T.A. Jankowski, D.P. Johnson, J.D. Jurney, J.E. Freer, L.M. Dougherty, and S.A. Stout
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
The induction heating coils used in the plutonium casting furnaces at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are studied here. A cylindrical graphite test article has been built, instrumented with thermocouples, and heated in the induction coil that is normally used to preheat the molds during casting operations. The experiments have been modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics and the numerical and ...
J. P. Sandoz, J. M. Kissling
Institute of Applied Microtechnology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, HE‐ARC, Switzerland
In this contribution we present a COMSOL Multiphysics® example of a disk piezoelectric ceramic transformer (D-PT) coupled with a bipolar NPN transistor to form an auto-oscillator. The comparison between the simulations and the measurements made on our prototype are found to be in good agreement. Having at our disposal a large number of homogenously poled disks, we decided to build and to ...
B. LaBarge, and E. Gutierrez-Miravete
Gems Sensors and Controls, Plainville, CT, USA
Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
A simple proximity sensing circuit is made using magnets actuating reed switches; these switches are wired into a larger circuit that performs auxiliary functions. The success or failure of such systems is a function of their position. A simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics is conducted to study the position of a reed switch relative to a magnet when the switch opens and closes. Ability to ...
Modeling and Simulation of Artificial Core-Shell Based Nanodielectrics for Electrostatic Capacitors Applications
D. Musuwathi Ekanath, N. Badi, and A. Bensaoula
Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Dept. of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX
The need for high storage capacitors led to the development of polymer based capacitors. Polymers have high processability, mechanical flexibility, electrical breakdown strength and compatibility with printed circuit board (PCB) technologies; but usually have very low permittivity (K). In COMSOL Multiphysics software, the AC/DC module is selected and the In-plane electric currents are applied ...
T. Jayakumar, B. Purnachandra Rao, C. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. Sasi, V. Arjun, S. Thirunavukkarasu
Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
EMSI Section, Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, TN, India
NDE Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
Remote field eddy current (RFEC) technique is a method of detecting defects in ferromagnetic tubes. This is based on low frequency eddy current, which employs an exciter coil and a receiver coil separated by a characteristic distance. The exciter is fed with a low frequency sinusoidal current and the receiver coil senses the perturbation of the magnetic fields caused by the eddy currents in the ...
S. G. Mokros, P. R. Underhill, J. Morelli, T. W. Krause
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada
Steam generators (SGs) are used in CANDU® nuclear reactors as heat exchangers to convert water into steam using heat generated in the reactor core. Ferrous trefoil broach support structures prevent excessive vibration of thousands of SG tubes. A probe that uses pulsed eddy current (PEC) technology has been designed for inspection of support structures, from within SG tubes, to detect and ...
Simulation of a Magnetic Induction Method for Determining Passive Electrical Property Changes of Human Trunk Due to Vital Activities
H. Mahdavi, J. Rosell Ferrer
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
The human body consists of many different types of tissues each with specific passive electrical properties. Vital activities lead to a characteristic change of these properties and geometrical changes. Magnetic induction is a non-contact method which can be used to determine these changes. The method is based on the creation of a primary magnetic field that will produce eddy currents in the ...
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA
We have developed Thor: a pulsed power accelerator for performing dynamic material experiments. The design was aided by using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software with the AC/DC Module and RF Module. Our design process involved optimizing the impedance of the system while maintaining a good margin against electrical breakdown. By using a three-dimensional electromagnetic model of the entire power ...
I. Rodriguez, and J. L. Munoz
The field quality requirements of most particle accelerator magnets are very tight and, therefore, very precise simulations are needed to accurately calculate these devices. CERN\'s ROXIE code is widely used as a reference software to calculate normal conducting and superconducting magnets for particle accelerator applications. ROXIE uses the full vector potential coupled to the BEM-FEM ...
Prototype Probe Development for Liquid Injection Shutdown System Tube Gap Detection by Remote Field Pulsed Eddy Current Technique
T. V. Shyam, B. S. V. G. Sharma, J. N. Kayal
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India
Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) play a prominent role in contributing power for the Nuclear Energy Programme in India. In 540MWe type PHWR reactors, there are horizontally placed Liquid Injection Shutdown System (LISS) tubes for injecting poison into the moderator to clamp down the nuclear power under trip conditions. The Horizontally placed LISS pipes are placed perpendicular to the ...