Simulation of Electromagnetic Fields with Ansys Maxwell
Simply attracting - magnets, coils, and their effect
From magnetostatics to magnetodynamics: Learn, how to easily model and simulate magnets, coils, etc.
Whether the task is linear drives for automation technology, actuators and clutches for automotive applications, inductive charging for electric vehicles, guides and gates for sorting systems, or permanent magnet brakes and sensors for the pitch regulation of the rotor blades of ...
Our offer in detail
This training is offered as a 3-day course or alternatively as
a self-paced eLearning course, in which you should invest a total of 3 learning day(s) with your own time allocation.
01 “Necessary” theory and overview
- Application areas for Ansys Maxwell
- Motivation: Permanent magnet brake
- The solver in Maxwell
- Where can I get support when it goes wrong?
02 Modeling and meshing
- Model construction directly in Maxwell
- Geometry orientation and coordinate systems
- Boolean operations
- The rules of geometry modeling
- The meshing process in Maxwell
- Workshop: Static force effect with linear conditions
03 Magnetic materials in Maxwell
- Modeling ferromagnetic materials: linear and non-linear
- BH curves: How to insert them into the material manager
- Workshop Sheet Scan: Transferring a scanned BH characteristic curve to a data file
- Laminated materials: Integration into Maxwell 2D and 3D
- Permanent magnets (PM): Linear and non-linear, orientation
- Demo Magnet Skew: Helical magnetization
- Including temperature dependency
- Workshop: Static force effect considering temperature dependency and non-linearities
04 Simulating static magnetic fields in Maxwell
- Modeling electrical sources
- Boundary conditions: Purpose and definition
- Calculated values: Magnetic field energy, inductance, force/moment
- Displaying field variables: Scalar and vector plots in plane and 3D space
- Sectional views of field distributions
- Workshop: Permanent Magnet Brake (static)
05 Eddy Current Analysis
- Applications: Inductors, transformers, contactless battery charging
- Adaptive meshing for skin and proximity effects
- Insulation Boundary (M3D)
- Demo Stray Losses: Transformer
- “Desired eddy current” workshop: Contactless current transfer
- “Parasitic eddy current workshop”: High losses
06 Transient electromagnetic analyses
- Sine/cosine definitions for sources
- Datasets for time-, distance-, or speed-dependent signals of any form
- Linking the mesh link from static simulations
- Solver settings
- Workshop: Transient Switching Operations
07 Including Mechanical Movements
- Forms of motion and their definition
- Geometric setup: Moving parts – Object groups
- Mesh rules for translation and rotation
- Demo: Linear motor
- Workshop: Linear and Rotating Movements (Constant Speed)
08 Evaluation tools
- Solution information following a simulation
- Convergence check: How good is the solution?’
- Fields Calculator: For user-defined results
- Animating parametric and time field patterns
- 3D plots
- Simulation Reports
- Workshop: Hall Effect Sensors
09 Parametric study of design variants
- Parametrization options
- Geometry variations
- Excitation variations
- Parametric setup
- Material variations
- Workshop: Parametric Design of a Permanent Magnet Brake
10 Electric circuits and magnetic losses
- Circuit editor connecting the windings
- Circuit editor component library
- Parametrization in the circuit editor
- Computing iron losses (eddy current and transient solver)
- Applying the Steinmetz model
- Workshop: IPM Synchronous Motor
11 Maxwell couplings
- Ansys Maxwell link to Ansys Mechanical: Thermal, mechanical, feedback iterator
- Workshop: Reed Switch
- Workshop: Stationary Induction Heating
- Summary and outlook
12 Consolidate knowledge and ensure transfer
Now you have a better understanding of your own tasks and know how to tackle them with Maxwell. We summarize the most important points again and give you the opportunity to reflect on important questions in order to consolidate your new knowledge.
Whether the task is linear drives for automation technology, actuators and clutches for automotive applications, inductive charging for electric vehicles, guides and gates for sorting systems, or permanent magnet brakes and sensors for the pitch regulation of the rotor blades of a wind turbine – the development of all of these actuators and measurement applications can only be reliably carried out with simulation. In this course you will get to know the possibilities of simulating electromagnetic components with Ansys Maxwell.
Project and development engineers in electromagnetics, research staff, and students interested in efficiently acquiring relevant & practical knowledge of using Ansys Maxwell.
Electromagnetic alternating effects (e.g. attenuations and eddy currents) or non-linearity (e.g. saturation) complicate the understanding of systems on an analytical basis. In this seminar, you will learn all procedures required for precise and fast resolution of electromagnetic solutions, including a solenoid valve example, providing knowledge that you can subsequently apply to your own models.
Dr.-Ing. Jörg Neumeyer
Lester Pena Gomez
Dr. techn. Rene Fuger
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To get a clear impression of our online learning format, we offer you a trial allowing you access to the starting module of an eLearning course of your choice. No costs, no cancellation period or anything similar. Moreover, with this free test access you can check all the technical requirements for a smooth learning process. You can easily request the free module from any eLearning course.
Each online course day comprises four eLearning modules. You should ideally allow 90 to 120 minutes of uninterrupted learning time for each module. This will allow you to acquire the knowledge provided by a module and to consolidate it through quiz questions and Ansys exercises. By dividing each module into micro learning units, you can also make good use of smaller time windows, such as on your commute.
A prerequisite for accessing the learning content of booked eLearning courses is obtaining access to the CADFEM learning platform. This is valid for 24 months and can be extended. During this time, you’ll be able to access your numerous videos, PDF documents and quizzes at any time.
Dr. sc. Jörg Helfenstein
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