Finite Element Analysis

Above: the first few milliseconds of startup for a 17-phase induction motor. The colors represent current density, and you can also see the magnetic field lines form, begin to pull the rotor around, and straighten out as it approaches steady-state rotation.

Electromagnetic finite element analysis for a company that invented a breakthrough electric motor technology: Chorus Motors.

Most of the motor design was done by the inventor in SPEED software, but it was not built to simulate motors like this, so sanity checks were required in FEA. The software used was Infolytica MagNet.

I also modeled heat gain and dissipation in the motor designs, using Infolytica ThermNet.