By DE Editors
An image from an animation of the temperature distribution in a surge arrestor.
Infolytica Corp. (Montreal, Que, Canada) has announced the v7.2 releases of its ElecNet 2D/3D electric field simulation software and ThermNet thermal simulation application. The company reports that these pair of FEA (finite element analysis) tools can now be linked together for coupled simulations, expanding the capabilities of the company’s design solutions. Additionally, a new adiabatic feature has also been added to ThermNet.
ElecNet and ThermNet now offer the seamless coupling already available with the company’s MagNet 2D/3D electromagnetic field simulation software and ThermNet. Performing a coupled analysis determines the nonlinear steady state temperature distribution due to electric heat sources for both static and time-varying thermal simulations. The coupling works with the transient, current flow, and time-harmonic electric field solvers in ElecNet.
The new adiabatic feature available in ThermNet can be used for both coupled MagNet and ElecNet simulations. The adiabatic feature models sudden and rapid heating, such as the process that takes place when lightning strikes. The new feature combination allows simulations of devices such as surge arrestors, cables, and transmission lines as well as phenomena such as dielectric heating.
ElecNet v7.2 and ThermNet v7.2 are now available for systems running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Maintained clients can visit Infolytica support to download this update. Infolytica will be holding a complimentary webinar on June 15, 2011, to demonstrate the newest features available in ElecNet and ThermNet. For information on pricing or to request an evaluation units, contact Infolytica Corp.
Coupling ElecNet and ThermNet webinar details.
See why DE’s Editor’s selected ElecNet v7.2 and ThermNet v7.2 as their Pick of the Week.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.