How To Design High-Speed Motors Using Multi-Physics Simulations



How can multi-physics simulations impact a motor’s ultimate performance? This presentation reviews the optimum design of a brushless permanent magnet motor using Infolytica’s MotorSolve software. Attendees will learn how to imagine a design idea, and then review a complete set of critical motor responses for that idea – all in just a few minutes!

As motor design engineers review the ever increasing constraints posed by their product specifications, it becomes apparent that physical prototyping in the laboratory can no longer be the primary means for exploring innovative ideas. It has become too expensive and too slow. Furthermore, the coupled multi-physics behavior of the motor must now be considered to ensure optimum performance under a wider variety of operating conditions. To explore how multi-physics considerations impact a motor’s ultimate performance, attendees of this presentation will design a 1″ Φ x 1″ long brushless permanent magnet motor producing 20 mN-m of torque at 20,000 rpm. In doing so, they will discover how Infolytica’s MotorSolve software allows them to imagine a design idea, and then review a complete set of critical motor responses for that idea – from winding layout and losses throughout the motor to flux and current densities – all in just a few minutes!

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand why virtual prototyping with simulation software is a “must have” tool for motor design engineers
  • Explore how multi-physics considerations impact the optimum motor design
  • Learn how MotorSolve can be used to virtually prototype and replicate a variety of physical laboratory experiments for motors

Speaker Bio:

Industry veteran Adrian Perregaux serves as a sales support engineer for Infolytica Corporation. His long career has been equally split between the design of devices utilizing electromagnetism, and the development of simulation software tools aimed at virtual prototyping their behavior.