Modeling of an Electric Generator in 3D
Application ID: 20191
This application illustrates how to model an electric machine, such as a generator, motor, or drive, by exploiting its sector symmetry to reduce the size of the problem. The machine being studied is a simplified electric generator in 3D, based on the geometry used in the generator_2d application.
The application uses the Rotating Machinery, Magnetic interface. It is recommended to have a look at the model rotatingmachinery3d_tutorial before proceeding with this application.
This model is also featured and explained with further details in the following blog post: Guidelines for Modeling Rotating Machines in 3D.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on several factors and may include boundary conditions, material properties, physics interfaces, and part libraries. Particular functionality may be common to several products. To determine the right combination of products for your modeling needs, review the Specification Chart and make use of a free evaluation license. The COMSOL Sales and Support teams are available for answering any questions you may have regarding this.