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Optimization of Electric Motor for a Solar Airplane Application

This paper presents a method to model and optimize brushless dc motor for a solar airplane. In order to obtain the optimal solution for the given specifications, all free parameters are analyzed globally in one go. For this, the commercial optimization software Pro@Design is used. The method is fully analytical and deterministic. The actual multiphysic model comprises electromagnetic, thermal, and propeller models. Different results of the design of solar airplane motor using this method are presented.


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