Automotive

Indispensable companion to automotive designers

From developing advanced simulator speeds for direct-drive electric motors in new automotive applications, to simplifying the next generation of automotive power steering, Opera’s advanced electromagnetic simulation has proved an indispensable companion to automotive engineers and designers.

Why choose Opera?

Smooth and easy experience inputting your machine requirements

Demonstrable savings on development costs and time

Develop a superior performing motor with Opera

Find out how Opera helped target next-generation electric motors for luxury automobiles

Next-generation electric motors for low carbon emission vehicles were the target of a collaborative research programme led by Cobham Technical Services. The project, ‘Rapid Design and Development of a Switched Reluctance Traction Motor’, also involved partners Jaguar Land-Rover and engineering consultancy Ricardo UK, and was co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board. As part of its work in the project, Cobham developed multi-physics software and captured the other partners’ methodology in order to design, simulate and analyse the performance of high efficiency, lightweight electric traction motors that eliminated the use of expensive magnetic materials.

Opera's electromagnetic simulation capabilities for switched reluctance motors are being extended to further accelerate the design, analysis and optimization of high torque density models.