HS-1620: Set Up a Flux Model

Learn how to set up a Flux model in HyperStudy that will investigate the relationship between actuator dimensions and the mechanical force output.

Before you begin:
  • Copy the model files used in this tutorial from <hst.zip>/HS-1620/ to your working directory.
  • Setup Flux to work with HyperStudy. For more information, refer to the registrations steps in Flux Model.

An electromagnetic actuator is a device that converts an electric current into a mechanical output. The actuator is composed of an U magnetic core, mobile magnetic part, and two coils supplied by an amp-turn number. The finite element model is created and analyzed by Flux. The Flux model also contains the input variables and output responses of interest.
Figure 1. Electromagnetic Actuator and its Finite Element Model

Figure 2. Input Variables

Perform the Study Setup

  1. Start HyperStudy.
  2. Start a new study in the following ways:
    • From the menu bar, click File > New.
    • On the ribbon, click .
  3. In the Add Study dialog, enter a study name, select a location for the study, and click OK.
  4. Go to the Define Models step.
  5. Add a Flux model by dragging-and-dropping the Example.F2HST from the Directory into the work area.
    The Resource, Solver input file, and Solver input arguments fields become populated.
    Figure 3.

  6. Click Import Variables.
    Ten input variables are imported from the Example.F2HST file.
  7. Go to the Define Input Variables step.
  8. Review the input variables.
    Figure 4.

Perform Nominal Run

  1. Go to the Test Models step.
  2. Click Run Definition.
    An approaches/setup_1-def/ directory is created inside the study Directory. The approaches/setup_1-def/run__00001/m_1 directory contains the input file, which is the result of the nominal run.

Create and Evaluate Output Responses

Go to the Define Output Responses step.
Responses are automatically recovered.