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» Opal-RT: New Partnership & MotorSolve Export
» 2012 MotorSolve National Motor Design Contest
» MagNet Training Course – February 12-14, 2013
» Webinar on Demand: SRM Design with MotorSolve v4
» Webinar on Demand: Analysis of Different Cooling Configurations
» Application Example: 3-phase Transformer
» Application Example: Eddy Current Inspection of Inconel Pipe

New Partnership with Opal-RT


Anticipating the complex engineering demands of designing hybrid and electric motor vehicles, in particular very high frequency electronic systems, Opal-RT Technologies and Infolytica Corporation announces a new partnership and link between their software tools RT-LAB™/MotorSolve – integrated software optimized for high-precision motor and drive real-time simulation.

The collaboration between OPAL-RT Technologies and Infolytica Corporation gives rise to a new solution which combines RT-LAB’s real-time simulation technology with MotorSolve’s machine design and analysis capabilities. This integration combines advantages of Infolytica’s highly accurate finite element analysis modeling approach with the ultra-low latency of RT-LAB’s FPGA-based simulation.

Temperature field plotted against the slice of motor in MotorSolve Thermal module


2012 MotorSolve National Motor Design Contest


Deadline of Entry Submission: March 29, 2013
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Organized in part by Hi-Key Technology, part of Infolytica Corporation’s worldwide network, this contest is for students or engineers specialized in motor design

The first place winner will receive a cash prize and be invited to present at Hi-Key’s next Infolytica user conference.

Please note this contest is open to residents of the Republic of China only.

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MagNet Training Course

February 12-14, 2013
Montreal, QC Canada

Learn how MagNet 2D/3D can be used to efficiently and effectively model, simulate and analyze any complex device.

Participants are introduced to the important features of MagNet, optimum problem solving techniques and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Topic-specific lab sessions follow each lecture session to reinforce the material being covered. The schedule allows instructors enough time to consult with the participants on an individual basis.

The last day of the course is an open lab session where attendees are encouraged to practice and seek advice on their specific application. A team of experts will be available to assist and answer questions.

For questions regarding fees and eligibility, please contact an Infolytica Corporation representative nearest you.

SRM Design with MotorSolve v4

SRM Design

The recently released MotorSolve version 4 now includes a complete analysis module for switched-reluctance machines (SRM). Users can select between an extremely rapid solve (ideal for early in the design process) or a full time-stepping non-linear FEA simulation (ideal for final design verification), depending on the level of accuracy they require.

This demo will present how MotorSolve SRM can be used to tackle many aspects of the electric machine design process: sizing, winding configuration, material selection, losses/efficiency and reviewing the performance results.


Analysis of Different Cooling Configurations

SRM Design

MotorSolve version 4 features major enhancements to the thermal analysis module, making it truly unlike any other machine design software on the market. With new cooling types available and thermal field display, you can truly understand the impact of heating and cooling on your machine.

MotorSolve offers one design environment in which you can calculate temperatures using magnetic losses and take into account the change in material properties due to temperature.

Go beyond just motor sizing, template matching and software linking: specify the motor and housing geometry, winding details, losses, materials and cooling type once for both types of analysis and get the complete performance characteristics with just one software tool


3-phase Transformer

The model presented here is a 3 phase transformer with a three limbed paramagnetic core

The coils are made of three concentric layers of different thickness.

The results presented include the ohmic losses and flux density.

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WFNDEC Benchmark Problem 2 – Eddy Current Inspection of Inconel Pipe

WFNDEC’s Eddy Current Benchmark Problem 2 involves the inspection of an Inconel pipe using an internal pancake coil situated with its axis perpendicular to the axis of the pipe. Small defects of various depths in the external wall of the pipe are scanned in the axial and circumferential directions. Defects are detected as a change in the impedance of the coil. 

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