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Analysis of Actuators using Flux

Analysis of actuators using Flux

Flux is a finite element analysis tool for low frequency magnetic and electric fields. Flux also solves thermal conduction problems. Rigid body motion is included in Flux (rotating, translating or pivoting motions). External circuit connections make Flux the tool for electromechanical design including the power supply.

Through this course, the participants will discover how to leverage the electromechanical applications of Flux to analyze different types of actuators. Actuators include valves, positioning devices, indicators, safety equipment, contactors, voice coils, locks. The motion of actuators can be translating (eg. valve, injector), rotating (eg. indicator, valve) or pivoting (eg. contactor, relay).


Course Format

  • Online, Instructor led
  • 5 days — each session being 2 hours from 1 – 3 PM (EST) or 10-12 am (EST)
  • Presentation and hands-on exercises



  • Setting the problem – geometric input will be limited
  • Mesh considerations to set the solving of electro-mechanical applications
  • Setting motion in Flux: multi-position, set speed, mechanical coupling
  • Electromagnetic forces and losses computation
  • Inductance computation
  • Extend the analysis to 3D topology of contactor

Cost: FREE
Upcoming Dates
August 10, 2020
Online English
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