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Design and Optimization of Power Cable Accessories Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

A. Lewarkar [1], D. Bergsma [1], S. Madhar [2],
[1] E&D Department, Lovink Enertech B.V., Terborg, Netherlands
[2] Electrical Engineering Department, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

Power cable manufacturing is limited by the maximum length of cable that can be produced and stored on cable drums. This creates a need or rather an opportunity for a cable accessory, namely 'Cable Joints'. Joints are an impeccable component in the power cable network that necessitate extreme care in their design and installation in order to facilitate a smooth connection between two cable ends ...

Validation of COMSOL Multiphysics® for Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) Flows in Fusion Applications

Y. Yan [1], S. Smolentsev [1], M. Abdou [1]
[1] Fusion Science and Technology Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Several commercial CFD companies have recently extended their codes to magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows. However, there are many computational challenges associated with MHD flows under the harsh fusion environmental conditions that require such codes to be carefully examined in a special range of flow parameters and geometries. Among the commercially available CFD tools, COMSOL Multiphysics, a ...

Optimization of an Electromagnetic Actuator with COMSOL Multiphysics

T. Müller[1], A. Schwenger[2], and H. Haase[1]
[1]Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Messtechnik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
[2]Volkswagen AG, Germany

This paper describes the automatic optimization of an electromagnetic actuator using a genetic algorithm.  The actuator modeled here is dedicated for charge changing valve actuation in internal combustion engines. In the first step of the simulation, several operating points are calculated using the script language of COMSOL Multiphysics. In order to reduce computation time, only one segment of ...

Finite Element Simulation of Induction Heating of a Tubular Geometry

K. Madhusoodanan[1], J. N. Kayal[1], P. K. Vijayan[1]
[1]Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India

In Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs), the fuel bundles are located inside horizontal pressure tubes made of Zr 2.5 wt% Nb alloy. During reactor operation, pressure tubes undergo corrosion reaction with the heavy water coolant flowing through it and picks up a part of the hydrogen evolved. Assessment of the hydrogen concentration in the pressure tube forms part of the programme to assess ...

COMSOL Aided Design of an Extraction Pipe for the Electron Beam from a Plasma Focus Device

M. Valentinuzzi[1], E. Ceccolini[1], D. Mostacci[1], M. Sumini[1], F. Rocchi[2]
[1]Montecuccolino Nuclear Engineering Laboratory, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
[2]UTFISSM-PRONOC, ENEA, Bologna, Italy

The electron beam emitted backward by Plasma Focus devices is being investigated as a radiation source for IORT (Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy) applications. A Plasma Focus device is being developed to this aim. The electron beam is driven through an electron pipe made of stainless steel to impinge on a 50 ?m brass foil, where conversion X-rays are generated. Electromagnetic forces in the ...

Optimization of Insulator-Based Dielectrophoretic Devices

M. A. Saucedo-Espinosa [1], M. Rauch [1], B. H. Lapizco-Encinas [2],
[1] Department of Microsystems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
[2] Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

Insulator-based dielectrophoresis (iDEP) employs arrays of electrically insulator posts in a microfluidic device to create dielectrophoretic forces that affect particle movement (Figure 1). The trapping performance of iDEP devices involves a careful balance between electrokinetics (EK) and dielectrophoresis (DEP), where EK is the superposition of electroosmosis (EO) and electrophoresis (EP). The ...

Structural Design of a NFC-Reader-Antenna for Automotive Electronics with FEM Simulation

A. K. Palit [1],
[1] ZF-Lemförder Electronic GmbH, ZF-Friedrichshafen AG. Group, Friedrichshafen, Germany

The design of a right contour/structure of the NFC-antenna is presented. The NFC-reader-antenna is applied later to communicate with the NFC-tag (transponder) of a smart phone placed in the phone box of the car. The NFC-reader-antenna with selected contour is printed directly on the PCB and the antenna-PCB is placed under the phone box at the center console. The designed antenna must fulfill ...

Model of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Adhesion of Synthetic Leather to a Plastic Substrate

S. Soldatov [1], J. Meiser [2], B. Lepers [1], G. Link [1], J. Jelonnek [3],
[1] Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, IHM), Karlsruhe, Germany
[2] Carl Meiser GmbH & Co. KG, Albstadt, Germany
[3] Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, IHM, IHE), Karlsruhe, Germany

The lamination of substrates with thin coatings is commonly used in furniture, automotive and avionic industries. In the lamination process the hot melt adhesives are widely used and typically activated at temperatures from 80°C to 140°C by resistive heating. This requires a heat transfer through the coating and/or the substrate. To make the process more flexible, to decrease its energy ...

Study of Electromagnetic Shielding, a Comparison between Experiment and FEM Simulation

G. Sun [1], C. De Blasiis [1], O. Sekula [1], P. Corsaro [1],
[1] Brugg Kabel AG, Brugg, Switzerland

The loaded underground high voltage cable generates magnetic field with industrial frequency. Depending on the current rating and cable allocation, the magnetic exposure to public area may exceed the requested limit from customer. Extra shielding should then be applied. A primary FEM study shows that aluminum plate has a good shielding effect; the installation condition of the plate can however ...

Analysis of Electromagnetic Behavior of Permanent Magnetized Electrical Machines in Fault Modes

M. U. Hassan [1], R. Nilssen [1], A. Røkke [2],
[1] Department of Electrical Power Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
[2] Rolls Royce Marine AS, Trondheim, Norway

The use of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines (PMSM) as shaft generators is not new in marine vessels propulsion drive trains. Due to risk of fires in stator windings by internal faults, DNV GL requires the shaft generator to be electrically dead without losing propulsion. This requires a need of a novel design for on shaft generator with the capability of flux weakening. In this paper, a ...