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Automated Shaped Charge Design: Applying Dakota Optimization To Cth Kinetic Energy Results, Sebastian Arcangelo Konewko Jul 2019

Automated Shaped Charge Design: Applying Dakota Optimization To Cth Kinetic Energy Results, Sebastian Arcangelo Konewko

Master's Theses (2009 -)

Advances in computational power present an opportunity to further optimize the design of an engineered energetic system. This work presents the application of a proposed optimization scheme which combines the shock-physics hydrocode CTH with the DAKOTA optimization package to automate shaped-charge jet design. The formation of an explosively driven hypervelocity jet is highly dependent on the original shaped charge liner geometry. By parameterizing this geometry, and by developing a characteristic objective function from CTH simulations, a process can be established where the Dakota code iteratively builds an optimal shaped charge. This work attempts to use this methodology to reproduce a ...


Computationally Efficient Optimization Of A Five-Phase Flux-Switching Pm Machine Under Different Operating Conditions, Hao Chen, Xiangdong Liu, Nabeel Demerdash, Ayman M. El-Refaie, Zhen Chen, Jiangbiao He May 2019

Computationally Efficient Optimization Of A Five-Phase Flux-Switching Pm Machine Under Different Operating Conditions, Hao Chen, Xiangdong Liu, Nabeel Demerdash, Ayman M. El-Refaie, Zhen Chen, Jiangbiao He

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research and Publications

This paper investigates the comparative design optimizations of a five-phase outer-rotor flux-switching permanent magnet (FSPM) machine for in-wheel traction applications. To improve the comprehensive performance of the motor, two kinds of large-scale design optimizations under different operating conditions are performed and compared, including the traditional optimization performed at the rated operating point and the optimization targeting the whole driving cycles. Three driving cycles are taken into account, namely, the urban dynamometer driving schedule (UDDS), the highway fuel economy driving schedule (HWFET), and the combined UDDS/HWFET, representing the city, highway, and combined city/highway driving, respectively. Meanwhile, the computationally efficient ...