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MAGNET Electric
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Table of contents for the Simcenter MAGNET Knowledge Base (KB), with hyperlinks.

__Accessing Support Center content____Application pages____Tutorials____Intros to Electromechanics____Solved issues in past versions____Simcenter TV broadcasts____General____Interface____Geometry____Materials____Coils____Circuits____Boundaries____Meshing____Solving____Adaption____Motion____Results____Parameters____Scripting__

__Induction motor____Brushless DC motor____MAGNET/MAGNET Thermal: Brushless DC motor____MAGNET Suite: Power and drive transformers__

__Infolytica MagNet 7.9____Simcenter MAGNET 2019.1____Simcenter MAGNET 2020.1____Simcenter MAGNET 2020.2____Simcenter MAGNET 2021.1____Simcenter MAGNET 2021.2____Simcenter MAGNET 2022.1____Simcenter MAGNET 2212____Simcenter MAGNET 2212.0001__

- Tips
__Infolytica MagNet/ElecNet/ThermNet/OptiNet rebranded under the Simcenter MAGNET Suite____Change to version format after 2022.1____Modeling process____Application-based help____How to check licensed options____Software Crash: The software silently closes itself without error or displays the error "Simcenter MAGNET has stopped working"____Blank error message after solving a model for a long time____"Tips and tricks" guide for HPC use__- Installation
- Startup

- Possible issues
- Tools

- Reference
__Interface____Manipulating the model view____Selection in the View window____View window drop-down menu____View Properties____Single object properties____Multiple object properties____No-parameter properties____The object tree____Model's drop-down menu____Component's drop-down menu____Miscellaneous interface commands____Modeling Toolbox -- Non-default settings____Window management__

- Tips
- Possible issues
- Tools

- 2D reference
- 3D reference
- Tips
- Import-export
- Other

- Examples
- Drawing
- Extrusion
- Components

- Possible issues
- Tools

- Tips
__Guidelines for the nonlinear B-H curve of permeable materials (soft magnetic materials)____2D capability for conical magnetization____Modeling of anisotropy____Orienting anisotropic materials____Ideal Halbach structures and uniform fields____Resources on hysteresis and demagnetization features____The role of temperature in Simcenter MAGNET____Interpolation of Conductivity and Resistivity between temperatures____Temperature-dependent PM materials and the General material direction type____Approximating the Magnetizing Ratio curve from the B-H curve____When updating the Iron Loss Equation yields Ke = 0____Modeling superconductivity in MAGNET____Property linearization____First-order approximations for laminated cores____Accurate modeling of laminated cores____Modeling powdered core materials____The 3D Jiles-Atherton hysteresis model: tips for success____Choosing the Weak or Strong PM material type____Possible pitfalls of complex permeability____UserDefinedMaterials.xml version updated from 1.8 to 2__

- Examples
__Nonlinear isotropic__- Permanent magnets

- Possible issues
__"Select All Components" of a given material fails expectations____2D solver validation allows off-diagonal tensor terms____How does the Material X axis default?____Confusing Hysteresis property page____Interpolation of Weak-type demagnetization curves (not linearized)____Weak PM materials should not be linearized by default__- Superconductivity

- Tools

- Tips
__Summary of 2D coils____Conductor treatment in 2D analysis____Coil errors____The new coil capability in Simcenter MAGNET 2020.1____Connecting solid conductors to multi-turn stranded coils____Foil-type coil capability____Virtual stator____Litz wire modeling____Symmetric coils____Coil field generation____Transient response____Shielding coil____Litz coil____Nonlinear inductor____SolverComputesFluxLinkageOfSolidCoils__

- Examples
- Possible issues
- Tools

- Tips
__Summary of circuits____Current and voltage sign conventions____The Diode circuit component____Capacitor charging and discharging____Basics of switches____Basics of current- and voltage-controlled switches____Basics of position-controlled switches____Voltage-limiting a current source____The Commutator circuit component____Circuit errors____Circuit file____Simulink__

- Examples
- Possible issues
- Tools

- Tips
__Symmetry and mirror images____Global vector forces on partial versus full models____Body forces versus component forces in partial models____Example of 3D coil manipulations in a partial motor model____Static solving of all static positions of an odd-periodic model____The non-linear Surface Impedance approximation____Integrated losses on Surface Impedance boundaries____The PEI boundary for segmented magnets in a BLDC motor____Insulating Surface Impedance (SI) components from touching conductors____Coils and circuits____Uniform field____Open boundary tool__

- Examples
- Possible issues
- Tools

- Tips
__Structured meshing____Error codes 155006 and 145009____Properties of the mesh view layer____Meshing tolerance____Noise removal in sensor problems____Mesh log file____Skin depth__- 2D meshing
- 3D meshing
__Rules of per-component extrusion meshing____Meshing thin round wires in 3D____Per-component extrusion meshing for quasi-2D devices____Minimizing 3D volume meshing time for complex structures____Workarounds for missing mesh layers____Efficient Transient 3D simulation of small skin depths in linear conductors____Internal meshing error 145501____Stop code 145559: Could not correct self intersection____Error code 145560: Surface meshing failure____Using the STEP format to overcome error code 145560__

__References__

- Examples
- Possible issues
- Tools

- Tips
__Solving accuracy____Solving accuracy: example____How to refine a 2D model____Solver options____Solver Progress dialog____When the (relative) Newton tolerance is not sufficient____Nonlinear material treatment in time-harmonic solves____Material B-H AC options compared____Reducing the start-up transient of a voltage-driven single-phase system____Reducing the start-up transient of a voltage-driven three-phase system: the Flux method____Reducing the start-up transient of a voltage-driven three-phase system: the Time-Harmonic method____Checking 2D and 3D models against each other____Magnetic/electric fields at corners____SolverIgnoresEddyCurrents____Static solving of AC problems____Boundary relations____Solver log file____Parameters____Solver errors__

- Possible issues
__Issues with re-solving____Static solvers and AC problems____Solvers silently override model setups____Models with CSG components and a cached mesh will not run in the HPC solver__

- Tools

- Tips
__Example of mesh adaption__- Possible issues
__Number of adaptive steps is off by one____Transient problem stopped during adaption cannot be re-started__

- Tools

- Tips
- Examples
__Modeling features____TEAM problem 30 - 2D____TEAM problem 30 - 3D____2D example of multiple degrees of freedom____3D example of multiple degrees of freedom__

- Possible issues
__3D Type B Motion Limitation____Last point of motion-related PWL is not graphed if Value is Periodic____Motion solver confused by start position outside bumper limits____Case of zero bumper restitution appears unreliable__

- Tools

- Tips
__Available time-harmonic fields____Post-processing of JxB in time-harmonic solutions____Verifying power balance in a solution____VBScript code to probe a field____VBScript code to integrate a field____Using the Field Extractor extension to probe a field____Validation of the Global FFT tool____Difficulties in sampling fields____Sampling the radial B field in a motor air gap____The difference between Seamless and Assembled interface types____Monitoring force accuracy via force balance____Normal and tangential fields____Customization____Magnetic moments____Non-ambiguous arrow plots of nodal force magnitudes____The Permeance coefficient field____E fields in Simcenter MAGNET__

- Examples
- Possible issues
__Logarithmic scaling of Y axis also erroneously done to the X axis__- Fields
__Surface force arrows erased when updating solution (error 100018)____Logarithmic and exponential color scales can be hard to read____Logarithmic and exponential color scales disagree with Field probe____JxB at Angle is not as expected____Misleading E field in stranded coil with strand area____Cannot display fields after installing a new version of Simcenter MAGNET__

- Forces
__Model has two bodies but the Force tab reports only one____Body Force page and Solver Log differ - Case 1__

- Tools

- Tips
__Summary of parameters____Predefined functions for parametric expressions____Rules of parameter inheritance____Setting a parameter value on multiple objects____Setting a range of parameter values____Tracking trends cleanly by parameterization____Transformed component copies do not retain parameter expressions____Avoiding the loss of parameterization____Imported models____Reference____Temperature____Non-standard profiles__- System parameter lists
__Model____Component____Component face____Component edge____Component vertex____Coil____Winding____Sources____RLC____Diode____Switch____Current-controlled switch____Voltage-controlled switch____Position-controlled switch____Commutator____Boundary condition____Motion component__

- Examples
- Possible issues
__Change to ProblemGenerationMode should not influence re-solve decisions____Inheritance suppression does not work for some parameters____Two component parameter tooltips mistaken on default values____Parameterization can be unexpectedly wiped out__

- Tools