Modeling Electric Motors in COMSOL Multiphysics® - Archived

This is a recording of a webinar that originally aired on June 16, 2022

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Electric motors play an important role in a potentially fossil-free transport sector. The design of such machines requires a multiphysics approach to improve aspects like thermal management for magnets and coils, power density, efficiency, reliability, and cost.

In this webinar, we will present the capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® for electric motor design, addressing electromagnetics, vibrations, and thermal management and stress by coupling electromagnetics with heat transfer and solid mechanics. The optimization of a permanent magnet motor with respect to the shapes and positions of the magnets will also be discussed.

We will demonstrate how to model electric motors to compute various parameters like torque as well as core and copper losses.

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Roman Obrist
Applications Engineer

Roman Obrist is a technical sales and applications manager at COMSOL. He received his MSc in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR). There, he was a scientific researcher and project leader in the Computational and Applied Electromagnetics Group, dealing with customer-related research and teaching tasks.

Sven Friedel
Managing Director, Switzerland

Sven Friedel established the COMSOL branch office in Switzerland in 2004. He received his PhD in physics from the University of Leipzig in the field of inverse electromagnetic problems. There, he also taught lectures in geomagnetism and volcanology before joining the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering at ETH Zürich as a postdoctoral researcher.