electric motor
design > analyse > optimize

The design and optimization of rotating actuators has become essential in a global context of an increasing demand of electric power with higher quality and efficiency standards in respect with new environmental requirements.To succeed in this challenging tasks, CEDRAT is there to help you with its leading simulation software’s suite.

CEDRAT design software solutions for rotating machines

Flux: 2D,3D, skewed and dedicated overlays for electromagnetic, thermal analysis with Finite Elements Method

GOT-It: optimization software coupled with Flux that allows finding efficiently the best configuration of 2D, 3D and Skewed models 

Numerous motors applications

  • DC, IM, SM, SRM, AXM…
  • Machine drive, Power electronic systems
  • Minimization of cogging torque, Minimization of electrical losses,…

Electric rotating machines domains of application

Automotives, Aeronautics, Industries, Power Plants, Medical, Household appliances, …

Study the influence of various parameters of design

Flux: electromagnetic quantities analysis and tuning to achieve performance, steady state study, transient calculations, starting, cogging torque, no load & short-circuit tests, back EMF, skin and proximity effects, faults analysis, multiphysics coupling to take into account whole physics … 

GOT-It: definition of continue and discrete parameters with different rounding grids, use of design of experiments to determine the influence of each parameter on the required performances (objectives and constraints), parametric study on analytical functions or functions derived from FEM

Simulations outputs

Flux: Equivalent scheme parameters values, Magnetic and thermal quantities distribution visualization, Eddy current distribution, Power losses, Power balance, iron losses, Dielectric and thermal quantities distribution…

Portunus: Electrical quantities and losses of the power electronics, Drive control characteristics, Mechanical quantities and losses …

GOT-It: Direct or indirect optimization with response surfaces, Optimum values of parameters, Robustness analysis of the optimum solution

Advantages of our simulation software for the design of rotating machines

Flux: fast and precise solving, scripting language for design automation, overlays for easy definition of machines (geometry and mesh), electrical and kinematic couplings, easy multi parametric studies, SPEED files import capability, multiphysics capabilities, Skewed geometries avoid long 3D computation time…

GOT-It: automated coupling GOT-It / Flux, optimization of FEM boosted thanks to strategies based on design of experiments approach (screening and Indirect optimization with response surfaces), different levels of use

Our customer references for motor design

ABB, Alstom, General Electric, Leroy Somer, Bernard & Bonnefond, Somfy, Electrogen, G2ELab, Maccon, Loockheed Martin, Valeo, …