Perform both motor & generator analysis on an electric machine
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Infolytica Corporation today released a new version of their industry-leading MotorSolve software. The motor results in MotorSolve BLDC version 6 can be extended with a new generator analysis solver. This set of loads, parameters and results are for both AC generators and motors operating in generating mode. Any electrical machine template in the BLDC module can be simulated in motor mode or generator mode, depending on the operating condition.
An optimal generator design will be different to an optimal motor design. Most software tools use the fact that motors can act as generators and address only motors. MotorSolve v6 addresses the need for a specialized generator design tool.
Using MotorSolve version 6, AC generators (PMG, PMA, and Brushless AC) and motors operating in generating mode can be properly simulated and analyzed.
There are five common load types available: diode rectifier, no load or open circuit, short-circuit, passive impedance loads and infinite bus (connection to a large AC system or grid).
Figure 1: (Left) High Speed Generator 4 pole 6 slot configuration with rectified output (right) Time-Averaged Hysteresis losses in Steel
The operating points conditions can be analyzed at maximum power and short-circuit current. Performance charts for generators include voltage regulation, voltage vs. current, power vs. speed and many more.
Phasor diagrams for both motors and generators have also been added in the latest update to the software.
There have been improvements to the winding diagrams as well, with three new options added: Görges plot, MMF plot and an animated MMF plot.
Figure 2 – Görges diagram
Cogging Torque for a BLDC machine: the minimum skew required to produce zero cogging torque, is shown, as an option for the user.
The inline Help of MotorSolve now includes new video tutorials which demonstrate how to use the different features of the software, making learning easier and faster.
Pricing and Availability
MotorSolve v6 is now available for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10. For information about the full list of improvements, request a demo, quote or full feature evaluation, please contact an Infolytica Corporation representative nearest you.
About Infolytica Corporation
Infolytica Corporation has offered state-of-the-art design software for electromagnetic and electric field simulations since 1978. Engineers from a wide range of industries trust our software to understand and predict the performance of their device in applications such as electric machines, sensors and non-destructive testing (NDT), induction heating, MRI, shielding, power transformers and much more.
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