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QuickField analysis for Electromagnetic Plunger design

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QuickField analysis for Electromagnetic Plunger design

QuickField may be effectively used for designing of various electromechanical devices. During this free webinar Mr. Olivier Colin from Ocsimize will show QuickField analysis for electromagnetic plunger design.
He will demonstrate how to modify the model parameters to meet the design specifications, how to perform virtual tests with QuickField, and how to validate the design to avoid or minimize the needs for costly physical prototyping and tests.

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    plunger static characteristic.

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    Part 1. Webinar contents. Magnetic plunger specs. Design and architecture of industrial appliances. Force/Stroke characteristics: which kind of load we can push/pull with a plunger. Timing characteristics. Resistance and inductance of the coil.
    Part 2. Modeling tests: thermal, insulation, mounting. Dynamic and static modeling. Work in QuickField: a simple design. Geometry model, boundary conditions. Data export from QuickField to algebra software. Permeability of plunger. Current density of bobbin.
    Part 3. Choosing the accuracy of simulation. Problem properties. LabelMover for automating serial analysis (to define the plunger design). Contour length of stroke. TCL-scripts to sweep parameters. Derive, MATLAB, Mathcad to analyze data from QuickField results. Drawing graphics.
    Part 4. Plunger datasheet from supplier: size, performance, coil power. Calculating formula: mechanical, electrical. Diameter of winding (wire). Work in QuickField: a more complex design.
    Part 5. Practical use of QuickField. Engineering simulation tips: possibility of linearization, using equivalent circuits. Thermal simulation: heat source, power density, average volume temperatures, time plots.
    Part 6. Insulation model. Tolerance analysis. Results.

    New version QuickField 6.4