End-to-end integration solution for motor design engineers
CD-adapco has integrated the Speed electric machine design suite of programs with Star-CCM+, a tool that models heat transfer, fluid dynamics, structural stresses, electric and magnetic fields, and aero-acoustics that are used in many electric machine applications. Speed performs a 2D magnetic design using both analytical equations and finite element analysis links for electric motors, generators, alternators, and other magnetic actuators. It also combines electronic drive models with the machine’s magnetic design. Star-CCM+ takes the simulation results from Speed and converts their 2D model into a 3D model and models the machine’s thermal performance under a wide range of environmental conditions. Star-CCM+ can also be used for the electromagnetic 2D calculations as the GoFER’s to PC-FEA will be available for Star-CCM+ using the 2D magnetic FV solver.
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