Thursday 7 February 2013
2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 18:00 GMT (Duration: 1 hour)
The Transformer plays a key role in the electrical grid as it allows for electrical power to be transmitted over long distances at high voltage and low current thereby minimizing transmission loss. Electrical power typically passes through several transformer stages before reaching the consumer. Thus, the potential value of even minor improvements in transformer reliability and performance is huge. Deploying green energy sources like photovoltaic systems, wind power and wave power also poses new challenges to transformer technology. Transformer design and, more generally inductor design, are by nature true multiphysics problems as electrical and thermal effects are important and tightly coupled.
This webinar will explore various approaches to transformer and inductor modeling and features a detailed example where we show, step by step, how to model a transformer with COMSOL Multiphysics.
Product Manager, Electromagnetics, COMSOL
Magnus Olsson received his Ph.D. in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to joining COMSOL, he worked as a consulting specialist in electromagnetic computations for the Swedish armed forces. In 1996 he joined the COMSOL team and since 2001 he has been responsible for the development of COMSOL's products for electromagnetic design.
Technical Marketing Manager, COMSOL
Valerio Marra holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering and received a Ph.D. in Energetic Systems and Fluid Machines Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. He joined COMSOL in 2008 and has worked in both applications, sales and marketing. He is currently the Technical Marketing Manager and works out of the Burlington, MA office.
Dexter is the author of IEEE Spectrum’s online blog The Nanoclast. He has researched and written reports and analysis in the areas of nanotechnology, sensors, IT, advanced manufacturing and economic trends within a number of different industries. He has been the program director for international conferences in the areas of telecommunications, digital content delivery and nanotechnology. In addition to his work at IEEE Spectrum, Dexter is a senior analyst with Cientifica, a UK-based business intelligence company for emerging technologies.
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