Automated Optimal Design of a Small Dc Motor with Global Evolution Strategy and FEM-Model

  • Kay Hameyer
  • Ronnie Belmans


The design process of electromagnetic devices reflects an optimisation procedure. The construction and step by step optimisation of technical system in practice is a trial and error -process. In order to get an automated optimal design, numerical optimisation is necessary to achieve a well defined optimum. The application of automated optimal design of a non-linear magneto-static problem will be demonstrated in the paper. The characteristic features and behaviour of the numerical methods used are shown by minimising the overall material expenditure of a small dc-motor by optimising the rotor and stator shape.


Simulated Annealing Permanent Magnet Electromagnetic Device Standard Finite Element Method MAxWELL Stress Tensor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kay Hameyer
    • 1
  • Ronnie Belmans
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Elektrotechniek, Labo E.M.A.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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