Feasible and Optimal Designs of Variable Air Gap Torque Motors

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M. C. Leu

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102

R. A. Aubrecht

Moog, Inc., East Aurora, NY 14052

J. Eng. Ind 113(2), 241-245 (May 01, 1991) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899686 History: Received September 01, 1986; Revised May 01, 1990; Online April 08, 2008


The problems of automating the feasible and optimal designs of variable air gap torque motors are studied. Both are formulated as constrained optimization problems, where equality and inequality constraints are associated with the geometrical and physical characteristics of the device. Numerical results show that feasible designs can be obtained for specified rated torque outputs, and optimal designs can be achieved by reducing the volume or power consumption substantially from the initial designs, without reducing the rated torque output.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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