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Sensitivity Optimization of Microfluidic Capacitance Sensors

S. Satti[1], M. Baghini[1]
[1]Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

As a part of a lab-on-chip-device, more often it is required to measure dielectric constant of the fluid. For this purpose it is necessary to develop a sensor whose size is compatible with microfluidic channel. The work, presented in this paper, studies effect of the parameters influencing sensitivity of such a sensor and ultimately optimizes these dimensions to maximize the sensitivity. We ...

A Study on Uniformity of a Magnet - new

P. Das[1], A. Reza[1], A. K. Sikdar[1], R. Bogi[2], A. Nandi[3]
[1]Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
[2]Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
[3]Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Penning ion trap is a device used for three-dimensional confinement of ions for high precision nuclear and atomic physics studies. In a Penning ion trap, superposition of a strong homogeneous magnetic field and a weak quadrupole electric field confines the ions in a very small region. The uniformity and stability of magnetic field determines the confinement duration. An electromagnet has been ...

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 ...

Dynamic Simulation of a Coaxial Magnetic Gear Using Global ODE's and the Rotating Machinery, Magnetic Interface

M. Ostroushko [1], W. Zhang [1], W. M. Rucker [1],
[1] Institute of Theory of Electrical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

The coaxial magnetic gear is a good alternative to classic mechanical gears. The magnetic gear has high mechanical durability, overload protection and lower noise, than a mechanical gear [1,2]. A static model of a magnetic gear [3,4] is used for simulation of the magnetic fields and mechanical forces in the steady state. For the dynamic characteristic of the magnetic gear, i.e. a run-up, slowing ...

Multiple Solutions in the Theory of DC Glow Discharges

P. Almeida, and M. Benilov
Departamento de Física. Universidade da Madeira, Portugal

It was suggested long ago that a theoretical model of a near-cathode region in a DC glow discharge admits multiple steady-state solutions describing different modes of currrent transfer. Even the most simple self-consistent models should admit such multiple solutions. In the present work, these solutions have been calculated for the first time with COMSOL Multiphysics.

Features and Limitations of 2D Active Magnetic Levitation Systems Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics

A. Piłat
AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland

This elaboration presents the Active Magnetic Suspension (AMS) and radial Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) as a representative of the Active Magnetic Levitation Systems (AMLS). The laboratory test rigs are analyzed in the 2D space. The control algorithm as well as the motion dynamics are implemented directly in COMSOL Multiphysics. The discussion on features and limitations is provided to show an ...

3D Multiphysics Modeling of Bulk High-Temperature Superconductors for Use as Trapped Field Magnets - new

M. Ainslie[1], J. Zou[1], D. Hu[1], D. Cardwell[1]
[1]Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

The authors are currently investigating the use of bulk high temperature superconductors as trapped field magnets (TFMs) in order to increase the electrical and magnetic loading of an axial gap, trapped flux-type superconducting electric machine. In electric machines, the use of superconducting materials can lead to increases in efficiency, as well as power density, which results in reductions ...

Influence of Voltage Type and Polarity on Electric Field Distribution Along a Polymeric Insulator

Arshad [1], Dr. A. Nekahi [1], S. McMeekin [1], M. Farzaneh [2]
[1] School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
[2] Canada Research Chair on Atmospheric Icing Engineering of Power Networks (INGIVRE), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

Electric field distribution along an insulator surface is of prime importance for the long term performance of insulators. In this paper electric field and potential distribution along a standard 33 kV polymeric insulator were investigated under different pollution conditions. Effect of voltage type and polarity on the electric field and potential distribution under contaminated conditions were ...

Understanding Ferrofluid Spin-Up Flows in Rotating Uniform Magnetic Fields

S. Khushrushahi, and M. Zahn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

A fully filled sphere of ferrofluid has constant demagnetizing factors in all three Cartesian directions such that when subjected to a uniform external rotating magnetic field the internal field is also uniform, and ultrasound measurements give no observable flow. Non-uniform magnetic fields or a non-uniform distribution of susceptibility are necessary conditions for ferrofluid spin-up flows in ...

Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling of Magnetic Flux Leakage Technique for Detection of Defects in Carbon Steel Plates

W.S. Singh, S. Thirunavukkarasu, S. Mahadevan, C. Mukhopadhyay, B.P.C. Rao, and T. Jayakumar
Non Destructive Evaluation Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam Tamil Nadu, India

Three-dimensional finite element (FE) modeling of magnetic flux leakage (MFL) technique has been performed using COMSOL 3.4 for prediction of leakage fields from surface and sub-surface defects in a 12 mm thick carbon steel plate. The tangential and normal components of leakage fields have been predicted to study the influence of defect location and depth on the detectability of sub-surface ...