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Accurate Magnet Computer Simulator

  1. Nov 8, 2008 #1
    Does anybody know of an online application, or a program, or anything that can simulate accurately magnets and how they interact? Like a simulator.

    Thanks very much. ^_^\/
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2008 #2
    Hi Draven and the others!

    The full answer is: an FEM program. But then, the only ones I know cost 1000s of Usd [if somebody knows a free or cheap one, I'm interested!]

    Cheaper answer? This depends on what you hope to do, maybe you could tell a bit more? Computing torques and forces when distances are bigger than dimensions of permanent magnets or ironless coils doesn't even need a computer. But at short distances, or with ferromagnetic materials added, solving is indeed difficult, and needs precise geometric models of your parts. Such a program is best integrated with a 3D-CAD.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2008 #3
    You can download the student version of Maxwell by Ansoft.

    http://www.ansoft.com/maxwellsv/
     
  5. Nov 11, 2008 #4
    Thank you guys. =)

    My needs are relatively simple. I think it's already going to work, and since it will be relatively cheap to test in real life, I'm going with that.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2008 #5
    I hope you are not inventing a perpetuum mobile.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2008 #6
    Perpetual motion?

    I don't disclose the nature of any of my inventions until I've tested them and found that they've worked, in any case I won't be posting anything on anything I've made, on this site, because I'd rather not have any of my ideas stolen.

    Right now I still haven't tested my invention.
    :shy:
     
  8. Nov 15, 2008 #7
    Hopefully your invention shall dramatically advance the human infrastructure and take us to great depths beyond the beyond...Good Luck.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2008 #8
    Hmm. Sarcasm?

    If not, thanks, lol.

    If it works it'll be quite interesting.
     
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