GM Case Study - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design Productivity
Traction Motor Design and Optimization Utilizing High-Performance Compute Farm - Traction motor design is one of the key components in the electric and hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEV) powertrain development process. Optimizing the design of traction motors for performance and cost is critically important and challenging due to market demands on rare earth metals and ever shorter development cycles. Electromagnetic simulation plays a critical role by evaluating the performance of design concepts, such as by computing the torque profile and minimizing losses of the machine. Depending on the type of simulation being performed, electromagnetic field analysis can be computationally intensive. The engineers at General Motors (GM) have addressed this issue head-on by deploying a high-performance computing (HPC) environment that provided a 16 times speedup on electromagnetic simulation. In addition, this HPC environment provides the ability to evaluate more design alternatives, reduced time to market, reduced manufacturing costs, and improved the quality of traction motors used in GM's EV/HEVs. Learn more about the HPC environment, and its implementation by GM in this webinar.