The development team of the MAGNETICS for NX/Simcenter program consist of the three different parties of Dr. Binde Engineering, the Scientist of the University of Liège and Siemens PLM. These parties and their areas of responsibility are introduced on the following page.
Dr. Binde Engineers
The company Dr. Binde Ingenieure, Design & Engineering GmbH was founded in 1997 and acts globally as a service and technology partner for customers working with the NX/Simcenter-system.
Focused on the NX/Simcenter moduls for structural-, thermal-, fluid-, electromagnetic-, MKS-analysis as well as "Teamcenter for Simulation" the company is performing trainings, consultancies, analysis projects and software developments.
Dr. Binde Engineers is developing the product MAGNETICS for NX/Simcenter by creating the integration of the solver GetDPNX into the NX/Simcenter-system. The engineers work hand in hand with the other two partners as well as with the industrial users of this product.
Through this product Dr. Binde Engineers holds the status of a Siemens Solution Partner.
University of Liège
Physics, Electricity, Solver-Development
The "Institut Montefiore" is the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Liège. It was founded in 1883 as one of the first schools of electrical engineering in the world. Its mission is to provide high quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to be a leading research center in selected fields of electrical engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering.
Prof. Christophe Geuzaine, Prof. Patrick Dular and several co-workers - scientists from this institute - developed the FEM solver library GetDP "General Environment for the Treatment of Discrete Problems" starting in 1997 and used it extensively for electromagnetic analysis tasks and other disciplines. GetDP is an open source software that is also used by industry and science around the world.
GetDP is the basis for GetDPNX, an adapted and proved version with extensions for easy use inside MAGNETICS for NX/Simcenter. Christophe Geuzaine and Patrick Dular, in partnership to Dr. Binde Engineers, develop this code GetDPNX starting in 2009. This development is mainly driven by demands from industrial customers and supported by latest knowledge from science.
Second level support and high skill trainings in electromagnetics and their physics is done through Christophe Geuzaine, Patrick Dular and their scientific co-workers.
NX/Simcenter, Teamcenter, APIs
Siemens PLM Software, a Business Unit of the Siemens-Division Industry Automation, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 7 million licensed users and more than 71.000 customers all over the world.
NX/Simcenter is a modern simulation environment that leverages Siemens long history of providing world-class CAE solutions like I-deas and NX Nastran. NX CAE delivers all the advanced meshing, boundary conditions and solver interfaces that experienced analysts expect for high-end analysis.
What makes NX/Simcenter unique from all other preprocessors is how it integrates a superior geometry foundation (that provides intuitive geometry editing) and analysis model associativity to multi-CAD data. Integrated multi-discipline solvers and multi-CAE solver support means you can more efficiently conduct all of your simulations from a single environment and eliminate data translation errors.
MAGNETICS for NX/Simcenter is an Add-On to NX/Simcenter. It fills the gap for electromagnetic analysis inside NX/Simcenter. The electromagnetic FEM solver is fully integrated in the NX/Simcenter and Teamcenter environment.
Siemens PLM is providing special APIs to Dr. Binde Engineers that allow to integrate this third party solver similar to the existing solvers into the NX/Simcenter system and Teamcenter.