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Ansys Electronic Transformer Simulation

Course Overview

The Electronic Transformers course applies multiple solvers and tools for the magnetic, multi-physics and system analysis of multi-winding electronic transformers. PEmag, the Electronic Transformer Toolkit, and CAD geometries are possible inputs to the Maxwell FEM tool. Losses and RLC parasitics including leakage inductance are calculated. Simplorer is then utilized for a complete transient system analysis. Multiphysics simulations can utilize either Ansys Mechanical (using convection coefficients) or Icepak AEDT (using CFD) for thermal analysis.


  • Knowledge of transformers and electromagnetics
  • Knowledge of lumped element electrical circuit theory, namely inductance and capacitance 
  • No prior electromagnetic (EM) simulation is required, but any prior experience with EM simulation or Ansys Electronics Desktop is helpful. 

Teaching Method

Lecture slide files and hands-on simulation workshops build familiarity and productive skill in using Q3D. A training certificate is issued on completion of the course.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use PEmag and Electronic Transformer ACT to generate transformer models for Maxwell simulation. 
  • Set-up and simulate Maxwell eddy current, electrostatic and transient designs for simulation.
  • Set-up and simulate a complete Simplorer system model using a PEmag netlist or Maxwell Eddy Current (R,L) ROM + Maxwell Electrostatic (Capacitance) matrix.
  • Set-up and simulate Maxwell 3D Eddy Current ↔ Icepak AEDT with 2-way coupling
  • Set-up and simulate Maxwell 3D Eddy Current ↔ Ansys Thermal 2-way coupling with 2-way coupling using Workbench

Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.


This is a 1-day classroom course covering both workshops and lectures. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2-hour sessions, lectures only.

  • Overview of Electronic Transformer Simulations using Ansys 
  • Electronic Transformer Design Challenges
  • Magnetic Effects
  • Electric Field Effects
  • Ansys Electromechanical Component and System Solution
  • Electronic Transformer Methodology
  • Electronic Transformer ACT
  • PExprt – Introduction
  • Maxwell – Introduction
  • Icepak AEDT – Introduction
  • Ansys Mechanical – Introduction
  • Simplorer – Introduction
  • Case Studies and Key Features
  • Proximity Effects in Solid Windings
  • AC Frequency Effects
  • Winding Leakage and Incremental Inductance
  • Capacitance
  • Electric Field Breakdown
  • Interconnected Windings
  • Unbalanced Currents
  • Core Losses
  • Frequency dependent, temperature dependent and nonlinear materials
  • System simulation using frequency dependent ROMs
  • Workshop 01 – Simulation of a simple two-winding electronic transformer 
  • Workshop 02 – Magnetic, thermal, and system simulation for a 4-winding DC-DC Forward Converter using PEmag, Maxwell, Ansys Thermal, Icepak AEDT and Simplorer
  • Workshop 03 – Leakage inductance calculation for a 2-winding and a 3-winding transformer