• Challenge Simulation EM

    Challenge Simulation EM

    Are you faced with such tasks: Are innovations permanently required? Measurements and experiments not satisfactory? Are physical relationships complex? Time is short? Then we are here for you! On these pages we demonstrate MAGNETICS, an outstanding electromagnetic FE solver product that we develop. MAGNETICS, integrated in NX / Simcenter, well known as NX Magnetics, is a comprehensive FEM software package to simulate and optimize electromagnetic devices. It is perfectly integrated in the Siemens NX / Simcenter™ software system and used by industry Read More
  • Circuit Breakers

    Circuit Breakers

    Outstanding Features for the coupling of electromagnetic, elasticity, motion and thermal allow realistic simulations of circuit breakers and switchgears. The film shows the FEM simulation of a low-voltage circuit breaker. A voltage is applied to a coil (below), whereupon the plunger is pulled into the coil. The four contact bridges (above) are connected to the plunger and then press on their contact partners, whereupon the AC current flows through the lines. The Lorenz forces lead to small mechanical vibrations with Read More
  • High-Frequency


    Thanks to the capability of a full wave solver, the analysis of antennas, waveguides or microwave ovens is another application area for electromagnetic simulation with Magnetics for NX/Simcenter. The picture shows as an general example the model of a microstrip patch antenna and its electric field result. Such antennas are becoming increasingly useful because they can be printed directly onto a circuit board. They are becoming very widespread within the mobile phone market. Patch antennas are low cost, have a Read More
  • Individual Motor Designs

    Individual Motor Designs

    The application to simulate is a linear motor to be used in a future magnetic levitation railway. We publish this with kindly permission by HARDT GLOBAL MOBILITY. Download as PDF Read More
  • Transformers


    This example deals with a three phase medium power transformer. Goal is to find the main characteristics e.g. power and efficiency under normal operating conditions. Download as PDF Read More
  • Lightning Strikes

    Lightning Strikes

    Lightning strikes that occur in wind turbine towers can be analyzed to help for dimensioning of arrestors and to estimate the electric and magnetic field strengths that appear.This example shows how this kind of analysis can be done in Magnetics for NX/Simcenter. The tower is made of steel bars that conduct the lightning current down into the ground. Inside is a cable with an resistor in which we want to analyze the specific energy. Download as PDF Download NX Files Read More
  • EMC, Electromagnetic Compatiblity

    EMC, Electromagnetic Compatiblity

    This example shows a FEM analysis of a Circuit Breaker that is placed in a carbon fiber box. Induced eddy currents and the shielding effect are investigated. Download as PDF     Download NX Files Video Read More
  • User Articles

    User Articles

    Following we demonstrate some presentations or papers published by customers. Thermal Analyses for a Simplified Medium-Voltage Switchgear: Numerical and Experimental Benchmark Studies. 2019 IEEE conference paper, Ahmet Efe Seker, Egemen Aslan Sakaci, Arif Deniz, Bayram Celik and Deniz Yildirim. Simulation eines magneto-pneumatischen Messeffekts. Presentation of Christian Schumann, Siemens AG Karlsruhe at CAE Autumn Conference of PLM Benutzergruppe 2020. Magnetic Simulation of 4-Pole Piece Flowmeter with Air Gap on Assembly. Presentation of Da Zhi Guo, Siemens AG Dalian, at CAE Autumn Read More
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MAGNETICS, integrated in NX / Simcenter, well known as NX Magnetics, is a comprehensive FEM software package to simulate and optimize electromagnetic devices. It is perfectly integrated in the Siemens NX / Simcenter™ software system and used by industry and science. Development, support and distribution is achieved by Dr. Binde Ingenieure GmbH, solution partner of Siemens Industry Software GmbH. 


Industrial Software, deep Integration

MAGNETICS for NX/Simcenter allows the designer and analyst to use Siemens' Simcenter Pre/Post environment, the same software he maybe already uses for structural-, flow-, thermal-, or motion analysis as well as for CAD/CAM/PDM. Therefore many advantages result.

Material libraries, meshing techniques, CAD geometry preparation, selection techniques, assembly methods, all this is perfectly familiar to users of the NX/Simcenter system. But even for newcomers of NX/Simcenter these things are not hard to learn.

Also this allows easily coupling the solvers and using output from one as input for another one.

Of course similar to all other NX/Simcenter data the MAGNETICS data can be stored in the Teamcenter database.

Some articles showing industrial usage of this program follow:

The following article demonstrates the usage of NX Magnetics with HEEDS. The presentation highlights how modern simulation process automation and design space exploration can be used in a managed environment to consistently deliver high performance, low-cost designs.


High End Applications

A well prepared set of solution sequences contains the full range of electromagnetic application cases: Magnetostatics, Magnetodynamics, Electrostatics, Electrodynamics, DC Conduction as well as Full Wave High Frequency solutions.

Servo Motor Siemens 1FT6. Fluxdensity (click to animate)

The software allows you to solve a broad range of applications. Nevertheless even very special problems can be solved because of the open architecture. All this can be done in 2D or 3D and it allows solving all the range

  • from 1D to 3D models,
  • from linear to nonlinear problems,
  • from static to dynamic problems,
  • from single physical models to coupled ones.

Science Interface

Science to Industry

A unique programing language for FEM allows the advanced user to control and develop his own physical formulations, solution processes and postprocessing formulas. New results from science can be integrated in user defined physical formulations.

The solver architecture uses an extended version of the well known numerical library GetDP (General Environment for the Treatment of Discrete Problems). This software contains code developed by Christophe Geuzaine and Patrick Dular, University of Liege.

Some recent scientific articles showing directions of future developments follow: