Introduction to Ansys Maxwell

one-day course

This 1-day course provides an introduction to electromagnetic analysis in Ansys Maxwell. This is an application-independent course, so it is useful to engineers looking to use Ansys Maxwell to model a variety of devices, like motors, generators, transformers, solenoids, and more.

The course commences with basic concepts including 2-D and 3-D magnetostatic, eddy current, electrostatic, and transient analyses. In addition to covering the different solvers and the relevant modeling techniques for each, the course will cover ways to efficiently pre- and post-process the engineer’s models in Maxwell, including parametric analyses.

During the course, students will build hands-on skills by setting up and solving a variety of simulation models during the workshop sections.

Workshop 1 – 3D Magnetostatic

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This workshop will discuss how to create geometry in Maxwell and use it to set up a torque calculation in the 3D Magnetostatic Solver.

Workshop 2 – 3D Eddy Current

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This workshop introduces the Eddy Current solver based on a simple example with a disk above a coil. The solver calculates the magnetic fields at a specified sinusoidal frequency. Both linear and nonlinear (for saturation effects) magnetic materials can be used. Also, eddy, skin and proximity effects are considered.

Workshop 3 – 2D Transient Magnetic

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This workshop represents a quick start to using rotational motion. It will cover how to perform rotational motion in Maxwell 2D using a rotational actuator (experimental motor) example. The workshop covers three techniques: large rotation standstill, large rotation at constant speed, and large rotational transient motion.

Section 4- Postprocessing and Parameters

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This workshop will discuss how to use the Maxwell 2D Post Processor. Field plots and calculator operations will be demonstrated on an Eddy Current project. Some examples of postprocessed results in this workshop are contour/vector plots of the B field, graphing the H field magnitude along a designated path, and integrating the copper losses within the coils.



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This workshop describes the steps required to setup a parametric analysis offered through Optimetrics. A simple magnetostatic problem will be used to demonstrate the setup. The coil current and the dimensional length of an iron slug will be varied and the impact of changes in above parameters on the force exerted on the slug will be observed.

Course Enrollment and Schedule

Introduction to Ansys Maxwell