The Transcient 2D with Motion solver (TR2D/Motion) adds a new velocity capability to the range of solvers in the MagNet 6 FEA simulation software. The solver is applicable in both translationally symmetric and axisymmetric devices. The solver includes coupling to the mechanical equations of motion, therefore, the movement of the components of a device is accurately simulated. The mechanical effects include, among others: friction, inertia, mass, springs, and gravitation. The solver is an extension of previously released transcient 2D (TR2D), but adds the capability to determine the mechanical effects such as torque acting on a rotor and friction and windage losses in each step.
September 5, 2000