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Design of partial differential equation hull surfaces using genetic algorithms

Lowe, Tim W. (2005). Design of partial differential equation hull surfaces using genetic algorithms. Ship Technology Research (Schiffstechnik), 52(3) pp. 124–133.

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The automatic generation of a range of flat-sided hull forms which satisfy constraints on various primary and secondary geometric parameters is considered. The curved section of each hull surface is generated using the Partial Differential Equation (PDE) method forming surfaces as solutions to a partial differential equation with appropriate boundary conditions. The method enables a wide range of smooth surface shapes to be represented using relatively few design parameters. The design parameter space of the hulls is searched using a genetic algorithm to locate regions satisfying the geometric requirements. The designs found could be used as starting points of a functional design optimisation as demonstrated in an example.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 University of Duisburg-Essen
ISSN: 0937-7255
Keywords: hulls; partial differential equations; hulls (structures); genetic algorithms; design parameters; optimization; boundary conditions; forming
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
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Item ID: 25901
Depositing User: Timothy Lowe
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2011 14:11
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 19:48
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