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Low-frequency electromagnetic simulation

Simcenter low-frequency electromagnetic simulations allow you to explore designs to meet performance and make timely decisions in product development, reducing the number of physical prototypes needed.

Elevate your low-frequency electromagnetics simulation

Go faster and explore the possibilities
With Simcenter E-Machine Design you can design, test, review and redesign rapidly. With its fully parametrized templates of the most common motor and generator types, an engineer can produce an initial design in just a few minutes. With full compatibility with HEEDs, the chosen parameters can be investigated or optimized in a design of experiments (DoE) study. With a strong connectivity to Simcenter STAR-CCM+, you can perform further analysis with advanced engineering applications.

Model the complexity
Import your e-machine CAD file directly into Simcenter E-Machine Design, where you can optimize your design features, such as coil winding, and benefit from an extensive electromagnetic materials library. With its high-level finite element analysis (FEA) simulation and connectivity to Simcenter MAGNET, an engineer can fine-tune the details of their design with static, time-harmonic, transient and thermal solvers.

Stay integrated
Simcenter 3D low-frequency electromagnetics allows you to create and edit Simcenter MAGNET models in the Simcenter 3D graphical interface with native NX CAD software. Use and define sophisticated magnetic materials and define properties, boundary conditions and loads, including loads using an integrated 1D circuit modeling tool.

A broad, multifunctional toolset for electromagnetic engineering

Learn how Simcenter can help you with different approaches to solve electromagnetic problems in innovative applications in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Case study

skyTran

skyTran leverages Simcenter MAGNET to reduce physical prototyping time and costs by 90 percent for its maglev system.

A Skytran railcar
Case Study

Using simulation to accurately predict physical behavior and advance personalized urban rapid transit

Company:skyTran

Industry:Automotive & transportation

Location:Huntington Beach, California, United States

Siemens Software:Simcenter 3D Solutions, Simcenter MAGNET Suite

Low-frequency electromagnetics 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.

A representation of circuit & system modeling.

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.