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Application of response surface methodology to stiffened panel optimization

Merval, Antoine and Samuelides, Manuel and Grihon, Stéphane Application of response surface methodology to stiffened panel optimization. (2006) In: 47th conference on AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2006, Newport, Rhode Island .

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In a multilevel optimization frame, the use of surrogate models to approximate optimization constraints allows great time saving. Among available metamodelling techniques we chose to use Neural Networks to perform regression of static mechanical criteria, namely buckling and collapse reserve factors of a stiffened panel, which are constraints of our subsystem optimization problem. Due to the highly non linear behaviour of these functions with respect to loading and design variables, we encountered some difficulties to obtain an approximation of sufficient quality on the whole design space. In particular, variations of the approximated function can be very different according to the value of loading variables. We show how a prior knowledge of the influence of the variables allows us to build an efficient Mixture of Expert model, leading to a good approximation of constraints. Optimization benchmark processes are computed to measure time saving, effects on optimum feasibility and objective value due to the use of the surrogate models as constraints. Finally we see that, while efficient, this mixture of expert model could be still improved by some additional learning techniques.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:AIAA-2006-1815
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales - ONERA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Airbus (FRANCE)
Other partners > Sogeti (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:17 Mar 2008 14:23

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