In this issue

» MotorSolve v4.1: DCM for Brushed DC & Wound Field Machines
» New Infolytica Extension Pack v4.0
» Webinar: An Introduction to MotorSolve DCM
» Application Example: Motor Design Improvement by Hardware-In-Loop
   Simulation using MotorSolve and Opal-RT

» Application Example: MotorSolve DCM Overview
» Application Example: Spray Cooling for the 2010 Prius

MotorSolve v4.1: DCM for Brushed DC & Wound Field Machines

MotorSolve DCM

MotorSolve v4.1 is now available. It features the new MotorSolve DCM module which supports brushed DC, PMDC, and wound field type motors.

MotorSolve DCM calculates machine performance based on automated finite element analysis: no drawing, no manual mesh refining and no post-processing necessary.

MotorSolve DCM interface

The import of custom rotor, armature or stator templates via DXF format is another new feature in v4.1 which is supported in all modules of MotorSolve. This gives the user full control over the complexity of the motor geometry they wish to design.

Some other important additions to this release include:

– New non-linear PWM analysis method for MotorSolve BLDC
– SRM Compatibility with Opal-RT eDriveSim
– Chinese Language Interface

Learn more about MotorSolve DCM

The MotorSolve software suite supports brushless dc/PMAC (BLDC), induction machine (IM), switched reluctance machine (SRM) and DC motors (DCM). Consult www.infolytica.com for a detailed diagram with more details on the supported types of motors.

MotorSolve v4.1 is now available for PC’s running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. For information regarding pricing or to request an evaluation, please contact an Infolytica Corporation representative nearest you.


New Infolytica Extension Pack v4.0

Infolytica Extension Pack v4.0 is now available for download from support.infolytica.com

Several improvements have been made to the 3D Coil Creator.

V4.0 introduces the new Modeling Toolbox which replaces the Model Manager utility.

We encourage all MagNet, ElecNet and ThermNet users to download and install this update.

Webinar: An Introduction to MotorSolve DCM

January 31, 2013
1:30PM Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Learn about the newest MotorSolve module as we use DCM to tackle the electric machine design process: geometry specification, winding configuration, material selection and reviewing the performance results.

What You Will Learn in this Webinar:

– Overlook of supported templates and DXF importation
– Windings: lap and wave winding with progressive or regressive options
– Overview of the Results analysis module
– How to obtain critical performance results

Join us for this free one-hour webinar and see how MotorSolve is your fastest solution to a better design.


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

Prius 2004 IPM Traction MotorModel-based design is a very common idea. It simply consists of using a block diagram of a system to describe it’s behavior, and then to design relative to that description. In particular design specifications are evaluated through system simulation. The big advantages are that it allows for a better integration of components so problems are identified early and also allows the design of a component to be tuned to the system as a whole.

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MotorSolve DCM Overview

MotorSolve DCM Overview

The MotorSolve DCM module provides finite element based analysis for the design of DC brushed motors. The versatility of the DCM module is in its ability to create motors from templates and its advanced electromagnetic analysis capability. The analysis can be used to get standard DC motor characteristics or to get more advanced quantities such as waveforms, harmonic analysis of the waveforms, time-averaged quantities, Field distributions and many more.

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Spray Cooling for the 2010 Prius

2010 Prius Motor

Motor design requirements often require some form of cooling. The thermal simulation capability in MotorSolve allows designers to explore the behavior of their motors with cooling, and in particular Spray Cooling. The Prius revolutionized the Electric Vehicle in 2004, and the latest revisions to the motor in 2010 continue to show the need for Spray Cooling in order to keep the components of the motor in safe operating conditions.

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