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Force solenoid - magnetite powdered tip

by kirikinny
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Jun12-14, 02:00 PM
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I am designing a solenoid to interact with a magnetite-powder tip. I can't find specifications about the magnetite I am using, and properties seem to depend on factors I don't know. Could you give me a rough estimate (just order of magnitude is fine) of the force give a certain magnetic field B of the solenoid and a tip of area pi*(0.2mm)^2 covered in magnetite powder?

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Jun12-14, 08:19 PM
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A uniform field won't exert a force on the solenoid.

It's the gradient of the field you need.

Assuming an air coil with ~ 100 Gauss and..... I need the volume of the magnetic material, not just the area.
Jun13-14, 11:01 AM
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It says on the pack of magnetite powder: 'Particle size: 95% < 170 mesh (~53)'. We are going 'dip' the tip of the object, having area pi*(0.2mm)^2, into this magnetic powder.

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