CD-adapco has integrated SPEED with STAR-CCM+. SPEED is a leading electric machine design tool and STAR-CCM+ a powerful all-in-one tool that models heat transfer, fluid dynamics, structural stresses, electric and magnetic fields, and aero-acoustics that play important roles in many electric machine applications.
CD-adapco purchased the SPEED electric machine suite of programs in June of 2011. SPEED performs a 2D magnetic design using both analytical equations and finite element analysis links (using PC-FEA, a 2D FE solver) for electric motors, generators, alternators, and other magnetic actuators. It also combines electronic drive models with the machine’s magnetic design. STAR-CCM+ takes the SPEED simulation results, converts their 2D model into a 3D model and models the machine’s thermal performance under a wide range of environmental conditions. STAR-CCM+ can also be used for the electromagnetic 2D calculations as the GoFER’s to PC-FEA will be available for STAR-CCM+ using the 2D magnetic FV solver.