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Multiphysics Simulation

Electromechanical System Applications and Optimization

  • Discusses topology optimization methods for electromechanical multiphysics systems

  • Addresses challenges in thermal management and numerical techniques for electronics systems

  • Provides a concise review of the governing physics for a variety of electromechanical systems


Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ercan M. Dede, Jaewook Lee, Tsuyoshi Nomura
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ercan M. Dede, Jaewook Lee, Tsuyoshi Nomura
    Pages 11-20
  4. Ercan M. Dede, Jaewook Lee, Tsuyoshi Nomura
    Pages 21-39
  5. Ercan M. Dede, Jaewook Lee, Tsuyoshi Nomura
    Pages 41-59
  6. Ercan M. Dede, Jaewook Lee, Tsuyoshi Nomura
    Pages 61-187
  7. Ercan M. Dede, Jaewook Lee, Tsuyoshi Nomura
    Pages 189-197
  8. Ercan M. Dede, Jaewook Lee, Tsuyoshi Nomura
    Pages 199-208
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 209-212

About this book


Understanding and predicting the performance of electromechanical systems is crucially important in the design of many modern products, and today’s engineers and researchers are constantly seeking methods for optimizing these complex systems.

This important text/reference highlights a unique combination of numerical tools and strategies for handling the challenges of multiphysics simulation. As multiphysics simulation is a broad and rapidly growing field, requiring an array of technical skills in different intersecting disciplines, this book presents a specific focus on electromechanical systems as the target application.

Topics and features:

  • Introduces the concept of design via simulation, along with the role of multiphysics simulation in today’s engineering environment
  • Discusses the importance of structural optimization techniques in the design and development of electromechanical systems
  • Provides an overview of the physics commonly involved with electromechanical systems for applications such as electronics, magnetic components, RF components, actuators, and motors
  • Reviews the governing equations for the simulation of related multiphysics problems
  • Outlines relevant (topology and parametric size) optimization methods for electromechanical systems
  • Describes in detail several multiphysics simulation and optimization example studies in both two and three dimensions, with sample numerical code

Researchers and engineers in industry and academia will find this work to be an invaluable reference on advanced electromechanical system design. The book is also suitable for students at undergraduate and graduate level, and many of the design examples will be of interest to anyone curious about the unique design solutions that arise from the coupling of optimization methods with multiphysics simulation techniques.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Toyota Research Inst. of North AmericaAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Korea Aerospace UniversityGoyang-siKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  3. 3.Toyota Central R&D Labs.NagakuteJapan

About the authors

Dr. Ercan M. Dede is a researcher and manager at the Toyota Research Institute of North America in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Dr. Jaewook Lee is an Assistant Professor at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of Korea Aerospace University, Goyang, South Korea. Dr. Tsuyoshi Nomura is a Senior Researcher at Toyota Central R&D Labs, Nagakute, Japan.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multiphysics Simulation
  • Book Subtitle Electromechanical System Applications and Optimization
  • Authors Ercan M. Dede
    Jaewook Lee
    Tsuyoshi Nomura
  • Series Title Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications
  • Series Abbreviated Title Simulation Foundations, Meth., Applicat.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5639-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7024-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5640-6
  • Series ISSN 2195-2817
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-2825
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 64 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Simulation and Modeling
    Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
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