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  1. jdiab11

    Problem with Ansys Maxwell "current leak to the air"

    Hi everyone, I am currently trying to simulate an electric plasma arc (tip to tip configuration), same as the one shown in the picture here, I made the vacuum region such as it is 50% from the sides, and touches the current in and out region However when I run the analysis, I am getting the...
  2. Kahraman

    Ansys Maxwell Simulation - Torque Fluctuating

    Hello everyone I simulated the eddy current brake of 2 1000-turn coils with 5 amp excitation in Ansys Maxwell, but the torque fluctuates. How can I overcome this problem? If you want to see it in more detail, you can download the project from the link. "" (Sorry for any language errors)
  3. Valentin1999

    Ansys Maxwell error when moving a magnetic core and a copper cylinder with a hole

    Hello. I have a magnetic core and a copper cylinder with a hole. I ask the cylinder to rotate and the magnet to move from left to right. I want to calculate Foucault currents in a copper cylinder, but an error appears. "Failture in handing multiply connected region to eddy current. 1. Band...
  4. H

    How Can I Simulate Induced EMF in a Coil Using Ansys Maxwell?

    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum. I'd like to know how I could perform a simulation to find the induced EMF in a coil placed closer to a current-carrying conductor. I'm not sure how I should model the coil. I tried modelling it as a solenoid but the solenoid exceeds my required length when I enter...
  5. Y_G

    Ansys Maxwell - Coordinate System Limitations

    Hi everybody, I encountered a problem simulation of permanent magnets (PM) in Ansys Maxwell. There are many PM in my simulation and I need to define for each of them a proper coordinate system (CS). But I could only defined 255 CS. After that I can create new CS but It won't be possible to...
  6. zand10000

    How to model "LITZ" or "STRANDED" coils and windings

    In Simulation of transformer and electrical motors in software like ansys maxwell we usually have to model conductors, but does it matter how to draw them? I use Ansys software for finite element simulations. Maxwell, Simplorer, RMXpert and other toolboxes. but I always have a doubt on how to...
  7. okara61

    A Coil excitation adjustment on 3D Ansys Maxwell transient analysis

    Hi. I am making a 3D Ansys Maxwell project to design DC electromagnet. My model as in attached pictures. I have couple of questions. 1- How important the width value of sheet of coil terminal? Altough I did not change number of conductors and current of coil, changing the width of sheet of the...
  8. piyushverma

    Ansys Maxwell: Transient generator simulation torque fluctuation

    I am working on an axial flux generator design, I consisits of 2 rotors and one stator, there are 6 pole pairs and 9 coils. Here is my simulation setup The three phase windings are connected in star configuration through Maxwell circuit. I created two bands enclosing each rotor and then united...
  9. Y_G

    Optimetrics simulation of a coil and moving permanent magnet in Ansys Maxwell

    I'm trying to simulate a Magnetostatic problem. In my model there are two coils and a reciprocating permanent magnet. I defined a parameter, Xpm (movement of permanent magnet) in x direction to imply the reciprocating movement of permanent magnet like a piston. Xpm = f(t). I defined "t" as sweep...
  10. SalahAhmed03

    Sٍٍhort circuit simulation using ANSYS Maxwell

    How to make a short circuit in stator winding of electrical machine using ANSYS Maxwell? Any information will be highly appreciated.
  11. H

    Can i draw a helical coil around a rectangular core in Ansys maxwell?

    I am doing core loss calculations in Ansys Maxwell for a project, in which I need to draw a helical coil around a rectangular core to get a more realistic model. But I haven't really found any helpful material. I don't know if its possible, but if it is I would really appreciate your help. Thank...
  12. khaled_omar

    Validation issue in ANSYS MAXWELL regarding boundaries and excitations

    I am facing this error disabling from obtaining magnetic field observation anyone has an idea on what I should do to avoid this error? At least one of the following boundaries needs to be specified: Vector potential, Balloon or (odd)Symmetry. the work is so basic just inject currents as a...
  13. H

    Ansys Maxwell Simulation- Torque Fluctuating

    Hi guys! I do have a problem in ansys maxwell simulation of a generator. The moving torque (which represents electromagnetic torque) fluctuates around zero which is not correct. Induced Voltages are ok. How can I fix this problem?
  14. SalahAhmed03

    Modeling an Induction motor in ANSYS Maxwell 2D

    Hii Friends. I was trying to model an Induction motor in ANSYS Maxwell 2D. The final output of Transient torque (negative torque) looks like shown below. The input passed is a sine wave current with 120 deg phase shift. Any Suggestion will be highly appreciated
  15. E

    How to Read Properties in Ansys Maxwell Using GetPropertyValue?

    Hello How can i read Properties from Electronic Desktop? I think, i has to use the GetPropertyValue methode, but i don't know how to parameterize. As example the speed parameter. This parameter can be wirtten als follows, but how is it read? oDesign.ChangeProperty Array("NAME:AllTabs"...
  16. A

    Ansys Maxwell Simulation - Evaluation of Eddy currents in a Vessel

    Hi, guys, I am developing a simulation in Ansys Maxwell. I set up my simulation in the "transient mode", and I would like to evaluate the eddy currents that arise in a metal Vessel. The currents rise to a flat top in 20 ms and then after 20 ms in the flat top, it decreases to zero in 20 ms. I...
  17. A

    Time dependent current input in Ansys Maxwell 3D

    Hi guys, I am new to this phorum and Ansys Maxwell as well. I am trying to pass as an input a time dependent current, but I really do not know how to do it. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? Cheers, Alessio
  18. S

    Ansys Maxwell -- How do I add a permanent magnet into my simulation?

    hi all I am going to do a project in ansys maxwel, actually i need to add a magnet and i know i have to do it with add material. my magnet is NdFeB . i give the material from net, actually i can not valid them because they are different in value. I need to calculate Mu(permeability ) and I nedd...
  19. O

    Defining a BH loop in Ansys Maxwell?

    Does anyone have an idea how to insert a BH loop like the one I have attached in Ansys Maxwell and not get an error like in the other picture which is also attached? I have seen it multiple times in different texts but can't define one myself without getting this annoying error. Also the...
  20. J

    Getting very low flux linkage in ANSYS Maxwell

    I'm new to ANSYS Maxwell and I'm trying to follow the inductance calculation example in the user's guide. The results for the inductance are pretty close but the value of flux are very low. What cause this? What should I do?
  21. O

    How to define a hysteresis loop in ANSYS MAXWELL?

    I am trying to simulate an electric motor in ansys maxwell software, but I can't define the whole loop in four quadrants for the material used in the rotor however it is essential to do this since the motor is of hysteresis type and works on the principle of working point moving all around the...
  22. M

    Ansys Maxwell -- how to ground an insulator?

    Can anyone guide me about how to ground an insulator using Ansys Maxwell 2015?
  23. M

    Ansys Maxwell Query: Error "current leak to the air"

    how the error "current leak to the air" in the Ansys Maxwell can be removed? although there is no error in the validation process
  24. H

    Ansys Maxwell Modeling of Switched Reluctance Motors

    Hi Everyone i'm new member of Physics Forums, my research field is about Switched Reluctance Motors i have question about Optimetrics in Maxwell! my question is: How can Optimize Design Parameters ( like Outer and inner Diameter of Stator and Rotor or Embrace of them) of a Switched Reluctance...
  25. I

    Leakage Reactance of a three phase power transformer using Ansys Maxwell

    Hello all; I am trying to calculate leakage reactance of three phase power transformer . I am using Ansys Maxwell final element solution to analyse it. The software gives me total energy and linkages and self and mutual inductances.By using this quantities how can ı compute leankage reactances...
  26. ajbroadbent

    Curved Mesh on Symmetry Boundary in ANSYS Maxwell 3D

    I figured this would be the best place to ask as there doesn't seem to be a FEM/Simulation specific sub-forum here, but I am looking for some help regarding mesh generation in ANSYS Maxwell. I have an array of "micro-needles" that I am applying a voltage to in order to determine the electric...
  27. I

    Ansys Maxwell simulation problem

    I am using Ansys 18.2 Maxwell 2D to analyze a transformer by using transient and magnetostatic solvers. Normally the analyses were completed correctly and took time like a half an our . But right now the simulations are comleted suddenly(in few seccond) and there is no error no result and no...
  28. P

    Ansys Maxwell: Boundary definition

    Hello, I am trying to find a Magnetostatic(3D) solution for my design. My design consist of a coil embedded in Ceramic material developed by LTCC technology. I am below queries: 1. Is it important to define a material"Insulating"? How it will affect the Inductance of the system and the...
  29. S

    "Lump count inconsistency" error message in ANSYS Maxwell

    Hello there Im really stucked with my model in ansys Maxwell. it has an important error saying the following : [error] Separate operation failed due to lump count inconsistancy. Found 1 lumps instead of expected 20 and I don't really know what does it mean! I have searched all over the...
  30. Khang Vu

    Ansys Maxwell Magnetic Transient Help

    I am trying to simulate a linear eddy current brake. To do this, I am modeling my brake as a single magnet moving above an aluminum plate. I plan to measure the drag force on this magnet and calculate my braking force as a superposition of single magnets. Here's my current setup: Model: A...
  31. Omokhafe

    Co-Simulation of PMSM using ANSYS MAXWELL and Simplorer

    Hello everyone. Am working three-phase PMSM using Ansys Maxwell and Simplorer. I created the design iin2D Maxwell and trying to co-simulate with Simplorer. Simulation completed with execution error. I would be very grateful if anybody can kindly let me know to resolve this issue.
  32. whatphysics

    Ansys Maxwell simulation taking too long

    simulation doesn't seem to be progressing. always stuck at this stage, see progress bar. any ideas how to solve? thanks! (btw I am trying to simulate it to get results of inductance for the copper coil)
  33. R

    Ansys Maxwell- Transient torque fluctuating problem

    Hii Friends, I was trying to model an Induction motor 5 KW in ANSYS Maxwell. The final output of Transient torque looks like shown below. It fluctuates with average torque almost equal to zero Nm. The input passed is a sine wave current with 120 deg phase shift. Any Suggestion will be highly...
  34. R

    How to Connect Coils in Series in Ansys Maxwell 3D?

    Hello everyone, wondering if you can give some help with ansys Maxwell 3D modelling. I'm working on the design of a new type of transformer and according my drawings and calculations I need to physical connect (not mutually-inducted) three coils in the secondary side of the transformer, they...
  35. S

    Why can't i get values in my data table in ansys maxwell?

    i'm quite new to ansys maxwell and i was trying to simulate coils for wireless power transfer for my project. after watching some tutorials, i was able to verify my model and actually got all checks but when i try to create data table there were no values inside ... does anyone know why is this...
  36. M

    Ansys Maxwell Contact Resistances

    Hello everyone, I am using Maxwell 16.2 with no chance to get an update. I want to do a 3D design Eddy Current Simulation to find out the Joule losses of my single phase GIS design. An important factor for the joule losses that I need to insert is the contact resistances of the several...
  37. Y

    ANSOFT Maxwell getting the radial component of the B-Vector

    Hi Guys, I am modelling a simple Magnetic field in ANSOFT Maxwell 15.0. My geometry is a linear array of ring magnets (NdFe30) and spacers (iron) (OD-25mm, ID-13mm). they are arranged in a co-axial fashion and in alternating order (spacer-magnet-spacer-magnet-spacer ect.) and the magnets are...
  38. P

    Help with 3axis Helmholtz Coil

    First of all, hello to all of you. My question is, I want to simulate 3-axis Helholtz Coil in Maxwell 3d. I made some models of it, but I am not sure I got all right - especially ration of coils in x-y-z and their current excitation. Second, i'd like to see H field, or B field plot if some of...
  39. E

    Material definition problem in ANSYS Maxwell

    HI Guys, I am getting an error in Ansys Maxwell that says Maxwell2d solver, process solver2d: Internal Solver Error: 'In the Material: M270-35A_12 , the SLOPE of the End Two Points in this BH curve is 56519.1, which is more than 2 times of Mu0; This may lead to a non-physical solution...
  40. Bharat


    Dear all I am doing a simulation of a 3 phase transformer. I am adding the excitation using external circuit in Simplorer , I am getting these error ! Can somebody comment on the error . An external simulator couldn't be setup for simulation. (12:01:33 PM May 02, 2017) Simulation completed...
  41. E

    Ansys Maxwell problem -- band around coil is a difficult geometry?

    Hey Guys, through the past years you helped me a lot. But now i have to ask my first question. I am simulating a solenoid, a very easy one, with a core and a coil. And a translational band (2mm). The only problem is, that i cannot put the band correctly because my solenoid is in a housing, the...
  42. B

    Calculate the inductance of thick solenoid by ansys maxwell

    hello, how we calculate the inductance of thick solenoid by ansys maxwell ..!:wideeyed:
  43. GauravU

    Open circuit test of 3 phase transformer in Ansys Maxwell

    Hi all, I am designing a three phase 11000/433 Volts Delta/Star 50 Hertz transformer in Ansys Maxwell. It has 792 turns in 6 layers on HV side (132 turns per layer) and 18 turns in 2 layers (9 turns per layer). The resistance as I have calculated is 0.1325 ohms per phase of HV winding and 5.57...
  44. M

    Ansys Maxwell mechanical rotation problem

    Hie all. I want to implement an electromechanical system in maxwell. According to its sample projects,in order to define rotational movement, I should define a "Band" object that encloses all rotating parts. The problem is that in my problem the Band object can't be a non-hollow cylinder. I mean...
  45. Devraj Dutt

    ANSYS Maxwell Optimetrics Error Handling

    A common problem with optimization of machines is that occasionally, some of the variable combinations will not be geometrically feasible. For example, if magnet angle is being parameterized in an IPMSM, it might be that at some point, the magnet skews so much that it juts out of the rotor...
  46. R

    How to design coil terminals for maxwell3D transient?

    In magnetostatic simulation model I design the winding as a volume of copper and assign a single plane on the volume of copper as current excitation terminal to define the winding current value and its direction. In transient model when I am creating coil terminal for a winding, I need to...
  47. M

    Using Simplorer and exporting to ANSYS Maxwell

    Hi everybody Actually I drew my external circuit at simplorer 11 but now don't know how to export external circuit from simplorer 11 to ansys maxwell 16,please help me. thanks
  48. mr.93

    Maxwell 2d (ANSYS): Bldc motor simulation

    Hi all I have few questions in bldc motor simulation in maxwell 2d: - I need help in loss calculation,I exported a bldc motor in rmxprt to maxwell 2d after entering core properties and w/kg data in 50hz,in 2d checked stator and rotor in set core loss and checked (consider core loss effect on...
  49. K

    Ansys Maxwell: Set solution context error

    I have to created a Current Transformer by Ansys Maxwell 15. I set Boundaries, Excitations, Mesh Operations, and Analysis correctly. Finally, I select the menu item View > Set Solution Context, the Set View Context is appeared, and I want set Time to "0s" but it shows only "-1". I don't...
  50. densaface

    Why is the Lorentz force calculated in Ansys Maxwell so low?

    Why is the Lorentz force calculated in Ansys so low? According to the formula F=B*I*l, it is supposed to be at least 1000 times higher. The model is really simple: a magnetically conductive plate in a static magnetic field inducts the magnetic field from the surrounding space, which makes its...