Siemens is to hold an online seminar covering current trends in marine electrification and highlighting what it views as best practices for designing and optimizing the performance of rotating electric motors.
It notes that the current trend toward reduced shipping emissions has created increased opportunities for electric power solutions. However, marine motors must fulfill strict safety and efficiency requirements and the company says its seminar will address these challenges and specifically, the role digital twinning has to play in the design process.
A digital twin approach creates a virtual prototype of the complete electric system, including the motor. Via a digital twin, engineers can virtually model and validate each step of the design, identifying problems and resolving possible performance issues before any physical prototype is built. Simulation tools can be used to model every aspect of electric motor and battery performance, from concept design to control validation. This enables rapid development as engineers can test and compare more design options than is possible with physical models.
During the webinar, Siemens will use a case study to demonstrate the full range of electric machine design software (Simcenter Motorsolve, Simcenter MAGNET, Simcenter MAGNET Thermal, and Simcenter 3D) it offers, while also showing how these can combine with system level design software (Simcenter Amesim) and design exploration tools (Simcenter HEEDS), to tackle common design problems. The seminar is a live event scheduled to take place on September 17, and sign-up can be found here.