Browse Publications Technical Papers 2023-01-1074

Simulation and Validation of Stator Modes of a Hairpin Motor 2023-01-1074

With the trend of electric drive unit gradually replacing ICE powertrain, in additional to gear noise, the motor noise has become a new major NVH challenge. These tonal noises are easier to be detected in the pure electric vehicle that has no masking effect of ICE powertrain. Therefore, how to accurately predict and reduce the motor noise is a key to solve the problem. The accuracy of calculated motor stator modes determines the accuracy of motor noise prediction. This paper presents a simulation method based on the finite element model and defined orthotropic material properties of the stator. The material property parameters of the stator core and hairpin windings are reverse-engineered through iterative correlations to test data. High accuracy FEA model is achieved that can determine the stator mode shapes and frequencies of this hairpin motor accurately, which provides a reliable and effective approach for the motor noise prediction and optimization studies.


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