For the design of an Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor with small torque ripple and large driving torque, the optimal design method called the ON/OFF method is attractive, because a new magnetic circuit, which we could not imagined beforehand, may be obtained. In this paper, a non-parametric optimization technique to find a new magnetic circuit which minimizes a torque ripple and maximizes a driving torque of IPM motor is examined. The effectiveness of the ON/OFF method for the optimal design of a motor is examined by applying it to the design of the verification model of the IPM motor established by the technical committee of IEE of Japan. Factors affecting torque ripple and driving torque of the obtained optimal motor core are also discussed.
- Adjoint variable method
- IPM motor
- ON/OFF method
- nodal force method
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering