CD-adapco recently integrated Speed, an electric machine design tool, with Star-CCM+, an all-in-one tool that models heat transfer, fluid dynamics, structural stresses, electric and magnetic fields, and aero-acoustics in electric machine applications.
CD-adapco purchased the Speed electric machine suite of programs in June 2011. Speed performs a 2D magnetic design using both analytical equations and finite element analysis links (using PC-FEA, a 2D FE solver) for electric motors, generators, alternators, and other magnetic actuators. It also combines electronic drive models with the machine’s magnetic design. Star-CCM+ can also be used for the electromagnetic 2D calculations as the GoFER’s to PC-FEA will be available for Star-CCM+ using the 2D magnetic FV solver.