Ansys Maxwell

Low Frequency EM Field Simulation
Ansys Maxwell stands as a versatile EM field solver for electric machines, transformers, wireless charging, and more. Solve static, frequency-domain, and time-varying magnetic and electric fields with ease.

Overview

Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Simulation for Electric Machines

Maximize your understanding of electromagnetic phenomena with Ansys Maxwell’s cutting-edge low-frequency electromagnetic simulation capabilities. Explore nonlinear, transient motion effects on drive circuit and control system designs, utilizing Maxwell’s advanced electromagnetic field solvers. Seamlessly link integrated circuit and systems simulation technology to gain insights into electromechanical system performance early in the design phase.

  • Advanced Magnetic Modeling
  • Multiphysics Couplings
  • ISO 26262 Compliant
  • Bi-Directional CAD Integration
  • Electric Drive Modeling

Ansys Electronics

Slice-Only Technology

Ansys Maxwell’s slice-only technology revolutionizes cyclic repeatability simulations for electric motor applications. By efficiently solving motor slices with non-planar boundary conditions and symmetric mesh, Maxwell delivers accurate results replicated across the full model. Explore how “slice-only” technology helps simulate complex electric motors from this blog: How to Model and Simulate Complex Electric Motors.

Product Specs

Ansys Maxwell offers a trusted simulation of low-frequency electromagnetic fields in industrial components. It includes 3-D/2-D magnetic transient, AC electromagnetic, magnetostatic, electrostatic, DC conduction, and electric transient solvers to accurately solve for field parameters including force, torque, capacitance, inductance, resistance, and impedance.

Reduced-Order Modeling
Co-sim Transient Performance
2D and 3D EM Solvers
Slice-Only Solving
Automatic Adaptive Meshing
Component to System

What's New

January 2024 Release

Enhanced ECAD-MCAD Integration

Conduct NVH analysis on complex flex and rigid PCBs. Ansys Maxwell’s new meshing technology enables ECAD of 3D layout components and MCAD assemblies, enabling electronic engineers to predict EM forces and losses for efficient PCB thermal and NVH analysis.

Shell Elements Modeling

Elevate the accuracy of EM field computation for EMI/EMC and magnetic shielding with shell elements modeling. This advancement expedites design optimization while enhancing computational efficiency for thermal and EM coupling analysis, particularly in EM heating systems.

Resistive Thin Layers Modeling

Ansys Maxwell’s latest capability enhances the accuracy of electric arc simulations, reducing simulation time in power electronics applications, especially for topologies featuring thin layers of conductors.

Applications

Electric Motors

From concept design to detailed electromagnetics, thermal, and mechanical analysis, Ansys electric motor design software facilitates comprehensive analysis of electric motors.

Power Electronics

Solve complex design challenges efficiently with simulation tools, improving performance and fostering innovation in power electronics systems.

Wireless Charging Simulation

Ansys wireless power transfer solutions integrate magnetic, thermal, and electrical system performance, offering comprehensive simulation for wireless chargers.

Capabilities

Optimize Machine Efficiency and Get to Market Faster with Ansys Maxwell Simulation

Ansys Maxwell simulation provides customizable modeling capabilities, automatic adaptive meshing, and advanced high-performance computing technology. Designers can seamlessly solve complete high-performance electromechanical power systems, enhancing efficiency and reducing time-to-market.

Maxwell facilitates the automatic generation of nonlinear equivalent circuits and frequency-dependent state-space models from field parameters. These models can be utilized in system and circuit simulation, ensuring the highest fidelity on SIL (software-in-the-loop) and HIL (hardware-in-the-loop) systems.

With Ansys simulation technology, you can confidently predict the real-world performance of your products, driving business success through innovation.

Key Features

Ansys Maxwell is an industry-leading electromagnetic field simulation software for the design and analysis of electric motors, actuators, sensors, transformers and other electromagnetic and electromechanical devices.

  • Low-frequency EM simulation
  • Automatic, adaptive meshing
  • Multidomain system modeling
  • Expert design interfaces
  • Optimetrics
  • Granta Materials Data
  • ISO 26262 compliant

Automatic, Adaptive Meshing

Ansys Maxwell offers a significant advantage through its automatic adaptive meshing techniques. With Maxwell, you only need to specify the geometry, material properties, and desired output to achieve precise results. Utilizing a robust volumetric meshing technique and multithreading capability, Maxwell's meshing process reduces memory usage and speeds up the solution time. This technology simplifies the process of building and refining finite element meshes, making advanced numerical analysis accessible for all levels of your organization.

Multiphysics Coupling Workflow

Seamlessly integrate Ansys Maxwell's electromagnetic field solvers into Ansys Workbench to analyze complex coupled-physics behaviors, including deformed mesh feedback structures, stress and strain feedback on magnetic properties, EM fluids, and acoustics.

Advanced Magnetic Modeling

Conduct advanced simulation calculations such as core loss calculations, vector hysteresis, four-quadrant simulation for permanent magnets, magnetostriction and magnetoelastic analysis, Litz Wire Loss, and manufacturing effects on loss computation.

Specialized Design Interfaces

Benefit from Ansys Maxwell's specialized interfaces tailored for electric machines and power converters, providing intuitive design criteria and simulation tools for each application.

RMxprt

Automate classical motor performance calculations and generate detailed finite element analysis setups with RMxprt, which automatically generates geometry, motion, mechanical setup, material properties, core loss, winding, and source setup.

Simplorer

A multi-domain power electronics simulator for electrical, magnetic, mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems that seamlessly integrates three fundamental component libraries: circuits, block diagrams, and state machines. Simplorer provides an integrated analysis thanks to its connection with EM (Maxwell, PExprt, RMxprt, Q3D, HFSS) and thermal tools (Ansys CFD, Ansys Icepak).

Simplorer offers comprehensive analysis capabilities, including high-fidelity power semiconductor model characterization for thermal and EMI/EMC simulations. In addition, Simplorer’s model libraries include VHDL-AMS capability and existing controls systems and customer developed models.

PExprt

Power Electronics Expert (PExprt) is a magnetic design and optimization tool for ferrite transformers and inductors including, multi-winding transformers, coupled inductors, and flyback components. PExprt's template-based interface for transformers and inductors can automatically create a design from voltage waveform or converter inputs. The auto-design process considers all combinations of core shapes, sizes, materials, gaps, wire types and gauges, and winding strategies to optimize the magnetic design.

It contains manufacturer libraries for common components. It also combines FEA-based solutions to include skin and proximity effects, and gap effects due to magnetic fringing. Additionally, it calculates winding losses, core Losses, R, L, C parameters and temperature rise, and couples to Simplorer using a frequency dependent netlist for the simulated component.

Maxwell to Motion

Extend electromagnetic interaction to rigid body dynamics by transferring transient electromagnetic forces from Maxwell to Ansys Motion, enhancing overall noise-vibration solutions.

New Time Domain Solver

A new Ansys Maxwell transient solver provides multiterminal conductor support on a single conduction path.

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