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Homopolar Generator 3D

A homopolar generator is composed of an electrically conductive rotating disc placed in a uniform magnetic field that is perpendicular to the plane of rotation. The motion of the conductor through the static magnetic field induces Lorentz currents in the disc. By connecting the outside rim of the disc to the center via a stationary conductor, significant current can be generated. The flow of ...

Induction heating of a moving ferromagnetic mechanical part

Induction heating is used for various metallurgical processes such as hardening. Here the 3D induction heating of a mechanical joint passsing through an induction heating coill is simulated. Curie point effects and temperature dependent resistivity in the iron are taken into account.

Linear Magnetic Gear

In this model, a linear magnetic gear system with a gear ratio of 11:4 is modeled. The liner magnetic gear is assumed to be infinitely long with the modular structure that is repeating on either side. Only a single modular section is modeled by using the customized linear periodic boundary condition. Both the low speed and the high speed armatures (rotors) consist of permanent magnets and back ...

Inductive Liquid Metal Pump

Induction pumps are used in high temperature cooling systems. The principle of operation is equivalent to a linear three phase induction motor. The lack of moving parts and the pumped liquid being kept in a hermetically closed system are clear advantages. This model shows how to simulate a generic liquid Na pump.

Quadrupole Mass Filter

A quadrupole mass filter (QMF) is a key component of a modern mass spectrometer. A QMF uses direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electric fields to analyze positive or negative ions by mass to charge ratio. A QMF consists of 4 parallel rods spaced equidistantly, the ratio of the rod radius to the radius of the inscribed circle is 1.148. Opposite pairs of rods are electrically ...

Eddy Current Non-Destructive Evaluation

This model is a benchmark problem from TEAM workshop (problem 15 part I) (weblink: http://www.compumag.org/jsite/team.html ). The model simulates the behavior of a coil as it scans the the conductive plate with a defect. The computed coil parameters which include change in resistance and change in inductance from COMSOL are in good agreement with the experimental results.

Axial Homopolar Induction Bearing in 3D

This model illustrates the working principle of an axial homopolar induction bearing. An electrically conducting rotor rotating in a magnetic field produced by a permanent magnets induces eddy currents on the conducting rotor. The eddy currents, in turn, produce a magnetic field that opposes the magnetic fields by the magnets and induces a force that opposes the motion of the rotor. The axial ...

Magnetic Stiffness of an Axial Magnetic Bearing in 3D

The model illustrate the technique to calculate the magnetic stiffness in a 3D geometry of a permanent magnet axial magnetic bearing. The *Magnetic Fields* physics is used to model the bearing and compute the magnetic forces. The *Deformed Geometry* and *Sensitivity* physics are used to compute the magnetic stiffness. This model is featured and explained in much greater detail in the following ...

Winding Designer for Electrical Machines

You can use this simulation app as a guide on how to automate selections using the Application Builder. In the example app, the selection algorithm depends on the relationship between the electrical and mechanical angles, which are generally used in the design of windings in electrical machines. Get more details in our blog post: [How to Automate Winding Design in Electrical Machines with an App](https://www.comsol.com/blogs/how-to-automate-winding-design-in-electrical-machines-with-an-app/) ...

Switched Reluctance Motor

Switched reluctance motors work on the principle of reluctance torque. The stator and rotor will interact so as to minimize the reluctance for the flux path. This application simulates the behavior of the motor when the stator winding is excited with a step voltage and the rotor being standstill. The magnetic core has a non-linear B-H relationship. Current drawn by the stator winding, torque ...