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QuickField Analysis for Electro-Thermal Design

QuickField Analysis for Electro-Thermal Design

ActiveField allows designers of electromagnetic devices to more comprehensively model a real device or process following initial investigation using the QuickField API. ActiveField also allows creation of Front End Applications that can be routinely re-used to design devices of a class, for example inductors and transformers in the power electronic industry.

This webinar presents some methods for handling non-linear and temperature dependent electromagnetic properties, and cross-coupling QuickField magnetic and thermal solvers along with analytical methods to more completely predict the performance of wound components. An elementary ferrite cored inductor has been selected to demonstrate the methods.

  • Watch recorded webinar parts:


    1. Simple inductor problem setup

    2. Programming with MS Excel

    3. Results calculated

    4. Live code operation

    Q & A

  • Watch online on YouTube:
    Part 1. Intro. Overview of induction heating challenges. What is QuickField simulations
    Part 2. Simulations in electrothermal design. Overview of webinar problems.
    Part 3. Ferrite cored inductor model and simulations. Geometrical model. Labels and properties. Non-linear materials.
    Part 4. Finite-element simulation. Solving the problem. Visualization of the results. Animation.
    Part 5. Magnetic material data sources.
    Part 6. ActiveField as API to QuickField. Code overview. Prototype problems, chain of problems.
    Part 7. Multiphysical coupling in the code.
    Part 8. Code of ActiveField application review. Illustrating code.
    Part 9. FEA results presentation with ActiveField. Running the code and presenting its results graphically. Further visualization of the results.
    Part 10. ActiveField code performance discussion.
    Part 11. How QuickField works while the code runs.

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