Import a Motor-CAD Thermal Model into Simulink and Simscape

Generate a Simulink® model from a Motor-CAD™ file. Integrate the motor thermal ROM into Simscape™ system-level models.
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Updated 19 May 2023

Import a Motor-CAD Thermal Model into Simulink and Simscape

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Overview

You can use this project to import an Ansys™ Motor-CAD™ motor model into Simulink®.

You can use the automatically-generated Simulink model to:

  • Predict the transient temperature of the motor elements under dynamic operating points and diverse cooling scenarios.
  • Run simulations faster than real time.
  • Integrate the motor in a system-level model using Simscape™.
  • Analize the performance of your system design in a holistic way.

1. Import a Motor-CAD model into MATLAB

You can use the Object-Oriented MATLAB® - Motor-CAD interface (included in this repository) to import a Motor-CAD model into MATLAB and easily modify motor properties and run Motor-CAD calculations.

For more information, run >> doc mcadinterface.ThermalInterface

2. Generate a Simulink Reduced-Order Thermal Model (SROTM)

Run the GenerateSimulinkThermalModel.mlx live script to automatically generate the SROTM for an induction motor (IM) and a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM).

The IM has one active cooling system (housing water jacket). It is based on the e5_eMobility_IM Motor-CAD template.

The PMSM has two active cooling systems (housing water jacket and through-ventilation). It is based on the e8_eMobility_IPM Motor-CAD template.

3. Validate the SROTM

Run the ValidateSimulinkThermalModel.mlx live script to compare the SROTM simulation results with the Motor-CAD simulation results at different operating points.

4. Use the SROTM in Simscape Models

Run the UseSimulinkThermalModel.mlx live script to simulate a Simscape system-level vehicle model that integrates the Simulink reduced-order thermal model of the motor.

Setup

Open the project file ImportMotorCADThermalModel.prj to get started.

  • Run GenerateSimulinkThermalModel.mlx (requires Motor-CAD)
  • Run ValidateSimulinkThermalModel.mlx (requires Motor-CAD)
  • Run UseSimulinkThermalModel.mlx

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Requires MATLAB® release R2021b or newer.

Getting Started

To learn more about modeling and simulation with Simscape™, please visit:

License

The license is available in the License file within this repository.

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Cite As

Angel Gonzalez Llacer (2024). Import a Motor-CAD Thermal Model into Simulink and Simscape (https://github.com/mathworks/import-motorcad-thermal-simulink/releases/tag/21.2.1.3), GitHub. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2021b
Compatible with R2021b and later releases
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes
21.2.1.3

See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/mathworks/import-motorcad-thermal-simulink/releases/tag/21.2.1.3

21.2.1.2

See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/mathworks/import-motorcad-thermal-simulink/releases/tag/21.2.1.2

21.2.1.1

To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.
To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.