Evolutionary multi-objective optimisation of cam profile for a new cam drive engine
by Hansong Xiao, Jean W. Zu
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 53, No. 3, 2010

Abstract: As an essential research effort in developing a new cam drive engine, this study investigates a complex multi-objective cam shape optimisation problem for a unique cam mechanism in the cam drive engine. A uniform B-spline representation is developed to construct the cam shape. Moreover, an evolutionary multi-objective optimisation approach is applied to solve the problem. The optimisation results show that the overall engine performance is improved significantly by the evolutionary multi-objective optimisation approach compared to the initial design. In the meantime, the ease and flexibility of the optimisation approach in solving this complex cam shape optimisation problem are demonstrated.

Online publication date: Fri, 02-Jul-2010

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