Structural optimization in magnetic fields using the homogenization design method - Part II: Reduction of vibration caused by magnetic forces

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The homogenization design method has been expanded to obtain the optimal topology of a structure in magnetic fields to maximize the magnetic energy. In this study, the homogenization design method (HDM) is applied to a structure in magnetic fields to reduce the vibration level of a structure excited by the magnetic forces, especially by the magnetic harmonic forces. This is accomplished by obtaining the optimal material distribution of the structure to minimize the frequency response. The Maxwell stress method is used to compute the magnetic force and the HDM is applied for the optimization. It is verified that the HDM is useful to minimize the frequency response by some actual applications. The effects of mesh density of the design domain and the rotor-stator position are also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-282
Number of pages26
JournalArchives of Computational Methods in Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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