ANSYS Enhances Electric Machine Design Offerings via Agreement with Motor Design Ltd.

Combined ANSYS and Motor-CAD solution creates end-to-end workflow.

Combined ANSYS and Motor-CAD solution creates end-to-end workflow.

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ANSYS is building a design-to-validation workflow for electric machines through an agreement with Motor Design Limited (MDL) to distribute Motor-CAD. By combining the electric motor design software tool with ANSYS' multiphysics analysis capabilities, ANSYS is extending simulation into the design phase of the electric machine product lifecycle.

The collaboration between ANSYS and MDL creates a comprehensive design methodology to help satisfy power efficiency requirements, according to ANSYS.

MDL develops advanced software and tools for electric machine design. The company's software, Motor-CAD, enables design engineers to evaluate motor topologies and concepts across the full operating range and to produce designs that are optimized for performance, efficiency and size, according to the company. With the addition of Motor-CAD, ANSYS delivers a complete multiphysics design workflow, from the initial stages to detailed design and validation, ANSYS reports.

Motor-CAD offers “fast multiphysics design and sizing of electrical machines,” says James Goss, CEO at MDL. “It allows users to efficiently calculate electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical performance of a machine over the complete operating cycle, making Motor-CAD ideally suited for iterative design space exploration and optimization of concept designs. Through our agreement with ANSYS, Motor-CAD will add these valuable upfront design capabilities to ANSYS' industry leading multiphysics simulation technology.”

“The addition of Motor-CAD to the ANSYS electric machine design flow creates a complete end-to-end workflow for electric machine design. Its ease of use and single application focus allow ANSYS to expand the electric machine design workflow to the concept design engineering teams earlier in the development process,” says Steve Pytel, senior director, product management at ANSYS. “For deep analysis and validation, the Motor-CAD model can be transferred to ANSYS solvers, delivering high-fidelity, 2D and 3D analysis capabilities.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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