Accession Number : ADA260433


Title :   Multiobjective Optimization of Aerospace Structures


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991


Corporate Author : WRIGHT STATE UNIV DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Grandhi, Ramana V ; Bharatram, Geetha


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260433.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 130


Abstract : This report presents the multiobjective optimization methodology suitable to the preliminary design of large scale aircraft structures. The algorithm is based on generalized compound scaling techniques to reach the intersection of multiple functions. Multiobjective functions are treated similar to the behavior constraints by generating pseudo targets on objectives. This algorithm is very efficient due to the fact that it does not solve many single objective optimization problems in reaching the Pareto set. The Pareto set gives several optimum solutions, and the designer has to use additional decision criteria in selecting the best design. In this work a reliability index based concept is used as the decision criterion. System reliability of the Pareto designs is calculated-due to the random nature of material properties, fabrication tolerances, and service loads, where the random parameters influencing the design appear through their mean and covariance values.


Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *AIRCRAFT , *HULLS(STRUCTURES) , ALGORITHMS , METHODOLOGY , PARAMETERS , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , STRUCTURES , RELIABILITY , AEROSPACE CRAFT , FABRICATION , STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS , MATERIALS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , OPTIMIZATION , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE