Volume 11, Issue 4 (December 2015)                   IJEEE 2015, 11(4): 345-353 | Back to browse issues page

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Ilka R, Alinejad-Beromi Y, yaghobi H. Geometry optimization of five-phase permanent magnet synchronous motors using Bees algorithm. IJEEE. 2015; 11 (4) :345-353
URL: http://ijeee.iust.ac.ir/article-1-762-en.html
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Among all types of electrical motors, permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) are reliable and efficient motors in industrial applications. Because of their superiority over other kinds of motors, they are replacing conventional electric motors. On the other hand, high-phase PMSMs are good candidates to be used in certain industrial and military projects such as electric vehicles, spacecrafts, naval systems and etc. In these cases, the motor has to be designed with minimum volume and high torque and efficiency. Design optimization can improve their features noticeably, thus reduce volume and enhance performance of motors. In this paper, a new method for optimum design of a five-phase surface-mounted permanent magnet synchronous motor is presented to achieve minimum permanent magnets (PMs) volume with an increased torque and efficiency. Design optimization is performed in search for optimum dimensions of the motor and its permanent magnets using Bees Algorithm (BA). The design optimization results in a motor with great improvement regarding the original motor which is compared with two well-known evolutionary algorithms i.e. GA and PSO. Finally, finite element method simulation is utilized to validate the accuracy of the design.


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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Electrical Machines Design
Received: 2015/02/15 | Accepted: 2016/01/02 | Published: 2016/01/02