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September 23,  2010 - Issue #53

In this issue:

MotorSolve v2.4 Now Available
Design Example: Field Oriented Control of an IPM
Design Example: Battery Charging with Maximal Peak Power Tracking
Design Example: Design and Analysis of a 4 HP Wound Field Induction Motor
Mechatronic System Simulation Using MagNet/MotorSolve with SMASH
Webinar: What's new In MotorSolve v2.4
CWIEME 2010: Induction Motor Design Workshop with Jim Hendershot
SMMA 2010: BLDC Motor Design Workshop with Jim Hendershot

MotorSolve v2.4 Now Available

MotorSolve v2.4 has several new templates, new VHDL-AMS model exporting of an induction or brushless-dc motor for use in multi-domain simulations and now supports multi core processing.

Summary of Major Changes

  • Several new templates have been added, including:
    • Wound rotor induction machines template
    • Embedded variable orientation magnets IPM rotor template
  • PWM analyses are now twice as fast in most cases
  • Over 20 new or improved analysis and results computations
  • Added response surface model export of BLDC and IM motors to Simulink® and VHDL-AMS format
  • Support for multi core processing
  • Many common functions (sin(0, sqrt(), etc..) can now be applied to input parameters

"MotorSolve v2.4 includes many features our users have requested we add, making the package the preferred FEA-based electric motor design software on the market" says Behzad Forghani, Vice-President of Infolytica Corporation. "It's easier than ever to use MotorSolve to design and verify the performance characteristics of an electric motor with accuracy and speed."

MotorSolve version 2.4 is now available. Maintained clients can visit support.infolytica.com to download the software or read the Release Notes for full details.

To request an evaluation, live demo or pricing information, please contact your local Infolytica Corporation representative.


Field Oriented Control of an IPM Field Oriented Control of an IPM

A 70 KW IPM designed using MotorSolve BLDC: A summary of the motor characteristics, the PI control scheme, the integrated system that includes the motor model and SIMULINK® interface and results of some test simulations for controlling the speed of the motor are presented.

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A simple 4 pole 12 slot generatorBattery Charging with Maximal Peak Power Tracking

A maximal peak power tracking (MPPT) example for wind power plant is implemented in this example. The load is a battery that is subjected to a variable speed, realistic wind profile. The system simulated consist of the following components; a wind turbine, a planetary gear system, a generator, a load (battery) and a 3-phase bridge regulator for the generator. The example presented demonstrates the utility of an integrated design process. Comparisons are made between an FEA based machine model and an analytic approximation, a simple example of the utility of such mechatronic simulations.

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A 4 HP wound field induction motor example is used to showcase some of the design and analysis capabilities of MotorSolve IM. The motor contains 30 rotor slots and 36 stator slots. Presented are some of the salient features of MotorSolve IM that allows the user to implement a typical design cycle. This includes automated winding selections, load point analysis, bridge simulations etc.


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Mechatronic System Simulation Using MagNet and MotorSolve Coupled with SMASH

DOLPHIN Integration SA and Infolytica Corporation can now work together to perform powerful mechatronic system simulation with their solutions for mixed signal simulation and electromagnetic field simulation.

SMASH, from DOLPHIN Integration, can directly simulate response surface models of electric motors generated in VHDL-AMS by MagNet or MotorSolve, from Infolytica, and can perform a system level simulation of both the device and the control circuitry.

SMASH interface

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Webinar: What's new in MotorSolve v2.4


A recorded webinar in which the new features of MotorSolve v2.4, the electric motor design software from Infolytica Corporation, are demonstrated by an application specialist.





CWIEME 2010: Induction Motor Design Workshop with Jim Hendershot

Technical Workshop -   Coil, Motor & Transformer Design
Tuesday, October 26 2010 - 1.15 pm  to 5.00 pm

FREE HALF DAY SEMINAR

CWIEME Chicago 2010

Designing Your Induction Motor seminar will focus on practical problems faced by motor designers. Jim will approach the design process based on the motor specifications provided by the attendees. MotorSolve, the electric motor design software from Infolytica Corporation, will be used during the workshop to calculate the motor performance characteristics.


SMMA 2010: BLDC Motor Design Workshop with Jim Hendershot

Technical Workshop -   Coil, Motor & Transformer Design
November 9, 2010  - Full Day Workshop

$595 USD for SMMA Members
$695 USD for Non-Members

DETAILS & REGISTRATION

The workshop will focus on practical problems faced by real designers in their work environment. Jim will discuss the design process based on the motor specifications provided by the attendees and guide you through the process of obtaining a motor that meets the requirements.
  • Design specification
  • Getting an initial design
  • Improving performance with each design iteration
  • Performance profile of your motor
Jim has over 40 years experience in the field of manufacturing and designing electric motors. With past key employments at United Technologies, General Motors, Clifton Precision, Berger Lahr & Pacific Scientific, he has designed hundreds of motors.

For full details, visit JH-WORKSHOP.COM




Events

CWIEME Chicago 2010
October 26-28, 2010
Chicago, IL
Exhibitor & Workshop

SMMA Fall Technical Conference
November 9-11, 2010
St. Louis, MI
Exhibitor & Workshop

MagNet Training Course
November 16-18, 2010
Montreal, QC




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