Infolyticas F.E.M tool for electromagnetic analysis

  • MagNet : MagNet, the leading electromagnetic field simulation software for over 25 years, has helped hundreds of engineers and designers worldwide accurately model and analyze the performance of their devices.

  • ElecNet : The leading electric field simulation software tool. Designers easily model the most complicated devices and accurately predict their behavior.

  • ThermNet : ThermNet simulates the temperature distribution of specified heat sources. Full integration with MagNet provides accurate results for coupled electromagnetic-thermal analysis needs.

  • OptiNet : OptiNet is a truly innovative tool for optimizing electromagnetic or thermal devices, using both continuous-valued and discrete-valued variables: no other software of this type on the market has this capability.



MagNet

  • Easy to use intuitive interface for faster model building and analysis
  • Integratable into any design process for multi-physics analysis
  • Motion modeling supports multiple moving components with arbitrary direction (multiple degrees of freedom)
  • Circuit modeler for simulating loads and drives
  • Simulation results computed accurately and rapidly, increasing efficiency and productivity
  • Powerful parameterization capabilities available for "What-If" analysis

MagNet Solvers
Static 2D/3D Time Harmonic 2D/3D Transient 2D/3D Transient with Motion 2D/3D
  • Computes the static field in and around specified DC current distributions and permanent magnets
  • Eddy currents are not taken into account
  • Computes the quasi-static time harmonic field in and around sinusoidal current-carrying conductors
  • Analysis performed at a single frequency in the complex domain
  • Phase difference effects caused by induced eddy-currents are taken into account
  • Computes the quasi-static time varying magnetic field in and around current-carrying conductors
  • Time lag effects between the fields and the sources caused by induced eddy-currents are taken into account
  • Uses second-order time stepping from instant to instant
  • Computes induced currents due to motional effects and allows for coupling with other mechanical components
  • Supports multiple degrees of freedom
  • Supports multiple motion components

Features
Geometric Modeler Material Modeler Scripting
  • Supports 3D solid modeling construction of components
  • Users can build a library of components to reuse in multiple designs
  • Multi-Sweep function makes creating complex geometries painless
  • Full Boolean operations (union, subtracting and slicing) for 3D solid modeling
  • Easy importing and exporting of SAT and DXF files
  • Optional modules for CATIA, STEP, IGES, Pro/E and Inventor file Import/Export
  • Includes Infolytica's default library of materials for use as a permanent reference
  • Materials are stored with the model to simplify design sharing
  • Create user-defined materials (both editable and read-only) by inputting the following parameters: Magnetic Permeability Electric Permittivity Magnetic losses Thermal Conductivity Electric Conductivity Resistivity Mass Density Specific Heat Capacity
  • Based on Microsoft's ActiveX technology, users can automate repetitive tasks and customize settings
  • Write script files from scratch or use our Script Recording Tool
  • Interoperability allows for communication with other software applications such as:
    • Linking to a spreadsheet program for further post-processing computations
    • Transfer of data to other simulation tools for multi-physics analysis

Meshing and Adaption Boundary Condition Parameterization
  • Supports both automatic and user defined mesh generations
  • Adaption tools to automatically identify the areas where the mesh needs improvement or refinement
  • Skin depth analysis and highly anisotropic volume elements for fine meshes
  • Users can choose which boundary condition for unknown field behavior is best suited for their model
  • Boundary conditions can also reduce simulation latency for symmetrical structures
Perform multiple numerical experiments on a given model painlessly by allowing materials, geometry, boundary conditions and more to be varied through a user defined range of values (both numeric and algebraic)

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ElecNet

  • Easy to use intuitive interface for faster model building and analysis
  • Integrate into any design process for multi-physics analysis
  • Advanced geometric and material modeling capabilities for highest accuracy
  • Simulation results computed accurately, rapidly resulting in an increase in productivity and efficiency
  • Powerful parameterization capabilities available for "What-If" analysis
  • Easy to use intuitive interface for faster model building and analysis

ElecNet Solvers
Electrostatic 2D/3D Current Flow 2D/3D Time Harmonic 2D/3D Transient 2D/3D
  • Determines the static electric fields produced by specified DC voltages and charge distributions
  • Determines the current densities produced by specified DC voltages on electrodes in contact with conducting material.
  • Determines the time-harmonic electric fields produced by specified AC voltages.
  • Analysis is performed at one frequency, in the complex domain
  • Determines the time varying electric fields produced by specified voltages that vary arbitrarily in time.
  • The analysis involves time-stepping from one instant to the next over the time frame of interest

Features
Geometric Modeler Material Modeler Scripting
  • Supports both extrusion-based and 3D solid modeling construction
  • Users can build a library of components to reuse in multiple designs
  • Multi-Sweep function makes creating complex geometries painless
  • Floating conductors are modeled as their exact physical problem and not replaced with a material that has a very high permittivity in order to impose a net zero charge (as other tools do). This approach is accurate, straightforward and gives a faster solution time.
  • Optional modules for CATIA, STEP, IGES, Pro/E and Inventor file Import/Export
  • Includes Infolytica's default library of materials for use as a permanent reference
  • Materials are stored with the model to simplify design sharing
  • Create user-defined materials (both editable and read-only) by inputting the following parameters: Electrical Conductivity or Resistivity Electrical Permittivity Magnetic Permeability
  • Thermal Conductivity Mass Density Specific Heat Capacity
  • Based on Microsoft's ActiveX technology, users can automate repetitive tasks and customize settings
  • Write script files from scratch or use our Script Recording Tool
  • Interoperability allows for communication with other software applications such as:
    • Linking to a spreadsheet program for further post-processing computations
    • Transfer of data to other simulation tools for multi-physics analysis

Meshing and Adaption Boundary Condition Parameterization
  • Supports both automatic and user defined mesh generations
  • Adaption tools to automatically identify the areas where the mesh needs improvement or refinement
  • Skin depth analysis and highly anisotropic volume elements for fine meshes
  • Users can choose which boundary condition for unknown field behavior is best suited for their model: Ground, Flux Tangential or Thin Resistive
  • Boundary conditions can also reduce simulation latency for symmetrical structures
Perform multiple numerical experiments on a given model painlessly by allowing materials, geometry, boundary conditions and more to be varied through a user defined range of values (both numeric and algebraic)

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ThermNet

  • Simulates the temperature distributions caused by specified heat sources in the presence of thermally conducting materials and convective/radiative boundary losses.
  • Two way coupling with MagNet for heating effects due to eddy current and hysteretic losses in the magnetic system
  • Specify the amount of power that is dissipated in each component in the form of density
  • Easy to use and intuitive interface helps expedite building and analyzing your model
  • Advanced geometric and material modeling including temperature dependent material properties
  • Parameterization capabilities allow for "What-If" analysis

ThermNet Solvers
Static 2D/3D Transient 2D/3D Coupled EM 2D/3D
  • Determines the steady-state temperature distributions caused by specified heat sources, in the presence of thermally conducting materials and convective/radiative boundary
  • Determines the time-varying temperature distributions caused by specified heat sources, in the presence of thermally conducting materials and convective/radiative boundary
  • The analysis involves time-stepping from one instant to the next over the time frame of interest.
  • Iterative coupling to magnetic static or time-harmonic analysis to predict the temperature distribution caused by iron and eddy-current losses, and the corresponding temperature effects on electrical conductivity and magnetic material properties.
  • User can control how frequently the magnetic analysis is repeated.

Features
Geometric Modeler Material Modeler Scripting
  • Supports both extrusion-based and 3D solid modeling construction
  • Users can build a library of components to reuse in multiple designs
  • Easy importing and exporting of SAT and DXF files
  • Enable and Disable option for selecting which features to use/ignore in either MagNet or ThermNet when performing coupled simulations
  • Optional modules for CATIA, STEP, IGES, Pro/E and Inventor file Import/Export
  • Includes Infolytica's default library of materials for use as a permanent reference
  • Define the magnetic and electric properties of a material at different temperature values
  • Materials are stored with the model to simplify design sharing
  • Create user-defined materials (both editable and read-only) by inputting the following parameters: Thermal Conductivity Specific Heat Capacity Mass Density
  • Based on Microsoft's ActiveX technology, users can automate repetitive tasks and customize settings
  • Write script files from scratch or use our Script Recording Tool
  • Interoperability allows for communication with other software applications such as:
    • Linking to a spreadsheet program for further post-processing computations
    • Transfer of data to other simulation tools for multi-physics analysis

Meshing and Adaption Boundary Condition Parameterization
  • Supports both automatic and user defined mesh generations
  • Adaption tools to automatically identify the areas where the mesh needs improvement or refinement
  • Mesh adaption in ThermNet is independent of the magnetic solver adaption, since the two meshes need not be the same. The convergence tolerance is set of the change of an energy related global quantity
  • Skin depth analysis and highly anisotropic volume elements for fine meshes
  • Users can choose which boundary condition for unknown field behavior is best suited for their model
  • Boundary conditions can also reduce simulation latency for symmetrical structures
Perform multiple numerical experiments on a given model painlessly by allowing materials, geometry, boundary conditions and more to be varied through a user defined range of values (both numeric and algebraic)

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OptiNet

  • Works with MagNet, ElecNet or ThermNet models
  • Both Continuous and Discrete optimizer
  • Evolutionary strategy for searching that is very efficient, even for a large number of parameters
  • Built-in and customizable scripts for objective functions and constraints
  • Sensitivity analysis for evaluating the global variations of the design variables

Features
Optimization Approach Design Variables Constraints
  • User selects the design variables to be optimized
  • Evolutionary-based Stochastic search approach is fast for a large number of variables and reduces risk of being caught at a local minimum
  • All single-valued, numerical parameters of a model drawn in MagNet, ElecNet or ThermNet are taken as design variables
  • Sensitivity analysis determines the influence of design variables on performance
  • Constraints are weighted, indicating their importance to overall solution
  • Both Model-based and Solution-based constraints
  • Constraints templates are included

Objectives Optimization Progress Report and Results
  • Multiple objectives for a problem are supported, each is assigned a weight to indicate their importance.
  • Objective functions template are included
  • Overall performance improvement is evaluated as a sum of all weighted objectives and constraints
  • During optimization: goal, design variables, objectives and constraints evolution is displayed
  • Stop feature ends optimization but keeps report with all solutions
  • For each solution: goal, variables, constraints & objectives values and time to solve are given
  • Create an animation of the metamorphosis from initial to optimized device
  • Model viewing using the variable values of a selected solution
  • View all solutions computed or only solutions with improved results

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