Intro to Ansys Maxwell — Magnetostatic Simulation

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Ansys Maxwell is an electromagnetic simulation tool that is integrated into the Ansys Electronics Desktop (AEDT). Maxwell is used for analyzing low-frequency electronic devices and machines or when simulating with materials that have a nonlinear BH curve or material anisotropy. It uses various types of solvers to evaluate magnetic and electric fields. This course introduces you to the Ansys Maxwell simulation software tool by reviewing the basic concept of an electromagnetic fail-safe brake (EMB) system.

We will create and analyze both a 3D and 2D model of an EMB system using a DC magnetostatic solver in Maxwell. All the necessary steps required to perform a Maxwell simulation are discussed.

Magnetostatic solvers assume steady-state currents and permanent magnets as excitations. From an application perspective, the steady currents in a winding create steady fields and static flux linkages for each winding.

You will also learn how to use variables so a parametric analysis can be set up to visualize the variations in the output results for a defined input variable range. Finally, we will compare the results between 2D and 3D Maxwell simulations to learn when a 2D or 3D model version should be used.

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