An Integrated Electrical Engineering Environment
Era of Electrification...
Electrical design is getting more complicated – the electrical systems on even the “simplest” products are sometimes beyond what 25 years ago was cutting edge for more advanced industries such as automotive. They often have big engineering teams and the best CAD tools available. Today’s electrical engineers need more than basic electrical drawing software; they need tools that take the complexity out of the task – helping them work smarter and faster.
Capital is a comprehensive software suite that enables the engineering of electrical systems for large platforms such as cars, aircraft, and sophisticated machines. These platforms have substantial and increasing electronic content, which are dependent upon complex electrical distribution systems to function. Trends such as powertrain electrification and increased vehicle autonomy intensify these challenges leading companies to utilize Capital to overcome them.
The use of Capital software can be divided in five main fields to its contribution in Electrical system and harness development.
- Define– Optimize Electrical/Electronic Architecture vs Targets
- Design– Maximize Development Process Productivity & Data Quality
- Manage– Manage processes and Domain assets
- Produce– Improve Manufacturing Efficiency
- Maintain– Speed Documentation Creation & Fault Diagnosis
SPEED is an all-in-one specialized tool for the sizing and preliminary design of electric machines such as motors, generators and alternators. SPEED includes all the necessary theoretical and physical models for a rapid e-machine design and optimisation with a flexible approach. The fastness of analytical method delivers almost instantaneous result makes SPEED a suitable solution for the initial sizing of the motor and to perform a preliminary designing on the model to arrive at few or the final model which will satisfy the requirement. The inbuilt template models support different types of motor models like Brushless DC motor, IM, SRM, wound rotor filed motor, axial flux motor etc
Once the preliminary design of the machine is done a need for Finite Element analysis is a must in order to closely replicate virtual prototyping which must include coupled thermal analysis in order to greatly save time and the cost of multiple prototypes. This can be done with Addon PC-FEA solver of SPEED, or linking with STAR CCM+ or by exporting the model to template-based FEA templated based solution Simcenter Motorsolve.