Co-simulation works for both Flux 2D and 3D and there is virtually no limitation to the parameters that can be shared between the two software tools. Benefits are unlimited and range from the study of load impact (mechanical or electrical loads, thermal effects, etc…) to the design of complex drives (vector control…). Co-simulation capabilities take into account the drive and control with Activate and the electromagnetic device with Flux (2D/3D and skew) such as rotating machines, sensors, transformers, linear actuators
Altair’s comprehensive software for electromagnetic and thermal simulations, Flux can be coupled to the best available 3D analysis software to consider multiphysics and get the most realistic representation of phenomena, and to system level simulation tools to design control strategy. Coupled with Altair’s multi-disciplinary System Simulation tool ACTIVATE, Flux accelerates the engineer’s creativity when designing electric equipment’s or electromechanical devices. The coupling brings improvements to 2D & 3D modelling by considering the environment of the device. It allows performing complete system simulations, based on reduced model extraction or using full co-simulation. This enables users to consider the impact of control strategies and compute the energy efficiency of the global system.