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How to simulate transformers

Hello and welcome to this short blog on the simulation of transformers in Opera. Starting with the very basics of transformers, in an ideal world different windings on primary and secondary circuits produce transformed voltages and currents on the output compared to the input according to very simple calculations.

Visiting Oxford for the 2017 EUGM

In the middle of June a group of design engineers, scientists and researchers from across Europe will visit Oxford for the OperaFEA European User Group Meeting. But what can they expect from the location of this year’s meeting?

How to simulate synchronous reluctance machines

This blog will discuss how to design synchronous reluctance machines in Opera. Here is some sample geometry of a typical Synchronous Reluctance, or SyncRel, machine, showing a cross-section of the laminations.

Webinar: Optimize the design of your induction machine

In this webinar, we looked at different Opera capabilities that allow the full simulation and design of induction machines. We will discussed the latest advances in the model definition and solver technology which speed-up the process of analyzing and optimizing this machine type. The induction machine is the most widely used type of electrical machine. [...]

How to simulate superconducting corrector coils in accelerator magnets

By Chris Riley  Welcome to this blog on modelling superconducting corrector coils with OperaFEA simulation software. We will start with a little bit of history.  The Opera software has links back to the Rutherford laboratory’s Computer Applications Group that began developing computer methods for the design of particle accelerator magnets in the late 1960s. The [...]

How to analyse ion beam devices

If we consider a general ion device, in terms of simulation, what components might we encounter? Very often we have a source of particles – occasionally the particles that are eventually required, but more often, they are electrons or ions in a lower ionization state than needed.

European User Group Meeting 2016

Held in the centre of the historic city of Amsterdam, at the Radisson Blu hotel, the 2016 European User Group Meeting offered attendees the opportunity to explore Dutch culture and atmosphere with ease, encouraged by Marcel Kruip of Siemens Magnet Technology, the User Group Chairman.

How to simulate superconducting systems

Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly zero electrical resistance, and expulsion of magnetic fields, occurring in certain materials when cooled below a characteristic critical temperature. Superconductivity was first discovered over 100 years ago by super cooling Mercury to 4.2 K.

Hyperloop: getting there faster

By David Layzelle The 20th century has bought us some magnificent advances in the world of vehicles and transport.  From aircraft and helicopters to submarines and ships that traverse the oceans with ease, to land vehicles that have become correspondingly faster, safer, and more reliable.  Rail travel has been comparatively stable with changes including the [...]

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