OpenMaXwell is a graphic platform for Computational Electromagnetics and Computational Optics on personal computers under Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7. Hopefully, it will also run under later versions of Windows. Some users also are running it under Linux using Wine.
Copyright 2014, 2014 Christian Hafner, COG, IEF, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
OpenMaXwell is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
OpenMaXwell is based on the concept of MaX-1. It contains several tools similar to those of the MaX-1:
FEM and other field solvers will be added later.
For more information on the theoretical background, see Ch. Hafner: Post-Modern Electromagnetics - Using intelligent Maxwell Solvers, published by John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
You may run the OpenMaXwell Windows version under Linux using Wine. The following describes how MaX-1 is running under Linux. This procedure may easily be adapted for OpenMaXwell:
1) Install wine. See, for example: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Wine?highlight=win (German) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine (Englisch) 2) Execute winecfg (see links above) 3) Copy the entire MaX-1 folder (e.g. MaXfolder) to the wine folder. For example: cp -r /media/c/MaXfolder ~/.wine/drive_c/Programs 4) start MaX-1 under wine (for example, when Max08c.exe is the MaX-1 version you have): wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Programme/MaXfolder/Max08c.exe
Responsible for this web page: Ch. Hafner, Computational Optics Group, IEF, ETH, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Last update 17.02.2014