Optimization Methods for Electromechanical Systems

  • Ercan M. DedeEmail author
  • Jaewook Lee
  • Tsuyoshi Nomura
Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)


Optimization methods for electromechanical systems are covered with a special emphasis on structural optimization for multiphysics systems. Topology optimization as a material distribution problem is explained in the first section through two basic single physics numerical examples. These initial examples serve to illustrate the optimization process for relatively simple physical systems and provide an opportunity to discuss the computational challenges associated with the method. As a variation on this isotropic material distribution approach to structural design, level set techniques for the topological design of structures are then introduced due to their recent growth as a related research field. The second section of this chapter is then focused on more traditional parametric size analysis/optimization techniques. These methods are well established and can play an important role in the synthesis of design concepts attained through structural topology optimization. A brief explanation of parametric size analysis is provided including a schematic of a representative structural size optimization example for illustrative purposes.


Topology Optimization Design Domain Solid Isotropic Material With Penalization Structural Topology Optimization Single Physic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Toyota Research Institute of North AmericaAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Korea Aerospace UniversityGoyang-siKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  3. 3.Toyota Central R&D Labs.NagakuteJapan

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