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The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. You can download ready-to-use tutorial models and demo apps with step-by-step instructions for how to create them yourself. The examples in the gallery serve as a great starting point for your own simulation work.
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Eddy Currents in a Cylinder

An AC coil surrounding a metal cylinder induces eddy currents in the cylinder. The driving current in the coil can be specified in two ways: either as an external current density or as equivalent surface currents. In the first case, the skin effect can be studied by giving the coil a non-zero conductivity.

Transient Modeling of a Capacitor in a Circuit

A transient model of a capacitor is solved in combination with an external electrical circuit. The finite element model of the capacitor is combined with a circuit model of a voltage source and a resistor. A step change in voltage is applied, and the transient current through the capacitor is computed and compared to the analytic result.

Electromagnetic Forces on Parallel Current-Carrying Wires

This model shows a setup of two parallel wires with a constant current running through both. Their cross-sections are successively reduced until a set force per unit length is reached.

Integrated Square-Shaped Spiral Inductor

This model considers a square inductor that is used for LC bandpass filters in MEMS systems. The simulation calculates the self-inductance. The first step in the modeling is to compute the currents in the inductor. These currents are the source for the magnetic flux computations, carried out in a second step.

Mutual Inductance and Induced Currents in a Multi-Turn Coil

The mutual inductance and induced currents between a single turn primary and twenty turn secondary coil in a concentric coplanar arrangement is computed using a frequency domain model. The secondary coil is modeled using a homogenized approach which does not explicitly consider each turn of the coil. The results are compared against analytic predictions.

Eddy Currents 3D

Induced eddy currents and associated thermal loads is of interest in many high power AC applications. This example is of general nature and illustrates some of the involved physics as well as suitable modeling techniques in the AC/DC Module. In this model a metallic plate is placed near a 50 Hz AC conductor. The resulting eddy current distribution in the plate depends on the conductivity and ...

Inductive Heating of Copper Cylinder

The induced currents in a copper cylinder produce heat that in turn change the electrical conductivity. This means that the field propagation has to be solved simultaneously with the heat transfer through the cylinder and surrounding system. This model shows this coupling between eddy currents and heat transfer as a tutorial example.

Magnet Falling Through Copper Tube

A cylindrical magnet falling through a copper tube induces eddy currents on the tube walls, which in turn, create a magnetic field that opposes the magnetic field of the magnet and induces a braking force that opposes the motion of the magnet. This model computes the velocity of the magnet after it is dropped, as it reaches its terminal velocity at which the magnetic braking force equals the ...

Induction Currents from Circular Coils

A time-varying current induces a time-varying magnetic field. The magnetic field induces currents in neighboring conductors. The induced currents are called eddy currents. In this model, the phenomenon is illustrated by a time-harmonic field simulation as well as a transient analysis, where the eddy currents resulting from the source being switched on are studied. Two current-carrying coils ...

Rotating Machinery 3D Tutorial

This is a tutorial how to set up electric machinery in 3D using a combination of the magnetic fields and magnetic fields no currents interfaces.

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