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Analysis of Multiconductor Quasi-TEM Transmission Lines and Multimode Waveguides

S.M. Musa[1], M.N.O. Sadiku[1], and O.D. Momoh[2]
[1]Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA
[2]Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

This paper presents an analysis approach of multicondcutor quasi-TEM lines transmission interconnect in a single dielectric region and multimode waveguides using the finite element method (FEM). FEM is especially suitable and effective for the computation of electromagnetic fields in strongly inhomogeneous media. We illustrate that FEM is suitable and effective as other methods for modeling of ...

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 ...

Traveling Plasma Wave Levitation of Objects Supported by Coanda Effect - new

R. Eisenschmid[1]
[1]OPTIMA pharma GmbH, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Electrostatically excited plasma waves can induce a “plasma wind” in the surrounding media or air. The lifted object has a shape of a flying saucer, just for better illustration. A travelling plasma wave propulsion requires a pre-ionized media around the surface and a travelling electrostatic field. A simplified plasma model was used to set up an EFD (electro fluid dynamic) approach into a ...

Impact of Electro-Convection (EC) on Heat Transfer in Liquid-Filled Containers

A. Pokryvailo [1],
[1] Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation, Hauppauge, NY, USA

Electric field can bring liquid in motion and thus influence heat transfer. Electro-convection (EC) can be caused by electric forces acting on a liquid, even in absence of space charge. Here, we studied heat transfer in a metal vessel filled by oil, with a submersed high voltage electrode serving as source of heat. Physics involved are Electrostatics and Laminar Flow with Heat Transfer. ...

Micro-ARES, the Electric Field Sensor for ExoMars 2016: Atmospheric Interaction Simulations

G. Déprez [1], S. Cardnel [2], O. Witasse [2], F. Montmessin [1], F. Cipriani [2], A. J. Ball [2], F. Esposito [3]
[1] CNRS-LATMOS, Guyancourt, France
[2] ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
[3] INAF-OAC, Naples, Italy

Since 2011, LATMOS has been involved in the development of Micro-ARES, an electric field sensor forming part of the DREAMS science payload of the ExoMars 2016 Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing demonstrator module (EDM). Micro-ARES is dedicated to the very first measurement and characterization of Martian atmospheric electricity. The instrument, a compact version of the ARES instrument ...

Evaluation of the Lightning Strikes on Carbon Fibers Panels for Aircraft Structural Parts

B. De Vivo, P. Lamberti, G. Spinelli, V. Tucci
Depart. of Inform. Eng., Electr. Eng. and Appl. Math. – DIEM, University of Salerno, Italy

Airliners are often subjected to dangerous atmospheric and weather hazards among which lightning strikes represent a threat for flight safety. Recently, the use of Carbon Fibers Reinforced Composites as structural parts in aircrafts as an alternative to traditional metallic materials. Unfortunately, most composites are not able to dissipate lightning currents as the traditional metals. Such ...

Analysis of Forces acting on Superparamagnetic beads in fluid medium in Gradient Magnetic Fields

U. Veeramachaneni[1], and R.L. Carroll[1]

[1]Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

Superparamagnetic micro beads offer some  attractive applications in biological and biomedical fields. Some of the important applications include manipulation and separation of cells, isolation of specific cells, active drug delivery, magnetic cell separation, separation of proteins, and application of mechanical forces to cells, etc. A COMSOL Multiphysics model is developed in 2D ...

Understanding “Mutual Inductance” using COMSOL Multiphysics®

H.A. Ghali[1] and H.A. Rahman[1]
[1]Electrical Engineering Department British University in Egypt “BUE”, El Sherouk City, Egypt

A teaching platform that could be used to help students understand concepts such as; flux linking and mutual inductance has been developed using the AC/DC Module of COMSOL Multiphysics®. This is achieved through the accurate determination of different magnetic flux density components within the proposed geometry. Furthermore, based on the structure configuration, students can use obtained ...

Stress Evolution due to EM in Metal Line Confined: Model and Correlation with Experiments

G. Marti [1], L. Arnaud [2], Y. Wouters [3]
[1] STmicrolectronics & Univ. Grenoble Alpes-SIMAP, France
[2] Cea-Leti Minatec, Grenoble, France
[3] Univ. Grenoble Alpes-SIMAP, Grenoble, France

Electromigration induced failure is one of the main reliability issues for the microelectronics industry. The continuous scaling of the interconnect dimensions leads to higher operating current densities and temperatures, which accentuates the electromigration failure. As a consequence, electromigration still poses challenges for the development of the new technological nodes. Electromigration ...

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 ...