Simulation of Electric Machines

In 2017 Motor Design Ltd (MDL) and CADFEM have announced their close partnership.

The two companies share a passion for Simulation Driven Product Development and a commitment to the notion that Simulation is More than Software. The combination of software [Motor-CAD and ANSYS] and expert services provided by MDL and CADFEM allow our customers to develop better machines in less time.

MDL is a world leader in developing advanced software and tools for designing electrical machines. Our software, Motor-CAD, is recognised worldwide as class-leading motor design software. We use our expert knowledge of designing electric motors to provide software support to electric machine designers at some of the most prestigious aerospace, automotive and industrial companies worldwide.

CADFEM is one of the largest European suppliers of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and is the ANSYS Channel Partner in several countries including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, India. We are experts in simulation across all physics – mechanics, fluids, electromagnetics, systems… We sell and support the full ANSYS portfolio and help our customers to exploit the full benefits of simulation in their product development.

Motor-CAD can be used to quickly and easily perform electromagnetic and thermal performance tests on electric motor designs. ANSYS can be used to bring calculations of electromagnetic performance and cooling to the next level of accuracy and to predict and minimise noise and vibration.

We look forward to presenting to you how the two powerful tools can be integrated seamlessly within the ANSYS Workbench Environment.

MDL and CADFEM:

Motor-CAD, key capabilities:

  • EMAG: a fast 2D finite element module for accurate electromagnetic and electrical performance predictions
  • THERMAL: Combines a lumped circuit and finite element thermal calculation for optimising the cooling system of a machine.
  • LAB:Provides efficiency mapping and duty cycle / drive cycle transient outputs within minutes 

ANSYS, key capabilities for motor design & development:

  • Vibration and Noise prediction using ANSYS Mechanical
  • Evaluation of Improved Cooling Concepts with ANSYS CFD
  • Detailed magnetic loss and performance calculations with ANSYS Maxwell

Integration of Motor-CAD and ANSYS

  • Motor Design Geometry
  • Integration with ANSYS Mechanical, CFD, Maxwell

Please contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements with our senior engineers. 

Motor Design and CADFEM experts presented at the 4th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference, October 2017 in Dublin. Please view their presentations below and give us your feedback.

Electric Drive Complete Solution  
Jens Otto (CADFEM GmbH, Germany) and Dr James Goss, Head of Technology (Motor Design Ltd, UK)
This presentation outlines an efficient electric motor simulation workflow combining the analysis tools from MDL with ANSYS advanced physics simulation to cover magnetic and thermal effects in machine

Vibration and Acoustics in Electric Drive Development (CADFEM ANSYS Extension)
This presentation covers a most complete application workflow to describe magnetic excited vibration and noise effects for electric motors.
Jens Otto (CADFEM GmbH, Germany)

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