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Ansys Maxwell Magnetic Latching (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

Ansys Maxwell Magnetic Latches focuses on understanding basic and advanced concepts with permanent magnets and latching applications.


  • Completion of the Maxwell Getting Started course or equivalent familiarity with the Maxwell product and the AEDT graphical user interface. 
  • Familiarity with the physics of magnetic fields, magnetic materials and magnetization
  • The course Ansys Maxwell Magnets is also recommended. 

Teaching Method

Workshop slides with python files guide learners through the process. A training certificate is issued on completion of the course.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Assign magnetization to permanent magnets for latching applications
  • Setup and simulate magnetic field and force
  • Size permanent magnets and select material types through parametric studies
  • Model magnetization / demagnetization, magnetic moment, hysteresis, and remanent flux
  • Setup and simulate kinematics and impact using Ansys Maxwell and Ansys Motion

 Available Dates

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. 

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.


This is a half-day (4 hour) course of hands-on simulation workshops that can be instructor led or studied as self-paced. For virtual training, this course is covered over 1 x 2-hour session, with discussion and demonstration of the workshop steps.

Virtual Class Session 1

  • Maxwell for Magnetic Force Computation

Virtual Class Session 2

  • Ansys Motion (+Maxwell) for Kinematics and Motion Dynamics Calculation


  • Workshop 1: Assigning Magnetization to Permanent Magnets 
  • Workshop 2: Basic Permanent Magnet Latch Modeling 
  • Workshop 3: Permanent Magnet Material Modeling 
  • Workshop 4: Kinematics and Impact Stress Computation  
  • Understanding permanent magnets
  • Magnetization assignment to permanent magnets for latching applications
  • Basic permanent magnet latch modeling
  • Magnetization / demagnetization
  • Hysteresis modeling for remanent flux
  • Maxwell + Motion for kinematics and impact stress computation