Multi-Objective Engineering Design Via Computer Model Calibration

Carl Ehrett, D. Andrew Brown, Evan Chodora, Christopher Kitchens, Sez Atamturktur

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Computer model calibration typically operates by fine-tuning parameter values in a computer model so that the model output faithfully predicts reality. By using performance targets in place of observed data, we show that calibration techniques can be repurposed for solving multi-objective design problems. Our approach allows us to consider all relevant sources of uncertainty as an integral part of the design process. We demonstrate our proposed approach through both simulation and fine-tuning material design settings to meet performance targets for a wind turbine blade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number051702
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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