STAR-CCM+ and SPEED for electric machine cooling analysis
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Berlin, CWIEME 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This paper shows how two well established software programs can be used to determine the electrical machine performance and the temperature rise within the machine parts using a permanent magnet interior rotor synchronous machine as an example. Both software packages, STAR-CCM+ providing an engineering process code for solving problems involving fluid flow, conjugate heat transfer and solid stress and SPEED the specialized analysis tool for the design of electric machines such as motors, generators and alternators including the drive with inverters and their control, are developed by CD-adapco. In the latest versions of the 2 packages a link was established to exchange the data needed from SPEED to STAR-CCM+. The process is presented in more detail in this paper.

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Dr. Markus Anders
Dr. Stefan Holst
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