New SAE International Webcast Helps to Optimize EV/HEV Powertrain Design

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 15, 2013 - Optimization of the EV/HEV Powertrain: Robust, Efficient Electrical Machine Design,” a new, free-of-charge webcast from SAE International will discuss the simulation-driven product design process required to arrive at the right, robust, efficient design the first time.

The 60-minute webcast will run Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. (ET). Major vehicle manufacturers around the world are developing increasing numbers of electric and hybrid vehicle (EV/HEV) powertrain architectures – to meet stringent fuel consumption regulations and customer demands for greener transportation. These architectures range from advanced hybrids to extended-range plug-in electric vehicles, and they are being developed to provide optimum performance over widely varying drive cycles. A key component of the vehicle architecture is the electrical machine. The process of developing an optimal, robust, efficient electrical machine to meet these requirements involves electromagnetic design, thermal-cooling evaluation, mechanical stress analysis, and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) computation. A simulation-driven product design process yields accurate efficiency maps and is able to predict phenomena such as torque ripple. Simulation considers detailed 3-D effects, such as end-winding inductance and core losses. Comprehensive multiphysics coupling allows the cooling system and the magnetics to be optimized together.

Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the speakers during the program's live Q&A segment.

Speakers will include:


·         Brian K. Peaslee, BSEE, Chief Engineer of Propulsion Systems, Magna Electronics


·         Dr. Emad Dlala, Application Engineer, ANSYS Inc.

The Webcast is sponsored by ANSYS and hosted by SAE International.

Moderator will be Lisa Arrigo, Custom Electronic Products Editor, SAE International.

To learn more about “Optimization of the EV/HEV Powertrain: Robust, Efficient Electrical Machine Design,” click here. To find the start time in a different time zone, click here.

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