Optimum design of Maglev lift system's electromagnet for weight reduction using response surface methodology

Do‐Kwan Hong (Electric Motor Research Group, Industry Applications Research Division, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Changwon, South Korea)
Jong‐Moon Kim (Instrumentation & Control Research Group, Industry Applications Research Division, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Changwon, South Korea)

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to discuss the optimum design of a Maglev lift system's electromagnet to reduce the weight of the machine with constraint of normal force using response surface methodology (RSM).

Design/methodology/approach

The optimum design of Maglev lift system's electromagnet for weight reduction is performed by using RSM. The magnetostatic analysis of Maglev lift system's electromagnet is performed by using ANSYS.

Findings

The process is based on minimization of an appropriate objective function, while at each step the response is determined by the 3D finite element method (FEM).

Research limitations/implications

It is necessary to compare normal force between the 3D FEM result and the experimental result of the manufactured model.

Originality/value

The paper deals with the possibility of using the RSM for optimization of an electromagnet with a higher number of the design variables.

Keywords

Citation

Hong, D. and Kim, J. (2008), "Optimum design of Maglev lift system's electromagnet for weight reduction using response surface methodology", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 797-805. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321640810878207

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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