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An Integrated Design and Analysis Environment for Advanced Magnetic Devices

Objective

The developed environment comprises some stand-alone analysis & design products aimed to enhance the capabilities of technical divisions in different organisations (including SMEs) and suitable to create the key building-blocks for the future definition of a fully integrated analysis and design structure for CIME applications
The developed environment comprises some stand alone analysis and design products aimed to enhance the capabilities of technical divisions in different organizations and suitable to create the key building blocks for the future definition of a fully integrated analysis and design structure for computer integrated manufacture and engineering (CIME) applications.

The following subsystems were provided and tested:
a knowledge base fulfilled with technical and design expertise on electric and magnetic devices (superconductive test coils) to assist engineers at the conceptual design stage;
an advanced prototype interactive short wave (SW) environment (including electric, magnetic, thermal and structural analysis in 2 dimensions directly usable as a conceptual design tool, with features such as error estimation and adaptive meshing; the software environment is connected to computer aided design (CAD) tools using standard data exchange protocols;
an open integrated 3-dimensional analysis environment, including a common database allowing connection between codes of different vendors performing different types of analyses with CAD packages.

Each tool was tested within the appropriate area of development and each subsystem tested in the real life industrial environment of interest, in particular the 2-dimensional analysis subset, which was assessed by the project and after a period of usage by designers of the partners in the consortium.
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Coordinator

ANSALDO RICERCHE SPA*

Address

Corso Perrone 25
16152 Genova

Italy

Participants (7)

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BERTIN & CIE

France

CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)

United Kingdom

ELECTROTECNICA ARTECHE

Spain

LABORATORIO DE ENSAYOS E INVESTIGACIONES INDUSTRIALES

Spain

Polymotor

Italy

Università degli Studi di Genova

Italy

Vector Fields Ltd

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 5172

  • Start date

    15 September 1990

  • End date

    14 January 1993

Funded under:

FP2-ESPRIT 2

Coordinated by:

ANSALDO RICERCHE SPA*

Italy