Coupled computation of electric motor design and control parameters based on ant colonies speed trajectory optimization

Evangelos M. Tsampouris, Panagiotis Kakosimos, Antoniosg Kladas

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The multiplicity of operational and technical specifications, characterizing the design of electric drives, favors the application of coupled computation techniques. When the combined optimization of steady-state and transient-state operation is required in terms of energy efficiency versus speed performance, the coupled computation of electric motor design and control parameters can be utilized. In this paper, a particular electric motor design technique is introduced, based on the simultaneous optimization of motor steady-state performances and speed controller transient responses. The proposed methodology has been applied for the optimization of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) drive and offered practical reduction of the complex optimization criterion cost when compared to the decoupled approach. Implementation of the resulting drive system has been undertaken, and overall performance improvements have been experimentally validated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6514648
Pages (from-to)2177-2180
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Ant colony optimization
  • design optimization
  • energy efficiency
  • performance evaluation
  • permanent magnet machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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