Introducing JMAG-Designer Ver.22.2

31 Aug 2023 / Last modified at 7 Sep 2023

In August 2023, JMAG-Designer Ver. 22.2 was released.

Ver. 22.2 improves the calculation speed of 3D analysis. In addition, the calculation speed of JMAG-Express has been improved and the range of geometry usage has been expanded. This section picks up on some of the new features, including the functional improvements in this version.

Parallel calculation speed for magnetic field analysis of medium-scale models with 0.5 million to 1 million elements is improved. As a result, when compared to Ver. 22.1, the nonparallel contrast is 110 to 159 times faster for 512-parallel, 0.5 million elements model, and 142 to 195 times faster for 512-parallel, 1 million elements model.

Direct methods can be used in 3D magnetic field analysis. For models that are difficult to converge using the iterative method, such as when dealing with eddy current problems, the direct method can be used to obtain a solution in a relatively short time; in an example model using FEM conductors, the direct method completes the calculation in less than half the time of the iterative method.

JMAG-Express increases the calculation speed of thermal design scenarios. Temperature histories of components can be viewed immediately after clicking the Run button. As a result, it takes only 1 second to check the results for an 8-pole, 24-slot SPM motor and 2 seconds for an 8-pole, 48-slot V-magnet IPM motor. An 8-pole, 24-slot SPM motor ideally completes a multi-case calculation with 1 million cases in less than 3 hours.

Pre-installed scenarios in JMAG-Express can be executed using your CAD data. The setup for running a pre-installed scenario is completed by loading the CAD data for the desired geometry into JMAG-Express and following the instructions displayed on the screen. Once the settings are complete, the evaluation can be performed as is.

We hope you will take advantage of the new JMAG.

What is JMAG-Designer Ver.22.2 ?

1. Parallel Calculation for 3D Analysis

Improved scalability in highly parallel calculation.

Scalability by model sizeScalability by model size

Scalability measured in multiple models was averaged by element number. The speed-up ratio, compared to a single core, has been improved for parallelization of 256 and above. The improvement is the most significant the speed for models with 0.5 to 1 million elements.

2. Support for Direct Method in 3D Analysis

Obtain results in a stable time even for models that are difficult to converge by the iterative method.

Effects of direct method for difficult to converge calculationsEffects of direct method for difficult to converge calculations

When using FEM conductors, play models, and anisotropic BH characteristics, the iterative method may have difficulties to converge. In this example, the calculation time is reduced by more than half using the direct method.

3. Thermal Design Scenario Performance (JMAG-Express)

Shorten the time from parameter change to checking results.

Thermal design scenario operating windows and TATThermal design scenario operating windows and TAT

The time from the pressing of the evaluation button until the result is displayed (TAT) was measured on a “Cooling Jacket (Transient)” study. For that 8-pole, 24-slot PM motor with 20 steps, in Ver.22.2, the waiting time was reduced to 1 second.

4. Support of Settings When Using CAD (JMAG-Express)

User-defined shapes can be used even by beginners.

Wizard guidance when using a user-defined shapeWizard guidance when using a user-defined shape

Load CAD as a user-defined shape and run the pre-installation scenario. A wizard starts up and guides the user through the process of assigning parts and setting the magnetization direction of the magnet.

The new functions and Features Upd 7 Sep 2023

For details, please see the following function introduction. (PDF, 1.49MB:  User authentication)

Introducing to new functions of JMAG-Designer Ver.22.2 


These are created using the functions in JMAG-Designer Ver.22.2 and later. Please feel free to use them.


Efficiency Map Analysis

Topology Optimization

Multi-case calculations using HPC environment

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Video for Introducing the New Functions

A video complete with voice audio has been prepared to offer our users a better understanding of the new functions in JMAG-Designer Ver.22.2.

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