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Progress in Numerical Simulation of HIIPER Space Propulsion Device

P. Keutelian[1], A. Krishnamurthy[1], G. Chen[1], B. Ulmen[1], G.H. Miley[1]
[1]University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA

HIIPER is an experimental space propulsion device using a helicon and an IEC as a plasma generation and acceleration stage, respectively. There is an experiment in progress, but for true rapid iteration and to model the performance of the engine, COMSOL is a strong candidate for fulfilling these roles and continuing with the project until its production phase. The simulation is built with very ...

Dynamic Electromagnetic Analysis of Guitar Pickup Aided by COMSOL Multiphysics

T. Furukawa[1], H. Tanaka[2], H. Itoh[1], H. Fukumoto[1], M. Ohchi[2]
[1]Saga University, Saga City, Saga, Japan
[2]Chiba Institute of Technology

In transient analyses of electromagnetic fields with moving media, it is difficult to grasp the phenomena theoretically in the same manner of the convective heat diffusion since the treatment of the coupled problem with the field and dynamics must be necessary. In this presentation, we illustrate the dynamic magnetic flux patterns in the electric guitar pickup, where the string will move over ...

Simulating Experimental Conditions of the HIIPER Space Propulsion Device

A. Krishnamurthy[1], G. Chen[1], B. Ulmen[1], D. Ahern[1], G. Miley[1]
[1]University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

The Helicon-Injected Inertial Plasma Electrostatic Rocket (HIIPER) is a two-stage electric propulsion system comprising of a helicon plasma source and an inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) device for plasma production and acceleration, respectively. Several diagnostics such as a Faraday cup, spherical Langmuir probe, and gridded energy analyzer have been developed for analyzing various ...

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 ...

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 ...

Calibration of MHD Flow Meter using COMSOL Multiphysics

S. Sahu[1], R. P .Bhattachryay[1], E. R. Kumar[1]
[1]Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

There is limited option for non-intrusive flow measurement of liquid metals at high temperature. Liquid metal flowing in a conduit along with the transverse magnetic field induces emf in the liquid metal. The emf developed; which has linear dependency on flow velocity; can be used for flow velocity estimation. In case of conducting conduit the emf can be measured at the conduit wall. The main ...

Design of an Electrodynamic Levitation System with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

H. P. Ferreira[1], A. Endalecio[1], E. Rodriguez[1], R. M. Stephan[1]
[1]Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Levitation has found important applications in several areas of engineering, from microgravity to transportation systems. Electrodynamic levitation consists of the interaction of a varying in time magnetic field – provided by an alternating voltage supplying a coil or a moving permanent magnet. The main applications of this technique are MagLev trains and magnetic bearings. The electrodynamic ...

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 ...

Effect of Electrical Field Distortion on Particle-Particle Interaction Under DEP

G. Zhang[1], Y. Zhao[1], J. Hodge[1], J. Brcka[2], J. Faguet[2], E. Lee[2]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
[2]TEL U.S. Holdings, Inc., U.S. Technology Development Center, Austin, TX, USA

In using DEP for particle manipulation, researchers often use a formula to calculate the DEP forces in which the forces are proportional to the particle radius to the third power. This formula assumes that the electrical field, E, will not be affected by the presence of a particle, no matter what the actual size and the dielectric property of the particle are. This work confirms that the ...