Optimal design of a set of permanent magnet generators with the same cross-section

Renato Carlson, Frederic Wurtz


The optimal design of a set of two permanent magnet generators that share the same cross section to reduce the manufacturing cost is presented using a gradient optimization algorithm. The optimization tool is used to define the optimal number of pole pairs of the set of machines and the optimal permanent magnets width respecting the geometrical and performance constraints. The design is validated using a FEM analysis tool.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2179-10742013000200035


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