Title: Multicriteria design of composite pressure vessels

Authors: R.B. Statnikov; S.S. Gavriushin; Minh Dang; Alexander Statnikov

Addresses: Institute of Machines Science named after A.A. Blagonravov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 4 Maly Kharitonyevsky Pereulok, Moscow 101990, Russia; Department of Information Sciences, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, 1 University Cir, Monterey, CA 93943, USA; Department of Computer Systems Automation, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia 5 ul. Baumanskaya 2-ya, Moscow 105005, Russia ' Institute of Machines Science named after A.A. Blagonravov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 4 Maly Kharitonyevsky Pereulok, Moscow 101990, Russia; Department of Computer Systems Automation, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 5 ul. Baumanskaya 2-ya, Moscow 105005, Russia ' Department of Computer Systems Automation, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 5 ul. Baumanskaya 2-ya, Moscow 105005, Russia ' Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, New York University Medical Center, 227 East 30th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA

Abstract: Design of composite pressure vessels is characterised by multiple contradictory performance criteria, such as winding on the heads, dimension, volume, and weight. Statement and solution of such problems requires search for compromise solutions and consideration of multiple criteria simultaneously. Therefore, single-criterion approaches are generally not applicable. The paper presents a multicriteria methodology for search for feasible and Pareto optimal solutions for the design of composite pressure vessels. The methodology is based on the parameter space investigation (PSI) method. The PSI method is implemented in the multicriteria optimisation and vector identification (MOVI) software system. Using the above tools, this work provides a numerical example of statement and solution of the problem of multicriteria design of composite pressure vessels.

Keywords: winding methods; composite pressure vessels; product life cycle; constraints; parameter space investigation; PSI; performance criteria; multicriteria optimisation; vector identification; Pareto optimal solutions; pressure vessel design; MOVI software; multicriteria design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCDM.2014.064801

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2014 Vol.4 No.3, pp.252 - 278

Received: 31 Oct 2013
Accepted: 13 Feb 2014

Published online: 15 Sep 2014 *

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