Ansys Maxwell

Ansys Maxwell is a 3D electromagnetic field simulation software that helps engineers design and analyze electromagnetic and electromechanical devices. It enables accurate modeling of complex geometries and can be used for a wide range of applications, including motors, generators, transformers, sensors, and actuators.


Simulation Software for Low Frequency Electromagnetic Applications

Ansys Maxwell can solve static, frequency-domain, and time-varying magnetic and electric fields, and can also be coupled to Ansys structural and thermal solvers for multiphysics analysis.

Ansys Maxwell capabilities for coupling to circuit simulators (either as reduced order modelling or co-simulation approaches) make it possible to investigate system as a whole and analyze interactions between different components, for example in an electric drive system.

Key Features

  • Accurate Electromagnetic Field Simulation: Ansys Maxwell uses finite element analysis (FEA) to simulate the behavior of electromagnetic fields, enabling accurate predictions of device performance.
  • Multiphysics Simulation: The software allows for the simulation of coupled electromagnetic, thermal, and structural effects, providing a comprehensive understanding of device behavior.
  • Automated Design Optimization: Ansys Maxwell includes optimization tools that enable engineers to automatically improve device performance by adjusting design parameters.
  • Support for Complex Geometries: The software can accurately model devices with complex geometries, including rotating machinery and devices with multiple moving parts.
  • Comprehensive Material Database: Ansys Maxwell includes a comprehensive material database that enables accurate modeling of a wide range of materials, including anisotropic materials.
  • 2D and 3D Modeling: The software supports both 2D and 3D modeling, allowing for efficient analysis of simple geometries and accurate modeling of complex devices.


Accurate Electromagnetic Field Simulations


Ansys Maxwell can accurately simulate electromagnetic fields in a wide range of applications, including electric machines, power electronics, and high-frequency devices.

Cost Savings


By optimizing designs with Ansys Maxwell, engineers can potentially reduce material and manufacturing costs, and improve the overall efficiency of their products.

Faster Design Iterations


With Ansys Maxwell, engineers can quickly test and optimize their designs without the need for expensive physical testing.

Comprehensive Design Capabilities


Ansys Maxwell offers a comprehensive set of design capabilities, including 2D and 3D electromagnetic field simulations, coupled thermal and structural analysis, and multiphysics simulation.

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Mostafa Valavi

Business Development Manager - Electrification

I'm in charge of business development and technical services for electrification, electric, and electromechanical applications.

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