Design and application of layered composites with the prescribed magnetic permeability

Jae Seok Choi, Jeonghoon Yoo

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This research aims to design the microstructure with the prescribed magnetic permeability and proposes a design method to control the magnetic flux flow using layered microstructures. In the optimization problem for the microstructure design, the objective function is set up to minimize the difference between the homogenized magnetic permeability during the design process and the prescribed permeability based on the so-called inverse homogenization method. Based on the microstructure design result, a microstructure composed of layered materials is proposed for the purpose of the efficient magnetic flux control. In addition, its analytical calculation is added to confirm the feasibility of the optimized results. The layered composite of a very thin ferromagnetic material is expected to guide the magnetic flux and the performance of the magnetic system can be improved by turning the microstructures appropriately. Optimal rotation angles of microstructures are determined using the homogenization design method. The proposed design method is applied to an example to confirm its feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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