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Lightning Strikes and Thermal Effects with Latest ElecNet Release from Infolytica

Montreal, QC
May 31, 2011

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Infolytica Corporation announced today the latest release of ElecNet and ThermNet are now available. The two finite element analysis software packages can now be linked together for coupled simulations, expanding the capabilities of the company's design solutions. A new adiabatic feature has also been added to ThermNet.

ElecNet and ThermNet now offer the same seamless and easy coupling that is already available with MagNet and ThermNet. Performing a coupled analysis determines the non-linear steady state temperature distribution due to electric heat sources for both static and time-varying thermal simulations. The coupling works with the transient, current flow and time-harmonic electric field solvers in ElecNet.

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Video: Temperature distribution in a surge arrestor

The new adiabatic feature available in ThermNet can be used for both coupled MagNet and ElecNet simulations. The adiabatic feature models sudden and rapid heating, such as the process that takes place when lightning strikes.

"We've added important coupling options for both existing ElecNet users and future ones who require thermal aspects to get a complete picture" said Chad Ghalamzan, Marketing Manager at Infolytica.

The combinations of the new features allow for devices such as surge arrestors, cables, transmission lines or other phenomena such as dielectric heating to be accurately simulated. To demonstrate the accuracy and types of results that can be obtained from these new additions, the company has released a detailed example simulating a surge arrestor being struck by lightning.

Infolytica will be holding a free web seminar on June 15, 2011 to demonstrate the newest features available in ElecNet and ThermNet. To register, visit the Coupling ElecNet and ThermNet registration page.

Pricing and Availability

MagNet, ElecNet and ThermNet v7.2 are now available for PC's running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7. For information regarding pricing or to request an evaluation, please contact an Infolytica Corporation representative nearest you.

Maintained clients can visit support.infolytica.com to download this update.

About Infolytica Corporation

Since 1978, Infolytica offers state-of-the-art CAE software for magnetic, electric, and thermal analyses. Engineers from a wide range of industries use Infolytica software to design and analyze applications such as electromechanical devices, non-destructive testing (NDT), induction heating, power electronics, sensors, and industrial transformers.