Design Optimization of an Electronic Component with an Evolutionary Algorithm Using a MATLAB-COMSOL Based Model

E. Pelster, and D. Wenger
Wenger Engineering GmbH
Ulm, Deutschland

Electric construction components exposed to alternating high voltage have to withstand a significant amount of thermal loads and, resulting from the changes in Temperature , structural stresses. In order to achieve minimization of these loads, optimizing the geometry can be a helpful tool in the design process.

In this study COMSOL is used to predict thermal and mechanical loads on a high voltage component via COMSOL. An Evolutionary algorithm is implemented in MATLAB and via COMSOL-MATLAB-Live Link an optimization process is initialized, using the simulated COMSOL results as the optimization variable.