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Simcenter Motorsolve software

Accurately design electric motors with easy-to-use software. Simcenter Motorsolve is a complete design and analysis solution for electric motors.

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Cutaway graphic of an electric motor design in Motorsolve.

Why Simcenter Motorsolve?

Access the complete design and analysis solution for e-machines

Simcenter Motorsolve is a complete design and analysis solution for permanent magnet, induction, synchronous, electronically and brush-commutated machines. The software leverages finite element analysis (FEA) with an intuitive interface for accurate simulations of electric machines.

Model the complexity
Simcenter Motorsolve offers an automated FEA engine to ensure accurate simulations and prediction of performance when there is saturation, hysteresis and eddy currents, winding losses, and deep bar effects. Simcenter Motorsolve enables coupled electromagnetic and thermal analyses. Component materials are automatically updated based on the local temperature distribution to accurately predict the impact of temperature on electromagnetic performance. 

Go faster
Simcenter Motorsolve is a dedicated tool, built for motor designers. With an intuitive interface and design environment, you can build models from scratch or import geometries and get initial results within minutes and then refine the model for more detailed analysis. A wide range of standard plots are available with preset initial conditions. 

Stay integrated
Simcenter Motorsolve exports several different types of 1D behavior models based on linear and non-linear performance. These models can then be imported as sub-models or blocks in a variety of system simulation packages such as Simcenter Flomaster, Simcenter Amesim, and other tools.

What’s new?

Stay integrated across Simcenter electromagnetic solutions.

Simcenter Motorsolve capabilities

Electric motor coil winding

The electric motor coil winding layout plays a central role in design and performance. The technology used to determine the complete list of all possible balanced layouts is unique and makes evaluating alternatives easy. All the relevant factors are automatically calculated.

Any predetermined layout can be modified, or the coil winding can be entered manually. An extensive list of winding charts is available (Phase Back-EMF, Görges diagram, Airgap MMF and more).

Graphic of an electric motor coil winding layout

Electric motor types

Complete electric motor design software for permanent magnet, induction, synchronous, electronically and brush-commutated machines.

The template-based interface is easy to use and flexible enough to handle practically any motor topology. Custom rotor and stator profiles can be imported.

Six different products displayed in Simcenter Motorsolve dashboards

FEA automation

Use a more efficient electric motor design process with the automation of typical FEA pre-/post-processing tasks.

Typical FEA operations, such as mesh refinements, solution space definition and post-processing, are not required. Virtual experiments and export of 1D models are also preset for you.

Heat map image created with Simcenter electromatnetics simulation

Motor thermal analysis

Leverage seamless co-simulation between electromagnetics and thermal analysis for electric motors to study the effects of heat and various cooling strategies on performance. Using a robust and highly proficient automated 3D FEA engine, performance results can be based on steady-state or transient temperature analysis.

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A heat analysis of electric motor parts

Conduct virtual experiments

Use preset virtual experiments to evaluate the simulated performance of electric motors. The experiments yield output quantities, waveforms, fields and charts.

The virtual experiments include analysis over the whole torque-speed curve, thermal performance, motor characterization, instantaneous waveforms and hotspots.

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Simcenter Motorsolve dashboard of an electric motor part