Derivative Free Optimization Algorithms in the Electrical Machine Design

Conference: CEM 2006 - 6th International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics
04/04/2006 - 04/06/2006 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: CEM 2006

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Barbosa, Leandro Zavarez; Lebensztajn, Luiz (Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory, USP, Brazil)

This paper deals with the analysis of three derivative free optimization algorithms in the Eletrical Machine Design. An analytical model, recently proposed as a benchmark, is used to compare the Genetic Algorithm, the Particle Swarm Optimizer and the Pattern Search Method. The problem is highly multimodal and has 10 optimization variables. It consists on a wheel motor for a race solar car that uses rare earth permanent magnets (SmCo) in the inner stator, with radial flux. The motor has windings on the outer rotor. The objective function is the maximization of the efficiency with magnetic constraints, thermal constraints and constraints linked to the converter.