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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.
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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 the Opera software team. 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, we 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.