Volume 13, Issue 2 (June 2017)                   IJEEE 2017, 13(2): 152-160 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.22068/IJEEE.13.2.152

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Permanent magnet synchronous generators (PMSG) have a huge potential for direct-drive wind power applications. Therefore, optimal design of these generators is necessary to maximize their efficiency and to reduce their manufacturing cost and total volume. In this paper, an optimal design of a six-phase 3.5 KW direct-drive PMSG to generate electricity for domestic needs is performed. The aim of optimal design is to reduce the manufacturing cost, losses and total volume of PMSG. To find the best design, single/multi-objective design optimization is carried out. Cuckoo optimization algorithm (COA) is adopted to solve the optimization problem. Comparison between the results of the single-objective and multi-objective models shows that simultaneous optimization of manufacturing cost, losses and total volume leads to more suitable design for PMSG. Finally, finite-element method (FEM) is employed to validate the optimal design, which show a good agreement between the theoretical work and simulation results.

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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Electrical Machines Design
Received: 2016/10/15 | Revised: 2017/08/24 | Accepted: 2017/05/17