The major problems in switched reluctance motors (SRMs) are radial force and torque ripple which cause increased undesirable acoustic noise. This paper describes an approach to determine optimum magnetic circuit parameters to minimize both radial force and torque ripple for such motors. There is no publication for simultaneous reduction of both radial force and torque ripple. In previous works, torque ripple was decreased without any research on the radial force or counter. In this paper, a procedure for radial force and torque ripple reduction in SR motors is proposed. To decrease the acoustic noise, the air gap width is increased while the radial force is maximized. On the other hand, by increasing the air gap width, torque decreases. By varying the angular interval and consequently the air gap width, the optimum angular interval is achieved. In the optimum angular interval, the radial force decreases while the torque remains constant. A twodimensional (2-D) finite element (FE) analysis carried out on the 6/4 SRM. By using the method of the compensated current, the ripple torque can be reduced to zero, radial force decreases 3.7%, and the acoustic noise power decreases 7.3% in the non-uniform air gap in comparison with the static case. Radial force decreases 5.6% and the acoustic noise power decreases 10.9% in the uniform air gap in comparison with the static case.