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Optimal design methods for the uniform heating of tube ends for stress relieving

Alexander Aliferov (Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation)
Paolo Di Barba (Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Fabrizio Dughiero (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Padova, Italy)
Michele Forzan (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Padova, Italy)
Sergio Lupi (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Padova, Italy)
Maria Evelina Mognaschi (Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Elisabetta Sieni (Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy)

COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering

ISSN: 0332-1649

Article publication date: 4 February 2020

Issue publication date: 11 March 2020

Abstract

Purpose

An inductor for the uniform heating of the extremity of a ferromagnetic steel tube for stress relieving is considered. The main goal of the study is to investigate the possibility to achieve a reasonable design of the inductor when dealing with many design variables.

Design/methodology/approach

Genetic optimization algorithms are used for this purpose, demonstrating the applicability of these techniques to the design of induction heating inductors. Genetic algorithms provide to the designer several optimal solutions belonging to Pareto Front, and this way they allow choosing the solution that better fits the technological requirements. In any case, the designer has to adapt the chosen solution to fit in with the real possibilities in industrial application.

Findings

The study demonstrates that automatic optimization methods may help the designer of the induction heating system to solve complex problems with very conflicting technological requirements.

Originality/value

In the paper, a problem with a high number of design variables is solved. Moreover, the goals of the optimization process are strongly conflicting, and the proposed problem is a challenging one.

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Citation

Aliferov, A., Di Barba, P., Dughiero, F., Forzan, M., Lupi, S., Mognaschi, M.E. and Sieni, E. (2020), "Optimal design methods for the uniform heating of tube ends for stress relieving", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 39 No. 1, pp. 12-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-05-2019-0204

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