Photo of ORNL software Laminations
Laminations such as these are compiled to form the core of modern electric vehicle motors. ORNL software speeds new motor designs and improves the accuracy of their real-world performance. (Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have created open source software that scales up analysis of motor designs to run on the fastest computers available.

The Oak Ridge Software Toolkit for Electromagnetic Devices (OeRSTED) quickly calculates a mix of electromagnetics and materials for motors with unmatched accuracy.