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E-motor and e-generator design

The electric generator and electric motor design software in Simcenter facilitates the design and optimization of e-machines. Enabling optimization of e-machines accounting for 2D axisymmetric, 2D translational, 3D, Static, Transient, Time Harmonic, Current Flow and thermal behaviors.

Handle any motor/generator topology and workflow

Simcenter electromagnetic (EMAG) simulation solutions include dedicated electric generator and electric motor design software for the complete design cycle. Simcenter simulation offering ranges from fast analytical equivalent circuits and accurate automated finite element analysis (FEA) simulations to detailed multi-physics simulations for detailed design validation. You can trade speed for detail to fit the development stage you are currently working on, then modify your selection when you move on to the next development stage.

Start with the template-based interface that includes all common motor types. Customize your rotors and stators geometries using the parameterized templates. This enables you to create an initial design in minutes. Rapidly test, tune, and retest the EMAG performance of this design with the analytical solver. Ensuring you find potential EMAG or thermal failures as early as possible with early multi-physics analysis. Then, render your design into an FEA model to complete a detailed EMAGs, or multi-physics analysis, including full noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) studies.

With native connectivity from Simcenter E-Machine Design to Simcenter 3D, Simcenter Amesim, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ and Simcenter HEEDS you can test your motor with its required transmission or as part of its full system and optimize the design as part of the system, respectively.

Accelerate, innovate, and optimize your electric machine design process

Simcenter E-Machine Design is a new product built upon the shoulders of giants as it takes the best of Simcenter SPEED, Simcenter Motorsolve and Simcenter MAGNET for replicating electric machine experiments.

E-generator and e-motor design software capabilities

Dedicated interface for e-motor and e-generator designers

The dedicated e-generator and e-motor design software, Simcenter E-Machine Design offers a purposely developed interface for e-motor and e-generator designers. It offers numerous of parametrized templates covering the most common e-machines topologies, including radial and axial flux machines.

The simulation workflows are fully automated so that the users can simulate the e-motor or generator performance in a few clicks. This allows designers to evaluate 100s of designs per week much faster and without being simulation experts.

Many templates are available including those for a range of motor types, this image shows the motor type selection window

Magneto-thermal simulations

Allows you to couple magnetic and thermal physics as early as you desire in the design cycle. By doing so, engineers can avoid failures and improve the life of the motor. When you consider that for every 10 Celsius (°C) above the designed temperature, the expected product life is reduced by 50 percent, frontloading multi-physics issues are critical to streamline the design process.

Advanced electromagnetic material modeling, including advanced core losses and demagnetization

The accuracy of low-frequency EMAG simulations is highly dependent on material data and thorough handling of material property dependencies. Simcenter EMAG advanced material modeling accounts for nonlinearities, temperature dependencies, 2nd quadrant handling of permanent magnets, hysteresis loss and anisotropic effects. This makes it possible to analyze effects such as demagnetization in permanent magnets to verify their service life, analyze frequency-dependent losses in component laminations while reducing solution time. Account for all losses to ensure an accurate energy balance. For ease of use, the software includes an EMAG material library with over 400 materials available.

material modeling in e-machine

Circuit and system modeling

System-level or model-based analysis requires accurate sub-component models to account for interactions and local transients that affect the overall system behavior.

Simcenter low-frequency EMAG includes capabilities such as native circuit simulations, connections for co-simulation and exporting of 1D system models for Simcenter Flomaster, Simcenter Amesim, Xpedition AMS and other platforms.

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Parametric 3D simulation in a multi-discipline platform

Simcenter 3D offers a multi-discipline platform for cross-department collaboration. Different teams can build EMAG, structural, thermal, or acoustics simulations associated with the same geometry, making it easier for departments to stay in sync.

Over the last 25 years, electromagnetic engineering has revolutionized the way we work, travel and communicate. It is omnipresent in our lives, playing an essential role in the sustainable and connected world we live in.

E-drive NVH

Couple EMAG forces with transmission and acoustics simulation to validate the NVH performance of your integrated e-drive. Includes the coupling effect of EMAG forces and torque ripple with the mechanical components to increase accuracy.

Advanced multi-physics for thermal integration analysis

The rising complexity of electric machines requires novel cooling systems, and this means that you need to consider detailed multi-physics validation. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ allows you to couple EMAG, fluid flow and thermal simulations and evaluate the cooling performance on an electric motor or generator with the highest accuracy.