Electromagnetics, Machines and Drives
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386330
Electromagnetics links many aspects of the work of the EMD group and includes two main aspects - software development and also applying simulation techniques to the design of all kinds of electromagnetic apparatus and prototypes. A very wide range of equipment is involved, from magnets for medical imaging equipment, to electromagnetic launchers, electrical machines, non-destructive testing and transformers, and power electronic circuits.
The numerical modelling techniques developed by the EMD group are incorporated into a fully integrated software package MEGA, for solving 2D and 3D electromagnetic problems using finite element methods.
Development and validation of finite elements for electromagnetics
The 2-D and 3-D finite element code, MEGA has been developed by the group. It is one of the most advanced software packages for the finite element analysis of electromagnetic fields.
Contact: Dr Paul Leonard.
Electrical machines - linear machines, disc machines and conventional cylindrical machines have been designed, analysed and tested.
Interactive computer graphics
Computer graphics are being developed for visualisation of 3D fields.
Power converters, power semiconductor application, amplifiers for magnetic resonance imaging magnets.
Contact: Dr Francis Robinson.