List of generic advanced parameters

Number of computations per electrical period
The number of computations per electrical period “No. comp. / elec. period” (Number of computations per electrical period) influences the accuracy of results and the computation time.
The default value is 50. The minimum allowed value is 13. This default value provides a good balance between the accuracy of results and computation time.

Number of computed electrical periods
The default value is 2. The minimum allowed value is 1 and the maximum value is equal to 10.

Rotor initial position
By default, the “Rotor initial position” is set to “Auto”.
When the “Rotor initial position mode” is set to “Auto”, the initial position of the rotor is automatically defined by an internal process.
The resulting relative angular position corresponds to the alignment between the axis of the stator phase 1 (reference phase) and the direct axis of the rotor north pole.
When the “Rotor initial position” is set to “User input” (i.e. toggle button on the right), the initial position of the rotor considered for computation must be set by the user in the field « Rotor initial position ». The default value is equal to 0. The range of possible values is [360, 360].
For more details, please refer to the document: MotorFactory_SMPM_IOR_3PH_Test_Introduction – section “Rotor and stator relative position”.

esh order
To get the results, the computation is performed using a Finite Element Modeling. The geometry of the machine is meshed.
Two levels of meshing can be considered for this finite element calculation: first order and second order.
This parameter influences the accuracy of results and the computation time.
By default, second order mesh is used.

Airgap mesh coefficient
The advanced user input “Airgap mesh coefficient” is a coefficient which adjusts the size of mesh elements inside the airgap. When one decreases the value of “Airgap mesh coefficient”, the size of the mesh elements reduces, thus increasing the mesh density inside the airgap and the accuracy of results.
The imposed Mesh Point (size of mesh elements touching points of the geometry) is described as:
Mesh Point = (airgap) x (airgap mesh coefficient)
Airgap mesh coefficient is set to 1.5 by default.
The variation range of values for this parameter is [0.05; 2].
0.05 gives a very high mesh density, and 2 gives a very coarse mesh density.CAUTION: Be aware, a very high mesh density does not always mean a better result quality. However, this always leads to a huge number of nodes in the corresponding finite element model. So, it means the need of huge numerical memory, which increase the respective computation time considerably.