WIT Press


A Software Tool For Stochastic Optimization Of Electromagnetic Devices

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ES010161

Volume

31

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

929 kb

Author(s)

G. Aiello, S. Alfonzetti, E. Dilettoso & N. Salerno

Abstract

A software tool for stochastic optimization of electromagnetic devices G. Aiello, S. Alfonzetti, E. Dilettoso and N. Salerno Dipartimento Elettrico, Elettronico e Sistemistico, Universita di Catania, Italy. Abstract This paper gives an overview of the basic features of a software tool for the optimization of electromagnetic devices. Two stochastic optimization methods are implemented: Simulated Annealing and Genetic Algorithms. This tool works coupled with ELFIN, a finite element code developed by the authors for electrical engineering research. ELFIN allows us to deal with electromagnetic field problems in a fully parametric mode with respect to a set of variables, typically representing the geometrical or constitutive data of the electromagnetic device to be optimized. An example of application is also given. 1 Introduction The optimization of electromagnetic devices by means of stochastic methods generally requires a large computing effort [1], because each estimation of the

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