1. Overview

The dedicated test environment (TEST area inside Motor Factory) enables users to assess motor performance.

Standard and relevant test portfolios are available. All the predefined tests are ready to be performed.

Relevant input parameters allow users to control test conditions.

Processes are based on optimization technology. All results are automatically illustrated.

Tests associated with the convention of operating Motor and Generator are grouped into packages and classified into test families.

Here is the list of tests for Reluctance Synchronous Machines – Inner rotor

Test family Topology Package Convention Test
Characterization SMRSM – IR Model Motor Maps
SMRSM – IR Thermal Motor & Generator Steady State
SMRSM – IR Thermal Motor & Generator Transient
Working point SMRSM – IR Sine wave Motor I-Ψ-N
SMRSM – IR Sine wave Motor I-U
SMRSM – IR Sine wave Generator I-Ψ-N
Performance mapping SMRSM – IR Sine wave Motor Efficiency map
SMRSM – IR Sine wave Generator Efficiency map
Mechanics SMRSM – IR NVH Motor & Generator Work. Pt. I-Ψ-N
SMRSM – IR NVH Motor & Generator Spectrogram WP I-Ψ-N
SMRSM – IR NVH Motor & Generator Spectrogram T-N

The tests are described in documents dedicated to each test family.

Here is the list of available documents:

  • MotorFactory_2023.1_SMRSM_IR_3PH_Test_Characterization
  • MotorFactory_2023.1_SMRSM_IR_3PH_Test_WorkingPoint
  • MotorFactory_2023.1_SMRSM_IR_3PH_Test_PerformanceMapping
  • MotorFactory_2023.1_SMRSM_IR_3PH_Test_Mechanics

2. Settings

Settings allow defining the context in which the test is going to be performed.

Their definition is specific to each test.

Settings are defined into three main domains:

  • Thermal:
    • To make the choice of the thermal solving (when available)
    • To define the winding temperatures
  • Electronics: To define the power electronics stage feeding the machine
  • Mechanics: To define the mechanical loss model parameters

1 Button to define the thermal inputs (Solving mode or winding temperatures)
2 Button to define the user inputs of the power electronics stage
3 Button to define the parameters of the mechanical loss model

Next sections of this document describe more in-depth of the available settings.

3. Advanced parameters

In addition to standard parameters, the users can access to a list of advanced parameters.

Advanced parameters show additional parameters which helps in fine tuning the computations in the software (through finite element modeling and simulation parameters) like the number of computations, Mesh order, Rotor initial position mode etc.

1 List of standard user input parameters
2 Click on “+” allows to display advanced parametersOnce displayed, advanced parameters can be hidden by clicking on “-”
3 List of advanced parameters