Cobham Technical Services Supplies Electromagnetic Design Software to Siemens Wind Power, To Help Optimise Generator Designs

* ability to run 1000s of optimisation searches helps Siemens make breakthroughs such as permanent magnet generators.

Cobham Technical Services has been awarded a contract for its powerful Opera electromagnetic design tool by Siemens Wind Power, a leading supplier of wind turbines for onshore, offshore and coastal sites.

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Genetic algorithm and finite element analysis for optimum design of slotted torus axial-flux permanent-magnet brushless DC motor

Abstract – This paper presents an inside-out axial-flux permanent-magnet brushless DC motor optimized by Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Genetic Algorithm (GA) that uses sizing equation. The double-sided slotted-stator designed TORUS motor has sinusoidal back EMF waveform and maximum power density. The GA obtained the dimensions that gave the motor its highest power density. Field analysis of the dimensions was then put through FEA, to obtain and re-optimize the motor’s characteristics.

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FEA-Aided design, optimization and development of an axial flux motor for implantable ventricular assist device

Abstract — This paper presents the optimal design and development of an axial flux motor for blood pump application. With the design objective of maximizing the motor efficiency and torque, different topologies of AFPM machine has been examined.

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Superconducting wire and CAD tool vendors combine forces to simplify electrical machine design

The superconducting wire producer Sumitomo Electric, and the electromagnetic simulation expert Cobham Technical Services, have joined forces to offer an advanced solution for the design of electrical machines and power equipment.

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PEMD 2010 – Cybergen: Modelling the Design Challenges for Small Embedded Synchronous Generators

From PEMD 2010, Dr Neil Brown FIET, Chief Engineer Research and Technology, Alex Michaelides, Cobham Technical Services presents CYBERGEN: MODELLING THE DESIGN CHALLENGES FOR SMALL EMBEDDED SYNCHRONOUS GENERATORS CONNECTED TO INCREASINGLY UNSTABLE NETWORKS

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3D support optimises power of innovative motor and generator electromagnetic design tool

Cobham Technical Services is launching a 3D version of its rapid electromagnetic design tool for rotating electrical machines – the Advanced Machines Environment. The new software combines the extreme accuracy of finite-element analysis (FEA) simulation with a design entry system that creates full 3D models of electric motors or generators within minutes.

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Design And Analysis Of Brushless DC Motor With Magnetic Powder Core And Nd-Fe-B Bonded Magnets

Abstract – The main aim of the work is to design and manufacture a model of brushless DC motor (BLDC) with magnetic circuit made of magnetic powder bonded in solid material by powder glue. Soft magnetic elements manufactured in this method are called soft magnetic composites or dielectromagnetics, permanent magnets are called bonded magnets or dielectromagnets.

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Superconducting generators make big gains for small hydro

Modern superconductor-based generators can improve the efficiency and productivity of small hydro, playing a valuable role in uprating and refurbishment projects. Juergen Kellers and Larry Masur explain more

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Innovative electromagnetic design tool for motors and generators is extended with new ready-to-use models and hysteresis solver

provides ultra-fast design entry for powerful FEA electromagnetic simulation

At CWIEME, Cobham Technical Services is releasing a new version of its Vector Fields Software tool for designing rotating electrical machinery. The electromagnetic simulation software combines the accuracy of virtual prototyping using finite-element analysis with a rapid front-end design tool that allows users to create models of motors and generators in minutes — allowing users to achieve radical new levels of development productivity.

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