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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION Year: 2015, Volume: PP, Issue: 99
This paper proposes a comprehensive framework for multiobjective design optimization of switched reluctance motors (SRMs) based on a combination of the design of experiments and particle swarm optimization (PSO) approaches. First, the definitive screening design was employed to perform sensitivity analyses to identify significant design variables without bias of interaction effects between design variables. Next, optimal third-order response surface (RS) models were constructed based on the Audze–Eglais Latin hypercube design using the selected significant design variables. The constructed optimal RS models consist of only significant regression terms, which were selected by using PSO. Then, a PSO-based multiobjective optimization coupled with the constructed RS models, instead of the finite-element analysis, was performed to generate the Pareto front with a significantly reduced computational cost. A sample SRM design with multiple optimization objectives, i.e., maximizing torque per active mass, maximizing efficiency, and minimizing torque ripple, was conducted to verify the effectiveness of the proposed optimal design framework.