Delivering on-time, innovative electric motor designs and evaluating system performance is typically a time consuming simulation and analysis task. To enable more efficient development, Siemens Digital Industries provides several accurate simulation tools (available on the PC) which allow you to do coupled multi-physics (magnetic & thermal), coupled multi-domain (1D, 2D & 3D) analysis and an ability to combine these with extensive design exploration capabilities to assess a large numbers of design variations and operating scenarios to optimize your design faster. This presentation introduces this new approach to motor design with simulation, system analysis and an efficient workflow.
Simcenter Motorsolve, for motor electromagnetics performance, coupled with Simcenter FLOEFD, a fully CAD embedded CFD tool, provide you with the robust ability to replicate your laboratory experiments with â€œvirtual prototypesâ€ that reflect local heat distributions and material property dependencies. Simcenter HEEDS, a design exploration tool, is demonstrated controlling the various geometry parameters for the rotor and stator components and how to explore design alternatives required to maximize shaft torque and motor efficiency while minimizing magnet mass and torque ripple. Finally, assessing the system performance of the motor alongside other components is assessed for in-service use using Simcenter Amesim, the 1D system simulation software, by incorporating behavior models from prior motor design analysis for expected operating ranges into a system model.