Development of a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm for the Design of Offshore Renewable Energy Systems
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This paper describes the development of a framework using a genetic algorithm in order to aid in the design of a mooring system for offshore renewable energy devices. This framework couples numerical models of the mooring system and structural response to cost models in order for the GA to effectively operate considering multiple objectives. The use of this multi-objective optimization approach allows multiple design objectives such as minimum breaking load and the material cost to be minimized simultaneously using an automated mathematical approach. Through the application of this automated approach, a wider set of designs will be considered allowing the system designers to select a design which appropriately balances the trade-off between the competing objectives. The developed framework will be applicable to other offshore technology subsystems allowing multi-objective optimization and reliability to be considered from the design stage in order to improve the design efficiency and aid the industry in using more systematic design approaches
This work is funded by the EPSRC (UK) grant for the SuperGen United Kingdom Centre for Marine Energy Research (UKCMER) [grant number: EP/P008682/1].
This is the author accepted manuscript.
In: Advances in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO12), pp. 2013-2026