Simulation accelerating rate of change in electric machine design
Press release CWIEME Berlin. Online 06/01/2017
Electric machines have made rapid performance gains over the last five years, whether in terms of efficiency, weight and noise. In addition to material technology improvements, much of this progress can be attributed to design optimization supported by the latest simulation software.
“We need only look at the automotive industry for evidence of this,” says Vincent Marché, product manager at engineering software company Altair. “It took over 100 years to develop a robust and reliable combustion engine but using a simulation-driven approach, Toyota managed to achieve an acceptable level of performance from an electric motor in just over 10. Now every major automotive manufacturer is working on bringing out an electric-hybrid or all-electric vehicle – it’s a sprint to the market!”
The transformer industry has also used simulation-driven design in a race against time to meet ever-tighter efficiency regulations, customize ranges and support the integration of its devices into smart grids.
Unlike traditional analytical design and performance evaluation methods, which can involve weeks of toing and froing between specialist teams, simulation software has developed to support a multidisciplinary approach.
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