Browse Publications Technical Papers 2023-01-1037

Fast NVH Prediction for E-Motor Noise and Validation 2023-01-1037

Fast NVH analysis from the start of the motor design is important to speed up product development by avoiding major NVH issues later. In this paper, different methods for electric motor noise and vibration predictions are proposed for different stages in the design process. The results are compared to previous experimental validation [1]. The first method combines electromagnetic finite element analysis to calculate the forces, with analytical models for the stator vibration and acoustic response [2]. This requires minimal structural design data, and can be carried out rapidly, allowing the exploration of many design possibilities in the early design stage, and is implemented in Ansys Motor-CAD. This is compared with the full structural finite element analysis (FEA) [1]. It is shown that the fast analytical NVH process provides a good prediction for the motor noise level early in the design process. The structural FEA approach provides additional information about the structural response at a later stage to refine the design. The use of frequency response functions (FRF) derived from the structural FEA are demonstrated, allowing the rapid calculation of noise results from the electromagnetic forces.


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