Air-X Simulation

As part of a grant from the United States Department of Energy, NAU Electrical Engineering Professor Dr. Allison Kipple and Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Tom Acker developed laboratory activities that guide undergraduate engineering students through an advanced simulation of a residential wind generator. Arizona Public Service (APS) provided additional funding to develop laboratory simulation activities that address fundamental electromagnetic concepts in power engineering. These activities use the Ansoft/Ansys Maxwell 3D software and may be useful as general tutorials for this software. Below are the student procedures and animations associated with some of the laboratory activities. To obtain the instructor’s guides, or to recommend additional topics for simulation activities, please contact Dr. Kipple at