Designers of electrical equipment, such as motors, actuators, transformers, and other electric and electromechanical systems will find a myriad of uses for two tools from Ansoft. Version 12 of the company’s Maxwell electromagnetic field simulation software includes a 3D electric transient solver that solves time-varying electric fields due to a transient disturbance, such as lightning strikes on electrical equipment. Version 12 of Maxwell also is equipped with advanced model healing capabilities. This productivity feature will automatically identify and resolve potential problems with geometry imported from popular CAD systems and streamline the solution process.
Additionally, the Ansoft next-generation desktop architecture has been added to the Maxwell 2D solvers. This intuitive, easy-to-use interface offers many new usability enhancements, including advanced 2D modeling, powerful scripting capability and enhanced post-processing.
Also updated is RMxprt, a specialized software program dedicated to the design of electric machines. Version 12 of RMxprt offers the ability to solve three-phase non-salient synchronous machines. The tool also performs automated project setup for Maxwell; and it sports a new wire library allowing motor designers to study the effects of various wire types of a design prior to physical prototype creation.
Maxwell v12 and RMxprt v12 are available for Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Server 2003 Standard Edition, XP Professional x64 Edition, Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux v3 (32 and 64 bit) and v4 (32 and 64 bit), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server v9 (32 and 64 bit) and Solaris versions 8, 9 and 10. For pricing information, contact Ansoft directly.