Stefan Lobmeyer

Which university did you study in and when?

2010 – 2011 TU München
Master of Science Electrical Engineering
www.ei.tum.de

 

2006 – 2009 DIT Deggendorf (Deggendorf Institute of technology), formerly known as FH Deggendorf (Fachhochschule Deggendorf)
Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronics
www.th-deg.de/en

 

Since when have you been using Flux® software?

I’ve been using Flux® since 2010 when I attended a practical course called Finite Elements in electromechanic actuators which was part of my Master studies. This course and my future work with Flux® have been located at the institute of energy conversion technology led by Prof. Herzog at the TU München.

 

For which applications?

My first usage of Flux® was to analyze electrical machines.
During my Master thesis I used it to study the phenomena that occur in an electromagnetic displacement sensor.

Can you give us an example of how your work has benefited from using Flux®?

Finite element analysis using Flux® was the key to understand the geometry, material and time dependent phenomena that interact in the electromagnetic displacement sensor which I studied in my master thesis. Based upon the gained insight I could describe a certain aspect of the device that improves its performance.

 

Would you recommend this software to your future colleagues?

If my future colleagues will design and analyze electrical machines I would definitely recommend them Flux® as I know no other software with a similar feature set regarding electrical machines. If they do want to study electromagnetic phenomena in very specialized applications other than electrical machines I would recommend them to take a close look at competitive products with more flexibility in controlling the potential formulations and the order of the finite elements.