April 15, 2021 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. CEST

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COMSOL Day: AC/DC

See what is possible with multiphysics simulation

Join us for this 1-day event to learn about how simulation can be used to develop your low-frequency electromagnetics applications. You will have the opportunity to meet with COMSOL technical staff and COMSOL users from industry where AC/DC phenomena is integral, such as for motors, generators, transformers, and small inductive devices. We will also discuss coil modeling, electromagnetic heating, rotating machinery, and electrical circuits.

We welcome both experienced COMSOL Multiphysics® users and those who are new to the COMSOL® software to attend COMSOL Day: AC/DC. The sessions will focus on modeling techniques, and you will learn about the software features and best practices for specific topics. In a panel discussion, COMSOL users from industry will provide perspective on the importance of simulation for their applications.

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Schedule

10:30
Welcoming Remarks
10:40

The AC/DC Module is designed for low-frequency electromagnetics modeling. As an introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics® and this type of modeling, this session will investigate the phenomena and demonstrate some of the key features and techniques included in the AC/DC Module, such as coil modeling, inductive heating, electric motors, electrical circuits, and the efficient modeling of thin layers.

11:15
Parallell Session
From Coils to Transformers

Looking at industrial applications, coils (or inductors) are found everywhere. Examples include converters and motors, as well as smaller devices such as mobile phones and headphones. This session starts with an overview of the different coil types you can model in COMSOL Multiphysics® and works toward the most prominent industrial application — the transformer. In the second part, we will cover multiphysics simulations and how they can help you predict the actual performance of your transformer.

Electromagnetic Shielding

Whether you want to protect your sensitive electronics from interference or reduce high-voltage fields around your power station, you need electromagnetic shielding. The AC/DC Module comes with a variety of boundary conditions useful for modeling the thin geometries that are involved. In this session, we will cover dielectric and magnetic shielding with linear and nonlinear materials, and look at how you can model the shielding efficiency versus the frequency.

12:00

Industry organizations will showcase how they are using multiphysics simulation to improve products and solve problems.

Panelists include:

  • Anders Berqvist, Volvo Cars
  • Giovanni Betti Beneventi - Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions S.p.A.
  • Fabian Scheuren, Scheuren Simulation & Consulting GmbH
  • Magnus Olsson – COMSOL
12:45
Break for Lunch
13:15
Parallell Session
Electromagnetic Heating

Turn on a power switch and you inevitably get heating. Joule and induction heating are easily the most common multiphysics phenomena in low-frequency electromagnetics, and this session will show you how to model them. We will cover the basics, such as analyzing how conductive or induced currents create heat, as well as more complex applications, including heating a moving mechanical part or the effect of the Curie temperature.

Tech Café: Magnetic Material Models

Ferromagnetic materials are at the heart of motors, transformers, inductors, and many other electromagnetic devices. A challenge with simulating these applications and devices is to consider the variable and nonlinear properties of ferromagnetic materials, such as magnetic saturation, hysteresis, and anisotropy. Join us in this Tech Café to discuss and ask questions to COMSOL technical staff about techniques for modeling magnetic materials and phenomena, such as iron loss estimation, using Steinmetz or Bertotti loss models for fundamental frequency and harmonics, and explicit hysteresis modeling.

14:00
Parallel Session
Modeling Electric Motors

In this session, you will learn about using COMSOL Multiphysics® to model induction and permanent magnet electric motors. We will cover simulating the static, transient, and frequency-domain electromagnetic fields that arise around magnets and coils, which make up these motors, and further introduce various ways of modeling magnetically permeable materials. You will also see how the AC/DC-based physics in electric motors can be coupled to heat transfer to calculate cooling requirements, as well structural mechanics and acoustics behavior to predict noise.

Tech Café: Electromagnetic Forces

Accurately calculating electromagnetic forces and torques is a key element in many electromagnetics-based models, for instance, in electric motor modeling. What techniques are available for calculating electromagnetic forces in the AC/DC Module? How can you estimate and improve the numerical accuracy of the calculated forces? This will be demonstrated and discussed during this Tech Café session.

14:45

Cable modeling is important for a wide range of applications in the power & energy industry. In recent years, dramatic improvements have been made in designing and optimizing these applications, through engineers simulating them with COMSOL Multiphysics®. Now, with the advent of the Application Builder, sophisticated cable models can be packaged into easy-to-use simulation apps, making the advantages brought by modeling accessible to all engineers and technical operatives in your organization.

To conclude COMSOL Day: AC/DC, this session will consist of live demonstrations and showcase examples from industry where HVDC applications have been simulated through models and with apps. We will discuss specific topics, such as twisted periodicity, magnetic armors, bonding types, dielectric loss, thermal effects, and more.

15:30
Concluding Remarks

COMSOL Speakers

Anna Juhasz
COMSOL
Anna Juhasz works with global technical support at COMSOL's Swedish office, where she specializes in Electromagnetics. Before joining COMSOL in 2004 she received her masters in engineering physics from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Linus Andersson
Technical Support Manager
Linus Andersson is an applications engineer providing technical support within COMSOL and to customers worldwide, specializing in electromagnetic and acoustic simulations. Linus joined COMSOL in 2003, after receiving his MS degree in engineering physics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and completing his diploma thesis at CERN.
Durk de Vries
COMSOL
Durk de Vries is the technical product manager for the AC/DC Module at COMSOL. In addition to AC/DC, he works with the RF and Wave Optics modules. Before joining COMSOL in 2013, he did research on RF cavities and low-frequency electromagnetics at the Particle Accelerator Institute in Groningen and the University of Eindhoven.
Cesare Tozzo
COMSOL
Cesare Tozzo has been with COMSOL for over ten years and is the technical manager for the Italian office and product specialist in the electromagnetics development group. He has a PhD in physics from the University of Trento and studied quantum statistical mechanics as a postdoctoral researcher at Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.
Roman Obrist
Applications Engineer
Roman Obrist is a technical sales and applications manager at COMSOL. He received his MSc in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR). There, he was a scientific researcher and project leader in the Computational and Applied Electromagnetics Group, dealing with customer-related research and teaching tasks.
Per Backlund
COMSOL
Per Backlund has been with COMSOL since 1995. He has devoted his professional career to technical computing and has introduced the concept of simulation to a large number of organizations and industries.
Niklas Rom
COMSOL
Niklas Rom is a senior technical customer representative. He has a track record of over 15 years within COMSOL and has been responsible for the teams developing the fluid flow, chemical engineering, and structural mechanics products. In the past he has also been the head of global customer support and training. Niklas received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Panelists

Anders Bergqvist
Volvo Cars

Anders Bergqvist has worked with electromagnetics simulation and modeling of magnetic materials for 30 years. He is currently employed at Volvo Cars, working primarily with simulations related to electromagnetic compatibility.

Giovanni Betti Beneventi
Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions S.p.A.

Giovanni Betti Beneventi is a development engineer at Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions S.p.A., Italy, dealing mainly with the modeling and simulation of induction heating applications. He received his PhD in micro- and nanoelectronics from Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, and was a postdoctoral researcher on semiconductor device simulation (TCAD) at University of Bologna, Italy. Before joining Tetra Pak in 2017, he worked for about 10 years on the physics-based modeling and simulation of emerging nonvolatile memories, advanced field-effect transistors, and low-frequency electromagnetic devices.

Fabian Scheuren
Scheuren Simulation & Consulting GmbH

Fabian Scheuren founded Scheuren Simulation & Consulting GmbH in 2018 and has customers in a variety of different industry sectors. His work covers low-frequency electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and structural mechanics models. Prior to being a simulation consultant, he worked in the automotive sector, where he optimized electromagnetic and thermal designs. Before that, he was part of the COMSOL team in Göttingen, Germany, for several years. He has more than 10 years of experience working with COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Magnus Olsson
COMSOL

Magnus Olsson joined COMSOL in 1996 and currently leads development for the electromagnetic design products. He holds an MSc in engineering physics and a PhD in plasma physics and fusion research. Prior to joining COMSOL, he worked as a consulting specialist in electromagnetic computations for the Swedish armed forces.