Student Session

We are pleased to announce that student orientations will be held during the JMAG Users Conference.
This orientation aims to provide each participant with an introduction to the magnetic field analysis technology that is used for a variety of applications to develop actual products, as well as an opportunity to network with technology professionals. All those interested are more than welcome, and can apply for this student orientation completely free of charge.
Please use your university email address when applying.


December 4 (Wednesday): User Conference (Day 1)

9:30 Registration
09:30-10:00 Orientation
An introduction to JSOL, and how to make the most of the JMAG Users Conference
10:00-12:00 Participating in Keynote presentations
12:00-13:30 Lunch
A lunch area for students will be made available.
Attendants can anticipate JMAG developers discussing internal processes in the form of lunchtime seminars.
13:30-14:30 Participating in MBD sessions
14:40-15:50 Motor Design Seminar by Prof. Miller
Prof. Miller’s design seminar, which always receives a favorable reception from students from a range of academic experience, will be held this year also.

Inductance is a key idea in the design of electric machines, and indeed in almost all electric equipment. When we consider the connection between machines and power-electronic controllers, and also with power systems, it becomes even more important.
But in spite of a very simple definition, inductance in machines is a complicated subject. For one thing, it contains many components of self- and mutual inductance, all of which may vary with rotor position and current, making the overall inductance model variable and non-linear. Traditional design methods divide the machine inductance into fictitious components such as slot-leakage, differential, and synchronous inductances, none of which can be visualized directly in a typical finite-element flux-plot. Yet the finite-element method is an extraordinary tool for mastering the difficulties in inductance calculations, as long as we understand how to use it in a way that is consistent with correct machine design and analysis procedures.

Prof. Miller will try to review the whole subject of inductance in machines, starting from the basic definitions and describing the important components and the methods of calculating them. Using examples especially created in collaboration with Yves Thiolière for the Powersys European JMAG training courses, he will show some of the most powerful ways in which the finite-element method can enrich the work of the electric machine designer, and how it can help the discussion between the machine designer and the control engineer.

We recommend checking Prof. Miller’s column

16:00-18:00 Presentations
18:00-20:00 Reception

December 5 (Thursday):User Conference (Day 2)

8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Orientation
An introduction to JSOL
8:45-9:30 The Latest JMAG Functions and Features
9:30-11:40 Presentations
11:40-13:00 Lunch
A lunch area for students will be made available.
We plan on having students users discuss circumstances surrounding motor development using JMAG.
This will include various tips introduced by JMAG engineers.
13:00-17:00 Presentations
17:30 Close

* Programs are subject to change. Thank you in advance for your understanding.