The template based software solution for rapid electric machine design.
Era of Electrification...
In this current scenario Electrification is considered as a global hype solution against Global Warming. Industry players have to quickly embrace this pushed revolution nobody can ignore anymore to still be part of the game.
Siemens provides an end to end design solution starting from the initial sizing of the machine for the required application and till the final virtual prototype by considering all the physics involved in it.
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.
Why Simcenter Speed ?
Before starting the designing of an electric machine , understanding the geometrical constrain of the machine which will deliver the required performance within a lesser volume is important. Multiple design iteration need to be performed to arrive at few number of models or a single model which will meet the requirements.
Simcenter SPEED provides hundreds of pre-defined, fully parameterized templates of rotor and stator and can perform the analytical calculations to get the results within fractions of second up to maximum a few seconds.
In this fast evolving market, performing multiple design iterations for exploring all the possible design options or identifying the best electric machine design that meets the designers expectation is a time consuming process. The market pressure makes it unlikely to have more time will be spent for design exploration.
The fastness of the analytical solver enables Simcenter SPEED to provide nearly instantaneous results, which makes it very suitable for Design Space Exploration programs supporting customers with so to speak “What if” studies and optimization runs.
SPEED has a built-in graphical user interface to access HEEDS, enables Simcenter SPEED to automate and intelligently explore the design space resulting in increased machine efficiency at a lower cost.