Ansys Simulation Used to Innovate a High-Powered Fan
Ansys technology enables a smarter, "sustainable-by-design" R&D strategy for home appliances with smaller carbon footprints, Ansys says.
January 9, 2023
Ansys simulation solutions empowered Atomberg, a high-efficiency fan and small appliance manufacturer, to develop a more energy-efficient electric fan motor. The result is a smarter, more sustainable and streamlined internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled ceiling fan design that is said to consume notably less electricity than conventionally powered fans, according to Ansys.
The Atomberg team leveraged Ansys software to deliver a more compact, energy-efficient brushless DC motor design that runs on 28 watts of electricity versus the 70-80 watts required by a conventional induction motor, according to Ansys. This design enables roughly three Atomberg fans to run on the same amount of power required by a single induction-motor-based fan.
Atomberg also uses Ansys simulation for structural analysis and assessment of fluid dynamics in various aspects of its fan designs to further streamline and improve overall fan performance.
“Our fan designs are undergoing drastic changes in terms of energy efficiency, materials, and overall look and feel,” says Manoj Meena, chief executive officer and founder of Atomberg. “Our motor technology is continuously evolving, and simulation is an important part of that evolutionary journey. Ansys tools help us to efficiently validate all kinds of variables including cost optimization, product design, and performance requirements, reducing our prototyping efforts.”
“Simulation and virtual prototyping can play a powerful role in reducing manufacturing's carbon footprint and creating novel sustainable solutions by default technologies,” says Walt Hearn, vice president of worldwide sales and customer excellence at Ansys.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.