Electromagnetic Force Verification Series

Application ID: 55871

In this set of verification models and associated documentation, the accuracy of electromagnetic force calculations is investigated. Using various techniques, the total force and torque on a rigid body is determined and compared to analytical models.

Using fillets, advanced meshing and exterior force-probe surfaces the accuracy is greatly increased. The boundary element method (BEM) and the finite element method (FEM) are compared for several mesh sizes. A parametric sweep is used to investigate mesh convergence for both BEM and FEM.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: