Infolytica announced that MotorSolve v4.1 is now available. This latest update introduces the new DCM module for brushed DC and universal motors. It uses the same automated finite element analysis engine found in the BLDC, IM, SRM and Thermal modules, which means designers can get an accurate prediction of the machine performance without doing any mesh refining or FEA style post-processing, the company says.
MotorSolve DCM is a design software for brushed DC, PMDC, and wound field motors, the last of which can be series, shunt or separately excited. The template library includes all common armature and stator geometries.
The solution supports both lap and wave windings with the option to choose either progressive or regressive types. It also features a new winding diagram interface unique to this module.
All standard performance data can be computed, including cogging torque, Kt/Ke, back emf calculations with user defined brush shift angle, flux density/linkage, winding losses, demagnetization and more. Design parameters, performance data and summary comparisons can be recorded in an experimental log or report. Results are also accessible either with the use of the clipboard or export functionality.
The MotorSolve software suite supports brushless dc/PMAC (BLDC), induction machine (IM), switched reluctance machine (SRM) and DC motors (DCM).
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