have developed a multi-scale model of the uterus, at the cellular, tissue, and organ levels. By comparing simulated abdomen-level magnetic field readings from our model to clinical ...

Smart Chest Belt for Cardiac Health Monitoring - new

M. Vijayalakshmi[1], R. C. Thiagarajan[1]
[1]ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Conventional cardiac electrical signal monitoring and measurement techniques such as Electrocardiograph (ECG) are prone to operator error due to multiple lead attachment requirements. These multiple electrode based systems are also not convenient for continuous cardiac health monitoring, though ECG is the best way to measure and diagnose abnormal rhythms of the heart. In this paper, a smart ...

Simulation of the Impedance Response of Materials with More Than One Electrical Path

R. A. Gerhardt [1], Y. Jin [1],
[1] Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

1. Introduction Polycrystalline single phase materials often display electrical properties that are a function of their grain size. Impedance spectroscopy, an alternating current technique is ideal for detecting the presence of more than one current path and has been used for many years[1,2]. However, it is proposed here that it may be possible to use concepts developed for two phase ...

Investigation of Ion Interactions and Space Charge Effects in a Time of Flight Ion Trap Resonator

D. Bayat [1], I. Kjelberg [1], G. Spinola Durante [2], D. Schmid [3]
[1] CSEM SA, Neuchatel, Switzerland
[2] CSEM SA, Alpnach, Switzerland
[3] CSEM SA, Landquart, Switzerland

An ion trap resonator, used for mass spectrometry, is investigated. Simulations are used to define the stabilization criterion of ion trajectories by optimization of the electrode configurations. The ion interactions are investigated and shown to help in reduction of ion-diffusion. Space charge effects simulate the induced voltages on pickup electrodes.