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Inductive Heating of a Steel Billet

A squared billet made of steel is introduced into a coil operating at low frequency. The process is used in order to make the temperature in a section of the billet homogeneous, since it loses energy faster through the edges than through the lateral boundaries. It is shown here that heating at such a low frequency is not efficient for overheating the edges, although is is very efficient for ...

Inductance of a Power Inductor

Power inductors are a central part of many low-frequency power applications. They are, for example, used in the switched power supply for the motherboard and all other components in a computer. Computer simulations are necessary in the design of such inductors. This model calculates the inductance from specified material parameters.

Electrodynamic Bearing 3D

This model illustrates the working principle of a passive electrodynamic bearing. An electrically conducting rotor rotating in a magnetic field produced by a permanent magnets induces eddy currents on the conducting rotor. The eddy currents, in turn, produce a magnetic field that opposes the magnetic fields by the magnets and induces a force that opposes the motion of the rotor. The radial ...

Capacitive Micromotor

This tutorial shows how to model a 2D capacitive micromotor. The motor consists of a rotor and a stator made of polysilicon. The cogs of the stator are subjected to a time-varying pulsed voltage such that the voltage on adjacent cogs vary by a phase difference of 2p/3. As a result, a time-varying torque acts on the rotor thereby rotating it about its center. This model shows how to use an ...

Magnetically Permeable Sphere in a Static Magnetic Field

A sphere of relative permeability greater than unity is exposed to a spatially uniform static background magnetic field. Two formulations are used to solve this problem, and the differences between these are discussed. The field strength inside the sphere is computed and compared against the analytic solution.

Cold Crucible

A cold crucible is used for the manufacturing of alloys that require a high degree of purity, like titanium alloys for the aeronautic industry. The cold crucible in this model is made of several water-cooled copper sectors that form the container in which the alloy is manufactured. The harmonic current flowing in the coils will induce a current in the crucible flowing in the opposite ...

Linear Magnetostrictive Transducer

This tutorial shows a 3D model of a magnetostrictive transducer. The magnetostrictive core is made of Terfenol-D. The material behavior is assumed to be linear but magnetomechanically coupled. The core is surrounded by a coil. The transducer housing is made of a ferromagnetic material. The model is solved on a one-quarter symmetric geometry. The static model is solved for different values of ...

Electric Shielding Comparison

The electric shielding boundary condition is meant to approximate a thin layer of highly conductive material that provides an additional current path tangential to a boundary. This example compares the electric shielding boundary condition to a full-fidelity model and discusses the range of applicability of this boundary condition.

Magnetic Prospecting of Iron Ore Deposits

Estimating center-of-mass coordinates and the spatial extent of iron-rich layers helps decrease the cost of exploration. Magnetic prospecting is applicable for doing this for certain types of iron ore deposits. Passive magnetic prospecting relies on accurate mapping of local geomagnetic anomalies – deviations from the natural magnetostatic fields based on the magnetic dipole of the Earth. ...

Magnetotellurics

Magnetotellurics is a method for estimating the resistivity profile of the Earth's subsurface using the natural electromagnetic source provided by the ionosphere. This model was defined by Zhdanov et al. in a study published in 1997. In this article, various scientific groups compared software performance on the same models. This is the model called COMMEMI-3D-2, which has become one of the ...

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