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Global Journal of Technology and Optimization
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Research Article

Global Transformer Design Optimization (GTDO) using Harmony Search and FEM Technique

Milad Yadollahi* and Hamid Lesani

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Milad Yadollahi
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 11, 2017; Accepted date: March 04, 2017; Published date: March 10, 2017

Citation: Yadollahi M, Lesani H (2017) Global Transformer Design Optimization (GTDO) using Harmony Search and FEM Technique. Global J Technol Optim 8:206. doi: 10.4172/2229-8711.1000206

Copyright: © 2017 Yadollahi M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Transformers are the heart of electrical transmission and distribution systems. Global transformer design optimization (GTDO) is a complex multi-objective optimization problem. Aim of transformer design is to obtain the dimensions of all parts of the transformer in order to supply these data to the manufacturer. The transformer should be designed in a manner such that it is economically viable, has low weight, small size, good performance and at the same time it should satisfy all the constraints imposed by international standards. Many optimization methods proposed in literature for GTDO are prone to find local minimum instead of the global one. So, some design variables and constraints are neglected to reduce the SS size and alleviate the problem. To prevail over the aforementioned problems, this work aims to propose a Harmony Search (HS) combined with FEM technique and also some modifications to conventional GTDO procedure. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed method in achieving the global minimum, it is used to design a 190 MVA and 15.75/400 KV power transformer and also a 400 KVA as experimental case of this method.