The structure of interior permanent magnet type brushless DC motor (IPM type BLDC motor) has high saliency ratios that produce additional reluctance torque. But this structure has a significant cogging torque that may cause acoustic noise and vibration. In this paper describes an optimization of flux barrier in order to reduce cogging torque and torque ripple in IPM type BLDC motor using the Taguchi methods. The optimal design consider- ed noises such as manufacturing tolerances of permanent magnet size. So, optimal design ensures that torque performance is insensitive to noise.