This article addresses the approximate multi-objective optimum design of an automotive hydraulic steering system based on a multi-body dynamics analysis. The design problem of a hydraulic steering system was formulated to determine the design dimensions of a steering mechanism that is able to estimate the multi-objective Pareto-optimal solutions of weight and vibration frequencies that are subject to the dynamic response constraints of the main steering components. The multi-objective Pareto-optimal solutions were calculated using the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm-II (NSGA-II) based on various approximate models, and reviewed in terms of exploration performance and constraint feasibility. The multi-objective Pareto-optimal solution characteristics according to the approximate model were reviewed to identify a proper approximate model for the engineering design of a hydraulic steering system. The results of the Pareto solution from the proposed optimization methods could improve the vibration performance as well as the weight reduction of hydraulic steering systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Control and Optimization
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Applied Mathematics