Baier H., Huber M., Langer H.:
In: Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (JSMO)


Design optimization of hybrid material components and structures often leads to multi–criteria and mixed continuous–discrete optimization problems. Moreover, for achieving readily implementable design solutions it is highly important to consider interactions in structural and material behavior (e.g. thermo–elastic mismatches) together with thermo-mechanical and manufacturing aspects simultaneously. For the latter, response surface approximations are utilized which are also based on quantification of qualitative knowledge via fuzzy set rules. From a series of practical applications solved by Evolutionary Strategy Algorithms general conclusions for hybrid material component optimization and design are derived.