The Concepts of Sizing and Optimization Model: applied to the Optimal Design of a Permanent Magnet Generator

Carlson R., Wurtz F.

International Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics / Electromotion Joint Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 September 2011, pp.651-656 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.651-656


This paper is a methodological contribution in order to characterize two kinds of models that should be used in a complete optimization process of energy conversion systems like motors or actuators. We will indeed introduce the concept of "sizing model", and the concept of "optimization model". We will show also how to use them in a design process in order to produce optimal result that we concatenate in "an optimal design graph". All those methodological results will be illustrated on the optimal design of a Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG).