Plotting a 2D spatial curve


A 2D spatial curve represents for a given frequency the evolution of a local (scalar) physical quantity on a support of path type.

The choice of the frequency is done by selecting a step from the solving scenario .

Physical quantity

The physical quantities that can be displayed with 2D spatial curves are:

  • current density
  • Joule losses density
  • magnetic flux density
  • Laplace force density: average component as well as pulsating component

As regards the current density, the magnetic flux density and the pulsating component of the Laplace force, the curves representing the magnitude, the phase, the real part and the imaginary part of each component (X, Y and Z) are created and displayed; representing altogether twelve curves.

For the average component of the Laplace force the curves representing the values taken by the three components (X, Y and) are created and displayed.

Creating and displaying 2D spatial curves

To create and display a new 2D spatial curve, the user has to:

Step Action Result

Open one of the 2D spatial curve dialog boxes:

  • either by clicking one of the following icons:
  • or from the menu bar by clicking Post processing followed by 2D curve (spatial) and then select:

Current density or Losses density or Magnetic flux density or Laplace force density


In the dialog box that appears:

  • define the name of the 2D spatial curve; a default name is proposed by Flux PEEC
  • choose the support path on which to plot the values taken by the physical quantity
  • only in the case of Laplace force density , select either the average component or the pulsating component
  • click on OK
The 2D curves are displayed in a new specific sheet with the name of the physical quantity considered.