Electromagnetic Simulation

Electromagnetism is a highly complex phenomenon which can be observed by solving Maxwell equations. These equations are governed by Gauss Law, Faraday’s laws of induction & Ampere’s law.

Electromagnetic Simulation is technique of solving Magnetic, Electric Fields & Forces acting on Electro-Mechanical devices using finite element approach.

Types of Electromagnetic Simulations

2D/3D Finite Element Analysis

  • Steady State
  • Transient Solver (time domain)

Electrical analysis with coupled mechanical components

  • Complicated electrical control or mechanical parts

 

Coupled thermal and stress analysis

  • Temperature rise & mechanical stress

Design optimization

  • For shape, position and current for a desired force
  • For design alternatives with parametric variables

Few Important Observations which can be obtained from Electromagnetic Simulation

Parameters

  • Force
  • Inductances
  • Magnetic Flux Density
  • Flux Lines
  • Efficiency
  • Core & Frictional Losses
  • Temperatures
  • Current Vector
  • Energy Fields & Vectors

Plots

  • Torque V/S time characteristics
  • Current V/S Time
  • Speed V/S Time
  • Induced Voltages V/S Time
  • Flux Linkages V/S Time
  • Anchor Position V/S Time

Magnetic Flux Density Distribution

 

Advantages of Electromagnetic Simulation

  • Get product insights before physical prototypes are manufactured
  • Pin-point product flaws early in development phase
  • Forecast effects of Design Change on product performance
  • Get product insights before physical prototypes are manufactured
  • Perform Virtual Testing for extreme conditions
  • Optimize product performance