The objective of this paper is to investigate optimum process parameters in Friction Stir Welding (FSW) to minimize residual stresses in the work piece and maximize production efficiency meanwhile satisfying process specific constraints as well. More specifically, the choices of tool rotational speed and traverse welding speed have been sought in order to achieve the goals mentioned above using an evolutionary multi-objective optimization (MOO) algorithm, i.e. non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II), integrated with a transient, 2- dimensional sequentially coupled thermo-mechanical model implemented in the FE-code, ANSYS. This thermo-mechanical model is then used in the aforementioned constrained MOO case where the two objectives are conflicting. Following this, two reasonable design solutions among those multiple trade-off solutions have been selected based on the cost and the quality preferences.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||2010 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - Portland, United States|
Duration: 7 Jul 2010 → 11 Jul 2010
|Conference||2010 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference|
|Period||07/07/2010 → 11/07/2010|
- Multi-objective optimization
- Evolutionary optimization