Joule, ohmic, or resistive heating all refer to the heat generated by passing an electric current in a conductor. This phenomena is desirable for some applications such as inductive heating and catheter ablation. On the contrary, it is highly unwanted in many other applications such as in power devices and electronic circuits. In both cases, it must be determined either via simulation or experiment.
Nowadays, most electromagnetic simulation software packages compute joule heating. Typically, these packages first solve the electromagnetic problem, compute the joule losses, and then export the data to a standalone thermal program. This process is tedious, inefficient, and slow.
EMS makes the exception. It has a fully integrated thermal solver. You need not to worry about exporting any data between programs. You just ask EMS to compute the heat in addition to the electromagnetic fields. Furthermore, it is fully integrated in SolidWorks, the #1 CAD package.
In this webinar, we will show you how to setup an electro-thermal simulation in EMS. And eventually generate an html or Words report recapitulating all of the pre- and post-processing data and results.
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