As electric machines become smaller and faster, designers face the growing challenge of delivering machines that meet all the electrical, mechanical, and thermal design goals in a very limited timeframe.
For example, in the automotive industry, electrical machines commonly need to be:
- Compact, given the limited space available
- Lightweight and Efficient, with increased driving range and extended battery life
- Quiet, for maximum passenger comfort
With multiple types of analyses required, designers need to seamlessly move from one analysis to another efficiently. And a problem that presents itself downstream may require that upstream analyses be revisited. For instance, if the thermal analysis reveals an overheating issue, then perhaps the upstream electrical analyses needs to be adjusted and the process started again. Furthermore, once an acceptable design is completed, the design may not yet be optimal. It just means that the design is in the ballpark.
To assist electrical machine designers with their challenges, ANSYS® simulation tools can help streamline the design process. We recently hosted a one-hour webinar “Electric Machine Design in ANSYS” that discusses how to analyze the initial electric machine design quickly in RMxprt. We also demonstrated how to automatically create a Maxwell model for accurate and detailed analyses, and then use the user-friendly design toolkit to create an efficiency map. We also covered system simulation, including electric drive circuit using Twin Builder, and electric machine multi-physics simulation for stress and thermal analyses using Maxwell and ANSYS® Mechanical™.
Watch the “Electric Machine Design in ANSYS” webinar here.