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I'm working on a design for an electric bike

  1. Jul 29, 2009 #1
    I'm working on a design for an electric bike. I need a free sim I can download to develop it: test it, see it work and compare varations. God bless and thank you in advance,

    -Hip

    PS, I looked for a "search the forums" feature, but was unable to locate it, it needs to be more prominant if it exists.
     
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  3. Jul 29, 2009 #2

    berkeman

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    Re: Sims-Electrical

    Welcome to the PF. Yeah, the Search feature is not real prominent, but it's near the upper right of the display, 3rd selection from the right on that top line of selections.

    On your question -- are you wanting to simulate the electric/electronic part (like with SPICE), or are you looking to do a mechanical simulation with some FEA package?
     
  4. Jul 29, 2009 #3
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    Id just like to build a simple version of one tire, and then alter it to see the outputs on the variants. Hope this helps. I'm new to this.

    -hip
     
  5. Jul 29, 2009 #4

    berkeman

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    Sorry, I'm still not tracking. Are you talking about mechanically simulating something about the tire/wheel? What variants?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2009 #5
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    Position, size of magnets, electromagnets, speeds, voltage inputs

    As far as mechanically simulating, I need it to spin, the electricity to flow, the magnets to push and pull the spin...

    This idea may help you have a electric dirtbike....
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 #6
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    There should be a resource for this somewhere...
     
  8. Aug 4, 2009 #7

    berkeman

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    There are many simulation packages. SPICE for electrical simulations, and COMSOL, ANSYS, etc., for FEA simulation.

    http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=178848&page=26

    What simulation packages have you looked at? What did you like and dislike about them?
     
  9. Aug 24, 2009 #8
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    What I had was a cad cam program. It wasn't upscaleable enough, had no electronics or motion, and generally wasn't what I was looking for.

    What I am looking for would make it possible to represent a working, moving bicycle, add electroinic componants, designate permanant magnet strengths, and then give me outputs of flux and voltage when set in motion.

    It would also help if it was cheap or free.
     
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