INTEGRATED’s suite of CAE software products provides a complete toolbox for sensor designers who must consider electromagnetic effects in their systems.
Electromagnetic principles are at the heart of many types of sensor systems. In some cases the variation of an electromagnetic parameter is directly related to the measured quantity as in the case of a capacitive position sensor. In other cases electromagnetics are used indirectly as in the case of the magnetic pickup of a turbine flow meter.
Even in cases where electromagnetics play no role in the measurement process, they may be an important consideration for the safe operation of the system as in the case of high voltage systems which must be protected by adequate insulation levels.
CAE software is an essential design tool for any sensor system that requires analysis of electromagnetic fields. Without the insights that only CAE software can provide, the design process will almost always revert to inefficient and expensive trial and error prototyping.
Sensors employing interactions of electric fields are often used in area requiring high precision measurements.
Both programs provide a complete range of analysis options including field plots and capacitance calculations. Force, torque, and stored energy can also be calculated.
Magnetic Field Analysis is at the heart of many sensor systems, particularly systems with large air gaps.
Both programs provide a complete range of analysis options including field plots, flux linkage and inductance calculations. Force, torque, power loss and stored energy can also be calculated.
In the case of LVDT sensors, Usually OERSTED (2D/RS) or FARADAY (3D Simulation) will be required because of eddy currents induced in the sensor components. If the sensor is composed of ferrite and/or laminated materials, MAGNETO (2D/RS) or AMPERES (3D Simulation) should be sufficient.
Eddy Current sensors are employed in a wide range of applications, particularly in the field of Non Destructive Testing.
Current densities in conductors can be calculated for steady state sinusoidal sources, or for completely general user defined transient signals. Both skin effects and proximity effects are included as part of the field solution.
True AC resistance and power loss of coils can be obtained.
SINGULA is a frequency domain field solver while CHRONOS is based on the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method.
Both programs provide near field and far field analysis results, as well as impedance, admittance and scattering matrices.