CD-adapco™ recently signed a development agreement with JSOL to jointly develop co-simulation methods in the domain to coupled thermal & electromagnetic simulations. The partnership was forged last year, when establishing a data transfer process between the two companies’ simulation codes, passing electromagnetic loss distributions and component temperature distributions. The performance of components within the majority of electromagnetic devices are temperature dependent, therefore, finding the final 5% of an optimum design requires the co-simulation of such processes. Doing so will unleash the final 5% to product designers. A first release is expected in 2015 and the example problems are now being trialed. “We hope that together we can provide smooth and reliable multi-physics/multi-disciplinary simulations with STAR-CCM+ and JMAG for that will benefit our joint customers,” said Takashi Yamada, Manager—Electromagnetic Engineering Group, JSOL.
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