Flux - SimLab Tutorial : 3D Rear View Mirror Motor


This tutorial illustrates one possible method to create a 3D model of a small permanent magnet motor, used to align the rear-view mirror of a car. It contains the general steps and all data needed to describe the motor model.

The device to be analyzed is a small permanent magnet motor, used to align the rear view mirror of a car. The motor under study consists of four main parts: frame, permanent magnets, rotor and coils.

Analysis 1: Magneto Static Study using a multi-static kinematic model

In this study rotor takes different static positions; the material used for the frame and the rotor is stainless steel with nonlinear B(H) characteristic.

The cogging torque is plot below :

Example access

All files corresponding to this example are accessible with this link : 3D_RearViewMirrorMotor_Analysis.zip

  • to follow the example step by step, the corresponding files are in "Example_name_StepByStep" folder containing:
    • Tutorial folder: contains the document describing the example step by step
    • InitialFiles folder: contains *.slb databases and files needed to build the example step by step


  • to play scripts and retrieve SimLab and Flux project, the corresponding files are in "Example_name_PlayScripts" folder containing:
    • ScriptsTutorial folder: contains script files to be able to play each analysis
    • Input folder: contains initial *.slb databases and all necessary files to play each analysis script
    • Output folder: empty (contains the obtained results after the script execution)