Ansys Maxwell and Icepak Two-Way Coupling (Part 1) — Lesson 3

This lesson is the first part of the simulation procedure for electrothermal two-way coupling between Ansys Maxwell and Ansys Icepak.  

This lesson shows how to enable and add a thermal modifier to Maxwell, which is necessary to enable two-way coupling between Maxwell, an electromagnetic-based solver, and Icepak, a fluids-based solver. Temperature-dependent properties in the Maxwell design must be enabled and defined for at least one component. Material resistivity and conductivity are functions of temperature, so a proper temperature coefficient must be used while assigning a thermal modifier. 

This lesson guides you through a step-by-step procedure to prepare a Maxwell model for thermal simulation using Icepak by enabling temperature dependence and assigning thermal modifiers via the material properties.

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