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ArcelorMittal electrical steel data to be used in state-of-the art design simulation software

Berlin, 10 May 2016 –ArcelorMittal has announced its electrical steel data will be available to use in simulation software used to design electrical machines.

The cooperation with JMAG, announced at the coil-winding expo CWIEME in Berlin today, offers a unique opportunity for electrical machine manufacturers to shorten the lead time of their new designs, reduce the number of prototypes and decrease overall development costs. It will also offer an in-depth look into the physics of cutting-edge electrical machine designs.

Explaining the significance of the partnership, Dr Takashi Yamada, product leader at JMAG said: “High quality material data is essential for our customers to make successful simulations. Obtaining genuine material information from leading steel manufacturers is one of the key drivers of our strategy.

“ArcelorMittal’s leading range of electrical steels, its geographical presence and its advanced engineering skills including material modelling for finite element analysis made it key for us to integrate them into our software.”

The two companies established their cooperation in 2015. The new simulation data allows a more efficient design of electric motors, generators and transformers.

“The development of electric vehicles is happening fast in Europe. Integrating our electromagnetic steel data into the tool allows faster and more accurate simulations for applications such as hybrid cars or 100% electrical vehicles”, explained Sigrid Jacobs, portfolio director for electrical steels at ArcelorMittal Global R&D.

Furthermore, using JMAG fosters communication between manufacturer’s engineers and ArcelorMittal R&D specialists, who can assist them with advanced material characterization data, an in-house loss model and expertise in areas such as mechanical behaviour, punching or machine assembly techniques.

Press contact: Arne Langner,, +49 221 5729 219

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