Peter Newman


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

Publication Date


Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)


Torok, J.

Advisor/Committee Member

Ghoneim, H.

Advisor/Committee Member

Kempski, M.


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: TR272 .N48 1992


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