BSG-Starcraft Radius Improvements of Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm: An Application to Ceramic Matrix Composites

  • Dominique Chamoret
  • Sébastien Salmon
  • Noelie Di Cesare
  • Yingjie J. Xu
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8472)


The thermal residual stresses (TRS) induced in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) with multi-layered interphases when cooling down from the processing temperature, have a significant influence on the mechanical behavior and lifetime of CMCs. The objective of this work is to minimize the TRS of the unidirectional CMCs with multi-layered interphases by controlling the interphases thicknesses. A new Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm is interfaced with a finite element code to find an optimal design and thereby significantly reduce the TRS within CMCs. This new PSO allows a faster convergence rate and gets a new effective stopping criteria based on real physical limits.


Ceramic matrix composites Thermal residual stresses Particle Swarm Optimization Radius improvement The BSG-Starcraft improvement Microstructure modelling Finite element analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique Chamoret
    • 1
  • Sébastien Salmon
    • 2
  • Noelie Di Cesare
    • 1
  • Yingjie J. Xu
    • 3
  1. 1.IRTES-M3M-EA7274Université de Technologie de Belfort MontbéliardBelfortFrance
  2. 2.Optimization Command and Control SystemsBesançonFrance
  3. 3.Engineering Simulation and Aerospace Computing, Key Laboratory of Contemporary Design and Integrated Manufacturing TechnologyNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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