WIT Press


Two-objective Optimization And Robustness

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN040361

Volume

73

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

950 kb

Author(s)

S. Lorente

Abstract

In this paper, the issue of optimization with one constraint or several competing or non-competing constraints is addressed through examples. In the design of heat exchanger structures the objectives are minimal thermal resistance and minimal pumping power. These objectives can be met at the same time by improving the flow architecture, for example, by using tree networks. Trees between a circle and its center have been optimized by two methods: the minimization of global flow resistance, and the local minimization of every duct length. The two optimized architectures are similar. Their complexity is an optimization result. The tree-shaped design is robust, and continues to perform at a high level even when it has not been optimized in every detail. More complex and a lot closer to reality are problems where the constraints imposed lead to competing result

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