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Opal-RT eDRIVEsim Export

MotorSolve behavioral model export

The MotorSolve behavioral model export for OPAL-RT eDRIVEsim combines real-time drive testing software technology with electric machine design.

Benefits of the OPAL-RT/Infolytica Solution

Using MotorSolve, the machine designer can export a motor data file compatible with OPAL-RT's software which the control engineer can transfer this data to RT-LAB FPGA simulators.

  • Time spent using a real motor bench to test motor controllers could be reduced to a minimum by using a real-time simulator with accurate motor behaviour.
  • Control engineers could test their controller with different points of operation or non-ideal zones, such as saturated regime.
  • Control engineers could also test faults, such as short or open circuit, that could be damageable on a real motor.
  • Time-to-market would be faster, while a new motor design could be validated with a controller before manufacturing.
  • Using high-fidelity motor models helps the control engineers simulate complex, non ideal behavior, such as cogging torque, and design a controller to reduce torque ripple.
  • Control engineers could simulate the variation in motor inductance at high currents, which greatly affects the torque produced by the motor, and test the controller accordingly.

Application Example: Motor Design Improvement by Hardware-In-Loop Simulation using MotorSolve and Opal-RT

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MotorSolve BLDC interface