Modeling and analysis of an axial flux machine (AFM) with SimLab

Studied device

This study case is devoted to the modeling and analysis of an axial flux machine with one internal rotor and two external stators. The motor geometry and meshing description are defined by using the AFM modeling tool, as shown below



Basic EM analysis

All physics definitions of the motor can be realized by the proposed [MT3D Workflow] toolbar:


The coil regions are shown in the figure below, and it is coupled with a circuit defined with the [Circuit Designer]:


Three basic scenarios (BackEMF, Constant Speed, and Starting) are created for some basic electromagnetic analysis. After solving these scenarios, SimLab can provide some basic post-processing for the eMotor analysis, including the iso-value visualization and the physical quantity plotting.



Example access

All files corresponding to this example are accessible with this link:

Step to follow:

    1. Tutorial folder: contains the document describing the example step by step
    2. Input folder: contains *.slb databases and files needed to build the example step by step