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JEET, Vol. 13, No. 2, March 2018
A New Reliability-Based Optimal Design Algorithm of Electromagnetic Problems with Uncertain Variables: Multi-objective Approach
Ziyan Ren
Area B - Electric Machinery and Power Electronics
Abstract For the optimal design of electromagnetic device involving uncertainties in design variables, this paper proposes a new reliability-based optimal design algorithm for multiple constraints problems. Through optimizing the nominal objective function and maximizing the minimum reliability, a set of global optimal reliable solutions representing different reliability levels are obtained by the multi-objective particle swarm optimization algorithm. Applying the sensitivity-assisted Monte Carlo simulation method, the numerical efficiency of optimization procedure is guaranteed. The proposed reliability-based algorithm supplying multi-reliable solutions is investigated through applications to analytic examples and the optimal design of two electromagnetic problems.
Keyword Monte Carlo simulation,Multi-objective optimal design,Reliability calculation,Sensitivity analysis
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