Ant colony optimization for the topological design of interior permanent magnet (IPM) machines

Lucas S. Batista, Felipe Campelo, Frederico G. Guimarães, Jaime A. Ramírez, Min Li, David A. Lowther

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to apply an Ant Colony Optimization approach for the solution of the topological design of interior permanent magnet (IPM) machines.

Design/methodology/approach – The IPM motor design domain is discretised into a suitable equivalent graph representation and an Ant System (AS) algorithm is employed to achieve an efficient distribution of materials into this graph.

Findings – The single-objective problems associated with the maximization of the torque and with the maximization of the shape smoothness of the IPM are investigated. The rotor of the device is discretised into a 9x18 grid in both cases, and three different materials are considered: air, iron and permanent magnet.

Research limitations/implications – The graph representation used enables the solution of topological design problems with an arbitrary number of materials, which is relevant for 2 and 3D problems.

Originality/value – From the numerical experiments, the AS algorithm was able to achieve reasonable shapes and torque values for both design problems. The results show the relevance of the mechanism for multi-domain topology optimization of electromagnetic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-940
Number of pages14
JournalCOMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2014

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Permanent Magnet
Permanent magnets
Interior
Graph Representation
Torque
Topology Optimization
Iron
Rotor
Design Methodology
Shape optimization
Smoothness
Numerical Experiment
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Rotors
Design
Arbitrary
Graph in graph theory
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Batista, L. S., Campelo, F., Guimarães, F. G., Ramírez, J. A., Li, M., & Lowther, D. A. (2014). Ant colony optimization for the topological design of interior permanent magnet (IPM) machines. COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, 33(3), 927-940. https://doi.org/10.1108/compel-08-2013-0285
Batista, Lucas S. ; Campelo, Felipe ; Guimarães, Frederico G. ; Ramírez, Jaime A. ; Li, Min ; Lowther, David A. / Ant colony optimization for the topological design of interior permanent magnet (IPM) machines. In: COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering. 2014 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 927-940.
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Ant colony optimization for the topological design of interior permanent magnet (IPM) machines. / Batista, Lucas S.; Campelo, Felipe; Guimarães, Frederico G.; Ramírez, Jaime A.; Li, Min; Lowther, David A.

In: COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 33, No. 3, 29.04.2014, p. 927-940.

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Batista LS, Campelo F, Guimarães FG, Ramírez JA, Li M, Lowther DA. Ant colony optimization for the topological design of interior permanent magnet (IPM) machines. COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering. 2014 Apr 29;33(3):927-940. https://doi.org/10.1108/compel-08-2013-0285