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Simulating Planar Magnetic Components - Fact or Fiction?

May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
Pizza will be served


Planar magnetic components consisting of a ferrite magnetic core and numerous conductor/insulation layers have been in use for many years. Historically, determining winding and core losses considering temperature rise has only been possible using build and test iterations due to difficultly in determining 3D frequency and thermal dependent effects. This can be accomplished only by using frequency and thermally dependent material properties in a 2-way spatially coupled simulation. Furthermore, a frequency dependent system model accurately representing the real device can only be constructed after the steady-state temperature condition has been reached throughout in the device.
Recent breakthrough developments in simulation technology and high-performance computing from ANSYS make it possible to design, simulate and optimize planar magnetic components without simulation compromise and build-test augmentation. This webinar will describe how ANSYS software tools are used to automatically setup and then solve a 2-way coupled magnetic-thermal model which is frequency dependent using a customized interface complete with manufacturer libraries.

Speaker Biography:

Mark Christini (IEEE SM'98) received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University ('86) and MS degree in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ('89). He is currently a Lead Application Engineer for Electromechanical Products at ANSYS, Inc and has over 30 years of experience in design and analysis of electromagnetic components and systems. Prior to joining Ansoft in 1995, Mark was employed by ABB – Large Power Transformer Division and New York State Electric and Gas. Mark served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 1999-2003 and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.

*co-sponsored by PEL (Power and Electronic) Society of IEEE




Brand Yourself in an Energy World

May 4, 11, 18 and 25th, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College


While solar systems are a growing enterprise and gaining popularity on regional and national scales, the people involved from the beginning of the process are getting the short straw. Getting started in solar systems can be tricky, but the key isn't marketing your skills: it's marketing yourself.

Dr. Corinne Graham has 18 years of experience under her belt across the retail and marketing spectrum, and she's here to help. Her seminar, "Brand Yourself in the Energy World" will teach rising technicians about getting themselves known in order to gain on-site experience and a trusted client base in a step-by-step process. The course will cover key branding realms: marketing, web presence, brand identity, media relations, and social media.

Marketing: How to effectively communicate your skill set to the right people. Covers market analysis to target your ideal audience as well as basic communication skills.

Brand Identity: How to turn yourself and your business into a recognizable and well-known entity. Covers logos, naming, how to differentiate yourself, as well as basic copyright law.

Web Presence:The basics of having yourself and your company out there on the internet, where you can be found by potential clients and showcase your skills. Covers start to finish of putting a website together and internet etiquette.

Media Relations: Establishing a relationship with newspapers, blogs, and various other media outlets to get your brand known to a wider audience. Covers press releases, publicists, and the pros and cons of doing your own Public Relations.

Social Media: Creating an online presence verses a web presence includes various social media marketing, including Facebook pages, twitter, and Periscope. Covers social media etiquette and the basics of the various platforms to determine what is right for you.

Do not miss out!! You are able to conference call-in!!!!!!!