Simcenter SPEED

Simcenter SPEED offers a complete solution for electric machine design motoring and generating, covering a wide range of electric machines types.

Simcenter SPEED software supports engineers in virtually validating design choices via detailed analytical simulation, quick and smart usage of 2D finite element magneto-static analysis. It includes all necessary theoretical and physical models for a rapid e-machine design with a flexible approach and a seamless interface with links to even more precise and detailed electric machine analysis and simulation such as multi-physics 2D and 3D Finite Element/Finite Volume (FE/FV) magneto-static or magneto-transient, thermal, mechanical or vibro-acoustic.



Simcenter SPEED includes theoretical and physical models for design of electric machines such as motors, generators and alternators. 

Simcenter SPEED is an all-in-one specialized tool for the sizing and preliminary design of electric machines such as motors, generators and alternators. The electric machine design has become a focus point in the design space exploration of today due to it being a hot topic as one of the solutions against global warming in 2021. Simcenter SPEED can help you create an electric machine template and physical models for a precise evaluation of the efficiency at a system level. System level simulation can be used as a successful method to save cost and shorten the design cycle of new product.

Simcenter SPEED supports most common machine types covering motor, generator and includes as well inverters.

User can benefit from pre-defined templates for following machine technologies:

  • Synchronous machines (PC-BDC)
  • Induction machines (PC-IMD)
  • Switched reluctance machines (PC-SRD)
  • Brushed PM-DC machines (PC-DCM)
  • Wound-field commutator machines (PC-WFC)
  • Axial flux machines (PC-AXM)

In order to improve simulation accuracy, Simcenter SPEED provides links to several general-purpose 2D and 3D electromagnetic finite element solvers such as Simcenter STAR-CCM and Simcenter Motorsolve or to Simcenter SPEED dedicated 2D magneto-static program, PC-FEA.

Sizing and preliminary design 

Before starting preliminary design of electric machines, it’s important to understand the geometrical constrain, of which it will deliver the required performance within lesser volume. Several design iterations and models need to be performed and created before reaching an electric machine with the perfect requirements.


Design Exploration 

As the name implies, Speed is what engineers all over the world appreciate with this software from Siemens Digital Industries. In this fast moving world, speed becomes key in order identify the best electric machine design. Several iterations and tests needs to be performed to pin point the perfect efficiency at a given level.

Simcenter SPEED is an all in one specialized tool for the engineer who requires nearly instantaneous results. Perfect for design space exploration processes where optimization runs and A/B testing is crucial.

Through the Simcenter SPEED user interface you can access Simcenter HEEDS. This enables you to intelligently and efficiently explore the design space resulting in lower cost and increased machine output.


Simcenter SPEED benefits and features at a glance: 

  • Electric machine template: set-up an electric machine model in minutes


  • Multi-physic software link: seamless import to Finite Element software


  • Design exploration: automatically optimize electric machine performance


  • System level simulation: model export to system level model within Simcenter Amesim