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Miniature parallel ECT: a preliminary study using COMSOL

Abd Rashid, Wan Norhisyam and Mohamad, Elmy Johana and Abdul Rahim, Ruzairi and Mahmad Ameran, Hanis Liyana and Abdullah, Jaafar and Mohamad, Mimi Mohaffyza and Hashim, Hairulazwan and Shaib, Mohd Fadzli and Marwah, Omar Mohd. Faizan (2015) Miniature parallel ECT: a preliminary study using COMSOL. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (17). pp. 37-41. ISSN 2180-3722

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The usage of Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) is not limited to the imaging of mixtures in process equipment, it also can be used to measure the concentration profiles of component, and in certain case ECT is being used to investigate the boundaries and phase sizes within vessels and pipelines. There are quite a number of type of ECT sensors such as circular structure, square structure, concentric -annulus and parallel structure which are used for particular applications. In this paper, a study was carried out in order to investigate the behavior of electric field on the miniature parallel ECT. Simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics are being done to study the effect of increasing the size of the test object and the effect of increasing the permittivity of the test object. The results show that (1) the electric field lines relatively follow the phantom shape corresponding to the increasing of the size of the phantom and (2) the electrical field lines seems to bend more around the when the permittivity increases. Presented simulations establish first step of investigation, however already proved its usefulness for ECT performance model validation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: miniature parallel ECT; COMSOL; parallel sensor
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:40
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8133
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