Armature shape optimization of an electromagnetic launcher using genetic algorithm

D. Ceylan, M. U. Gudelek, O. Keysan

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Abstract

Barrel side and pulsed power supply module are two crucial parts of an electromagnetic launcher (EML), which affects the efficiency. One of the most important features in the barrel side is the shape of the armature. In this study, the shape of the armature is optimized by using independent variables to define the exact geometry of the armature. The main goal is to maximize the muzzle kinetic energy of the projectile. Armature geometry is divided into pieces which are used in the optimization algorithm as independent variables. Finite element method (FEM) is used to calculate the fitness function of the genetic algorithm (GA).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 21st International Conference on Pulsed Power, PPC 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-5748-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE International Conference on Pulsed Power, PPC 2017 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference21st IEEE International Conference on Pulsed Power, PPC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period18/06/1722/06/17

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