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broli December 29, 2012 07:40

Maxwell 3d homopolar generator simulation
 
I've been trying to simulate a homopolar generator but to no avail.
For the folks that don't know what that is, it's one of the first electric generators ever invented.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...raday_disc.jpg

As you can see it's ridiculously simple. However I have no clue how to use the existing tools in Maxwell 3d to get a rotating brush-commutator system going in order to analyze the data, I have used Maxwell 3d before for AC systems but this is completely new.
Is it even possible? Any experts out there that know how? Any help would be appreciated!


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