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Multi-objective optimization of electric motor for increased drive torque and noise reduction

This article was first published by Noesis Solutions and can be downloaded here.

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Optimus enabled the engineers to orchestrate ANSYS magnetic/structural simulations in exploring the design space and optimizing the motor design.

Engineers from Cybernet Systems took electric motor technology to higher quality and performance levels. Using Optimus from Noesis Solutions they optimized the design of an electric motor with interior permanent magnets (IPM) for maximum drive torque and minimum noise and vibration. Optimus enabled them to orchestrate ANSYS magnetic/structural simulations in exploring the design space and optimizing the motor design. The results of the multi-objective optimization were impressive: drive torque went up by 7% while lowering cogging torque by 35% and acoustic radiation by almost 6 dB. The approach opens up new opportunities for IPM synchronous electric motors used in (hybrid) electric vehicles, compressors and appliances. Continue reading