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An Introduction to Rapid Electric Motor Design

An Introduction to Rapid Electric Motor Design

A Machine Design-hosted On-Demand webinar sponsored by Mentor, A Siemens Business

Available On-Demand
Mentor, A Siemens Business
Duration: 30 Minutes

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Is it possible to design an electric motor in less than 20 minutes? The conventional approach to electric motor design is either classical or FEA.  Classical methods (analytical and equivalent circuit) are fast and the least accurate, while FEA has the highest fidelity, but is slow.  MotorSolve combines the synergies of both these approaches: it is fast and accurate enough for rapid electric motor design exploration.

During this web seminar, the different approaches of electric motor design and the types of motors that can be analyzed in MotorSolve will be presented.

What you will learn about:

  • Rapid electric motor design
  • Starting from scratch: a power steering motor demonstration
  • Evaluate potential design changes such as different rotor configurations and materials
  • Analyze motor performance: torque/speed curve, cogging torque and efficiency


John Wanjiku, Low-frequency Electromagnetics Product Specialist, Mechanical Analysis Division, Mentor, a Siemens Business

John Wanjiku joined Mentor Infolytica, a Siemens Business, Montréal, Canada (formerly Infolytica Corp) in December 2016, after his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering majoring in electrical machines. He has over 5 years of experience in electric machine design and core loss measurements. His areas of interest include the application of FEA in the design of electric devices, electric drives and core losses.