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Optimization of an electromagnetic linear actuator using a network and a finite element model
Author(s): Holger Neubert; Alfred Kamusella; Jens Lienig
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Paper Abstract

Model based design optimization leads to robust solutions only if the statistical deviations of design, load and ambient parameters from nominal values are considered. We describe an optimization methodology that involves these deviations as stochastic variables for an exemplary electromagnetic actuator used to drive a Braille printer. A combined model simulates the dynamic behavior of the actuator and its non-linear load. It consists of a dynamic network model and a stationary magnetic finite element (FE) model. The network model utilizes lookup tables of the magnetic force and the flux linkage computed by the FE model. After a sensitivity analysis using design of experiment (DoE) methods and a nominal optimization based on gradient methods, a robust design optimization is performed. Selected design variables are involved in form of their density functions. In order to reduce the computational effort we use response surfaces instead of the combined system model obtained in all stochastic analysis steps. Thus, Monte-Carlo simulations can be applied. As a result we found an optimum system design meeting our requirements with regard to function and reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7977, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011, 797721 (27 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885637
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Holger Neubert, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
Alfred Kamusella, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
Jens Lienig, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7977:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011
Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Editor(s)

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