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Electric Motor Design using MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell

A 3 month course covering the fundamentals of electric motors and how to design them using MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell

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Kirankrishna M

advance technologies

SDM Institute of Technology Institute of technology in Ujire, Karnataka


Amit Bangre Consulting Limited

Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science & Technology


Altener Solutions Private Limited

Government Polytechnic College Kannur Polytechnic college in Kerala

Smita Suryavanshi


KLE Dr. M.S. Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology

Jitendra kumar Vishwakarma

Mando Softtech India Pvt. Ltd.

Ambition institute of technology

Meganath Prabu S

Tech Mahindra

C K College of Engineering and Technology


Tata Technologies

SNS College of Technology

AnilKumar Hubballi

Aakruthi3D pvt ltd

KLE Polytechnic Bailhongal


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • This course focuses on the basics of Electric Motor Design.
  • Students will extensively work on industry-relevant projects on the MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell.
  • After completing this course, the students will have a better understanding of the topic.
  • Also, they are exposed to the modern trends and standard practices being followed by automotive companies and electric powertrain R & D organizations.
  • All these above-mentioned criteria will strengthen their portfolio and set them apart from the others enabling them to gain better grants and scholarship opportunities for MS Admits.
  • Students can explore options in research and development, and can land that much-coveted job in top core companies.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Electromagnetics

  • Basics of electromagnetics
    • Discuss basic definitions of electromagnetic theory and applications
  • Electric and magnetic fields
    • Interaction between electric and magnetic fields
    • Generation of flux
  • Electromagnetic analogies flux 
    • Current Flux linkage
    • Voltage Resistance 
    • Reluctance
  • Maxwell’s equations
    • Basic Maxwell’s equations to calculate electromagnetic forces

Week 02 - DC Motors

  • Series motor working principle
  • Shunt motor
  • Separately excited motor
    • Equivalent circuit of a separately excited DC motor
    • Calculation of back emf and torque
  • Brushless DC Motors
    • Basics of BLDC motors
    • Their back emf types and equations
  • Modeling of a DC motor
  • Basic modeling of DC motor using equivalent circuit 
  • Equations and Math assignments for calculating flux linkage and back emf for different DC Motors
  • Motor commutation
  • Discuss commutation techniques of a DC motor

Week 03 - AC Motors I - Introduction

  • Induction Motors
    • Introduction to AC motors
    • Induction motor components
    • Working principle and equivalent circuits
    • Slip, torque, and efficiency equations
  • Synchronous Motors
    • Discuss asynchronous and synchronous AC electric motors
    • Equivalent circuits
    • Reference frame transformation
  • Discuss stator and rotor reference frames with equations

Week 04 - AC Motors II - Modelling

  • Induction motor sizing
    • Sizing equations of an induction motor
    • Equivalent circuit development
  • Motor modeling using MATLAB
    • Importing equations into MATLAB/Simulink and solving equivalent circuits

Week 05 - Torque Speed Characteristics

  • Torque vs speed for different motors
    • Derive torque vs varying speeds or voltage input equations for different AC motors
  • Deriving characteristics using MATLAB
    • Expand previously developed MATLAB/Simulink model to generate torque vs speed plots

Week 06 - Industrial Applications of Motors 1

  • DC Motor applications in different industries
  • AC vs DC (Tesla vs World) Motor as a component of industrial control systems
  • Operating several motors in multi-axis motion systems
    • Discuss applications such as robotics, automation, material handling, and machine tools

Week 07 - Permanent Magnet Motors

  • Magnetic circuits
    • Magnetic circuits explanation
    • Understanding basic transformers and developing equations for flux linkage
  • Permanent Magnet motor modeling
  • Discuss basics of PM motor design equations and explain electromagnetic FEA
  • Different types of PM motors
    • Interior PM motors
    • Surface mount PM motors
  • Components of a PM motor
  • Discuss different types of possible stator slots, rotor poles, flux barriers, air gap, coils, etc

Week 08 - Reluctance Motors

  • Introduction to different types of reluctance motors
  • Synchronous Reluctance and Switched Reluctance Motors
    • Discuss torque equations and saliency ratio
  • Lumped parameter modeling
  • Discuss magnetic equivalent circuits
  • Motor losses
    • Discuss Iron, copper, and eddy current losses

Week 09 - PM assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motors

  • Design of a PMa-synRM
    • Dive into electromagnetic FEA design and simulation
    • Introduction to ANSYS modeling
    • Explain ANSYS Maxwell 2D and initiate a design model using basic tools
  • RMxprt vs Maxwell Predefined motor models vs customized 2D FEA designs

Week 10 - Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS

  • Magnetostatic analysis
    • Steady-state electromagnetic analysis and discussion
  • Transient analysis, time-varying fields, and simulation of dynamic electromagnetic FEA
  • Defining surface approximations Boundary, meshing, and approximations to successful FEA simulation
  • Post-processing tools of ANSYS Maxwell FFT, DFFT, exporting reports, plotting EMF and torque vs time

Week 11 - Electromagnetic analysis

  • Advanced FEA analysis
    • Importing CAD models
    • Defining surface approximations
    • Post-processing tools of ANSYS Maxwell
    • Optimizing slot/pole combinations
    • Cogging torque vs generated torque 

Week 12 - Interior PM Motor Design using ANSYS

  • Complete design and simulation of an IPM motor using ANSYS Maxwell 2D
  • Detailed instructions to design an interior permanent magnet-based electric motor

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Startup behavior analysis of an induction motor

In this project, the students will simulate the startup behavior of a 5 hp 3-phase squirrel cage induction motor and analyze the motor for the free acceleration period and the transient load period.

Simulation in ANSYS Maxwell and report creation

Simulation of designed IPM motor in ANSYS Maxwell. Preparation of a report for the details observed.

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Build your foundation in designing motors with the Electric Motor Design using MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell course

The electric motor designing course covers the fundamental concepts of electric motors and the process of designing them using MATLAB. ANSYS Maxwell, an EM field solver for electro-mechanical devices and machines is also covered in this electric motor design course. 

An electric motor converts electrical energy to mechanical energy to produce any relative movement or motion. Motors were first employed in pumps, machine drills, and other similar applications. With the surge of innovation and adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles, they have gained commercial traction. This electric motor course focuses on electric motor dynamics.

It is a three-month course that has been designed to teach you how to use MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell software in drilling machines, pumps, and other applications by first learning the automotive components of battery and motor. The principal emphasis of this electric motor certification course is to cover all the concepts of electric motor designing that include in-depth learning of AC, DC, Permanent Magnet, Reluctance motors, and their applications.

Then the course moves forward with hands-on training on modeling of motors in MATLAB/Simulink and motor design using ANSYS Maxwell.

Who Should Take the Electric Motor Design using MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell course?

The electric motor designing course is suitable for all the electric engineers working in the core industry and looking to advance their skills in the rapidly changing electrical industry dynamic. B.Tech and B.E. graduates in electrical engineering and other related branches with a fundamental understanding of the electric machine theory field are the best fit for the course. Working professionals in the mentioned domain can enrol in this course and gain expertise to advance their careers.

The electric motor certification course coupled with your graduation degrees can prove to be a game-changer as most automobile giants employ FEA tools in their motor designing mechanism, thus opening a new door of opportunities. Moreover, if you want to build a strong profile while applying for an M.S. or Ph. D., this course will introduce you to the graduate-level application of electric machine theory and device performance characteristics. Thus you could gain a competitive edge over other applicants.

What Will You Learn?

Interested candidates can take the electric motor course online to put themselves in the driver's seat as far as competent industry skills are concerned. This course comes with personalized mentorship and guidance from industry experts with a curriculum designed to get you market-ready after successful completion. 

Through this course, you will learn what is the principle of electric motors, the types of electric motors and the design of motors using MATLAB. It also takes you through equivalent circuits, electromagnetic theories, industrial application of motors, finite element analysis using ANSYS and much more.

The electric motor certification course includes two industry-grade projects and several assignments to monitor your performance. The first project focuses on the startup behaviour analysis of an induction motor. The second one emphasizes emulating Torque-Speed characteristics of the designed IPM motor in Ansys Maxwell and running simulations.

Skills You Will Gain

  • In-depth, practical knowledge and hands-on experience in motor design software  MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell fundamentals.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the basics of electric motor theory, electromagnetics, and the electric motor designing process.
  • Performing numerical and electromagnetic analysis using finite element analysis tools.
  • Theoretical knowledge of types of electric motors and their industrial applications.
  • Practice real-life, industry-oriented projects to identify industry needs.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • Besides the course completion certificate for all participants, the top 5% of learners get a merit certificate.
  • It's an extensive electrical motor designing course offering real-time online learning and training for three months.
  • The course provides personalized, one-on-one video sessions for developing study plans, tracking performance, and clarifying subject-related concerns.
  • Enrolled students get to work on industry-relevant projects to hone their academic and professional skills.

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

The electric motor certification course will help you unlock several opportunities in the electrical, aircraft, and automotive domains. Most automobile companies use Finite Element Analysis tools in their motor designs and some aircraft manufacturers, too, employ these skills in traction motor designs. Including MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell in your portfolio could elevate your visibility during recruitment and promotions.

Electric machine design is a prominent academic research field. Furthermore, as economies sprint toward Industry 4.0, the demand for end-to-end automation skills is heating up. Including the relevant skill sets will help you to build your professional portfolio.

FAQs on Electric Motor Design using MATLAB and ANSYS Maxwell

  1. What are the concepts covered in the electric motor designing course?

Topics like electromagnetics, electric machine theory principles, electric motor designing and modelling, industrial applications of electric motors, etc., constitute the curriculum.

  1. What if I get stuck somewhere or have any doubts?

A professional support expert engineer is always available to help you with any questions or concerns. You can also get personalized assistance through email and forum support.

  1. Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Yes, this program is designed for electrical engineers who have some familiarity or exposure to electric machine theory.

  1. Which technical skills are included in the curriculum, and how are they applicable in the industry?

This electric motor training course makes use of MATLAB and ANSYS Electronics (Maxwell). MATLAB is generally employed to simulate numerical models, while ANSYS is the most extensively leveraged FEA software in the design of electric machines.

  1. Which industries demand the skills taught in this course?

The curriculum skills gained through this program have industrial applications in the electrical, automotive, and aircraft manufacturing sectors.

  1. What is the duration of the course?

The duration of this course is usually three months. However, you may need some more time to finish the project work.

    7. What is the principle of the electric motor?

The principle of an electric motor is that when a current-carrying conductor is placed in a magnetic field the conductor is moved to make a rotational motion. Thus the electric motor converts electrical energy to mechanical energy.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.


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Instructors with 12 years extensive industry experience.


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