Genetic and Evolutionary Computation — GECCO 2003

Volume 2724 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 2406-2407


Genetic Algorithm Optimization of a Filament Winding Process

  • Charles L. KarrAffiliated withAerospace Engineering and Mechanics, The University of Alabama
  • , Eric WilsonAffiliated withDelta Research
  • , Sherri MessimerAffiliated withIndustrial Engineering Dept., University of Alabama in Huntsville

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This paper describes a research effort to improve the efficiency of a filament winding process by combining the simulation capabilities of the WITNESS modeling program with the search capabilities of a genetic algorithm. Results show that the genetic algorithm is able to reduce the cost of producing filament wound mandrels used in the defense industry.