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Determination of a Hysteresis Model Parameters with the Use of Different Evolutionary Methods for an Innovative Hysteresis Model

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Koroška Cesta 46, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
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Mathematics 2020, 8(2), 201;
Received: 11 December 2019 / Revised: 23 January 2020 / Accepted: 4 February 2020 / Published: 6 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Evolutionary Computation and Mathematical Programming)
For precise modeling of electromagnetic devices, we have to model material hysteresis. A Genetic Algorithm, Differential Evolution with three different strategies, teaching–learning-based optimization and Artificial Bee Colony, were used for testing seven different modified mathematical expressions, and the best combination of mathematical expression and solving method was used for hysteresis modeling. The parameters of the hysteresis model were determined based on the measured major hysteresis loop and first-order reversal curves. The model offers a simple determination of the magnetization procedure in the areas between measured curves, with the only correction of two parameters based on only two known points in the magnetization process. It was tested on two very different magnetic materials, and results show good agreement between the measured and calculated curves. The calculated curves between the measured curves have correct shapes. The main difference between our model and other models is that, in our model, each measured curve, major and reversal, is described with different parameters. The magnetization process between measured curves is described according to the nearest measured curve, and this ensures the best fit for each measured curve. In other models, there is mainly only one curve, a major hysteresis or magnetization curve, used for the determination of the parameters, and all other curves are then dependent on this curve. Results confirm that the evolutionary optimization method offers a reliable procedure for precise determination of the parameters. View Full-Text
Keywords: hysteresis; finite element method; evolutionary optimization methods hysteresis; finite element method; evolutionary optimization methods
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Jesenik, M.; Mernik, M.; Trlep, M. Determination of a Hysteresis Model Parameters with the Use of Different Evolutionary Methods for an Innovative Hysteresis Model. Mathematics 2020, 8, 201.

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