—In this paper, we discuss, through a simple example, the impact of two different but equivalent formulations used by standard local optimization solvers (here fmincon of MatLab). We show that even if the two formulations are equivalent in a mathematical sense (no loss of global optima) it is not completely true in a numerical way; using 1000 starting… (More)
The optimal design of electrical machines can be mathematically modeled as a (mixed-integer) nonlinear optimization problem. We investigate the impact of different mathematical formulations on the results obtained using a local optimization solver which is well-known in the engineering community: MatLab's fmincon function. Our analysis is based on six… (More)
This paper focuses on the analysis, the modeling and the control of a linear-switched reluctance motor. The application under consideration is medical, and the actuator is to be used as a left ventricular assist device. The actuator has a cylindrical or tubular shape, with a mechanical unidirectional valve placed inside the mover, which provides a pulsatile… (More)
mechanical stress of bonded wires used in high power modules with alternating and direct current modes. OATAO is an open access repository that collects the work of Toulouse researchers and makes it freely available over the web where possible.