Abstract

An enhanced multiobjective formulation technique, which allows specific objective functions to be emphasized during the optimization process, has been developed and demonstrated on a high speed aircraft design application. The Kreisselmeier-Steinhauser (K-S) function approach, which has been used successfully in a variety of multiobjective optimization problems, has been modified using weight factors which enables the designer to impose increased emphasis on specific objectives during the design optimization process. The developed technique has been applied to two problems. The first is a classical three bar truss problem, and the second is a high-speed aircraft application in which the multiobjective optimization procedure simultaneously minimizes the sonic boom and the drag-to-lift ratio (C D/C L) of the aircraft while maintaining the lift coefficient within prescribed limits. The flow equations are solved using a three-dimensional parabolized Navier-Stokes solver. Sonic boom analysis is performed using an extrapolation procedure. The aircraft configuration is that of a doubly swept wing-body. The results are compared with those resulting from an equally weighted K-S multiobjective optimization. Results show improvements from the equally weighted optimization in both problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherAIAA
Pages1044-1054
Number of pages11
Volume2
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 39th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and Exhibit and AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Forum. Part 1 (of 4) - Long Beach, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 20 1998Apr 23 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 39th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and Exhibit and AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Forum. Part 1 (of 4)
CityLong Beach, CA, USA
Period4/20/984/23/98

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    Rajadas, J., Jury, R. A. IV., & Chattopadhyay, A. (1998). Enhanced multiobjective optimization technique with application to high speed aircraft design. In Anon (Ed.), Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 1044-1054). AIAA.