Free Motor-CAD Workshop: Pordenone, Italy

 

About this workshop

Motor Design Ltd will be running a free, hands-on Motor-CAD software workshop in Italy on the 24th September 2019, ahead of the Coiltech Tradeshow and Conference.

  • Date: 24th September 2019
  • Location: Pordenone, Italy

 

What you will learn

This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to Motor-CAD software. Participants will work through a modelling example for synchronous permanent magnet machine and learn how to calculate electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical behaviour, including generating outputs such as efficiency maps and perform analysis over duty cycles. All calculations will be performed live during the day, and at the end of the workshop participants will be able to competently drive Motor-CAD and start to experiment with their own designs and design variations.

 

Who should attend?

Engineers who wish to learn how to use Motor-CAD to design, analyse and optimise electric machines.

 

Preliminary Agenda

 

8.30 – 9.00   Register and prepare for the workshop
Morning Session
  • Introduction to Motor-CAD
  • Tutorial Part 1: Electromagnetic analysis
  • Tutorial Part 2: Lab efficiency and drive cycle analysis
Lunch (provided)
Afternoon Session
  • Tutorial Part 3: Thermal analysis
  • Tutorial Part 4: Mechanical analysis
  • Discussion and Advanced Topics
16.30   Close

Date: 24th September 2019

Timings: Registration will open at 8.30am and the workshop will finish at 4.30pm.

Venue: Palace Hotel Moderno, Pordenone, Italy

Registration fee: This workshop is free to attend. Lunch and refreshments are included.

 

Interested in attending? Please fill out the form on the right-hand side of this page to let us know. Please note that places are limited for this event and will be confirmed by a member of our team.

Have a question? Drop us an email to or call us on +44 1691 623305.

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Free Motor-CAD workshop: Detroit, MI

 

What is Motor-CAD software and how can it help you in your electric motor designs? Join our free, hands-on workshop to find out.

 

About this workshop

Motor Design Ltd will be running a free, hands-on Motor-CAD workshop on October 15 in Detroit, ahead of our 2019 Motor-CAD North America User Conference.

What you will learn

This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to Motor-CAD software, delivered by motor design specialists from Motor Design Ltd (developers of Motor-CAD). Participants will work through a modelling example for synchronous permanent magnet machine and learn how to calculate electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical behaviour, including generating outputs such as efficiency maps and perform analysis over duty cycles. All calculations will be performed live during the day, and at the end of the workshop participants will be able to competently drive Motor-CAD and start to experiment with their own designs and design variations.

Who should attend?

Engineers who wish to learn how to use Motor-CAD to design, analyse and optimise electric machines. Please note, this workshop is aimed at non-established users of Motor-CAD and engineers who have not used the software previously.

 

Details and Register

 

Date:
October 15, 2019.

 

Timings:
Workshop will begin at 8.30am and finish at 5pm.

 

Venue:
Detroit Metro Airport Marriott, Detroit, MI.

 

Need a hotel? The Detroit Metro Airport Marriott hotel are offering a reduced rate of 134.00 USD per night for workshop attendees. Please book by 09/23/19 to redeem this offer. Click here to book using the reduced rate.

 

Cost:
The workshop is free to attend, and lunch and refreshments are included.

 

Who should attend?
Engineers who wish to learn how to use Motor-CAD to design, analyse and optimise electric machines. Please note, this workshop is aimed at non-established users of Motor-CAD and engineers who have not used the software previously.

 

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please fill out the form on the right-hand side of this page and a member of our team will be in touch.

Why not also join us for the first day of our Motor-CAD North America User Conference (16-17 October at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott) to hear from world-leading experts in electric motor design, discuss challenges and share best practice? Find out more here…

 

Have a question? Email us at or call on +44 1691 623305 and a member of the team will be happy to help.

 

 

Register your interest in attending this free workshop by filling in the form below. Please note that spaces are limited for this event and your place will be confirmed by a member of our team.

This event is now over. If you are interested in attending a Motor-CAD workshop or training course in the future, contact us at .


Motor-CAD North America User Conference 2019: Detroit, MI

 

Motor-CAD North America User Conference

The 2019 Motor-CAD North America User Conference will take place on October 16-17 at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott (Detroit, MI). The two-day event will bring together engineers and researchers working on E-Machine design to learn about technological developments, share best practice and discuss their challenges and approaches.

Join us for advanced modelling workshops and technical presentations from world-leading experts in electric motor design, including design engineers from General Motors, Hitachi America, American Axle & Manufacturing, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Harley-Davidson.

  • Day 1 – Technical presentations from world-leading experts in electric motor design.
  • Day 2 – Advanced motor design modelling workshops.

Download the final agenda for the Motor-CAD North America User Conference (1.1MB).

 

What is Motor-CAD? Find out at our free pre-conference workshop

Not a Motor-CAD user but interested in learning how simulation tools can help you in your electric motor designs? We will be running a free, hands-on Motor-CAD workshop on October 15, ahead of the main conference. Join us to work through a live modelling example and learn how to calculate electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical behaviour—including generating outputs such as efficiency maps—and perform analysis over duty cycles. Find out more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Presentations – Day 1, October 16

Day 1 of the Motor-CAD North America User Conference will feature technical presentations from world-leading experts in E-Machine design, including design engineers from General Motors, Hitachi America, American Axle & Manufacturing, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Harley-Davidson

Download the final agenda for the Motor-CAD North America User Conference (1.1MB).

 

 

 

What is Motor-CAD? Find out at our free pre-conference workshop

Not a Motor-CAD user but interested in learning how simulation tools can help you in your electric motor designs? We will be running a free, hands-on Motor-CAD workshop on October 15, ahead of the main conference. Join us to work through a live modelling example and learn how to calculate electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical behaviour—including generating outputs such as efficiency maps—and perform analysis over duty cycles. Find out more…

 

Advanced Motor Design Modelling Workshops – Day 2, October 17

Our motor design specialists will be delivering four advanced modelling workshops on Day 2 of the conference.

 

Day 2 Workshops

 

Latest features in Motor-CAD
This workshop will demonstrate the latest features developed in Motor-CAD. The features will be demonstrated live with the opportunity for attendees to try these features during the workshop.

 

Advanced Electromagnetics in Motor-CAD
This workshop will look into several complex electromagnetic phenomena and their effects, using Motor-CAD. For example, losses in laminated electric steels, solid electrical conducting regions such as magnets, windings, airgap banding/sleeves and analysing irreversible demagnetisation of permanent magnets. Some specific examples will be run live which attendees can try during the workshop.

 

Electric Machine Model Calibration
This workshop will take attendees through a calibration example, demonstrating how to systematically match an electromagnetic and thermal model to a set of test data using the manufacturing factors in Motor-CAD.

 

Optimisation using Motor-CAD
This workshop will show how Motor-CAD can be coupled with OptiSLang to provide a multi-physics, multi-objective optimisation procedure. An example is given where an electric vehicle motor is optimised to give maximum drive cycle efficiency and minimum cost, while achieving a specified peak and continuous torque/speed requirement.

 

 

What is Motor-CAD? Find out at our free pre-conference workshop

Not a Motor-CAD user but interested in learning how simulation tools can help you in your electric motor designs? We will be running a free, hands-on Motor-CAD workshop on October 15, ahead of the main conference. Join us to work through a live modelling example and learn how to calculate electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical behaviour—including generating outputs such as efficiency maps—and perform analysis over duty cycles. Find out more…

 

Detroit Metro Airport Marriott

 

Details and Venue

 

Location:
Grand Ballroom, Detroit Metro Airport Marriott, 30559 Flynn Dr., Romulus, MI 48174, USA

 

Date:
16-17 October 2019

 

Timings:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm on both days (registration will take place between 8:30 am and 9:00 am).

 

For detailed timings, download the final agenda for the Motor-CAD North America User Conference (1.1MB).

 

Cost:
  • Day 1 delegate pass (Technical Presentations only) – $150.00
  • Day 1 and Day 2 delegate pass (Technical Presentations and Advanced Workshops) – $300.00

 

Registration:

Registration for this event is now closed. Please note that we are using the third party service Ticket Tailor to process registrations for this event. Clicking the link above or on the right-hand side of this page will take you to the Ticket Tailor website where you can register and pay. Information on how Ticket Tailor process personal data can be found in their Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. For information on how Motor Design Ltd processes your personal data, please take a look at our Privacy Notice.

Registration for our free introductory Motor-CAD workshop on October 15 is separate and can be found here.

 

Hotels:
The Detroit Metro Airport Marriott hotel are offering a reduced rate from $134.00 per night for conference attendees. Please book by 09/23/19 to redeem this offer. Click here to book using the reduced rate.

 

Contact:
If you have any questions, please email , or contact our USA representative Heide Lewis directly by emailing or calling +937-999-7536.

 

Registration for this event is now closed.

Please note that we are using the third party service Ticket Tailor to process registrations for this event. Clicking the link above will take you to the Ticket Tailor website where you can register and pay.

Information on how Ticket Tailor process personal data can be found in their Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. For information on how Motor Design Ltd processes your personal data, please take a look at our Privacy Notice.

 

 


MDL welcomes Dr Melanie Michon, Head of Engineering

We are delighted to formally announce that Dr Melanie Michon has joined Motor Design Ltd as Head of Engineering. Melanie looks after MDL’s grant-funded research projects and manages our engineering team, who work closely with customers to ensure Motor-CAD meets their motor design needs. Joining us from her previous position as Head of Electrification at Romax Technology, Melanie’s extensive industry experience, electrical engineering background and technical expertise gives her fantastic insight into the electrification industry and we welcome her to the team.

Read our interview with Melanie below.

Dr Melanie Michon

Dr Melanie Michon, Head of Engineering

Can you tell us about your background?

MM: I am from the Netherlands originally and did my bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering there before being offered a Research Associate position at the University of Sheffield, with the option to do a PhD. I have worked on a wide range of electrical engineering topics. I started off working with Philips on power electronics for lighting applications. I then moved to Sheffield where I did my PhD on electrical energy recovery from exhaust gases in a vehicle application. Following this I worked for several years on renewable energy during the wind boom. When electrification and e-mobility kicked off I was working at Romax Technology, so I got heavily involved in developing solutions for electric vehicles. Romax are a mechanical engineering company and they wanted me to help transform them into an electromechanical engineering company. During my time there I built up an electrical engineering team from scratch and established a centre of excellence for electrification.

Why did you choose to join MDL?

MM: I felt it was time for a new challenge, and MDL provides this. MDL is fast-growing, and at the forefront of developing new technology and software in the booming area of electrification in e-mobility. So this is a very exciting environment to work in, with an excellent team of people. I also fancied getting back to my roots of electrical engineering, so it is great to be surrounded by electrical machine designers again.

Can you tell us about your new role?

MM: I am Head of Engineering at MDL and I manage the engineering team. My role has a number of different aspects—I look after the grant-funded projects and the research related to that, look for new business opportunities to grow the company, and with the team will also provide technical account management for our key customer accounts.

On the research side of things, we have some good projects ongoing. The Virbius project, an Innovate UK funded collaborative project led by Jaguar Landrover, is basically about pushing the limits of 48V hybrid technology. This collaboration allows us to work on state-of-the-art motor design and do a lot of new development on Motor-CAD software, in terms of thermal modelling in particular. Then there is an EU funded project called ReFreeDrive, which is looking at alternative technologies to rare earth magnets. For that, we have designed several motors—again state-of-the-art specification—and we’re working as part of a big EU consortium with several universities and several companies, which is a really great environment to maintain and extend collaborations across Europe. Overall, we participate in the grant-funded projects because they are intended to push the current state of the art in machine design. They allow us to, first of all, to keep up with what is happening in the field and they then allows us to develop the software, because Motor-CAD will have to keep up with all these new trends as well.

The account management aspect of my role is a good new challenge that I will take on with the team. We want customers to have the best support that they can get, and our engineers are big experts in the field and can provide that support. So we want to maintain regular contact between the engineer and the customer, understanding our customers’ needs and requirements, and seeing if there is any joint development that the customer wants to do with us. It is about building that relationship: we get valuable feedback and the customer gets very well looked after.

And finally, what drew you into engineering in the first place?

MM: I was not really looking at engineering at first, but I think it was the problem-solving aspect that drew me to it. And I have always liked the physics and maths side of things. I enjoy the balance between understanding complex technical issues, fitting this to the ‘big picture’ business strategy, and successfully delivering and commercialising a solution. So, I don’t think I am your ‘typical engineer’ in that respect, but I really enjoy working with expert engineers solving challenging problems and helping our customers in doing so.

 

 

 

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