Nanotech 2007 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2007 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Sensors & MEMS Chapter 3

Optimization of Disk-type Piezoelectric Transformers

Authors: C-W. Kuo, C-Y. Kang, Y-Y. Huang, C-K. Lee and Y-J. Yang

Affilation: National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Pages: 165 - 168

Keywords: genetic algorithm, GA, piezoelectric transformer, finite element method (FEM), multi-object optimization, parallel computations

In this work, we present the optimization of two disk-type piezoelectric transformers (PTs) by using the elite Genetic Algorithm (GA) and the finite-element solver, NTUPZE. The design goal is to optimize the voltage gain as well as the efficiency for the applications of the backlighting modules of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. The optimization process is parallelized by the MPI library and a PC cluster for improving the computation efficiency. The simulated results were also verified with measured data.

Optimization of Disk-type Piezoelectric Transformers

ISBN: 1-4200-6184-4
Pages: 732
Hardcopy: $139.95