E-Motor Thermal Load
How Simulation Helps to Overcome Challenges

An increase of the e-motor operating temperature above critical levels reduces especially the life expectancy of the insulation material, which potentially results in the destruction of the motor. High temperatures also increase winding resistance. Cooling decreases the resistance and electric losses respectively. Lower electric losses reduce the amount of (expensive) copper required to achieve the targeted machine performance. The presentation shows how CFD simulation helps to determine the thermal load of electric motors and how to develop the optimum cooling system for maximum performance and life time.

Webinar Outline

  • E-motor thermal load, problem description
  • Computational model generation
  • Calculation of electric and magnetic losses as input to the thermal load analysis
  • Computing the coolant flow (air, liquid, combined) and the temperatures of the e-motor parts
  • Investigating different cooling options

Who Should Attend?

The presentation addresses engineers in charge of developing and optimizing electric motors for automotive applications.



Presenter: Maik SUFFA

Group Product Manager Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics                                          

AVL List GmbH


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