Design Optimization of Printed Circuit Board Embedded Inductors through Genetic Algorithms with Verification by COMSOL

Mickey Pierre Madsen, Jakob Døllner Mønster, Arnold Knott, Michael A. E. Andersen

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Abstract

This paper describes the implementation of a complete design tool for design, analysis, optimization and production of PCB embedded inductors. The papers shows how the LiveLink between MATLAB and COMSOL makes it possible to combine the scripting and calculation power of MATLAB with the simulation power of COMSOL in order to get an extremely efficient tool for inductor design. The tool has been used to investigate PCB embedded spiral, solenoid and toroidal inductors. Due to the fact that the spirals are axisymmetric they can be simulated in 2D, which speeds up the simulation significantly. This is not possible for
the solenoid and toroid, hence complete 3D structure has been made and simulated for these structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 COMSOL Conference
Number of pages6
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventCOMSOL Conference - Boston Marriott Newton, Boston, United States
Duration: 9 Oct 201311 Oct 2013

Conference

ConferenceCOMSOL Conference
LocationBoston Marriott Newton
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period09/10/201311/10/2013

Keywords

  • Inductor
  • Resistance Optimization
  • LiveLink to MATLAB
  • Axisymmetric

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