The Winding Tool is an application dedicated to electrical machine design. It provides output on winding scenarios which can be used directly with Opera FEA software. The main purpose of this tool is to help users assess feasibility and optimality of different winding configurations.
The Winding Tool provides users with the following output:
- Optimal winding layout (circular and linear representation)
- Star of Slots representation
- Winding factor harmonics
- Winding mmf harmonics
- Görges diagram
Using the built-in Winding Wizard, users can enter a range of slots and poles to understand how a particular slot-pole combination of machine winding will perform. The resulting data can be used to characterize windings based on the fundamental winding factor and the lowest common multiple (LCM) of number of slots and number of poles, which determines the number of cogging torque periods per full mechanical rotation.