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Findings from University of West Bohemia Broaden Understanding of Computing (Higher-order finite element modeling and optimization of actuator with...

August 14, 2014



Findings from University of West Bohemia Broaden Understanding of Computing (Higher-order finite element modeling and optimization of actuator with non-linear materials)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Fresh data on Computing are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Plzen, Czech Republic, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "An electromagnetic actuator with nonlinear structural parts is modelled and optimized. The aim of the optimization is to obtain a flat static characteristic and reach the highest possible force acting on its plunger (manufactured of permanent magnet) at the smallest possible dimensions."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of West Bohemia, "The solution of the problem is carried out numerically by the professional software package COMSOL Multiphysics fully controlled by a number of special in-house scripts and procedures. First, two deterministic optimization algorithms are applied to evaluate several different actuator configurations and determine the optimal actuator design from the viewpoint of the maximum force acting on its movable part. Then, a genetic algorithm is used for a multiobjective optimization providing the flattest possible static characteristic."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The methodology is illustrated by a typical example whose results are discussed."

For more information on this research see: Higher-order finite element modeling and optimization of actuator with non-linear materials. Computing, 2013;95(1):S487-S499. Computing can be contacted at: Springer Wien, Sachsenplatz 4-6, PO Box 89, A-1201 Wien, Austria. (Springer - www.springer.com; Computing - www.springerlink.com/content/0010-485x/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Kropik, Univ W Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic. Additional authors for this research include L. Sroubova and R. Hamar.

Keywords for this news article include: Plzen, Europe, Computing, Czech Republic

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