The State of the Art for Electric Motor Design

Have you noticed that electric machines are everywhere these days? They are present in industrial equipment, cars, planes, household appliances, computers, mobile devices and more. The applications for both large and small motors are just exploding. Power transfer technologies in airplanes, such as the central hydraulic system and flight control actuation, are being replaced with electric motors. Electric and hybrid electric vehicles are powered by electric motors. When you put your phone on vibrate, the pulsation is created by an electric motor! The increased use of electric machines is driven by the global demand for more-automated and power-efficient products. The key is to find a better process to take an electric motor design from start to end. Continue reading

Designing Motors with a Coupled Simulation Approach

Last year, the company I work for — CFX Berlin (an ANSYS channel partner) — was selected as runner-up in the ANSYS Hall of Fame competition. The application we submitted was about designing motors with a coupled simulation approach, based on work we performed with a customer. When ANSYS asked us to participate in a webinar on this topic, we were happy to share what we learned.

ANSYS Hall of Fame 2013 runner-up CFX Berlin

The company we supported was Anhaltische Elektromotorenwerk Dessau GmbH (AEM Dessau), an electrical motor factory in Germany. The business is shifting from traditional development processes to true simulation-based product development for rotating electrical machines. The integrated electromagnetics and fluid dynamics (CFD) software from ANSYS makes it possible to perform real multiphysics calculations for these machines.

I’ll give you a little background on this project. AEM Dessau has more than 60 years of experience in producing rotating electrical machines. The company produces user-friendly, innovative and safe products that meet the highest standards of quality and reliability.  It is not only a supplier but partners with their customers to help them compete in this market space.
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ANSYS Webinar Events This Week – Register Today

image of Learning text on a keyboardComing up this week we have two free one-hour webinars in our Ask the Expert series. Be sure you get these on your calendar by registering today.


Ask the Expert – ANSYS Icepak Macros for Advanced Thermal Modeling & Productivity Enhancements

Wednesday, April 04, 2012
9:00 A.M. EDT, 1:00 P.M. GMT

Duration: 60 minutes
This webinar will provide an overview of the macros that are currently available in ANSYS Icepak 14.0. The webinar will also provide the users with detailed insight into several macros that cater to key application areas and/or modeling requirements. After the presentation, a panel of ANSYS Icepak experts will be available to answer your questions. Join us for this free one-hour webinar and see how ANSYS Icepak users can benefit from the various capabilities/functionalities offered by the Icepak macros.

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