This webinar series focuses on design and analysis of electric machines, and presents many of the technology capabilities offered by Ansys simulation tools including full-length presentations as well as short demonstrations. With many workflows available, users may start with concept design using Ansys Motor-CAD, then proceed to detailed magnetics analysis with Ansys Maxwell. Multiphysics problems may be further studied with Ansys CFD for advanced cooling and Ansys Mechanical for structural analysis as well as noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Please see the full list of topics below and register for the webinars of interest.


Upcoming Webinars


Ansys 2020 R2: Electric Motors Enhancements

September 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM (EDT)

This webinar showcases the many cutting-edge electric motor design simulation capabilities delivered in Ansys 2020 R2, including powerful new features that enable you to solve large and complex electric motor designs faster than ever before.

We will provide a detailed look at a new cyclic repeatability simulation technique for electric motor application. The analysis has been improved by efficiently solving just a slice of the motor, employing non-planar boundary conditions, using symmetric mesh and replicating results to the full model. Additionally, we will examine new state-of-the-art reduce order modeling (ROM) and parameter identification capabilities which will optimize performance of polyphase induction machine drives and ensure accurate performance predictions. We will also provide expert insights on key Ansys Motor-CAD improvements designed to significantly boost your productivity.

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Advanced Topics for Electric Machines: Magnetics

Electric machines are being used in more and novel applications throughout the world, driven by the need for greater power efficiency and higher power density in the transportation, aerospace and defense, and industrial automation markets. Electric machine designers are exploring design alternatives to reduce cost, optimize designs and deliver them quickly to market.

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Electric Machine Design — an Electromagnetic Problem?

Is electric machine design an electromagnetic problem? This 20 minute webinar looks at the concept design of electric machines and demonstrates how design decisions are enhanced when multiphysics analysis is used when compared to only electromagnetic analysis.

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Optimizing Electric Motor Performance with CFD

Design and optimization of high-performance electric machines (e.g., motors and generators) require a multistage process to account for three major performance metrics: electromagnetic, structural/acoustic, and thermal. Traditionally, designs were based on a single physics and were conducted by separate engineering groups. Now, by using a multiphysics and system platform, you can consider all critical design goals simultaneously without compromising solution accuracy.

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Rapid Electric Motor Design — Evaluation of an Induction Motor Against the Performance Specification

This 20 minute webinar demonstrates how Ansys Motor-CAD can rapidly evaluate a candidate induction machine design using multiphysics analysis against the complete specification, including continuous torque/speed characteristics and drive cycle efficiency.

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Rapid Electric Motor Design — Evaluation of a Permanent Magnet Motor Against the Performance Specification

This 20 minute webinar demonstrates how Ansys Motor-CAD can rapidly evaluate a candidate interior PM machine design using multiphysics analysis against the complete specification, including continuous torque/speed characteristics and drive cycle efficiency.

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Combining Rapid Electric Motor Thermal Analysis with Detailed CFD Cooling Flow Simulation

This 20 minute webinar demonstrates how the lumped parameter and flow networks used in Ansys Motor-CAD to provide rapid evaluation of thermal performance can be informed with detailed cooling flow modeling using CFD. We will show how using CFD models combined with thermal networks enables rapid thermal analysis over a drive cycle with accurate flow simulation for complex cooling mechanisms.

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Seamless Model Transfer from Concept Design to Validation: How a Parameterized 3D Model Can Be Set Up in Seconds

This 20 minute webinar shows how models can be transferred seamlessly from Ansys Motor-CAD into other Ansys tools and the complete Ansys tool chain. We will demonstrate how a 3D Ansys Maxwell model can be set up in seconds from Motor-CAD, including parameterized geometry, materials, boundary conditions, symmetry and excitations.

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Exporting and Co-Simulation of Ansys Motor-CAD Motor Models in a Systems Simulation

This 20 minute webinar shows a range of options for modeling a motor in a systems simulation environment, using an Ansys Motor-CAD model. A range of electromagnetic, loss, thermal and control models are demonstrated with different levels of fidelity and computation speeds.

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Electric Motor Optimization with Multiple Objectives — Drive Cycle Efficiency Versus Power Density

This 20 minute webinar shows how Ansys Motor-CAD can be used with Ansys optiSLang to provide multi-objective optimization, using multiphysics analysis to evaluate each candidate design against the full specification.

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Efficient & Cost Effective Traction Motor Design For Electric Vehicles

This webinar spotlights how Ansys’ innovative solutions for traction motor design — together with Ansys optiSLang — enables robust design of best-in-class traction motors.

  • Understand key challenges in traction motor design.
  • Learn how to perform traction motor sensitivity analysis.
  • Discover cutting-edge tools for design space exploration and optimization.
  • Receive expert insights on motor design process automation.
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Advanced Topics for Electric Machines: NVH for Magnetic-Induced Noise

Noise is no longer an afterthought for electric machine design: It can be predicted and experienced before prototypes are built. In this webinar we discuss the workflow for simulating magnetic forces in electric machines and advancements that have expanded the capabilities and scope of these simulations. From permanent magnet, switched reluctance or induction machine designs to linear motors, voice-coils, actuators or transformers, there are complete Ansys solutions to investigate and predict vibration and noise.

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Fluent Meshing in 15 Minutes: Electric Motors

Attend this webinar to learn how Ansys Fluent can accelerate the meshing and solve time for electric motors. There will be a live demonstration showcasing:

  • CAD import to volume mesh generation
  • User-friendly task-based workflows
  • How to customize and save your workflow
  • Advanced meshing technologies
  • Efficient parallel meshing
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Getting the Benefits of 3D Physics Accuracy in Fast Electric Machine System Models

Traditional system models have insufficient detail to capture effects needed to push the design envelope. In addition, 3D physics models are too heavy for practical system simulation and complete drive cycle analysis, and they have a steep learning curve for non-experts. Reduced-order modeling (ROM) bridges the gap between 3D detail and fast simulation and makes it easy for non-experts to access detailed results. This webinar will describe the application of Ansys ROM tools to solve electric machine simulation problems.

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Predicting Electric Machine Efficiency Maps

Predicting Electric Machine Efficiency Maps

Knowing the efficiency of an electric machine throughout the torque-speed operation is important for understanding how a machine will perform in its intended application. Obtaining an efficiency map of an electric machine with testing is costly and time-consuming. In this webinar, we will introduce different techniques that use Ansys tools, including the Machine Toolkit (part of Ansys Maxwell) which has the capability to automatically calculate efficiency maps of various types of machines.

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Predicting Electric Machine Efficiency Maps

Ansys Motor-CAD 2020 R1: Advancements and Upgrades

The webinar features an in-depth look at how you can seamlessly integrate Ansys Motor-CAD into your electric motor design workflow. This state-of-the-art software links to Ansys Maxwell for highly detailed 2D & 3D finite element physics-based analysis of electric machines. You will receive expert insights on how Motor-CAD outputs an electrothermal model-based design through FMU technology. In this manner, Motor-CAD creates a virtual model to connect with other system-level components, and accurately predicts drive cycles in system-level environments. Additionally, you will learn how multiphysics analysis impacts design decisions early in the design process to help create more competitive electric motor designs.

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Ansys Motor-CAD 2020 R1: Advancements and Upgrades 

Ansys Electric Machines Simulation Platform

This webinar provides an overview of simulation solutions available for the initial design of machines, efficiency maps, and temperature-dependent demagnetization. It also illustrates a multiphysics coupled workflow to predict the thermal performance and acoustic signature of the machine. Furthermore, techniques to extract an equivalent circuit model from FEA for a system-level analysis that includes the electric drive and controller will be discussed.

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Optimizing Parts in an Electric Motor: Topology Optimization to Part Validation with Ansys Mechanical

Join us for this free cutting-edge webinar which showcases the workflow from geometry to validation for all available topology optimization methods, empowering you to generate truly lightweight structures. Using electric motor components, we will illustrate how finite element analysis, topology optimization and additive manufacturing play an important role in validating these lightweight structures using an optimum workflow.

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