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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 ...

Finite Element Modeling for Inspection of CANDU® Steam Generators - new

S. G. Mokros[1], P. R. Underhill[2], J. Morelli[1], T. W. Krause[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
[2]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 ...

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 ...

Improving Detection Sensitivity for Nanoscale Targets Through Combined Photonic and Plasmonic Techniques

G. Zhang[1], Y. Zhao[1]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

Photonic technique such as the whispering gallery mode (WGM) is often used for detection of small particles like bacteria and viruses. It offers good detection sensitivity and is advantageous over other detection techniques because the detection can be label free. However, the detection sensitivity may not be sufficient when the size of the detection target is in nanoscale. To change this, we ...

安装在有限大障板上的轴对称扬声器特性的近似计算方法

陆晓 [1], 温周斌 [1],
[1] 浙江中科电声研发中心,嘉善,浙江,中国

使用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 仿真轴对称扬声器一般可采用 2D 轴对称模型,但在这种坐标系下无法建立扬声器测量中常用的矩形障板模型,而选择计算安装在无限大障板上扬声器的声特性,其仿真计算结果又与常见的标准障板上的测量结果在中低频段存在较大差异。 为了使无限大障板上的仿真结果与标准障板(或其它有限大障板)上的测量结果相一致,提出一种方法,利用 COMSOL 软件的 Parameter Sweep 功能,通过多次进行 2D 轴对称的电磁场、结构力学和声学三场耦合的扬声器仿真计算及相应后处理,得到安装在有限大障板上的扬声器正前方的声特性。 采用该方法可在较短时间内比较准确地计算得到安装在任意形状的有限大障板上的扬声器的声压级和谐波失真等特性。如图1和图2所示,采用该方法得到的声压级和总谐波失真曲线(红色),与测量结果(黑色)趋势和细节都比较一致。 ...

Multiphysics Analysis of Inductive Brazing Process using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

A. F. Biju[1], A. Pandey [1],
[1] Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The objective is to analyze temperature rise and distribution in different parts of an inductive brazing process. This process includes multiphysics phenomena - electromagnetic excitation- eddy heating- heat transfer in solids. AC Inductive heating physics coupled to heat transfer in solid including conduction, convection and radiation effects are modeled using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software.

External Field Induced Flow Patterns in Microscale Multiphase Flows

D. Bandyopadhyay[1], A. Sharma[1], S. Timung[1], V. Tiwari[1], T. K. Mandal[1]
[1]Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

The study of multiphase flows inside the microfluidic devices has received much attention recently because of its applications in heat and mass transfer, mixing, microreaction, emulsification and most importantly in MEMS and lab-on-a-chip. We study the influence of an electric field on the interfacial morphologies and their transitions, the phenomenon termed electrohydrodynamics. The literature ...

Electrochemical Study of Potential Materials for Cochlear Implant Electrode Array

N. Lawand[1], V. Lopez[1,2], P. French[1]
[1]Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
[2]Università degli studi di Napoli "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Cochlear Implants (CIs) are implantable prostheses that bypass the non-functional inner ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve with electric currents, enabling deaf people to experience sound again. The CI electrode array sits inside the cochlea close to the auditory neurons. An ideal stimulation material must have low impedance with maximum charge transfer capacity in the electrochemical ...

Investigation on an Encircling Pulsed Eddy Current Probe Performance Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. Majidnia[1], R. Nilavalan[1], J. Rudlin[2]
[1]Brunel University, London, United Kingdom
[2]TWI ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Conventional eddy current techniques have been used to a great extent for detection of surface breaking defects in conductive materials. However, detection of sub-surface defects is limited due to the single frequency and skin effect phenomena. Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) techniques overcome these limitations. This work involves modelling of an encircling coil around a steel pipe with and without ...

Simple Finite Element Model of the Topografiner - new

H. Cabrera[1], D. A. Zanin[1], L. G. De Pietro[1], A. Vindigni[1], U. Ramsperger[1], D. Pescia[1]
[1]Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

In our recent experiments we are revisiting the topografiner technology for the imaging of surface topography with a resolution of a few nanometers. In these new technique called Near-Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (NFESEM), low-energy electrons are emitted from a polycrystalline tungsten tip via electric-field assisted tunneling. In order to characterize and improve the ...