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Motor-CAD North America User Conference 2019: Detroit, MI
Motor Design Limited Posted 09/25/2019
Motor-CAD North America User Conference
The 2019 Motor-CAD North America User Conference will take place on October 16-17 at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott (Detroit, MI). The two-day event will bring together engineers and researchers working on E-Machine design to learn about technological developments, share best practice and discuss their challenges and approaches. Join us for advanced modelling workshops and technical presentations from world-leading experts in electric motor design, including design engineers from General Motors, Hitachi America, American Axle & Manufacturing, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Harley-Davidson.
- Day 1 – Technical presentations from world-leading experts in electric motor design.
- Day 2 – Advanced motor design modelling workshops.
- Technical Presentations – Day 1, October 16
Day 1 of the Motor-CAD North America User Conference will feature technical presentations from world-leading experts in E-Machine design, including design engineers from General Motors, Hitachi America, American Axle & Manufacturing, the Illinois Institute of Technologyand Harley-Davidson.
Day 1 - Speaker Highlights
Cong Ma — BorgWarner - Iterative EM Design Optimization of Hybrid Powertrain Motors using MATLAB and Motor-CAD.
Sam Reitinger — Harley-Davidson - H-D Electrification.
Alireza Fatemi — General Motors - Design of an Electric Machine for a 48 V Mild Hybrid Vehicle.
Zhiyi Su — Hitachi America Ltd. - A Python-based Generic Optimization Framework for Motor Design Problems.
John Morgante — American Axle & Manufacturing - Product and Process Advancements for Traction Motor Design using Motor-CAD.
Ian Brown — Illinois Institute of Technology - High Performance Wound Field Synchronous Machines for Automotive Traction Application.
Jim Hendershot — Motorsolver - The Future of Electric Flight Propulsion
Please note, our speakers and preliminary agenda may be subject to change – please check back regularly for updates
Advanced Motor Design Modelling Workshops – Day 2, October 1. Our motor design specialists will be delivering four advanced modelling workshops on Day 2 of the conference
Day 2 Workshops
Latest features in Motor-CAD
This workshop will demonstrate the latest features developed in Motor-CAD. The features will be demonstrated live with the opportunity for attendees to try these features during the workshop.
Advanced Electromagnetics in Motor-CAD
This workshop will look into several complex electromagnetic phenomena and their effects, using Motor-CAD. For example, losses in laminated electric steels, solid electrical conducting regions such as magnets, windings, airgap banding/sleeves and analysing irreversible demagnetisation of permanent magnets. Some specific examples will be run live which attendees can try during the workshop.
Electric Machine Model Calibration
This workshop will take attendees through a calibration example, demonstrating how to systematically match an electromagnetic and thermal model to a set of test data using the manufacturing factors in Motor-CAD.
Optimisation using Motor-CAD
This workshop will show how Motor-CAD can be coupled with OptiSLang to provide a multi-physics, multi-objective optimisation procedure. An example is given where an electric vehicle motor is optimised to give maximum drive cycle efficiency and minimum cost, while achieving a specified peak and continuous torque/speed requirement.