Cobham Technical Services – Vector Fields Software provides design solutions for a wide variety of electromagnetic applications. There are three powerful modelling products, plus a range of application-specific tools:

  • Opera 3D Electromagnetic Design Software – A finite element environment for the complete analysis and design of electromagnetic applications in 3 dimensions. The environment includes facilities for fast and accurate application simulation including geometric modelling and post-processing capabilities. It contains a suite of simulation modules, capable of solving a wide spectrum of static, low frequency and RF electromagnetic applications.
  • Opera 2D Electromagnetic Design Software – A finite element program to simulate electrical engineering designs in two dimensions. It includes a Pre and Post-Processor environment and analysis modules. The software can be used as a “virtual prototyping” tool, allowing conceptual deisgns to be tried and tested quickly and easily. The software also simulates the mechanical and thermal effects of a device, including coupling to the electromagnetic fields. It can be used for both axi-symmetric and Cartesian geometries, if the third dimension is not significant.
  • Concerto Electromagnetic Software for RF & Microwave Design – Concerto is an advanced analysis package for RF and Microwave design. It includes a 3D Geometric Modeler that allows easy data import from CAD systems, as well as the facility to create and parameterize new models.

Applications of Opera 2D & 3D Electromagnetic Design & Analysis Software

  • Motors and Generators
  • Actuators
  • Sensors
  • Magnetic Shielding
  • NDT Equipment
  • Magnetic Separation
  • Magnetic Levitation
  • X-Ray tubes
  • Electron Lithography
  • Induction heating
  • Scientific Apparatus including MRI
  • RF Cavities
  • Accelerator Magnets
  • Magnetic Signatures
  • Ion Sources

Electromagnetic 2D & 3D Simulation Models Available with Opera Software

  • Electrostatic Fields
  • Magnetostatic Fields
  • DC current flow
  • Low Frequency Time Varying Fields with Eddy Currents
  • Motion Induced Currents
  • Rotational and Linear Motion
  • Electrostatic Space Charge Limited Emission
  • Transient and Steady State Thermal Analysis
  • High Frequency waveguide and resonant cavity models
  • Superconducting Quench