Multiphysics Modeling of Power Switches

Power switches of all types and sizes play many important roles in our everyday lives, from turning on cellphones to safely interrupting the current flow from a large power transformer.

In this presentation, we will discuss how you can model switches with COMSOL Multiphysics, in particular when more than one type of physics is involved. One such scenario that we will be looking at is structural contact and resistive heating in a contact switch, featuring structural mechanics, electric currents, and heat transfer. Another example is a magnetic circuit breaker, with magnetic fields and multibody dynamics.

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Linus Andersson

Technical Support Manager, COMSOL

Linus Andersson is an applications engineer providing technical support within COMSOL and tocustomers 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.