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MotorSolve | BLDC Features

MotorSolve BLDC is easy to use. Model, simulate and predict the performance of brushless DC and permanent magnet AC machines.

The software makes it simple to analyze and optimize both motors and generators.

The rapid and accurate results are based on automated finite element simulations. There are several analysis methods available. Read more about the motor analysis types and generator analysis types in MotorSolve BLDC.

Templates & Design Parameters

All standard slot types (square, round, slotless, parallel tooth, etc) are also included.

Custom rotor and stator geometries can be imported.

Design Parameters

  • Geometric dimension of the magnets, teeth and slots
  • Number of poles and slots - can be arbitrarily large
  • Stack length
  • Lamination, coil and magnet material
  • Temperature for each component
  • Skew & skew prediction for zero cogging torque

Winding Layout

  • Coil winding layout: Select from a list of automatically calculated balanced layouts or specify via manual entry
  • Detailed end winding geometry
  • Supports several wire sizing methods
  • Relevant factors are automatically calculated
  • Winding charts available
    • Phase Back-EMF
    • Line-line Back-EMF
    • Back-EMF harmonics
    • Phase flux linkage
    • Winding factors
    • Görges diagram
    • Airgap MMF
    • Animated Airgap MMF

Motor Performance, Charts & Fields

Output Waveforms and Charts

  • Current
  • Back-EMF
  • Torque
  • Flux Linkage
  • Phasor Diagram
  • And many more

Performance Calculations

  • Torque
  • Efficiency
  • Air Gap Flux
  • Cogging Torque
  • Efficiency Maps
  • And many more

Field Plots

  • Demagnetization prediction
  • Flux density
  • Hysteresis, eddy current, iron and total losses
  • Surface Force Density
  • And many more

Drives

Drives can be treated as either ideal or PWM, supporting both wye and delta connections.


Generator Performance, Charts & Fields

Output Waveforms and Charts

  • Load Power Factor
  • Load Impedance
  • Output Power
  • Efficiency
  • Losses
  • Phasor Diagram
  • And many more

Performance Calculations

  • Voltage regulation
  • Voltage vs. Current
  • Power vs. Speed
  • Torque vs. Load Angle

Field Plots

  • Demagnetization prediction
  • Flux density
  • Hysteresis, eddy current, iron and total losses
  • Surface Force Density
  • And many more

Drives

Drives can be treated as either ideal or PWM, supporting both wye and delta connections.


Scripting

Powerful scripting capability for customization, batching and optimization: All MotorSolve commands can be accessed through APIs. Use this feature with any programming language or ActiveX compliant software (e.g. Microsoft Excel)

Auto Sizing

An initial value for several parameters related to the size of the machine based on:

  • torque per unit volume
  • rated current density

MotorSolve | Thermal Module

MotorSolve Thermal is a 3D FEA-based thermal analysis tool for calculating the steady-state temperatures using the losses from BLDC's electromagnetic analysis and perform the electromagnetic analyses at these steady-state temperatures. Read more about MotorSolve | Thermal Module.

Report and Output

  • Design parameters, performance data and summary comparisons can be recorded in an experimental log or report (PDF)
  • Results are easily accessible either with the use of the clipboard or export functionality
  • The summary feature compares two or more designs side-by-side and highlights the differences in design data

Export Options

MotorSolve BLDC interface displaying the flux density of a machine

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