EAL, Institut für elektrische Antriebe und Leistungselektronik

Institut für elektrische Antriebe und Leistungselektronik

JKU, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Sprache: DE

Publikations Einzelansicht

Hybridization of Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms and Artificial Neural Networks for Optimizing the Performance of Electrical Drives


Autor(en): Alexandru-Ciprian Zavoianu, Gerd Bramerdorfer, Edwin Lughofer, Siegfried Silber, Wolfgang Amrhein und Erich Peter Klement
Journal: Thompson/ SCI Expanded Journal: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, The International Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation
Jahr: 2013
Seite(n): 17
Verlag: 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Datei / URL: journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/engappai
Zusammenfassung: Performance optimization of electrical drives implies a lot of degrees of freedom in the variation of design parameters, which in turn makes the process overly complex and sometimes impossible to handle for classical analytical optimization approaches.This, and the fact that multiple non-independent design parameter have to be optimized synchronously, makes a soft computing approach based on multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) a feasible alternative. In this paper, we describe the application of the well known Non-dominated Sorting Genetic AlgorithmII (NSGA-II) in order to obtain high-quality Pareto- optimal solutions for three optimization scenarios. The nature of these scenarios requires the usage of fitness evaluation functions that rely on very time-intensive finite element (FE) simulations. The key and Novel aspect of our optimization procedure is the on-the-fly automated creation of highly accurate and stable surrogate fitness functions based on artificial neural networks (ANNs).We employ these surrogate fitness functions in the middle and end parts of the NSGA-II run (→ - hybridization) in order to significantly reduce the very high computational effort required by the optimization process.The results show that by using this hybrid optimization procedure, the computation time of a single optimization run can be reduced by 46 –72% while achieving Pareto-optimal solution sets with similar, or even slightly better, quality as those obtained when conducting NSGA-II runs that use FE simulations over the whole run-time of the optimization process.

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