A tool for solving a non-linear optimization problem by means of Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) and Finite Element Method (FEM) is presented. In this paper both the electromagnetic and mechanical design objectives are considered when optimizing the volume of a 0.2 MJ conduction cooled Nb3Sn Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) magnet, which is under construction at Tampere University of Technology. The results show that the combination of SQP and FEM provides an useful computational tool for the design of the superconducting applications.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2000|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||The 16th International Conference on Magnet Tehnolopgy - Tallahassee, FL, USA|
Duration: 26 Sept 1999 → 2 Oct 1999