Switched reluctance motors (SRM) are increasingly used in various industries and vehicles, in addition, in household appliances and in medical equipment. This chapter presents the results of research on the geometric optimization of the magnetic circuit of the switched reluctance motor (SRM) and optimization of the control algorithm. The developed optimization method of magnetic circuit geometry is based on the existing Monte Carlo method. It also allows finding global maxima and minima of an objective function. The main differences of the developed method are as follows: it includes the normal distribution and searches for the geometric shape of the rotor pole as smooth curves (the air gap is not necessarily constant). The problem of optimal control was solved using the Pontryagin’s maximum principle. The initial conditions for the auxiliary functions were determined using the Newton-Raphson method. The recommendations on the practical implementation of the optimal control algorithm are given.
Part of the book: Modelling and Control of Switched Reluctance Machines