Multi-objective and Multi-physics Optimization of Fully Coupled Complex Structures

  • Hamda ChagraouiEmail author
  • Samir Ghanmi
  • Mohamed Guedri
  • Mohamed Soula
  • Noureddine Bouhaddi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This work presents an improved approach for multi-objective and multi-physics optimization based on the hierarchical optimization approach of the typical MOCO (“Multi-objective Collaborative Optimization”) whose objective is to solve multi-objective multi-physics optimization problem. In this document, we propose a new hierarchical optimization approach named Improved Multi-objective Collaborative Optimization (IMOCO) whose goal is to decompose the optimization problems of the complex systems hierarchically in two levels (system and disciplinary level) according to the disciplines. In other words, according to the different physical (mechanical-electrical-acoustical) involved in the mechanical structures design. The presented approach uses a NSGA-II “Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II” as an optimizer, and uses a coordinator between the system optimizer and the disciplinary optimizer, which has the role, is to ensure consistency between the various disciplines of the complex system. For the purposes of validation of the proposed method, we chose two examples: (i) numerical problem and (ii) engineering problem. These examples are solved using the proposed IMOCO method and the previous approaches. The obtained results are compared well with those obtained from the previous approaches: (i) non-hierarchically based AAO optimization approach and (ii) hierarchically based MOCO optimization approach, which show the good performance of our proposed IMOCO method.


Auxiliary Variable Coordination Problem Mechanical Optimizer Coupling Variable Collaborative Optimization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamda Chagraoui
    • 1
    Email author
  • Samir Ghanmi
    • 2
  • Mohamed Guedri
    • 3
  • Mohamed Soula
    • 4
  • Noureddine Bouhaddi
    • 5
  1. 1.Research Unit in Structural DynamicsModeling and Engineering of Multi-physics SystemsTunisTunisia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Kingdom of Saudia ArabiaTabuk College of TechnologyTabukSaudia Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical Kingdom of Saudia ArabiaMakkah College of TechnologyMeccaSaudia Arabia
  4. 4.Laboratory of applied mechanics and engineering, ENIT, High Institute of Sciences and Techniques of Tunis (ENSIT)Tunis UniversityTunisTunisia
  5. 5.FEMTO-ST Institute UMR6174-Applied Mechanics DepartmentUniversity of Franche- ComtéBesanc̨onFrance

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