Structural mechanics finite element module (SM2)

This module couples MANATEE with third party structural FEA software:

  • Altair Optistruct/Hypermesh (TCL)
  • Ansys Mechanical (APDL)
  • Nastran (v1.08)

A "concept stator" can be built using MANATEE geometrical inputs, including winding mass, orthotropic lamination properties, and ideal boundary conditions. Alternatively an existing FEA mechanical model can be excited by MANATEE operational magnetic forces or using Electromagnetic Vibration Synthesis.