Optimal design of DC/DC converters for automotive applications based on Monte Carlo search method

Y. Yıldırım 1, *, Z. Erdoğan 1, G. Xristodoulou 2

  1. Department of Electriciti and Elektronik, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
  2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece


DC-DC converter devices are broadly applied in usages such as computer secondary power supplies, automobiles auxiliary power supplies and medical instruments. This research work analysis computer-aided optimization technique of dc/dc converters instruments, with a focus on converter instruments for dual-voltage automotive electrical systems. A new CAD optimization method based on Monte Carlo search methods is suggested which permits the draft space to be speedy searched in an automated fashion and the most optimal drafts and design ways to be detected. The optimization technique also permits the effects of oscillation in draft features on the charge, weight, and bulk of an optimized converter instrument to be readily determined. An archetype converter device designed by the mentioned optimization method is tested and compared to a converter device drafted by traditional means.


Optimization, Design, Cost, Weight, Volume, Monte Carlo

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Received 5 April 2019, Received in revised form 25 July 2019, Accepted 27 July 2019

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Yıldırım Y, Erdoğan Z, and Xristodoulou G (2019). Optimal design of DC/DC converters for automotive applications based on Monte Carlo search method. Annals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2(9): 12-17

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