Combined Optimal Design and Control With Application to an Electric DC Motor

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Julie A. Reyer, Panos Y. Papalambros

Optimal Design Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

J. Mech. Des 124(2), 183-191 (May 16, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1460904 History: Received October 01, 1999; Online May 16, 2002
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Pareto solutions (abbreviations as in Table 3)
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Desired combined problem setup
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Motor design and control problem
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Decoupled system strategy (b fixed)
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All at once strategy (b variable)




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