The equilibrium optimization algorithm and the response surface based metamodel for optimal structural design of vehicle components


Ozkaya H., Yildiz M., YILDIZ A. R. , Bureerat S., Yildiz B. S. , Sait S. M.

MATERIALS TESTING, vol.62, no.5, pp.492-496, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3139/120.111509
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS TESTING
  • Page Numbers: pp.492-496
  • Keywords: Equilibrium optimization algorithm, seat bracket, structural optimization, vehicle design, WATER CYCLE ALGORITHM, MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION, DIFFERENTIAL EVOLUTION, GRAVITATIONAL SEARCH, HYBRID APPROACH, CRASHWORTHINESS, PERFORMANCE

Abstract

Due to harsh competitive conditions and the transition to new vehicles such as hybrid and full-electrical, the interest in the design of light and low-cost vehicles is increasing. In this paper, a recent metaheuristic procedure which is an equilibrium optimization algorithm (EOA) is used to solve a structural design optimization problem for a vehicle seat bracket to prove how the EOA can be used in solving industrial design problems. This paper is the first application of the EAO to real-world problems in the literature. The results strongly prove the capability of the EOA for designing optimum components in the automotive industry.