Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

, Volume 116, Issue 2, pp 265–281 | Cite as

Interactive Solution Approach to a Multiobjective Optimization Problem in a Paper Machine Headbox Design

  • J.P. Hämäläinen
  • K. Miettinen
  • P. Tarvainen
  • J. Toivanen


A successful application of the interactive multiobjective optimization method NIMBUS to a design problem in papermaking technology is described. Namely, an optimal shape design problem related to the paper machine headbox is studied. First, the NIMBUS method, the numerical headbox model, and the associated multiobjective optimization problem are described. Then, the results of numerical experiments are presented.

Multiobjective optimization NIMBUS method interactive methods optimal shape design paper machine headbox computational fluid dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.P. Hämäläinen
    • 1
  • K. Miettinen
    • 2
  • P. Tarvainen
    • 1
  • J. Toivanen
    • 3
  1. 1.Metso Paper Inc.JyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical Information TechnologyUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  3. 3.Department of Mathematical Information TechnologyUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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