starting from the tests examples circuits_harmonic_stranded, I have modelled a simple stranded coil in air.

Following you can find the .sif file, circuit definitions file and a screenshot of the computed magnetic flux density.

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```
INCLUDE circuits.definitions
Header
CHECK KEYWORDS Warn
Mesh DB "."
End
Initial Condition 1
A re {e} = Real 0
A im {e} = Real 0
End
Simulation
Coordinate System = Cartesian 3D
Coordinate Mapping(3) = 1 2 3
Simulation Type = Steady
Steady State Max Iterations = 1
BDF Order = 1
Output Intervals = 1
Coordinate scaling = 0.001
Max Output Level = 6
Angular Frequency = 314.15926
Vtu format = Logical True
End
Constants
Gravity(4) = 0 -1 0 9.82
Stefan Boltzmann = 5.67e-08
Permittivity of Vacuum = 8.8542e-12
Boltzmann Constant = 1.3807e-23
Unit Charge = 1.602e-19
End
Body 1
Target Bodies(1) = 2
Name = "Coil"
Equation = 1
Material = 2
Body Force = 1
Alpha reference (3) = Real 0 1 0
Beta reference (3) = Real 0 0 1
Initial Condition = 1
End
Body 2
Target Bodies(1) = 1
Name = "Air"
Equation = 2
Material = 1
Initial Condition = 1
End
Solver 1
Exec Solver = Before all
Procedure = "DirectionSolver" "DirectionSolver"
Linear System Solver = Iterative
Linear System Iterative Method = BiCGStab
Linear System Max Iterations = 5000
Linear System Convergence Tolerance = 1.0e-10
Linear System Abort Not Converged = True
Linear System Residual Output = 1000
Equation = Direction Alpha
Variable = Alpha
End
Solver 2
Exec Solver = Before all
Procedure = "DirectionSolver" "DirectionSolver"
Linear System Solver = Iterative
Linear System Iterative Method = BiCGStab
Linear System Max Iterations = 5000
Linear System Convergence Tolerance = 1.0e-10
Linear System Abort Not Converged = True
Linear System Residual Output = 1000
Equation = Direction Beta
Variable = Beta
End
Solver 3
Exec Solver = Before All
Equation = Transformation matrix
Procedure = "CoordinateTransform" "RotMSolver"
Variable = -nooutput Dummy
Optimize Bandwidth = False
Exported Variable 1 = -nooutput RotM E[RotM E:9]
Exported Variable 2 = -nooutput Alpha Vector E[Alpha Vector E:3]
Exported Variable 3 = -nooutput Beta Vector E[Beta Vector E:3]
Exported Variable 4 = -nooutput Gamma Vector E[Gamma Vector E:3]
Discontinuous Galerkin = True
End
Solver 4 !-- WpotentialSolver - Wsolve
Exec Solver = Before All
Procedure = "WPotentialSolver" "Wsolve"
Equation = "Wire direction"
Variable = W
Linear System Solver = Iterative
Linear System Iterative Method = CG
Linear System Max Iterations = 10000
Linear System Convergence Tolerance = 1.0e-10
Linear System Abort Not Converged = True
Linear System Residual Output = 1000
End
Solver 5 !-- CircuitsAndDynamics - CircuitsAndDynamicsHarmonic
Exec Solver = Always
Equation = Circuits
Variable = X
No Matrix = Logical True
Procedure = "CircuitsAndDynamics" "CircuitsAndDynamicsHarmonic"
End
Solver 6 !-- MagnetoDynamics - WhitneyAVHarmonicSolver
Exec Solver = Always
Equation = "MGDynamics"
Variable = "A[A re:1 A im:1]"
Procedure = "MagnetoDynamics" "WhitneyAVHarmonicSolver"
Angular Frequency = 314.15926
Export Lagrange Multiplier = Logical True
Linear System Symmetric = Logical True
Linear System Complex = Logical True
Linear System Solver = Iterative
Linear System Iterative Method = BicgstabL
Linear System preconditioning = Circuit
Linear System Convergence Tolerance = 1.e-7
Linear System Max Iterations = 5000
Linear System Residual Output = 100
BicgStabL Polynomial Degree = 4
Linear System Abort not Converged = False
Steady State Convergence Tolerance = 1e-06
! Fix Input Current Density = Logical True
End
Solver 7
Exec Solver = Always
Equation = "MGDynamicsCalc"
Procedure = "MagnetoDynamics" "MagnetoDynamicsCalcFields"
Linear System Symmetric = True
Potential Variable = String "A"
Calculate Current Density = Logical True
!Calculate Winding Voltage = Logical True
Loss Estimation = Logical True
Steady State Convergence Tolerance = 0
Linear System Solver = "Iterative"
Linear System Preconditioning = None
Linear System Residual Output = 1000
Linear System Max Iterations = 5000
Linear System Iterative Method = CG
Steady State Convergence Tolerance = 1e-6
Linear System Convergence Tolerance = 1.0e-8
End
Solver 8
Exec Solver = Always
Equation = "ResultOutput"
Procedure = "ResultOutputSolve" "ResultOutputSolver"
Output File Name = results
Vtu format = Logical True
Save Geometry Ids = Logical True
End
Solver 9
Exec Solver = Always
Equation = Circuits Output
Procedure = "CircuitsAndDynamics" "CircuitsOutput"
End
Solver 10
Exec Solver = Always
Equation = "sv"
Procedure = "SaveData" "SaveScalars"
Filename = out.dat
End
! The coils
Component 1
Name = String "Coil"
! Coil Type = String "test"
! Master Bodies(1) = Integer 1
! Desired Current Density = Real 0.777e6 ! pk
! Coil Normal(3) = Real 0 0 1
Body = Integer 1
Coil Type = String stranded
Electrode Area = Real 0.0001466
! Electrode Boundaries(2) = Integer 8 10
Number of Turns = Real 114
End
Equation 1
Name = "MGDyn for coil"
Active Solvers(10) = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
End
Equation 2
Name = "MGDyn for air"
Active Solvers(2) = 6 7
End
Material 1
Name = "Space"
Relative Permeability = 1.0
Electric Conductivity = 0
End
Material 2
Name = "Conductor"
Relative Permeability = 1.0
Electric Conductivity = 58e6
End
Boundary Condition 1
Name = Alpha0
Target Boundaries = 7
Body 1: Alpha = Real 0
End
Boundary Condition 2
Name = Alpha1
Target Boundaries = 4
Body 1: Alpha = Real 1
End
Boundary Condition 3
Name = Beta1
Target Boundaries = 6
Body 1: Beta = Real 1
End
Boundary Condition 4
Name = Beta0
Target Boundaries = 5
Body 1: Beta = Real 0
End
Boundary Condition 5
Name = sfera
Target Boundaries = 7
A re {e} = Real 0
A im {e} = Real 0
End
Boundary Condition 6
Name = ground
Target Boundaries = 8
W = Real 0
A re {e} = Real 0
A im {e} = Real 0
End
Boundary Condition 7
Name = current in foil winding
Target Boundaries = 10
W = Real 1
A re {e} = Real 0
A im {e} = Real 0
End
Boundary Condition 8
Name = sfera_tagliata
Target Boundaries = 9
A re {e} = Real 0
A im {e} = Real 0
End
Body Force 1
Name = "Circuit"
S Re = Real $ cos(0.0*pi/3) * 1.41421356237
S Im = Real $ sin(0.0*pi/3) * 1.41421356237
End
!Solver 4 :: Reference Norm = Real 5.88944303E-01
!Solver 4 :: Reference Norm Tolerance = Real 1E-3
!Solver 6 :: Reference Norm = Real 4.11924917E-07
!Solver 6 :: Reference Norm Tolerance = Real 1E-3
$fprintf( stderr, "TEST CASE 1\n");
RUN
```

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```
$ Circuits = 1
! ------------------------ Circuit 1 ------------------------
! Define variable count and initialize circuit matrices.
$ C.1.perm = zeros(4)
!$ C.1.perm(0) = 0
!$ C.1.perm(2) = 1
!$ C.1.perm(3) = 2
!$ C.1.perm(1) = 3
$ C.1.variables = 4
$ C.1.A = zeros(4,4)
$ C.1.B = zeros(4,4)
$ C.1.Mre = zeros(4,4)
$ C.1.Mim = zeros(4,4)
! Define variables.
$ C.1.name.1 = "i_S"
$ C.1.name.2 = "v_S"
$ C.1.name.3 = "i_component(1)"
$ C.1.name.4 = "v_component(1)"
! Define sources:
!------------------
$ C.1.B(0,0) = 1
$ C.1.source.1 = "S"
! Define network cycles:
!-------------------------
!Voltage relations.
$ C.1.B(1,1) = 1
$ C.1.B(1,3) = -1
!Current relations.
$ C.1.B(2,0) = 1
$ C.1.B(2,2) = 1
```

Now I’m interested in modelling the 3D full coil without cuts.

Is it possible? In the past for modelling a full massive coil I have used coilsolver, but I didn’t manage to use it in conjunction with circuits and dynamics.

I’m wondering which is the correct approach. Any suggestions?

Just to clarify: My goal is the modelling of arbitrary shaped stranded coils in harmonic domain.

Thanks