Weight optimisation of a surface mount permanent magnet synchronous motor using genetic algorithms and a combined electromagnetic-thermal co-simulation environment

Tahar Hamiti, Chris Gerada, Michael Rottach

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new approach for the design optimisation of a naturally ventilated, vertically mounted surface mount permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). This approach is based on a parallel computing (electromagnetic and thermal) environment and non-linear constrained optimisation problem solving using genetic algorithms (GA). The optimisation is simultaneously applied to both the electromagnetic and thermal design parameters rather than optimising them sequentially. It will be shown that the new design approach allows a weight reduction of more that 4% compared to the approach where the electromagnetic and thermal designs are done separately based on state-of-the art typical parameters values.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings
Pages1536-1540
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 201122 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition: Energy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period17/09/1122/09/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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