MotorSolve Thermal uses 3D FEA simulation which seamlessly performs the software’s electromagnetic field computations (current, material properties) to predict the heating and cooling profile of brushless and induction machines. The proprietary algorithms developed by Infolytica allow for extremely accurate and rapid simulations.
The new release adds Duct Cooling to the available list (Fan, Spray, and Contact). Duct Cooling parameters lets users configure the duct type (axial or spiral), apply the cooling to either the Housing or the Rotor, declare the number of channels, set the inlet temperature and flow rate, choose the empirical correlation factor (or allow for automatic selection) and assign a material to the intended cooling fluid (air, water, ethylene glycol, and others).
Once the cooling parameters are specified, the motor performance calculations that can be computed include among many: the temperature on each component of the motor, heat flux, losses, and temperature field plots. All of this data can be used to predict the EM performance of the machine based on its running condition. Explore the impact of adding a Housing Water Jacket on the cooling of a machine by configuring a few simple pull-downs.
MotorSolve IM can now factor the impact of rotor and stator skew when performing the electromagnetic field computations for a better prediction of performance results such as cogging torque or torque-speed curve, for example.
“MotorSolve is the choice for electric-equipment designers who want accurate and rapid FEA simulations, for electromagnetic and thermal conditions, in one software. No add-on tools and no exporting headaches. That’s why it remains one of our fastest growing products.” says Chad Ghalamzan, Marketing Manager at Infolytica Corporation. MotorSolve v5.2 is now available for Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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