Integrated Engineering Software has launched Amperes v7.0, an enhanced version of its 3D magnetic field solver, with an updated materials table. The program now includes a large library of permeable materials to which users can also add particular materials according to their specific design. This powerful feature allows the designer to quickly and easily select a variety of material options in the prototyping stage, to ascertain which physical material will work best when other parameters relevant to the design are taken into account. This achieves optimum device performance as cost effectively as possible.
Another key improvement to Amperes v7.0 is the incorporation of the latest self-adaptive 3D Finite Element Method (FEM) feature in the field solver, which allows rapid convergence with less iteration, as well as a better use of memory. This enables engineers and researchers to solve larger problems much faster. By having both the Boundary Element Method (BEM) and FEM field solvers in the same package, designers can select the most suitable solver according to their particular application. Amperes is ideal for applications involving solenoids, motors, actuators, loudspeakers, magnetic shielding, circuit breakers and fuel injectors.