CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD focused provider of engineering simulation software, support and services. We have over 30 years of experience in delivering industrial strength engineering simulation.
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.