IDIADA offers first-class facilities and engineering services for the testing and development of electric motors and electric traction units.
Endurance testing in back-to-back configuration:
We have 15 test benches to evaluate the endurance of your electric motors or your electric traction units by means of durability cycles with a wide range of temperatures, with independent control for ambient and for coolant, powerful battery simulators, and humidity control.
We also have 3 climatic chambers equipped with DC and AC power supplies to evaluate any kind of HV component:
Performance and characterization testing
Through a comprehensive programme of electrical, mechanical and thermal testing we can perform full validation services. At IDIADA, we validate your electric motors or electric drive traction units, assuring they are fit to be marketed through tests adapted to various worldwide standards and regulations.
Full design validation plan generation and execution (DVP)
We generate a full design validation plan (DVP) for the electric traction unit as a system and for each of its subsystems (e-motor, inverter & transmission) based on product philosophy and specifications, market and user requirements and legal and certification requirements.
Other electric motor tests:
IDIADA is well-equipped with cutting-edge facilities designed to perform various types of tests of electric motors and traction units:
The electric motor or traction unit engineering services, combined with our complementary services in the electric (EV) and hybrid (HEV, PHEV) vehicle field, place IDIADA in a leading position to support your component or systems development, from concept to full vehicle validation.
IDIADA unifies multidisciplinary virtual development working groups in areas such as: Electronics, electrical, mechanical, rigid body and NVH.
Main simulation activities
Electric motors can be replicated into a magnetic model in order to emulate its electromagnetic behaviour. This model can help to identify possible flaws of design, such as hot spots, flux leakages, electromagnetic forces imbalances, etc.
Parallelly, the electromagnetic model can be used for design optimization, modifying its own parameters to produce improved performance. This can be achieved by increasing air gap magnetic flux density, reduction of Eddy current losses, end ring copper losses reduction, etc.