What can we simulate with Flux?


Considering the previous statements, what can we simulate with Flux software and how is the simulation carried out?

Electric field states and Flux 3D applications

In Flux software, different “ electric field states ” correspond to different physical applications.

The three physics applications available are the Electrostatic, Electric Conduction, Steady state AC Electric applications and Transient Electric . The main characteristics of these applications are listed in the table below.

Application Description Main Characteristics

Electro Static

Study of the electric charges systems at equilibrium.  

Electric Conduction

Study of the electric currents in conducting media without taking into account the associated magnetic phenomena.

Steady state (DC currents)

Steady state AC Electric Study of the dielectric media in the harmonic (sinusoidal) electric fields, taking into account the dielectric and/or ohmic losses.

Steady state (AC currents)

Transient Electric Study of dielectric media in transient, taking into account the ohmic losses Transient


Examples of some studied devices are listed in the table below.

Application Examples

Electro Static

high voltage devices, spark-gaps, insulators, capacitor, etc.
Electric Conduction fuses in DC current, conduction heating, etc.
Steady state AC Electric real dielectrics in AC fields (submitted to harmonic voltages), pollution conducting layer
Transient Electric High voltage devices, cables, transformers