A procedure for multi-objective optimization of tire design parameters

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Nikola Korunović ; Miloš Madić ; Miroslav Trajanović ; Miroslav Radovanović (2015)
  • Publisher: Growing Science
  • Journal: International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations (issn: 1923-2926, eissn: 1923-2934)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5267/j.ijiec.2014.11.003
  • Subject: Tire design | Multi-objective optimization Pareto | Strain energy density | Finite element method | Industrial engineering. Management engineering | T55.4-60.8 | Production management. Operations management | TS155-194

The identification of optimal tire design parameters for satisfying different requirements, i.e. tire performance characteristics, plays an essential role in tire design. In order to improve tire performance characteristics, formulation and solving of multi-objective optimization problem must be performed. This paper presents a multi-objective optimization procedure for determination of optimal tire design parameters for simultaneous minimization of strain energy density at two distinctive zones inside the tire. It consists of four main stages: pre-analysis, design of experiment, mathematical modeling and multi-objective optimization. Advantage of the proposed procedure is reflected in the fact that multi-objective optimization is based on the Pareto concept, which enables design engineers to obtain a complete set of optimization solutions and choose a suitable tire design. Furthermore, modeling of the relationships between tire design parameters and objective functions based on multiple regression analysis minimizes computational and modeling effort. The adequacy of the proposed tire design multi-objective optimization procedure has been validated by performing experimental trials based on finite element method.
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