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Morshedzadeh, I., Ng, A. H. C. & Amouzgar, K. (2019). Management of virtual models with provenance information in the context of product lifecycle management: industrial case studies (1ed.). In: John Stark (Ed.), Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 4): The Case Studies (pp. 153-170). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management of virtual models with provenance information in the context of product lifecycle management: industrial case studies
2019 (English)In: Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 4): The Case Studies / [ed] John Stark, Cham: Springer, 2019, 1, p. 153-170Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Using virtual models instead of physical models can help industries reduce the time and cost of developments, despite the time consuming process of building virtual models. Therefore, reusing previously built virtual models instead of starting from scratch can eliminate a large amount of work from users. Is having a virtual model enough to reuse it in another study or task? In most cases, not. Information about the history of that model makes it clear for the users to decide if they can reuse this model or to what extent the model is needed to be modified. A provenance management system (PMS) has been designed to manage provenance information, and it has been used with product lifecycle management system (PLM) and computer-aided technologies (CAx) to save and present historical information about a virtual model. This chapter presents a sequence-based framework of the CAx-PLM-PMS chain and two application case studies considering the implementation of this framework.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Decision Engineering, ISSN 1619-5736, E-ISSN 2197-6589
Keywords
Virtual models, Provenance, Product lifecycle management, virtual models, CAx, Discrete event simulation, Meta model, Cutting simulation
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Production and Automation Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17765 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-16134-7_13 (DOI)978-3-030-16133-0 (ISBN)978-3-030-16134-7 (ISBN)
Projects
knowledge-driven decision making in Swedish industry (KDDS)
Available from: 2019-10-07 Created: 2019-10-07 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Amouzgar, K., Bandaru, S., Andersson, T. & Ng, A. H. C. (2019). Metamodel based multi-objective optimization of a turning process by using finite element simulation. Engineering optimization (Print)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metamodel based multi-objective optimization of a turning process by using finite element simulation
2019 (English)In: Engineering optimization (Print), ISSN 0305-215X, E-ISSN 1029-0273Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the advantages and potentials of the metamodelbased multi-objective optimization (MOO) of a turning operation through the application of finite element simulations and evolutionary algorithms to a metal cutting process. The objectives are minimizing the interface temperature and tool wear depth obtained from FE simulations using DEFORM2D software, and maximizing the material removal rate. Tool geometry and process parameters are considered as the input variables. Seven metamodelling methods are employed and evaluated, based on accuracy and suitability. Radial basis functions with a priori bias and Kriging are chosen to model tool–chip interface temperature and tool wear depth, respectively. The non-dominated solutions are found using the strength Pareto evolutionary algorithm SPEA2 and compared with the non-dominated front obtained from pure simulation-based MOO. The metamodel-based MOO method is not only advantageous in terms of reducing the computational time by 70%, but is also able to discover 31 new non-dominated solutions over simulation-based MOO.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Keywords
Metamodeling, Surrogate models, Machining, Turning, Multi-objective optimization
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Production and Automation Engineering; Virtual Manufacturing Processes
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17520 (URN)10.1080/0305215X.2019.1639050 (DOI)000477101800001 ()
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Amouzgar, K., Bandaru, S., Andersson, T. J. & Ng, A. H. C. (2018). A framework for simulation based multi-objective optimization and knowledge discovery of machining process. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 98(9-12), 2469-2486
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A framework for simulation based multi-objective optimization and knowledge discovery of machining process
2018 (English)In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 98, no 9-12, p. 2469-2486Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Production and Automation Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15136 (URN)10.1007/s00170-018-2360-8 (DOI)000444704300020 ()2-s2.0-85049664435 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-09 Created: 2018-05-09 Last updated: 2019-05-08
Amouzgar, K. (2018). Metamodel Based Multi-Objective Optimization with Finite-Element Applications. (Doctoral dissertation). Högskolan i Skövde
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metamodel Based Multi-Objective Optimization with Finite-Element Applications
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

As a result of the increase in accessibility of computational resources and the increase of computer power during the last two decades, designers are able to create computer models to simulate the behavior of complex products. To address global competitiveness, companies are forced to optimize the design of their products and production processes. Optimizing the design and production very often need several runs of computationally expensive simulation models. Therefore, integrating metamodels, as an efficient and sufficiently accurate approximate of the simulation model, with optimization algorithms is necessary. Furthermore, in most of engineering problems, more than one objective function has to be optimized, leading to multi-objective optimization(MOO). However, the urge to employ metamodels in MOO, i.e., metamodel based MOO (MB-MOO), is more substantial.Radial basis functions (RBF) is one of the most popular metamodeling methods. In this thesis, a new approach to constructing RBF with the bias to beset a priori by using the normal equation is proposed. The performance of the suggested approach is compared to the classic RBF and four other well-known metamodeling methods, in terms of accuracy, efficiency and, most importantly, suitability for integration with MOO evolutionary algorithms. It has been found that the proposed approach is accurate in most of the test functions, and it was the fastest compared to other methods. Additionally, the new approach is the most suitable method for MB-MOO, when integrated with evolutionary algorithms. The proposed approach is integrated with the strength Pareto evolutionary algorithm (SPEA2) and applied to two real-world engineering problems: MB-MOO of the disk brake system of a heavy truck, and the metal cutting process in a turning operation. Thereafter, the Pareto-optimal fronts are obtained and the results are presented. The MB-MOO in both case studies has been found to be an efficient and effective method. To validate the results of the latter MB-MOO case study, a framework for automated finite element (FE) simulation based MOO (SB-MOO) of machining processes is developed and presented by applying it to the same metal cutting process in a turning operation. It has been proved that the framework is effective in achieving the MOO of machining processes based on actual FE simulations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Skövde, 2018. p. 179
Series
Dissertation Series ; 22 (2018)
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Production and Automation Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15145 (URN)978-91-984187-4-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-05-25, Portalen, Insikten, 10:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2019-07-04Bibliographically approved
Amouzgar, K., Bandaru, S. & Ng, A. H. C. (2018). Radial basis functions with a priori bias as surrogate models: A comparative study. Engineering applications of artificial intelligence, 71, 28-44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Radial basis functions with a priori bias as surrogate models: A comparative study
2018 (English)In: Engineering applications of artificial intelligence, ISSN 0952-1976, E-ISSN 1873-6769, Vol. 71, p. 28-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Radial basis functions are augmented with a posteriori bias in order to perform robustly when used as metamodels. Recently, it has been proposed that the bias can simply be set a priori by using the normal equation, i.e., the bias becomes the corresponding regression model. In this study, we demonstrate the performance of the suggested approach (RBFpri) with four other well-known metamodeling methods; Kriging, support vector regression, neural network and multivariate adaptive regression. The performance of the five methods is investigated by a comparative study, using 19 mathematical test functions, with five different degrees of dimensionality and sampling size for each function. The performance is evaluated by root mean squared error representing the accuracy, rank error representing the suitability of metamodels when coupled with evolutionary optimization algorithms, training time representing the efficiency and variation of root mean squared error representing the robustness. Furthermore, a rigorous statistical analysis of performance metrics is performed. The results show that the proposed radial basis function with a priori bias achieved the best performance in most of the experiments in terms of all three metrics. When considering the statistical analysis results, the proposed approach again behaved the best, while Kriging was relatively as accurate and support vector regression was almost as fast as RBFpri. The proposed RBF is proven to be the most suitable method in predicting the ranking among pairs of solutions utilized in evolutionary algorithms. Finally, the comparison study is carried out on a real-world engineering optimization problem.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Kriging, Metamodeling, Multivariate adaptive regression splines, Neural networks, Radial basis function, Support vector regression, Surrogate models, Errors, Evolutionary algorithms, Functions, Heat conduction, Image segmentation, Interpolation, Mean square error, Optimization, Regression analysis, Statistical methods, Radial basis functions, Support vector regression (SVR), Surrogate model, Radial basis function networks
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Mechanics of Materials; Production and Automation Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14999 (URN)10.1016/j.engappai.2018.02.006 (DOI)000436213000003 ()2-s2.0-85042877194 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-01 Created: 2018-04-03 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
Olofsson, J., Salomonsson, K., Johansson, J. & Amouzgar, K. (2017). A methodology for microstructure-based structural optimization of cast and injection moulded parts using knowledge-based design automation. Advances in Engineering Software, 109, 44-52
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A methodology for microstructure-based structural optimization of cast and injection moulded parts using knowledge-based design automation
2017 (English)In: Advances in Engineering Software, ISSN 0965-9978, E-ISSN 1873-5339, Vol. 109, p. 44-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The local material behaviour of cast metal and injection moulded parts is highly related to the geometrical design of the part as well as to a large number of process parameters. In order to use structural optimization methods to find the geometry that gives the best possible performance, both the geometry and the effect of the production process on the local material behaviour thus has to be considered. In this work, a multidisciplinary methodology to consider local microstructure-based material behaviour in optimizations of the design of engineering structures is presented. By adopting a knowledge based industrial product realisation perspective combined with a previously presented simulation strategy for microstructure-based material behaviour in Finite Element Analyses (FEA), the methodology integrates Computer Aided Design (CAD), casting and injection moulding simulations, FEA, design automation and a multi-objective optimization scheme into a novel structural optimization method for cast metal and injection moulded polymeric parts. The different concepts and modules in the methodology are described, their implementation into a prototype software is outlined, and the application and relevance of the methodology is discussed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Component casting, Injection moulding, Design automation, Knowledge based engineering, Finite element analysis, Multi-objective optimization
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
INF000; Mechanics of Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13576 (URN)10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.03.003 (DOI)000400217700004 ()2-s2.0-85016937770 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-05-23 Created: 2017-05-23 Last updated: 2019-01-22Bibliographically approved
Amouzgar, K. & Strömberg, N. (2017). Radial basis functions as surrogate models with a priori bias in comparison with a posteriori bias. Structural and multidisciplinary optimization (Print), 55(4), 1453-1469
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Radial basis functions as surrogate models with a priori bias in comparison with a posteriori bias
2017 (English)In: Structural and multidisciplinary optimization (Print), ISSN 1615-147X, E-ISSN 1615-1488, Vol. 55, no 4, p. 1453-1469Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to obtain a robust performance, the established approach when using radial basis function networks (RBF) as metamodels is to add a posteriori bias which is defined by extra orthogonality constraints. We mean that this is not needed, instead the bias can simply be set a priori by using the normal equation, i.e. the bias becomes the corresponding regression model. In this paper we demonstrate that the performance of our suggested approach with a priori bias is in general as good as, or even for many test examples better than, the performance of RBF with a posteriori bias. Using our approach, it is clear that the global response is modelled with the bias and that the details are captured with radial basis functions. The accuracy of the two approaches are investigated by using multiple test functions with different degrees of dimensionality. Furthermore, several modeling criteria, such as the type of radial basis functions used in the RBFs, dimension of the test functions, sampling techniques and size of samples, are considered to study their affect on the performance of the approaches. The power of RBF with a priori bias for surrogate based design optimization is also demonstrated by solving an established engineering benchmark of a welded beam and another benchmark for different sampling sets generated by successive screening, random, Latin hypercube and Hammersley sampling, respectively. The results obtained by evaluation of the performance metrics, the modeling criteria and the presented optimal solutions, demonstrate promising potentials of our RBF with a priori bias, in addition to the simplicity and straight-forward use of the approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Keywords
Metamodeling, Radial basis function, Design optimization, Design of experiment
National Category
Mechanical Engineering Mathematics
Research subject
INF201 Virtual Production Development; INF203 Virtual Machining; Mechanics of Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13556 (URN)10.1007/s00158-016-1569-0 (DOI)000398951100020 ()2-s2.0-84989170510 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-05-11 Created: 2017-05-11 Last updated: 2019-01-22Bibliographically approved
Amouzgar, K., Bandaru, S., Andersson, T. J. & Ng, A. H. C. Metamodel based multi-objective optimization of a turning process by using finite element simulation.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metamodel based multi-objective optimization of a turning process by using finite element simulation
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the advantages and potentials of the metamodelbased multi-objective optimization (MOO) of a turning operation through the application of finite element simulations and evolutionary algorithms to a metal cutting process. The objectives are minimizing the interface temperature and tool wear depth obtained from FE simulations using DEFORM2D software, and maximizing the material removal rate. Tool geometry and process parameters are considered as the input variables. Seven metamodelling methods are employed and evaluated, based on accuracy and suitability. Radial basis functions with a priori bias and Kriging are chosen to model tool–chip interface temperature and tool wear depth, respectively. The non-dominated solutions are found using the strength Pareto evolutionary algorithm SPEA2 and compared with the non-dominated front obtained from pure simulation-based MOO. The metamodel-based MOO method is not only advantageous in terms of reducing the computational time by 70%, but is also able to discover 31 new non-dominated solutions over simulation-based MOO.

Keywords
Metamodeling, Surrogate models, Machining, Turning, Multi-objective optimization
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Production and Automation Engineering; Mechanics of Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15139 (URN)
Note

"Preprint submitted to the Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory"

Available from: 2018-05-09 Created: 2018-05-09 Last updated: 2019-10-02Bibliographically approved
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