This report presents a method of analysis that may be applied to dynamical systems operating in electromagnetic fields. The investigation focuses in particular on the dynamic response of an electromagnetic shutter system. A derivation of Finite Element Analysis applied to magnetostatics is reviewed. An introduction to photographic exposure calculations is also reviewed. The shutter system is broken down into three models for analysis: a magnetic model, a mechanical model, and a photometric model. The equations of motion are derived, based on the electromagnetic field calculations. The governing equations are analyzed using the Advanced Continuous Simulation Language (ACSL) software, and the uses for the model are discussed.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Camera shutters--Testing--Analysis; Electromagnetic devices--Testing--Analysis
Department, Program, or Center
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)
Newman, Peter, "Dynamic analysis of an electromagnetic shutter system" (1992). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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