Multi-Objective Optimal Approach Based on Kriging Model in a Deep Drawing Process
Sheet metal stamping processes design is not a trivial task due to the complex issues to be taken into account. Therefore, proper design methodologies to reduce times and costs have to be developed mostly based on computer aided procedures. This paper presents a methodology to effectively determine the optimal process parameters using finite element analysis (FEA) and design of experiments (DOE) based on Metamodels. The idea is to establish an approximation function relationship between quality objectives and process parameters to alleviate the expensive computational expense in the optimization iterations for the sheet metal forming process. This paper investigated the Kriging metamodel approach. In order to prove accuracy and efficiency of Kriging method, a nonlinear function as test functions is implemented. At the same time, the practical nonlinear engineering problems such as square drawing are also optimized successfully by proposed method.
Y. M. Xie "Multi-Objective Optimal Approach Based on Kriging Model in a Deep Drawing Process", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 474-476, pp. 205-210, 2011